District Overview


    student raising hands in excitement, students showing off butterfly book, and JROTC student at attention Located in North Central Hays County, the Hays Consolidated Independent School District reaches more than 221 square miles. The district’s 26 campuses are located throughout northern Hays County, serving over 23,000 students. Hays CISD is a proud partner with all of the communities it serves, providing extraordinary educational services and opportunities for students.  Hays CISD graduates are ready for success!

    Three comprehensive high schools, six middle schools (6-8 grade), 15 elementary schools, an alternative high school of choice and a disciplinary center comprise the district’s campuses, which have tripled in number since 2000. The district also features a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center.

    The district offers dynamic, rigorous instruction with a commitment to serve the unique needs of every child. Its modern, energy-efficient schools are ideal learning environments, staffed with highly-qualified, caring teachers and staff. Students are offered many specialized career programs and have access to an elementary magnet school program for science, engineering, technology, and mathematics. Both comprehensive high schools have Project Lead the Way designation and music, art, library, and PE are included in the weekly rotation at every elementary school. In the rapidly evolving world of educational opportunity Hays CISD is committed to partnering with families in designing the best program for each child.

    One of the points of pride for Hays CISD is the quality of its extracurricular programs. The district recognizes the value of student participation in extracurricular activities and features award-winning band, choir, visual and theatre arts, and athletic programs. The expectation is for students to stretch their minds and expand their abilities as they fulfill their graduation goals.

    Award-winning music, theater and athletic programs are part of the student offerings at Lehman High School and Hays High School as part of the rigorous general curriculum. Lehman High School, which opened in 2004, features a culinary program and a Navy JROTC. Hays High School, which is nearing its proud 50th anniversary, features the 2013 state championship softball team and a Marine JROTC program.

    Hays CISD citizens are always ready and willing to volunteer, pitch-in, and help the schools. There is a lasting history of pride and support for the schools dating back more than 100 years. Everyone is welcome to be part of the school district family and all of its accomplishments.

    Hays CISD schools are important to the quality of life in northern Hays County. The district works hard to ensure that children have the very best opportunities because they are the community’s future.