The Dawson Independent School District is a public school district based in Dawson, Texas. DISD serves southwestern Navarro County in Central Texas, including the unincorporated community of Purdon, Texas. An extremely small portion of the district extends into neighboring Hill County. The school mascot is Bulldogs. DISD has one school with three campuses - Dawson Elementary (grades pre-k through 6), Dawson Junior High School (grades 7-8), and Dawson Senior High School (grades 9-12). DISD is administered by a superintendent and administrative staff in the central administration offices, which is located in the Dawson Senior High School building. Policy decisions and administrative suggestions are made by the Board of Trustees, who are elected by the community and school district members.
Mission and Motto
The mission of DISD is to provide each student a meaningful, challenging education, delivered in a safe learning environment, that prepares him or her to be a capable, productive, and contributing citizen. DISD's motto is "Striving for Excellence".
Enrollment Counts and Student / Teacher Ratio Counts
DISD serves approximately 483 students as of January 21th, 2016. The approximate student-to-teacher ratio is 13:1. DISD employs approximately 80 administrators, faculty, staff, and teachers.
Sports and Extra-Curricular Events
Dawson ISD excels in numerous activities. Sports that Dawson HS and JH participate in are Girls Volleyball (V, JV, JH), Football (V, JH), Cross Country (HS and JH), Basketball (B and G V, JV, and JH), Baseball (Varsity), Softball (Varsity), Powerlifting (HS), Wrestling (HS), Tennis (HS, V), Golf (HS), and Track (HS and JH). Extra-Curricular activities include Cheerleading (HS and JH), Band (6th through 8th Grade), Yearbook (HS), FFA (HS), One Act Play (HS and JH), and National Honor Society (HS).
In 2008, the Dawson Independent School District issued a $3,995,000 Bond for Dawson ISD Members to vote on for School Repairs, Property Expansion, and Debt Relief. The repair side of the bond was for a new roof for Dawson Junior / Senior High School, security upgrades for the entrances of all district campuses, bathroom remodels, new gym floor, and science lab repairs. A Baseball / Softball / Tennis Complex, a new concession stand with restrooms for the Ed Mitchell Field, and 5 buses were purchased with the bond, too. Members voted "Yes" on their ballots which lead to the passing in the 2008 School Bond Elections. All projects are currently completed.