Judson ISD in Texas - Region 20

Judson ISD is located in Bexar County and serves students from Converse, Kirby, Selma, Live Oak, Universal City, San Antonio, and Schertz. It is the fourth largest school district and is accredited by the Texas Education Agency. It consists of 18 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, 4 high schools, and 2 alternative schools. For the 2015 - 2016 school year teachers at Judson ISD earned from a range of $50,300 - $59,010, depending on the years of experience. The average first year salary for new teachers has steadily increased each year.

The average teaching experience is 11.6 years and teaching experience within the district is 9.5 years. The current student teacher ratio is around 16.7:1. Within a 5 year time period (2008 / 2009 - 2013 / 2014) Judson ISD's enrollment increased from 21,301 to 22,972 (+1,671 students). They expect enrollment to increase to 24,000 students by the year 2016 and to have an additional 2,807 students within the next 10 years.

Judson ISD has placed a set of values that are the foundation of how the district operates in order for their students to have a chance at success such as:

  • Students Come First
  • Team Work
  • Accountability-Results Oriented and more.

Students First

One of the ways they put students first is by making sure students have the resources and programs they need in order to gain from their learning environment. The Judson Education Foundation is an organization made possible by volunteers and the donations of individuals and businesses. Part of these donations are used as scholarships for students who seek to pursue higher education after graduation. The foundation has also supported students through funding projects proposed by the schools such as Hartman Elementary School's Plugged into Reading and Writing Workshop and Wagner High School's Empowering a Second Language with Technology.

Team Work

The Judson Foundation teams up with teachers through the many grants they have available for innovative teachers, such as the Innovative Teacher Grant and the "Type In" Teacher Grant. The teachers with the most innovative ideas will be able to receive up to $2,500 to fund the project. These grants are highly coveted by the teachers. The district also teams up with teachers through offering many opportunities for professional development through e-learning, region 20 workshops, and providing information and resources for approved out-of-district courses.

Accountability and Results-Oriented

The district has received a rating of "Met Standard" from the Texas Education Agency. Many schools in the district have improved their STAAR and End of Course scores in certain subjects in the 2013 - 2014 school year. Also, graduation rates have increased while dropout rates for grades 7th through 8th have been maintained at a 0.2%, and dropout rates have lowered from 3.8% to 2.4% for grades 9th through 12th. The percentages of students taking the SAT / ACT have increased from the class of 2012(64.0%) to the class of 2013(67.9%) along with the average SAT (1321 to 1329) and ACT (18.9 to 19.0) scores.

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Visit Judson ISD’s website at www.judsonisd.org to learn more about the district, its values, and what you can gain and contribute as a Judson ISD teacher.