Region 4 - Spring Branch Independent School District

About Spring Branch ISD

Spring Branch Independent School District (ISD) serves more than 30,000 students in its twenty-six elementary schools, nine middle schools, and five high schools, including two charter middle schools and an alternative high school. The school system also has five pre-kindergarten schools and one career and technology education center.

These schools have received both state and national recognition for their students’ academic success. Students in Spring Branch ISD have an average ACT composite score of 23.6, significantly higher than the state average of 20.3. Spring Branch ISD’s average SAT scores in all sections (527, 552, and 520 for verbal, math, and reading, respectively) are also higher than both the state (493, 506, 491) and national (508, 518, 503) averages. The school district also boasts thirty-two National Merit Semifinalists in the 2006-07 school year. Seventeen of Spring Branch ISD’s campuses have also been recognized as national exemplary “blue ribbon” schools.

Teaching in Spring Branch ISD

Spring Branch ISD has enjoyed the contributions of several quality teachers through the years. Five Texas Teachers of the Year and four Regional Teachers of the year have all come from this school system. Together they and the other 2,260 teachers in the Spring Branch ISD family have guided the students to achieving the district’s record of academic success.

If you are interested in being a part of the exciting academic experience at Spring Branch ISD, the district always needs quality teachers who are willing to step up and make a difference in their students’ lives. The base salary for new teachers with a bachelor’s degree is a very-competitive $44,000. Spring Branch ISD has a special need for bilingual teachers or teachers with experience in teaching English as a second language. Around one-third of students in Spring Branch ISD have limited proficiency in the English language; in fact, more than fifty languages are represented among the families in Spring Branch ISD.

For more information about Spring Branch ISD, please visit the district website at: - on this site you will find an online job application for Spring Branch ISD.

The Web-Centric Alternative Certification Program

If you are interested in teaching in Spring Branch ISD or any other school district in the state of Texas but do not have a teaching certificate, a number of options are available to help you complete the academic component of the certification process. One program is the Web-Centric Alternative Certification Program (WCACP), an online alternative certification program that gives future teachers the option to work through the licensing process from the comfort of home. Although a number of alternative certification programs exist, the structure of this online program is an especially attractive option for working adults. The flexible nature of the coursework allows students to maintain a full-time job or care for a family and to work at their own pace.

This academic program serves as preparation for the one-year teaching internship that all teachers must complete to receive certification. This classroom training helps teachers to learn practical applications for the theoretical material they learn in the program. They also learn how to collaborate with other classroom teachers and to develop relationships with students and parents. Those who choose to do so can complete their online coursework concurrently with the internship so that they can step into their new careers as quickly as possible.