|Wylie Independent School District|
951 South Ballard Avenue
|Superintendent||Dr. David Vinson|
|Grades||Pre-school - 12|
Wylie ISD serves most of the city of Wylie, including the city of St. Paul, a portion of the city of Murphy, and the Collin County portion of the city of Sachse. Enrollment has grown to just over 16,000 students. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1
In the 1890s, the town of Wylie had been served by a small school with small funding primarily by the parents of the students of the schools. Thomas Franklin Birmingham noticed this problem traveling and established Wylie ISD in 1901-1902. He set limits of the district that all citizens in that area would pay taxes to uphold the district. The Birmingham family had provided money to build a proper High School. Since then the Birmingham family has established various Land Trusts to fund areas of curriculum for the district as well as scholarships for the top 22 of the graduating class. The city and district has honored him and his family with the Birmingham Elementary School and streets among other things.
In the summer of 2015 all Wylie ISD campuses underwent renovations to bring them well in the 21st century.
The most recent school to have been built was George W. Bush Elementary school, which opened the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.
Since the 2006-2007 school year, all Wylie ISD students in grades 5 through 12 have had to comply with a standardized dress code, which is similar to a school uniform. In the 2007-2008 school year, the dress code went largely unchanged, except that hooded sweatshirts were not accepted. The dress code included wearing a tucked in solid polo shirt, turtle neck, or button up shirts. Bottoms were specified to be pants, shorts, or skirt, paired with a belt, in khaki, black, or navy blue.
In 2011, the Wylie ISD school board officially changed its policy to allow hooded sweatshirts, pants with rivets, cargo pants, colored belts, and shoelaces. The dress code was changed again in 2017 to allow all hoodies, untucked shirts, and mock turtle necks.
Elementary schools (PK-4)
- Akin Elementary School
- Birmingham Elementary School
- Cox Elementary School
- Dodd Elementary School
- Groves Elementary School
- George Bush Elementary School
- Hartman Elementary School
- Smith Elementary School
- Tibbals Elementary School
- Watkins Elementary School
- Whitt Elementary School
Intermediate schools (5-6)
- Davis Intermediate School
- Draper Intermediate School
- Harrison Intermediate School
Junior high schools (7-8)
- Burnett Junior High School
- Cooper Junior High School
- McMillan Junior High School
High schools (9-12)
Alternative schools (1-12)
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