Kilgore ISD

Kilgore ISD was established as an incorporated district on August 27th, 1906. It covers over 106.7 square miles in Gregg County and Rusk County. There are 6 campuses in the district including:

  • Kilgore Primary
  • Chandler Elementary School
  • Kilgore Intermediate School
  • Kilgore Middle School
  • Kilgore High School
  • Elder Cooperative Alternative School

Kilgore ISD have 284 teachers as a part of their staff teaching around 3,924 students, making the teacher student ratio 1:13. The district strives to provide students quality teachers who will drive them to succeed and reach their highest potential. It also encourages its students to be responsible and mature members of the community inside and outside of school.

Kilgore ISD believes that “quality instruction is critical for student success.” They seek to ensure that all students regardless of learning level are given quality instruction, so that every student has a chance to succeed. The district has recently been recognized for their dual language program; where Spanish speaking students and English speaking students are teamed up and are able learn together and from each other. The math classes are taught in English, science and social studies are taught in Spanish, and English language arts is separated and is taught in the student’s respected native tongue. In the end, students are exposed to one another's languages and are on their way to being bilingual Spanish and English speakers.

The district recognizes academic excellence as their “cornerstone.” Kilgore ISD has made accomplishments in preparing their students for college and post secondary life. In 2013, 67% of students were deemed college ready graduates, which is higher than the state percentage. Their dropout rate is lower than the state at a 0.7%, and their graduation rate is higher than the state at a 93.0%. The average SAT score was a 1477 and ACT score was a 20.1. In April, the school was proud to show off their students who have been accepted to higher education institutions and the military. Students have been accepted to schools and military organizations such as UT Austin, University of Houston, Texas Tech, Louisiana Tech, Texas A&M, the Army, Marines, Navy, and Air Force.

Kilgore ISD makes it an initiative to educate their students outside of the realm of classrooms and test scores. Through extracurricular actives, events to show off the students’ talents, and cultural festivities, Kilgore ISD ensures that the students are aware of the world around them and their own individual talents. Many of the athletic organizations at Kilgore ISD have made it into the playoffs. They have held mini film festivals and plays for kids to show off their artistic side. They also have held cultural events such as their Hispanic Heritage Festival to educate kids on one of the many cultures present in the United States.

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Kilgore ISD ensures their student’s success by providing them with caring teachers, an effective curriculum, the skills needed to succeed and more. Visit the district website at to learn more about the district, the community, and how you can impact their students.