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Laredo Independent School District

The Laredo Independent School District was established in 1882. LISD is a district sprawling more than 13 square miles. The Laredo Independent School District is made up of 33 educational institutions: 20 elementary schools, four middle schools, four high schools including the new Early College High School located on the campus of Texas A&M International University, the Lara Academy our alternative education campus, an Non-Traditional high school, and three magnet schools. The three magnet schools are the Vidal M. Treviño School of Communications and Fine Arts, located in historical downtown Laredo, the Dr. Dennis D. Cantu Health Science School, located at Martin High School, and the Sabas Perez School for Engineering and Technology Education, located at Cigarroa High School. 

The district has a yearly average of 25,000 enrolled students and over 4,500 employees striving for academic excellence. At the Laredo ISD, learning is the key to a bright and successful future. By setting high standards, the district plays a crucial role in preparing the students to meet the challenges and demands of today's high-tech and multicultural work place.


Our schools are safe and caring environments that motivate and prepare students to contribute and excel in life. They build on the strong and expanding foundation already established by families involved in their children's learning.

Our students are highly successful. They are critical thinkers and effective problem solvers who are confident, self-motivated, and actively involved in our local and global community.

Our community actively supports the learning process. It provides full access to human, technological, and fiscal resources. This partnership demonstrates total confidence in our school system and holds it to the highest educational standards.

The district is accredited by the Texas Education Agency .


  • Laredo Independent School District
  • 1702 Houston St., Laredo, TX 78040
  • 956-273-1000
  • 956-273-1035
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