Region 7 - Joshua ISD

About Joshua ISD

Joshua Independent School District (ISD) has served families in Johnson County, Texas for more than 100 years. Today, the seventy-six square miles of this Region VII 4-A district include the communities of Joshua, Burleson, Cleburne, Crowley, and Egan. Approximately 15,000 students attend the district’s five elementary schools, one middle school, and two high schools. Three of these campuses were given the prestigious “Exemplary” rating as part of the Texas Education Agency’s Accountability Ratings, and two were listed as “Recognized” campuses. Joshua ISD as a whole was listed as “Academically Acceptable,” meaning that every demographic group of the student population met the state-mandated standard for test scores and dropout rates. The district as a whole also received three Gold Performance Acknowledgments, which recognize specific areas of success not necessarily considered as a part of the Accountability Ratings. Individual campuses collected a total of eighteen additional Gold Performance Acknowledgments.

Preparing Students for the Future

In order to meet the needs of the student population, Joshua ISD offers a variety of options that serve both students who need to be challenged and those who need to additional support in their academic pursuits. Many courses are offered at the remedial, regular, advanced, and honors levels. Special Education, Bilingual Education, English as a Second Language, and Gifted and Talented programs are also available for students who qualify.

In addition to providing a rich academic program, Joshua ISD also provides students with a number of opportunities for development in other areas so that they can graduate with a well-rounded education and with skills that best suit their future courses of life. Career and Technology programs prepare interested students in the fields of management, marketing, technology, agricultural science, and a number of others. Students who are interested in extra-curricular activities can also choose from a wide variety of options. Athletic teams challenge students to develop their bodies alongside their minds, and music programs such as choir and band help to develop their appreciation for the arts. Other extracurricular clubs and organizations include language clubs, civic organizations, leadership clubs, and the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.

In its effort to prepare students for success in the future in an ever-globalizing world, Joshua ISD has recognized the need for providing students with opportunities to learn a foreign language. The district has even listed within its vision for the future the express goal of helping every student to communicate in more than one language.

Teaching in Joshua ISD

If you would like to be a part of shaping the future of the next generation of Johnson County, consider applying for a teaching position in Joshua ISD. Currently, new teachers with a bachelor’s degree earn a starting salary of $44,978. For more information about the district and about the job application process, please check out Joshua ISD’s website:

Web-Centric Alternative Certification Program

In order to become a teacher in Joshua ISD, you must be a certified teacher in Texas or be working towards certification while enrolled in an alternative certification program. If you have not yet earned your teaching certificate in Texas, the Web-Centric Alternative Certification Program (WCACP) offers you the perfect opportunity to work toward achieving that goal from the comfort of home.

The 100% online program utilizes chat and videoconferencing sessions to combine the personal interaction found in a classroom environment with all the convenience of online coursework. WCACP offers the academic component of the certification process entirely online, while preparing you for the year-long state-mandated teaching internship. During your paid internship, you will have the opportunity to put into practice in a real classroom setting the skills they have learned from the online curriculum and classes.