Highly Sought After Van Alstyne ISD

Van Alstyne ISD is at the top of the list of why so many move to Van Alstyne. The Texas Education Agency has given VAISD an A rating and it is clear to see why.

The mission of VAISD is to “be a premier school district providing a well-rounded, safe school experience that prepares our graduates to discover and attain their life goals.” This is seen throughout the school district on a multitude of levels.  Not only to students score significantly higher than the state average on most STAAR exams, as well as on the SAT and ACT exams, Van Alstyne students have the ability to choose between AP courses or dual credit courses, and can currently acquire 32 college credits from courses offered by college professors on campus during the school day. In partnership with Grayson County College, students are also able to acquire career certifications in welding, cosmetology, HVAC and OSHA. Van Alstyne High School also has a dual credit culinary certification program offered in their culinary kitchen.

The safety and health of students has been a clear priority of the school district. Each of the 4, soon to be 5 with the addition of the new high school, campuses have their own full time nurse, counselor and VAISD police officer. The school district currently serves over 2,400 students and that number is expected to grow rapidly in the years to come. The new high school will open for the 2024-2025 school year but that will not add a second high school to Van Alstyne. Instead, it will replace the current high school which will house 7th & 8th and the middle school will be 5th & 6th.  Currently Van Alstyne has 2 elementary schools, Sanford Elementary which is for residents north of 121 and Partin Elementary which is for residents south of 121.  More elementary schools will be added in the near future as larger residential developments are established that include elementary schools as well, starting with one in Mantua Point.

The Van Alstyne ISD has always been a big highlight of our community and having a District of Innovation plan is one of the attractive aspects.  Per the VAISD website:

“Districts who decide to pursue a District of Innovation plan are able to analyze specific innovations in curriculum, instruction, governance, parent or community involvement, school calendar, budgeting, or other ideas. An innovation plan also allows a school district to gain exemption from many Texas Education Code requirements. Essentially, an innovation plan allows for schools and communities to have local control on the best ways to educate their children.”

Crystal DeBacker
Media Coordinator
City of Van Alstyne