Superintendent of Schools

Message from the Superintendent

Welcome to the West Independent School District (ISD) website!

It is my honor and privilege to introduce our school district and community to you. Whether you are a long-time West resident, a parent considering West ISD for your children, or a prospective team member, I hope you consider joining the West ISD family. With schools rich in tradition and pride, possessing an unmatched and unwavering work ethic from students and staff alike, supported by a community whose core beliefs are entrenched in family-centered values, West ISD is the education destination for you. 

With "Children as its First Priority", West ISD continues to be a sought after school district for families and educators seeking the many benefits of a small, vibrant town and a mid-sized, energetic district. High expectations for students, competitive co- and extra-curricular programs, combined with a close proximity to several institutions of post-secondary education, West ISD offers unique opportunities for students, educators, and parents seeking excellence in education. 
I hope you will visit our schools and community and see, firsthand, the great things that are happening in our Prekindergarten through Grade 12 classrooms. Recently, West Middle/High School was designated a Texas Education Agency (TEA) T-STEM Academy, and the NAMM Foundation named our district a "Best Community for Music Education." This year, we had several FFA, golf, cross country, and track students advance to state. We also had Technology Student Association (TSA) and Destination Imagination (DI) team members advance and compete at the national level. Wow! 
Supported by a forward-thinking, student-centered Board of Trustees, staff, and community, I know my family and I are blessed to be a part of West ISD. We are here to SERVE. Whatever it takes!

Go Trojans and Lady Trojans! 
David Truitt
Superintendent of Schools
Phone: (254) 981-2000 :: Email:
Follow me on Twitter at @davidtruitt
B.A. in English - Baylor University (In 1995, I completed my student teaching assignment at West High School.)
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership - Houston Baptist University
Ph.D. in Educational Administration - Texas A&M University (Target Completion Date: Spring, 2020)
Past Experience: Houston ISD, Katy ISD, and Waxahachie ISD