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Education

Several school districts serve students in the Metrocom area, providing each with a quality education. These districts are Judson, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City, Marion, Northeast, Comal and Randolph. Every Metrocom district is recognized for academic excellence with 95 percent or more of high school students passing the exit exam, a requirement for graduation that measures math, science, history and language arts. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School in Selma has earned the coveted Blue Ribbon Award for academic excellence.

Marion Independent School District
The Marion Independent School District covers an area of 80 square miles, encompassing the municipalities of Marion, Santa Clara and New Berlin. Marion ISD serves each of its 1,475 students with a dedicated staff and modern facilities. First established in 1878, Marion ISD continues its longstanding tradition of excellence in both academic and extra-curricular activities. Students in the district are competitive with their counterparts across the state and nation in academic performance and excel each year in athletic activities, fine arts events, vocational arts competitions and leadership skill demonstrations. The district boasts a very low student-to-teacher ratio, maximizing the attention given to each child and fostering an environment of excellence.

Student enrollment is about 1,375.

Schertz–Cibolo–Universal City Independent School District
The Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District is a fast-growth district with a small-town atmosphere. SCUCISD is located on the northeast side of San Antonio, within a 73-square-mile area that includes Bexar and Guadalupe counties.

As more and more people discover the high quality of life and education available for residents of the SCUCISD, the district continues to grow. During the last 15 years, the enrollment in the district has more than doubled. The district now serves more than 12,000 students with a student-to-teacher ratio of 15-to-1.

The district is currently home to seven elementary schools, three intermediate schools that house the district’s fifth- and sixth-graders, two junior high schools, two traditional high schools and one alternative high school.

The district is proud to be amongst very few in the area to hold a charter for an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program. The IB program is a two-year advanced studies program that is housed at Clemens High School.

In addition to the students’ successes, SCUCISD continues to be one of the highest-paying school districts in the state and maintains an employee retention rate that other districts envy.

Administrative offices for the district are located at 1060 Elbel Road, across the street from Clemens High School in Schertz. Regular board meetings are usually held at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the central administration office.

For more information, visit the district’s website at www.scuc.txed.net or call (210) 945-6200.

Comal ISD
Established in 1957, the Comal ISD covers 589 square miles in five counties: Comal, Bexar, Guadalupe, Kendall and Hays. The district projects more than 18,000 students in 2011-12. The district boasts three comprehensive high schools, five middle schools, 15 elementary schools, one alternative high school of choice and one discipline center. The Comal ISD has more than 2,200 employees and is the largest employer in Comal County.

Judson ISD
Created by voters on December 10, 1966, the JISD is the youngest independent school system in Bexar County. Prior to an election by residents of Kirby, Converse, Selma, Live Oak and Universal City, Judson was a rural school district created in 1958. It has since evolved from a small system with 432 students to a vibrant and modern educational organization with more than 22,000 students at present. JISD encompasses 55.87 square miles and serves the incorporated cities of Converse, Kirby, Selma, as well as parts of Live Oak, Universal City, San Antonio and Schertz. JISD is the fourth-largest school district in Bexar County and is fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency.

Randolph Field ISD
The Randolph Field ISD serves the educational needs of nearly 1,200 students of active military personnel. The district has an elementary school, a middle school and a high school, each of which has attained Exemplary status by the Texas Education Agency, based on student academic performance. Randolph Elementary School has a pre-k program for four-year-old students and full-day kindergarten housed in an early childhood education facility. First through fifth-grade students are housed in the main building. The secondary campus houses sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students with the high school educating ninth-12th grade students.

North East ISD
The NEISD has more than 70 schools and magnet programs with an enrollment of more than 66,000 students. NEISD employs more than 9,000 people, and it is the second-largest public school district in the San Antonio area and the eighth-largest in the state. Under the Texas accountability system, 87 percent of NEISD schools are rated Exemplary or Recognized. The district earned Recognized for the third year in a row, and is a No Child Left Behind - Blue Ribbon Award School District by the U.S. Department of Education. NEISD spans approximately 140 square miles in the north central and northeast sectors of Bexar County. The majority of the district lies within the City of San Antonio, but several smaller communities lie within the boundaries of NEISD, including Castle Hills, Hill Country Village, Hollywood Park and Windcrest.

Higher Education

Northeast Lakeview College was officially established in January 2007 as the newest of the five Alamo Colleges. With the new campus becoming fully-operational in fall 2009, the college offers 385,000 square feet of academic space and sits on 245 acres at the corner of Loop 1604 and Kitty Hawk Road. In fall 2010, Northeast Lakeview College served more than 6,000 students from the 10 Metrocom communities and northeast San Antonio – including Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe counties. The college has averaged a 25 percent growth rate annually for the past three years and, at capacity, Northeast Lakeview College will serve 15,000 students.

Additionally, through a unique partnership with Judson ISD, an Early College High School, Judson Early College Academy (JECA), opened on the NLC campus in 2009 that allows students to complete high school with both a high school diploma and an associate’s degree.

The Metrocom is blessed with close proximity to numerous public and private universities, including Wayland Baptist University, the fifth-largest private university in Texas; St. Mary’s University; the University of the Incarnate Word, with a small campus in Live Oak; Trinity University; Our Lady of the Lake University; and the University of Texas at San Antonio. Additionally, Texas State University at San Marcos is within a short drive.

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