Eight Texas school districts, and five school boards, were recently selected as finalists for H-E-B’s Excellence in Education Awards. The finalists include:

LARGE SCHOOL DISTRICTS  

  • Leander ISD — Leander
  • Socorro ISD — El Paso
  • Galena Park ISD — Houston
  • Katy ISD — Katy
  • Allen ISD — Allen

SMALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS  

  • Dripping Springs ISD —  Dripping Springs
  • Valley View ISD — Pharr
  • Midway ISD – Woodway

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION FACILITIES

  • Central Texas 4C, Inc.— Temple
  • Sammy’s House – Austin
  • SEARCH Homeless Services – Houston
  • Hidalgo ISD – Hidalgo
  • Sunshine Cottage – San Antonio

PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARDS

  • Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD – Pharr
  • Humble ISD — Humble
  • Allen ISD — Allen
  • Alamo Heights ISD – San Antonio
  • Somerset ISD – Somerset

 

A panel of judges will visit each district and school board to tour campuses, talk with administration, staff, parents and community members before announcing the winners May 13 at La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio.

The winning large district will receive $100,000, and the winning small district will receive $50,000.  

Additionally, 40 teacher and principal finalists will be announced later in February and in March during surprise visits to schools.