Booker isd

District Structure

Booker Independent School District is comprised of two campuses with a combined enrollment of 397 students.  Kirksey Elementary houses grades Pre-Kindergarten thru fifth grade, and Booker Junior High/High School campus houses grades six to twelve.

District Programs and Facilities

Booker ISD offers all basic courses required by TEA for graduation, and we have an extensive Career and Technology Department.  We offer a variety of vocational agriculture classes and have an active FFA chapter.  In addition, we offer several classes with a focus on computer operations, programming, and technology applications.  Also, we are home to the only school-owned recycling program in the Texas Panhandle area offering hands on learning to our students and a service to our community.  

BISD participates in UIL events at every level, boasting numerous titles including a State Champion Computer Science team. 

Our band program is top notch and growing steadily having four consecutive sweepstakes awards and a trip to San Antonio to participate in the State Championship Marching Contest in 2018.

Kirksey Elementary students have access to our indoor swimming pool with bi-weekly swimming instruction. Booker JH/HS campus has an exceptional weight room utilized by several sports programs, including football, baseball, softball and basketball. In addition to these sports, we offer cross country, track, tennis and golf for a well-balanced fitness program.

Ratings

BISD is proud to announce that as a district we achieved an “A” rating for the 2017-2018 school year.  This is the highest rating the State of Texas awards and places Booker ISD in the top 10% in the state .  We are one of only 153 districts and charter schools in Texas to receive this rating.  Texas has more than 1,600 district and charter schools.

In addition, both Kirksey Elementary and Booker JH/HS “met standard,” the highest award given to campuses for the 2017-2018 school year.  Kirksey Elementary received 5 of 7 distinction awards, and Booker JH/HS received 3 of 7 distinction awards.

Teacher Demographics

Booker ISD is located in the northeast corner of the Texas Panhandle. The District employees 80 faculty and staff members and has an enrollment of approximately 397 students. With 40 teachers on staff, the student to teacher ratio is 9.9:1. This is far more favorable than the statewide average of 15:1.

Our teachers have an average of 12.3 years in education, and 99.9% of our teachers possess a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Student Statistics

Students at Booker ISD can stand proud of their academic success. Booker ISD students have a four-year graduation rate of 96.3%, compared to the statewide rate of 89.1%.  Most of our students attend a college or trade-school following graduation and receive some type of post-secondary degree. 

BISD far exceeds the state-wide graduation rate by 7.2% with a rate of 96.3% students receiving their diplomas on time or earlier.