The community of Glen Rose is located about 50 miles southwest of Fort Worth. The Glen Rose Independent School District is 202 square miles and is the only public school district in Somervell County. The student population of 1744 students is housed on four campuses.
Glen Rose ISD is committed to the development of independent life-long learners who navigate through life using ingenuity, creativity and critical thinking skills seamlessly; the foundation of our society’s future. Because of astute financial management, parental involvement, community support, and professional leadership from GRISD staff, the district has developed quality programs to meet students’ educational and developmental needs. GRISD’s low student-teacher ratio (12.7 to 1) enables small group instruction and provides many opportunities for individual attention as well as the ability to incorporate project-based learning strategies to enhance the quality of student learning.
The district has long been recognized as a leader in the classroom, advancing into the 21st century as a 1:1 district with quality technology education at all levels of instruction. The Glen Rose Schools have a varied and extensive curriculum in language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, technology, languages other than English, fine arts, physical education, and career and technology (CTE). The wide variety of courses that are offered include special, general, advanced, and gifted/talented courses to differentiate instruction and meet the individual needs of each student.
Glen Rose ISD has committed its time, talent, and tax dollars and has accomplished our goal to provide the resources to become a 1:1 district with 24/7 access to digital content for all students. Each classroom is equipped with an ActivBoard (an interactive white board). Each student is issued a MacBook Air or iPad. To support 21st Century learning, GRISD constructed a Technology Center to provide ongoing staff development and instructional support.
Teamwork is a key part of the Glen Rose School System, from the Board of Trustees, to the Superintendent, to the faculty and staff, to the community at large. Teachers and staff benefit from our vast support system. Parents, community leaders, and area businesses are all involved in maintaining the quality of the Glen Rose I.S.D. educational environment.
“The mission of the Glen Rose Independent School District, in partnership with the community, in a caring, learning environment is to develop in students’ minds the capability to build a world commUNITY in which humanity will live in global harmony.”
Glen Rose ISD does not discriminate against students on the basis of gender, age, race, nationality, religion, disability, socioeconomic standing or non-proficiency in English language skills in providing educational services for students.
Superintendent, G. Wayne Rotan