About Gilmer ISD
Over the past several years our school district has achieved regional state and even national recognition for outstanding performance in academic and extracurricular activities. In 2012, Gilmer high school was selected by US News and World Report as one of the top 200 high schools academically in the great state of Texas. A distinction that puts GHS in the top 11% of high schools nationwide. GISD has been featured as a case study in two publications and an article in the Wall Street Journal for our effective implementation of the Smart Goals program. We’ve not only achieved the states rigorous academic expectations as a district but have also achieved recognized status on multiple campuses for many years row and in 2013 the district earned 6 academic distinctions. In recent years our community has provided our students with a state of the art elementary facility, a new gym at the Jr. High, a collegiate level band hall, a vocational building for FFA and a stadium renovation including a clean, modern field house and weight room. As a result of our investment, our enrollment at the elementary is up over 15% and has helped attract multiple good families to our community. Gilmer High School has produced a National Merit Qualifier for the past 4 years in a row. Our FFA program enrollment is the 12th largest in the state out of over 1200 chapters, they continually win competitions at the state and national level and have been selected as the TEXAS chapter of the year twice. Our band program is recognized among the very best and has won too many accolades to mention here including winning sweepstakes 10 of the last 11 years. Finally, our athletic program, both girls and boys, has put our small town on the map. Our football program for example has won more games than any other 3a team in the state of Texas since 2000, has accumulated 11 undefeated district championships and has made 4 trips to state winning the championship twice. To say our students, who are a direct reflection of our community as a whole, are achievers would be gross understatement. Our students, under the direction of some of the highest quality teachers and coaches in the state, are truly over achievers in every way. These are simply a few of the many recent accomplishments the students of our community have achieved. We have much to be proud of and thankful for.