San Angelo has a wide variety of educational opportunities. There is a major four-year university and a well-respected community college. The San Angelo Independent School District has over 14,000 students. Nearby Wall, Christoval, Grape Creek, Veribest and Water Valley Independent School Districts also draw a lot of young people from San Angelo. Included is also a listing of private schools and their affiliations.
Angelo State University is a dynamic learning institution ranked by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s Best Colleges every year since 2010. The university offers over 100 majors and concentrations through its six colleges: health and human services, arts and humanities, education, graduate studies, engineering and business.
ASU hit its goal of having over 10,000 students enrolled in 2017, three years ahead of its goal. President Brian May said ASU has students representing 27 different states and 17 different countries. The campus has new buildings springing up all over its 268 acres.
“The Archer College of Health and Human Services will house nursing and physical therapy,” May said. “The Hunter Strain Engineering building houses our brand new engineering department. We have a brand new housing development going up on Rosemont.” ASU’s college of business got a new name this year; it is now named the Norris-Vincent College of Business.
Students play and cheer for the Angelo State Rams men’s teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, track and field, and for women in basketball, cross country, golf, softball, soccer, track and field, tennis and volleyball.
ASU Administration: 2601 W. Ave. N, 800.946.8627; angelo.edu.
Howard College offers a variety of programs of study to meet the ever-changing needs of West Texas. There are classes for students who want to get an associate’s degree and transfer to a four-year school as well as health professional programs, career technology programs and Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) degrees and certifications
Associates degree transfer programs include Associate of Arts degrees in art, communication, drama, English, general studies, history and music; Associate of Arts in Teaching.; Associate of Science degrees in agriculture, biology, business, chemistry, child development studies, communication, computer science, criminal justice, English, general studies, health and physical education and history.
There are also programs for registered nurses, transition from LVN to RN, vocational nursing, medical assistant, respiratory care, paramedics, surgical technology and radiology technology.
The career technical education programs include agriculture, business, child and family development, construction trades, cosmetology, criminal justice technology and information technology.
SWCID degrees and certifications include American Sign Language, automotive maintenance technician, computer and information systems, dental lab technology, interpreter training, office technology, visual communications technology and welding.
HC Administration: 3501 US 67, 325.481.8300; howardcollege.edu.
San Angelo’s higher education landscape includes Park University, a global system based in Parkville, Mo. Park specializes in flexible education options, with 33 of its 42 campuses located on U.S. military installations, including Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo. Classes and degree plans are also available to civilian students in the community. Extensive online programs help the University, launched in 1875, serve 16,500 students annually. 265 Kearney Blvd, RM 208, Goodfellow AFB, 325-654-4082; park.edu.
San Angelo Independent School District operates 17 elementary schools, three middle schools, one freshman campus, two alternative campuses and two high schools. Approximately 1,000 teachers are employed to teach the 14,000 students.
Some quick facts about the school district:
- 15:1 student to teacher ratio
- Student population: 51% Hispanic, 42% Anglo, 6% African American, 1% Asian Pacific Islander, 1% Native American
- One 6A High School and One 5A High School
- Three Head Start/Early Head Start campuses serving over 500 children ages 0-5
- Pre-AP/AP classes offered in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language, and Art
- Dual credit technical and academic courses from Howard College and Angelo State University
- Gifted and Talented classes available
- Outstanding fine arts and performing arts programs
- Award winning athletic programs
- State of the art Career & Technology courses
SAISD Administration: 1621 University Ave., 325.947.3700; saisd.org.
Christoval Independent School District is a highly rated, public school district. It has 488 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.Average Graduation Rate is 90%,the average ACT is 24. 325.896.2520, 20065 Third St, Christoval, 76935; christovalisd.org
GRAPE CREEK ISD
Grape Creek Independent School District is an above average, public school district located in San Angelo. It has 1,127 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.Average Graduation Rate is 92%,
Average SAT is 1060, Average ACT is23.325.658.7823, 9633 Grape Creek Rd, San Angelo, 76901; grapecreekisd.net
Veribest School District was established in 1889 and the school that exists today was built in 1927. VISD is a highly rated, public school district with 261 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading. The average SAT is 1130, the average ACT is 23. 325.655.4912, 10062 F M Hwy 380, Veribest, 76886; veribestisd.net
WATER VALLEY ISD
Water Valley Independent School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Water Valley, TX. It has 321 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading. The average ACT is 25. 325.484.2478, 18000 Wildcat Dr., Water Valley, 76958; wvisd.net
The public school system in Wall, just east of San Angelo, has three campuses. Wall High School houses grades 9-12, Wall Middle is grades 6-8 and Wall Elementary is pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The school system serves approximately 1,100 students in the rural community. The Hawks have a strong tradition of excellence in both academics and extra-curricular activities. Dedicated staff, involved parents and outstanding students all contribute to making Wall one of the best schools in the state. WISDAdministrative: 6065 Loop 570, Wall, 325.651.7790; wallisd.net.
Premier High School offers an alternative to the traditional educational environment for grades 9-12. 4102 Sunset Drive, 325.603.4444, premier-sanangelo.responsiveed.com
Texas Leadership Academy is a UIL member charter school founded in 2009 that offers Pre-K through 12 education with a focus on leadership development. 5687 Melrose Ave. 325.653.3200. texasleadership.net
There are eight private schools in San Angelo serving 1,015 students. According to the website privateschoolreview.com, minority enrollment is 37% of the student body, and the student to teacher ratio is 10:1.
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