Found twenty-six miles north of Austin, the city of Georgetown was as of late chosen for the number two spot on Forbes Small Business magazine’s List of 100 Best Places to Live and Launch, (April 2008). Variables, for example, schools, social insurance, wrongdoing rate, lodging and utility expenses, charges, normal temperatures, parks, and social offerings were thought about in making this qualification. Georgetown was recorded number two among the main 100 urban areas “that best mix business and delight.”
With its saying, “Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders”, Georgetown Independent School District is focused on giving quality training extraordinary schools and in addition creating deep rooted learners and pioneers. Solid people group bolster and parental inclusion are the foundations of the extraordinary instructive administrations gave understudies to in GISD.
GISD serves a various populace of understudies from evaluations PK-12 in its 15 grounds. On the basic level, GISD gives three schools to PK-2 understudies, three schools for understudies in evaluations 3-5, and three schools for understudies in evaluations K-5. At the auxiliary level, GISD has three center schools and a ninth grade grounds notwithstanding the secondary school. GISD likewise gives an option secondary school program at Richarte High School. The tenth primary school in GISD is planned to open in the fall of 2008.
The demographic cosmetics of GISD incorporates 4.1% African-American, 31.5% Hispanic, 62.9% White, .7% Native American, and .9% Asian. GISD serves a 36.3% populace of monetarily burdened understudies and 9.3% with English as a second dialect.
On the Texas Education Agency Academic Excellence Indicator System, GISD was appraised as Academically Acceptable for 2007. Two GISD schools, Ford Elementary and Village Elementary were given Exemplary evaluations. Just 8% of the schools in Texas met all requirements for this rating. GISD had four schools, Benold Middle, Forbes Middle, Tippit Middle, and Cooper Elementary, that got Recognized appraisals. Pickett Elementary and Benold Middle School were perceived by TEA as Gold Performance Schools.
Three GISD schools, Village Elementary, Pickett Elementary, and the Ninth Grade Campus, have been regarded by the Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) by being named to their Honor Roll. The TBEC Honor Roll pinpoints schools that meet high scholarly norms for three back to back years. Under 5% of the schools in Texas meet all requirements for this qualification.
Texas Monthly magazine regarded two GISD schools, Forbes and Tippit Middle Schools, in its December 2007 rundown of High Performing Public Schools.