Chapel Hill ISD is located in Smith County Texas with a radius of 118 square miles. The University Interscholastic League has rated the district AAA. It started in the 1950-1951 school year with only 12 seniors in the graduating class. Now, the district has 2 elementary schools, 1 intermediate schools, 1 middle school and 1 high school with an enrollment of over 3,500 students. The district has over 442 staff members, which include teachers, professional support, administration, educational aides and auxiliary staff. Twenty four percent of certified professionals hold advanced degrees.
Gifted and Talented
Students in grades K - 12 have the opportunity to participate in the Gifted and Talented program where the advanced educational needs of students are met. G/T students in grades K-8 will have advanced studies in science, social studies, mathematics and language arts. G/T students in grades 9-12 will have advanced studies including, but not limited to, science, math, English and foreign languages.
Dual Language Program
Chapel Hill ISD has implemented the Gomez & Gomez Dual Language Model for Kindergarten through 5th grade students so they may acquire bilingual and bi-literacy skills that will assist them in higher education and post-secondary life.
Teaching Chapel Hill ISD
Out of the 440 staff members, about 229 are teachers. The average years of experience of teachers is 13.3 years, which is higher than the state average. The average salary for teachers is $45,412, with the beginning teacher salary being around $39,400.
Career and Technology Education Program
The Career and Technology Education Program at Chapel ISD allows students to explore a variety of majors and career field interest. Additionally to gaining knowledge in their prospective careers and majors, students can gain an associate degree, certification, or an internship. Career fields and majors include:
• Game and Simulation Development
• Criminal Justice
• Print Shot and Graphic Arts
• Business Finance
• Health Science
• Culinary Arts and more
Pre-AP/ AP, Dual Credit and College Readiness
Chapel Hill ISD offers 20+ courses to students who seek to take pre-advanced placement and advanced placement courses. Students enrolled in dual credit courses have the opportunity to earn 30+ college credit through Tyler Junior College. Courses include, but not limited to, automotive repair/ certification, welding, and commercial refrigeration. In the class of 2011, 93% of students graduated, which was higher than the state average at the time (92.9%). In 2013, they also beat the state's college readiness percentage in English language arts and mathematics.
Chapel Hill ISD has a mission to create leaders, provide every child with a quality education, and hire teachers who can help them with this mission. If you're interested in teaching for Chapel Hill ISD visit them at their website at www.chapelhillisd.org, and visit the WCACP website to get your teaching career started.