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Our Mission & Vision

Northwest ISD is one of the fastest-growing school districts in the state and attracts more than 1,000 to 1,600 new students each year. NISD spans 234 square miles and serves 14 communities in parts of three counties. The district operates three comprehensive high schools, an early college high school, six middle schools, 22 elementary schools and a special programs center.

Our Core Beliefs

  1. Kids come first.
  2. Continuous learning is essential to prepare for college and career opportunities.
  3. Each student's success is the shared responsibility of students, families, schools, and communities.
  4. Learning is influenced by environment.

Our Vision

Northwest ISD empowers learners and leaders to positively impact the world.

Our Mission

Northwest ISD, in collaboration with students, families, communities, and global partners, will engage in a culture of learning that prepares all students to confidently navigate their future.


Strategic Goals

Goal 1

Northwest ISD will provide personalized learning experiences and cultivate the growth and achievement of every student.


  • 1.1: Literacy: Our students will annually increase literacy proficiency to reach or exceed grade-level standards.
  • 1.2: Academic Progress: Our students will achieve individualized academic goals to reach a year's growth or more in all content areas.
  • 1.3: College, Career & Military Readiness: Our students will graduate life ready and prepared for success in career, college, or military service.

Goal 2

Northwest ISD will recruit, value, and retain highly effective staff prepared to meet the individual needs of our students and learning community.


2.1: Recruit: Northwest ISD will have an unwavering commitment to attract and welcome high-quality staff.

2.2: Value: Northwest ISD will invest in all staff through a culture of support, development, and empowerment to make a positive impact on the learning community.

2.3: Retain: Northwest ISD will retain highly effective staff through meaningful relationships, ongoing support, and professional growth opportunities.

Goal 3

Northwest ISD will foster a safe environment and a culture of engagement that values the voices of all students, staff, families and community members.


3.1: Engagement: Northwest ISD will foster an environment of engagement with every member of our community through collaborative dialogue and partnership opportunities.

3.2: Culture: Northwest ISD will model and instill a culture of belonging where all students, staff, families, and community voices are heard and valued.

3.3: Safety: Northwest ISD will continuously improve, maintain and communicate systems of support to strengthen the physical and emotional well-being of our students, staff, and community.

2023-2028 Northwest ISD Strategic Goals