The West Independent School District (ISD) is a public school district based in West, Texas. The District was founded in 1892 after Professor William Allen pushed for city officials to form the West Public School System. That year, West Elementary School was constructed on North Harrison Street. In both 1905 and 1909, the school building had to be enlarged to accommodate the growing high school grade levels.
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. A small portion of Hill County lies within the district as well. The West ISD attendance boundary covers 126.6 square miles.
Currently, West ISD serves approximately 1,300 students over three campuses. The three campuses are: West Elementary School (Prekindergarten through Grade 5), West Middle School (Grades 6-8), and West High School (Grades 9-12). The Grades 6-12 students are served on one comprehensive campus that opened in August, 2016. In August 2022, the new West Elementary School opened just south of the West Middle/High School campus.
Over 200 staff members serve on the West ISD team. The high school mascot is the Trojans and Lady Trojans, and the school colors are red and black. Currently, David Truitt serves as the Superintendent of Schools.
While West ISD is steeped in tradition and history, it is also a District of innovation with a rigorous curriculum and instructional plan and acclaimed, varied, and numerous extracurricular activities.
For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.