Willis ISD is a growing K-12 public school district nestled between the Sam Houston National Forest and Lake Conroe, 45 miles north of Houston, Texas. Education is exciting for the more than 7,800 Willis Wildkats who attend one of five elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.
Willis ISD encompasses 126 square miles in Montgomery County and 32 square miles in San Jacinto County. According to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau report, Montgomery County is the 11th largest county in Texas and one of the fastest growing counties in the United States.
All districts and campuses are labeled Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster for 2020. Willis ISD earned an overall rating of B on the Texas Education Agency 2019 Accountability Ratings.
Additionally, four campuses earned eight Academic Distinction Designations. They are:
Cannan Elementary - Top 25% Comparative Academic Growth
Parmley Elementary - Academic Achievement in Science
Brabham Middle School - Academic Achievement in Science, Postsecondary Readiness
Turner Elementary - Academic Achievement in Math, Top 25% in Academic Growth, Top 25% in Closing Gaps and Postsecondary Readiness
Higher expectations for student achievement are set every year and are complimented by a comprehensive array of rigorous academic programs including Gifted and Talented, Career and Technology, Advanced Placement, and Dual Credit courses.
College ready juniors and seniors can take Lone Star College courses in their high school classrooms, with some students graduating with more than 40 hours college credit.
Through our Career and Technology program, students can acquire skills in a variety of areas including architecture and construction, agriculture, audio/video technology, business management, health science, hospitality services and information technology. Certifications in selected fields are available to help students get a quick start on their careers.
Our libraries are being transformed into digital learning centers and, through a combination of district provided and student-owned devices, we ensure that our children can access relevant technology in the classroom today to prepare them for the challenges of tomorrow.
Individual talents and valuable life skills are enriched through our athletic, fine arts and extracurricular programs.
Our team of professional educators is dedicated to developing a life-long passion for learning in all students. We believe every child counts and every child learns and offer hope for a successful future by teaching every child to think.
Our district honors small-town values and traditions. We’re a community that pulls together for our students and develops personal connections with them and their families. At the same time, we’re focused on preparing our students to live and work successfully in the global community of the 21st century.
The mission of the Willis Independent School District is to develop in each student the knowledge, skills and behaviors essential for life-long learning and for productive, responsible citizenship.