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Terrell ISD

Established in 1883, Terrell Independent School District has a proud history of providing quality education to students. It is our belief that the future of our community, state, and nation hinges on the quality of the students being educated by our school system.  Terrell ISD’s goals are:  

  • To increase student achievement in all areas including academics, extracurricular, and character  

  • To build a college and career going culture throughout the district that promotes critical, creative, progressive, and innovative thinking       

  • To build capacity in all district employees 

  • To restore tradition and pride in Terrell ISD 

  • To become a district of choice in Kaufman County 

Terrell is located approximately 25 miles east of Dallas on Interstate Highway 20 and U.S. Highway 80. State Highway 34, State Highway 205 and FM148 provide north-south access. Terrell ISD encompasses 166 square miles and is the largest geographical district in Kaufman County. With an enrollment of more than 4,200 students, our district has four elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and two alternative education facilities, which are all fully accredited by Texas Education Agency. 

Terrell ISD provides a full spectrum of educational programs and services to meet the individual needs of our diverse student population. Some of those offerings include: 

  • Full-day Head Start/Pre-Kindergarten classes 

  • K-5 Gifted and Talented Academy  

  • 6th Grade Acadamy  

  • Advanced Career and Technical Education programs 

  • Free Associate Degree - Dual Credit courses offered through Trinity Valley Community College  

  • Freshman Academy at Terrell High School  

  • Wide array of Extra-Curricular offerings 

Terrell ISD would love for your family to join our Tiger Team. For a tour of one of our campuses, or for information on how to enroll your child or children, please visit our website, www.terrellisd.org, or call 972.563.7504.  

Terrell ISD Campuses:  

W. H. Burnett Elementary School (Head Start and Pre-K)

921 S. Rockwall Street 

Gilbert Willie Sr. Elementary School (K to 5th grade)

1400 S. Rockwall Street  

J. W. Long Elementary School  (K to 5th grade)

300 Creekside Drive 

Dr. Bruce Wood Elementary School  (K to 5th grade)

121 Poetry Road 

Herman Furlough, Jr. Middle School  (6 to 8th grade)

1351 Colquitt Road 

Terrell High School  (9 to 12 grade)

701 Town North Drive 

Gifted and Talented Academy  

700 N. Catherine Street 

Child and Adolescent School  

1200 E. Brin Street

Phoenix Center  

204 W. High Street 

Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) 

305 W. College Street 

Private Schools:

First United Methodist Church Pre-school
Methodist Day School offers classes for 3-year old's through kindergarten students. Three-year old classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pre-K classes for 4-year old's are held Monday thru Thursday. Kindergarten students attend Monday through Thursday.

503 West College St.

First Presbyterian Kindergarten
First Presbyterian Kindergarten offers a 3 year old class with two options. We have a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday class as well as a Monday through Friday class. We also have Pre-K Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday along with a Monday through Friday program. The hours for the 3 year old and Pre-K classes are 9:00 am until noon. Kindergarten is a 5 day program. Kindergarten hours are from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm, Monday through Thursday and 8:30 am until noon on Friday.

834 Griffith Ave.
Terrell, TX 75160

Poetry Community Christian School
Established in 2002, Poetry Community Christian School offers an affordable Christ-centered multi-denominational college-prep education. The school enrolls students age 5 (Primer) through 12th grade. Core classes utilize "Top 10" rated curricula. Parents are included in the school's operation through a Parent Partnership Program.  Extracurricular activities include 4-H, track & field, girls' volleyball, basketball, golf, orchestra, yearbook team, and speech team.

18688 FM 986
Poetry, TX 75160

Higher Education

Trinity Valley Community College
Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) is a fully accredited, comprehensive community college accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Universities.  TVCC offers a two-year academic transfer program for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university.  Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees are offered.

TVCC, in partnership with Terrell ISD has began offering free Dual Credit Courses. Students can earn college credits towards an associates degree from TVCC before they graduate from high school.

In addition to academic programs, TVCC offers degrees in accounting, business, computer science, drafting, management, real estate, child development, horticulture, law enforcement, and word processing.  The college also has its own schools for cosmetology, vocational nursing, and associate degree nursing.

P.O. Box 668
Terrell, TX 75160
(972) 563-9573

Southwestern Christian College (Church of Christ)
Terrell campus has an enrollment of 250 students. The college offers fully accredited associate degree programs in general studies and a bachelor’s degree program in Bible. The up-to-date library, business, and computer science technology programs help prepare students for careers or further education while studying in a Christian environment.

P.O. Box 10
Terrell, TX 75160
(972) 524-3341