Academic success continues to be at the forefront for Leander ISD


We take tremendous pride in our students’ successes in Leander ISD.

This fall, LISD students claimed remarkable accomplishments in arts and athletics programs, but I would like to take a moment to also recognize our academic programs and high-achieving students for their successes in the classroom.

Our Advanced Placement program earned a place on the annual AP District Honor Roll for the third consecutive year.

The AP program offers college prep coursework to high school students through the College Board. The AP Honor Roll recognizes 447 school districts throughout the United States and Canada for increasing access to AP programs, maintaining high performance standards across all demographics and improving the number of students earning a score of 3 or higher on AP exams.

At the Dec. 7 Board meeting, we celebrated 25 National Hispanic Scholars, 26 National Merit Scholars Semifinalists and the Vista Ridge High School Navy Junior Reserves Officer Training for being designated as a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors.

The Vista Ridge NJROTC, an instructional program that offers leadership and skills training for students, earned its recognition for academic performance from the United States Navy. The unit was ranked second in the state among all Navy JROTC programs.

In October, the LISD Board recognized a trio of students from Vandegrift and Vista Ridge high schools for earning perfect scores on the ACT.

In addition to their athletic success, the Vandegrift High School cross country team featured five student-athletes on the Texas High School Coaches Association Academic All-State team.

Leander ISD will have students competing in UIL Academic, Destination Imagination, robotics, SkillsUSA, DECA and Health Occupations Students of America competitions throughout the winter and spring, leading to even more success stories to share.

Most importantly, we eagerly anticipate our graduation ceremonies in June, when we will showcase more than 2,500 students for achieving their milestone accomplishment in education.

Years of learning in our LISD elementary, middle and high schools – along with incredible commitment by caring teachers and supportive parents – put these students in a position to achieve at the highest levels.

With a focus on putting academics first, while educating the whole child through our social skills, arts and athletics programs, I know we can continue our charge toward being an elite district, through one vision, with one purpose, for #1LISD.