Get to Know the Georgetown Independent School District

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Here at Santa Rita Ranch, we believe that education is the foundation of our children’s future, and we know how important good schools are to a lifetime of growth and success. That’s why we place such a high priority on partnering with and supporting the very best schools for our residents and their children. We’re elated to be zoned within two excellent school districts here in the Texas Hill Country, one of which is the Georgetown Independent School District (GISD).

Get to know GISD

With a mission to inspire and empower every learner to lead, grow, and serve, the Georgetown Independent School District serves students living in Georgetown, Texas, the county seat of Williamson County, where Santa Rita Ranch is located. Home to nearly 12,000 students spread across ten elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools, and two alternative campuses, the district has a 97% graduation rate and is served by more than 1,800 teachers and staff.

Students living in Santa Rita Ranch attend Wolf Ranch Elementary, Tippit Middle School and East View High, among others, all of which are schools where teachers boast an average of more than 12 years of experience.

Georgetown ISD ratings and what they mean

The vision statement for Georgetown ISD says that it’s home to the “most inspired students, served by the most empowered leaders.” Maybe that’s why Georgetown ISD routinely receives excellent ratings.

At Santa Rita Ranch, we understand the value and importance of learning, whether it’s in the classroom or from the land. We know that the families who call the Ranch home want the very best for their kids. That’s why it’s so important for us to partner with the best schools available and to help support those schools – and our students – to help them succeed!

Special classes and programs at Georgetown ISD

From Wolf Ranch Elementary to alternative campuses to East View High, all the schools in the Georgetown Independent School District feature notable school programs and special classes to help enhance the overall educational experience for all children. Whether your child is interested in becoming involved in student government, participating in speech and debate, going out for clubs and athletics, or treading the boards in theater programs, there’s something at Georgetown ISD to help every student thrive.

Art programs help students find unique ways to express themselves, foreign languages help to broaden their horizons, driver’s education teaches them skills that will be valuable as they move out into the world, culinary arts can show them the joy of cooking and help promote good nutrition, and college prep courses help get them ready for the next stage of their education journey.

Of course, a student’s experience is only as good as the support they have at home, and Georgetown Independent School District also helps parents make the most of their child’s education through the ParentU program, which offers support and resources to help keep parents involved and meet the needs of the whole family.

Whether you’re already a resident of Santa Rita Ranch or are just thinking of moving to our master-planned community in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, you can download an educational packet with more information about each of the school districts and individual schools to which our residents enjoy access. You can also fill out a brief form to learn more about the Georgetown Independent School District and its schools near Santa Rita Ranch.

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