About Canyon ISD

The Canyon Independent School District serves two communities, Canyon and Amarillo, in Randall County of the Texas Panhandle. The district covers a large area, which encompasses 732 square miles. The north end of the district has 7 campuses in south Amarillo that offer immediate access to city amenities, while those in the city of Canyon offer a small-town atmosphere with easy access to the city. In the city of Canyon there are 5 campuses, and 3 campuses are located in between the two cities.
The Canyon ISD community is well known for its commitment to children and education. Within district attendance boundaries, new homes and new neighborhoods abound. Many new families move into the Canyon ISD attendance area because of the reputation of the schools and the quality of life found here. The school district is a learning community, providing opportunities for all students and staff to reach their learning potentials.

CISD Mission Statement

The mission of Canyon ISD, in partnership with parents and community, is to empower students through academic and character development to obtain lifelong success as servant leaders.

We Believe

  • it is the District’s responsibility to provide a challenging and safe environment that will empower all students and staff to realize their learning potential.
  • every child can learn and become a productive member of society.
  • in treating every person with dignity and respect.
  • in an educational community focused on excellence.

Our Goals

  • All instructional personnel will implement CISD curriculum as powered by the Texas Resource System for all core areas and TEKS curriculum calendars for all other instructional areas.
  • All instructional personnel will establish challenging goals for all students and provide effective feedback through timely assessments and system of interventions.
  • All CISD personnel will promote effective parental and community involvement through communication, participation, and partnerships in accomplishing the district’s goals.
  • A safe and orderly environment will be maintained, supported, and continuously improved by all CISD personnel.
  • All CISD personnel will work professionally in high performing collaborative teams whose members work interdependently to improve both adult and student learning.

10 Years of Growth

 2006-2007  2016-2017
 Students  8184  9862
 Budget  $48,452,399  $69,965,632
 Tax Rate M&O / I&S  $1.5098/.182  $1.04/..23
 Local Revenue  $29,857,808  $43,019,771
 Federal Revenue  $63,000  $375,000
 Bus Routes  45  51
 Buses  61  65
 White Fleet  44  62
 Administrative Staff  33  42
 Professional Support  80  84
 Teachers and Aides  579  689
 Support Staff  218  232
 Campuses  12  15

Financial Information

Find more details on the Business and Finance webpage: Budget and Financial Reports

Average ACT and SAT Scores

 SAT  2016  1463  1393
 ACT  2016  22.0  20.6

Student Enrollment (per PEIMS)

 Canyon High School  1,125
 Randall High School  1,683
 Youth Center of the High Plains  57
 Midway Alternative High  56
 Canyon Junior High  629
 Westover Park Junior High  932
 Canyon Intermediate School  592
 Greenways Intermediate School  894
 Arden Road Elementary  434
 City View Elementary  530
 Crestview Elementary  499
 Gene Howe Elementary  383
 Hillside Elementary  514
 Lakeview Elementary  461
 Reeves-Hinger Elementary  744
 Sundown Lane Elementary  330
 TOTAL as of 10-28-2016  9,863

Projected Enrollment (numbers)

 2017-2018  10,000
 2021-2022  11,000

STUDENT PROFILE (November 2016)

 White  6,878  69.57%
 Black or African American 250 2.53%
 Hispanic 2,424 24.52%
 Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 10 .10%
 American Indian or Alaska Native 54 .55%
 Asian 113 1.14%
 2 or more races 157 1.59%

Student Information (November 2016)

Economically Disadvantaged  3,065 31.1%
 English Language Learners (ELL) 205 2.08%
 At Risk  2,519  25.6%
 Bilingual/English 2nd Language  205  2.08%

Program Information (November 2016)

 Bilingual /ESL Education 205  2.08%
Career & Technical Education  2,289  23.2%
 Gifted & Talented 321 3.2%
 Special Education 1068 10.9%
 Dropout Rate (2015-2016) .03%
 Title 1 Campuses 6

Attendance Zones (Boundaries)

Campuses south of black line feed into Canyon Intermediate, Canyon Jr. High & Canyon High
Campuses north of black line feed into Greenways Intermediate, Westover Park Jr. High & Randall High

Contact campuses to verify attendance zones.

boundary map