Stellar Education Options
Schools in Temple, Texas, deliver educational choice for families—from elementary school to college.
Temple offers K-12 options for every child with four independent school districts (ISD) and excellent private schools. Temple ISD, Belton ISD, Troy ISD and Academy ISD are each among some of the safest and most diverse districts in Texas and offer advanced academics, athletics, career and technical programs, fine arts, foreign languages and more. Private schools like Holy Trinity Catholic High School are actively growing their facilities and offerings.
Colleges and universities such as Temple College and University of Mary Hardin-Baylor invite residents to extend their education. Individuals and transitioning veterans get the benefit of professional training and education programs across a spectrum of specialties. And, with amplified affordability for housing and amenities, residents in Temple have access to higher education in a place with lower costs. Read more about Temple’s education offerings below.
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National Merit Scholar Award Winners Have Graduated from Temple High School
Temple Independent School District is a diverse, vibrant 6A school district with more than 8,700 students excelling in advanced academics, fine arts, athletics and career and technical education.
Temple ISD currently includes 15 schools and is developing a new middle and elementary school in southeast Temple. It recently opened a state-of-the-art Career & Technical Education Center, offering hands-on learning and certification in manufacturing, health science and information technology.
Temple High School also offers the Temple International Baccalaureate Programme. Students ages 1 to 16 can enroll in the IB program through the Travis Science Academy, a health science-focused middle school with education partners including Baylor Scott & White, Texas A&M Medical School and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital.
With approximately 10,300 students enrolled on 14 campuses, Belton Independent School District is growing rapidly. The district recently broke ground on a new elementary school, and the new Lake Belton High School. It will also open a new fine arts complex at Belton High School for the 2020-2021 school year.
Temple is home to a number of excellent private schools, providing religiously affiliated, special education and academically focused options for families.
On average, the student to faculty ratio is 7:1, and families benefit from lower costs on private tuition compared to the national average.
Central Texas Christian School offers pre-K through 12 education, while Immanuel Lutheran School, Montessori Schools of Central Texas and St. Francis Episcopal School offer pre-K though elementary and middle school education. Private high schools include Holy Trinity Catholic
The Temple region is home to various higher education options, including eight colleges and universities.
Baylor University: Located just 35 miles from Temple, Baylor is a vibrant campus with more than 16,000 students studying multiple disciplines. The university has a reputation for excellence in quality of education, research activity, affordability, baccalaureate value and athletics.
Central Texas College: CTC students may pursue associate degrees in the arts, science, applied science and general studies. Students may also choose to earn a certificate in any 40-plus certificate programs.
Southwestern University: Located in Georgetown, Southwestern offers a top-ranked integrated arts and sciences curriculum that incorporates the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Temple College: Temple College is a comprehensive community college nationally recognized for program excellence – from the visual and performing arts to competitive athletics. It is one of Texas’ premier institutions for healthcare education.
Texas A&M University Central Texas: Texas A&M University-Central Texas is part of one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation. A&M-Central Texas offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, with an emphasis on access and affordability.
Texas State Technical College: TSTC graduates are highly valued by business and industry for their work ethic, knowledge and workplace skills. It is recognized as one of the most sophisticated technical-vocational institutes in the country.
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor: Nearly 4,000 students study at UMHB, focused on areas such as health science, information technology and engineering. It’s known as one of the safest campuses in the country.
Academic options extend beyond college students. High schoolers can enroll in specialized pre-college classes at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. For transitioning military personnel and other individuals pursuing the medical and biotechnology field, the Texas Bioscience Institute offers STEM-based programs, contributing to Temple’s robust healthcare sector.