Hays CISD: Nurturing Students Through Personalized Education

Hays Consolidated Independent School District graduates are ready for success. The district partners with families to design the best program for each child throughout its 26 campuses in northern Hays county.

Hays CISD Students
Campuses in Hays County
High Schools

Hays CISD provides dynamic, rigorous instruction with a commitment to serve the unique needs of every child. Its modern, energy-efficient schools are ideal learning environments with highly qualified, caring teachers and staff. Many specialized career programs are offered, with an elementary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) magnet school, and Project Lead the Way at the high school level. 

The mission of Hays CISD is to nurture students to become extraordinary citizens through unique, personal educational experiences through an innovative community of learners while celebrating our diversity and legacy.
Hays CISD Mission Statement

CTE Programs

Hays CISD places a huge emphasis on career and technical education with The Hays CISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) department. These programs of study give students a variety of options to earn college credits at no cost to them, providing them with the opportunity to immediately enter the workforce or continue their education and focus on a technical career field or pursue a bachelor’s degree or higher. 

Johnson High School

Technical education is at the forefront of Johnson High School, which provides hands-on, engaging learning with programs such as veterinary medicine, cosmetology, engineering, construction, and agriculture, to name a few.

Other CTE Programs

Lehman High School boasts a brand-new, state-of-the-art Automotive Technology Center along with a veterinary clinic. Hays High School has additional programs, including an audio/video production program and a brand-new culinary arts kitchen. The district also offers a Firefighter Academy that allows students to earn a certification.

Many of the CTE courses are articulated with Austin Community College, allowing students to earn college credits while in high school at no cost to the student.

Austin Community College - Hays Campus

Austin Community College (ACC) has 11 locations in Central Texas. Its Hays Campus, located at FM 1626 & Kohlers Crossing in Plum Creek, opened in Spring 2014 and is the first community college campus in Hays County.

It is part of the Austin Community College District, which serves Hays County and neighboring communities. Phase 2 Expansion of the campus began in May 2017.

Students have the opportunity to participate in the Pathway co-enrollment program and take classes at both ACC and nearby Texas State University with the goal of earning a bachelor’s degree.

ACC Hays offers a broad selection of classes for university transfer and career training with core curriculum classes, workforce programs in emerging industries and high-demand careers, and developmental education to achieve college readiness.

In addition, ACC Hays students receive a full range of campus support and services to guide their college career from admissions to completion.

View Colleges & Universities Within 1 Hour's Drive

Austin Community College Hays Campus

  • FM 1626 & Kohlers Crossing

Texas State University

  • 10 miles, San Marcos

University of Texas at Austin

  • 23 miles, Austin

Austin Community College

  • 27 miles, several campuses throughout Austin

Houston-Tillotson University

  • 23 miles, Austin

St. Edwards University

  • 20 miles, Austin

University of Texas at San Antonio

  • 55 miles, San Antonio

University of the Incarnate Word

  • 53 miles, San Antonio

San Antonio College

  • 57 miles, San Antonio

Trinity University

  • 57 miles, San Antonio