Region 13 - Georgetown Independent School District

Georgetown Independent School District (ISD) serves more than 10,000 students in the city of Georgetown, Texas. Located in Williamson County, about 20 miles north of the capital city of Austin, Georgetown is a wonderful community for families. In fact, in the year 2008 Georgetown was named by Fortune Small Business and as #2 in their list of the “100 Best Places to Live and Launch.” Founded in 1848, Georgetown continues to maintain several Victorian-style historic buildings in its downtown area. A variety of parks, restaurants, and shopping centers make the area appealing to families, who continue to move to the area. The city continues to grow because its location and population of 48,500 makes it an attractive balance between big-city convenience and small-town comfort. Southwestern University is also located in the city of Georgetown, so the influx of students and young professionals keeps the city alive and thriving.

An Overview of Georgetown ISD

Georgetown ISD has 17 campuses: three PreK-2 elementary schools, three 3-5 elementary schools, two PreK-5 elementary schools, two K-5 elementary schools, three middle schools, one ninth grade school, one 10-12 high school, one 9-12 high school, and one alternative school. Overall, Georgetown ISD received an “academically acceptable” rating from the Texas Education Agency’s Academic Excellence Indicator System during the 2007-08 school year. All of the individual campuses met this standard as well. One of the middle schools and six of the elementary schools received a “recognized” rating, and three of the elementary schools even received the prestigious “exemplary” rating based on student performance on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. During their review, members of the Texas Education Agency praised Georgetown ISD teachers for their classroom organization and lesson planning and also applauded students for their good behavior.

Georgetown ISD continues to grow and thrive because of a strong network of community support. District administrators are committed to involving people from a variety of backgrounds in the strategic planning process because they want to draw from the wisdom of multiple perspectives and life experiences. Over the past three years, a group of parents, students, teachers, administrators, and school board members have worked with 150 members of the community to put together a written assessment of the district’s strengths and weaknesses and to recommend future steps to help ensure that the children of Georgetown ISD continue to receive an excellent education.

Teaching in Georgetown ISD

If you would like to be a part of this growing and thriving community, Georgetown ISD provides excellent opportunities for employment. Teachers have the rewarding privilege of making a difference in the lives of countless children who come through their classrooms. Most hiring takes place in the summer months, so interested educators should continue to check job postings on the district’s website for positions that come available.

The starting salary for new teachers with a bachelor’s degree is a very reasonable $40,200. For more information about the hiring process and for an online job application, please go to the district’s website at:

Web-Centric Alternative Certification Program

The Web-Centric Alternative Certification Program (WCACP) can put you on the path to your future career in Georgetown ISD sooner than you ever thought possible! In a matter of a few short months, you could be teaching on a Probationary Certificate at one of the wonderful school s located in Georgetown ISD.

WCACP is conducted entirely online, so you can adapt the coursework to fit your busy schedules. You have the freedom and flexibility to work at their own pace as you complete the academic portion of the certification process. The online program serves as preparation for the state-mandated teaching internship and certification exams (content exam and PPR).