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 8,577 Willis Wildkats who attend pre-kindergarten, one of six 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.
Willis ISD is committed to educating the students of today and tomorrow. To ensure that facilities and staffing can meet the needs of the growing community, Willis ISD contracts with Population and Survey Analysts (PASA). PASA is a demographic consulting firm that partners with Texas school districts in planning for long-range utilization of schools by projecting future student enrollment. This involves projecting new residential development, understanding potential land uses for undeveloped parcels and relating these findings to future students in schools. PASA also projects enrollment growth to help outline a step-by-step plan for when and where new schools could be needed in the future. To view the most recent demographic report, dated April 2021, click HERE.
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. To schedule a campus visit, hover over the "Schools" tab and choose a campus.
The mission of the Willis Independent School District is to function as One Team, One Purpose, as we develop in each student the knowledge, skills and behaviors essential for life-long learning and for productive, responsible citizenship.
Core Beliefs and Commitments
We believe every child counts; every child learns. We will provide the opportunity for a successful future by teaching every child to think.
We believe the education of all children is the responsibility of the family, school district, and community. We will communicate, encourage, be responsive to, and seek input and participation from students, their families, staff, and community.
We believe each employee is valuable and has a profound impact on student learning. We will invest in highly qualified human talent, engage them in teamwork and learning communities and provide focused training to ensure they will be active contributors to academic achievement and student success. We will treat each employee with fairness, empower each employee to focus on high performance, and hold each employee accountable for results that contribute to student achievement and success.
We believe the equitable allocation of resources ensures each student will have the opportunity to become productive citizens. We will operate effectively and efficiently within the limits of local, state, and federal budget constraints with fiscal accountability.
We believe all students learn best in a safe, supportive, and secure environment. We will ensure that the learning and work environments are safe and nurturing so that each student and staff member will achieve high levels of performance.