Laredo Independent School District


Laredo Independent School District


The Laredo Independent School District was established in 1882. LISD is a district encompassing more than 13 square miles. It is made up of 33 educational institutions: 20 elementary schools, four middle schools, four high schools, including the Hector J. Garcia Early College High School located on the campus of Texas A&M International University, the Francisco S. Lara Academy; our alternative education campus, Jose A. Valdez High School, and three magnet schools. The three magnet schools are the Vidal M. Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts, the Dr. Dennis D. Cantu Early College School; located at Martin High School, and the Sabas Pérez School for Engineering and Technology Education; located at Cigarroa High School. The district has a yearly average of 24,000 enrolled students and over 4,500 employees striving for academic excellence. At Laredo ISD, learning is the key to a bright and successful future. By setting high standards, the district plays a crucial role in preparing the students to meet the challenges and demands of today's high-tech and multicultural work place.

Mission Statement

LISD will prepare students to be highly successful, critical thinkers and effective problem solvers who are confident, self-motivated, and actively involved in our local and global community. Vision Diverse opportunities for student excellence make LISD schools the primary choice for families in the district. Our schools are safe and nurturing environments that motivate and prepare students to contribute and excel in life. They build on the strong and expanding foundation already established by families, local business leaders and community partners involved in student learning.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Equal Employment Opportunity Laredo ISD does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, military status, genetic information, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Additionally, the district does not discriminate against an employee or applicant who acts to oppose such discrimination or participates in the investigation of a complaint related to a discriminatory employment practice. Employment decisions will be made on the basis of each applicant’s job qualifications, experience, and abilities.

Laredo Independent School District