Welcome to Belton ISD

Belton ISD has a proud tradition of excellence in education. Our mission is to ensure that every child achieves maximum educational potential. If you are new to Belton, please visit the Moving to Belton page for more resources and information on enrolling your children in the district.

Our Students

Belton Independent School District currently serves approximately 8700 students at twelve campuses in Belton, Texas. The District's ethnic distribution is 61% White, 28% Hispanic, 8% African-American, 2% Asian/Pacific Islander, and 1% Native American. Read more about our students on the demographics page from information obtained from the 2008-2009 Academic Excellence Indicator System Report.

Our Schools

The District's boundaries cover approximately 200 square miles in Bell County. Students attend eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, and one alternative high school. Read more about our schools.

Our Ratings

For 2007, Belton ISD was rated Academically Acceptable by the Texas Education Agency based on students' performance on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. One elementary campuses received an Exemplary rating; three a Recognized rating; one middle school a Recognized rating; and the remainder of our campuses were rated Academically Acceptable. Many campuses received Gold Performance Acknowledgements for individual subject areas. For more information on performance ratings, visit our Accountability page.

Our Leadership

The District is led by a Board of Trustees elected by the community and led by Mr. Randy Pittenger, Board of Trustees President, and by Dr. Vivian Barker, Superintendent of Schools. Other members of the Administrative Team are: Susan Kincannon, Deputy Superintendent, and Eric Haugeberg, Assistant Superintendent of Support Services, Darrell Becker, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Anne MacEwan, Director of Human Resources; and Eric Banfield, Business Manager. Read more about the Board of Trustees, the Superintendent, or about the District's administration team.

Our Staff

With over 1,200 employees, Belton ISD is one of the largest employers in Bell County. We are commmitted to attracting and retaining high-performing administation, faculty, and staff who reflect the values of the community, serve as positive role models, exhibit moral excellence, and are committed to achieving excellence for all students. If you are interested in joining our team, please visit the Employment page for more information.

Our Parents

Parent involvement is an important part of student educational success. Belton ISD's parent involvement program strives to provide opportunities for parents and guardians to be an integral part of their child's education. Informational meetings, parent workshops, resource libraries, parent/teacher conferences, advisory committees, parent surveys, and a variety of school activities are some way that parents can participate and contribute input into their child's education. For more information, visit the Parent Involvement page.

Our Community

Belton's close-knit community provides support for the school district and our students. Businesses and individuals work closely with Belton ISD through the Adopt-A-School Program, with over 200 partners contributing over $125,000 in time, resources, and funds. The Belton Educational Enrichment Foundation provided over $49,000 in scholarships in 2007, and over $30,000 in teacher and paraprofessional grants for classroom enrichment in the fall of 2007.

Our Budget

Belton ISD's per pupil expenditure is $6,645. The District's budget for the 2008-2009 school year is $61.9 million, with a total property tax rate of $1.41 per $100 valuation.

Our Programs

Belton ISD provides a variety of programs and services to ensure each child receives a quality education. The following links provide more detailed information on those programs.