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2024-2025 West ISD Job Fair

Time: 9 AM – 12 PM
Location: West ISD Administration Building - 406 W. Shook Street, West, TX 76691
District Announces Texas Education Agency (TEA) SAFE Grant Award of 4.8M Featured Photo

District Announces Texas Education Agency (TEA) SAFE Grant Award of 4.8M

On Friday, November 10, 2023, West ISD was notified by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) that a recent grant request was approved totaling $4,889,349 for district safety and security measures via the 2023-2025 Safety and Facilities Enhancement (SAFE) Grant. This SAFE Grant funding amount was one of the largest awarded to a school district in central Texas.

The SAFE Grant allowable uses include adding additional state compliant anti-scaling fencing and upgrading current fencing, emergency egress gates, reinforced exterior doors, mechanical door auto closers, forced-entry resistant film on additional windows and doors, a Silent Panic Alert Technology System, emergency two-way radio signal booster systems, an exterior door numbering system, and security cameras at exterior door locations. With this news, West ISD will continue all efforts to ensure every student, staff member, teacher, and campus guest are safe while present at a West ISD campus, building, or event.

For more information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.
District Announces New Bully, Cyberbully, and Safety Reporting System Featured Photo

District Announces New Bully, Cyberbully, and Safety Reporting System

For the 2023-2024 school year, West ISD will utilize the state-approved STOPit Solutions for all student bully, cyberbully, and safety reports.

The STOPit reporting features include telephone access, texting, online, and mobile app. Report may include screenshots, photos, audio files, and video files.

STOPit includes a 24/7/365 Incident Response Center with certified specialists who monitor, manage and notify officials and 911 (as needed) of submitted incidents. When needed for any life-threatening situations, the specialists will alert assigned officials via escalation email, text, and phone call. Please "click" on this News Story to go to the STOPit reporting website.

For more information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.
District Announces New A-Phone Security Measures and Plan for all Front Entries Featured Photo

District Announces New A-Phone Security Measures and Plan for all Front Entries

All campus guests will now be greeted at the front entry of each campus and building by the District’s new A-Phone system and a locked and secured front door. The A-Phone system combines video security and access control to assist West ISD in identifying all guests and their purpose for entry before being buzzed into the secure front vestibules. All guests will be asked to display a valid state-issued ID or driver’s license along with their full name, student name(s), and purpose of visit through the A-Phone’s video and audio feed. Once buzzed through both the locked and secured front door and vestibule, all guests will be asked to complete the Raptor Visitor Badge protocols. Again, a valid state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented to receive a Raptor Badge.

Each morning, the A-Phone system will activate at the start of the school day or 7:45 AM for West Elementary School and 8:00 AM for West Middle/High School and the Administration Building. If you arrive at a campus or building after these times, you must go through the A-Phone entry protocols (with a valid ID) to enter the front office.

For more information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.

West ISD Facts

  • 4 Schools
  • 1,342 Students
  • 15:1 Student Teacher Ratio
  • 63 Extracurricular Activities
  • 37 State Championships over the Past 5 Years
  • 100% Graduation Rate
  • 49% College Dual Credit Enrollment
  • diploma100% College Acceptance Rate
  • $1.6M College Scholarships

About Us

West Independent School District (ISD) is a Prekindergarten through Grade 12 public school district based in West, Texas. West is located 21 miles north of Waco, Texas. In addition to West, the District serves the towns of Leroy, Tours, Gerald, and Ross in northern McLennan County and a small portion of southern Hill County. 
 
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Vision Statement

West ISD: Laying the foundation for lifelong learning.