“When you live in Veramendi, your children will be able to attend schools in New Braunfels ISD – a shining star in Texas education.”
Schools in New Braunfels
Being a part of New Braunfels Independent School District is an important benefit to future residents with school-aged children. With a mission to “provide an environment where all students are engaged and empowered to become self-reliant learners in a constantly changing world,” NBISD does just that. New Braunfels ISD is a Texas Education Agency recognized district. Texas School Guide awarded the District a grade rating of B+, placing NBISD in the top quartile for school districts in Texas.
Children in Veramendi will likely attend Veramendi Elementary School, Oak Run Middle School and New Braunfels High School. Attendance zones will be confirmed by New Braunfels ISD.
Our New Braunfels founding fathers were the first to tax their citizens and create the first public school in Texas. School has been held uninterrupted in New Braunfels since August 11, 1845. Not only is our community home to the oldest public school district in the Texas, but we also have one of the largest school districts in the state per square mile.
NEW BRAUNFELS ISD
The New Braunfels Independent School District – which serves more than 7,800 students – represents a history of strong educational achievements.
Today, students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grades are encouraged, challenged, and nurtured by more than 930 employees who instill a love for learning in classrooms across the district. NBISD encompasses 13 campuses: eight kindergarten-5th grade campuses, two middle schools, one ninth grade center (which also houses a School of Choice for credit recovery), one 10th-12th high school, and one alternative learning center.
Annually, students and educators earn national and statewide awards for academic and teaching accomplishments.
In 2010 trustees voted to spend $2 million to fund technology hardware throughout the district so teachers can integrate technology into instruction. The goal of the district is to move instruction from teacher-centered to more student-centered, problem-based learning. In 2012, the school board approved instituting a one-to-one initiative at the district’s Ninth Grade Center, which will put iPads in the hands of all freshmen in 2012-13.
Because of successful bond referendums in recent years, students throughout the district are benefitting from new and renovated facilities with amenities designed to create secure and inviting learning environments. In November 2010 voters approved a $45 million bond referendum to build a new middle school that was opened in August 2012.
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‘VERAMENDI’ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL / OPENED FALL 2017
Grades: Pre K – 5
Principal: David MacRoberts
Oak Run Parkway
New Braunfels, TX 78132
OAK RUN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Principal: Shana Behling
415 Oak Run Point
New Braunfels, TX 78132
NEW BRAUNFELS HIGH SCHOOL
Principal: Kara Boch
2551 Loop 337
New Braunfels, TX 78130
MORE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Two public school districts (New Braunfels and Comal Independent School Districts) serve Comal County. Start-up training programs for industry are available through area community colleges working in cooperation with the State Office of Economic Development and Tourism and the local WorkSource Career Center. Both school districts offer comprehensive adult community education programs. New Braunfels students may also choose to go to Premier High School of New Braunfels, a tuition-free, public charter school.
Private and parochial schools in New Braunfels play an important role in the city’s diverse educational opportunities. The oldest is Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School which opened in 1849 by Father Menzel. Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School provides an excellent Catholic education and inspires active learning so that all students will achieve and is for students K-8. In addition, Cross Lutheran, the New Braunfels Christian Academy, New Braunfels Presbyterian and St. John Paul II Catholic High School provide strong Christian education programs that serve students in grades K-12. Another local private school is I Cento School, which offers a strengths-based approach to education.
Quality post Secondary Education has become a major goal in New Braunfels. Attracting such initiatives as the Central Texas Technology Center, offering courses from Alamo Colleges. Additionally, Howard Payne University is opening a campus in the coming years, classes are already offered and in progress. Less than 15 minutes away is Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas Lutheran University in Seguin and University of the Incarnate Word and Wayland Baptist University in San Antonio. Aspiring cosmetology professionals can get their training locally at Seguin Beauty School – New Braunfels, which has been going strong since 1977.