Comal Independent School District

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  • The Comal Independent School District is a fast-growing, progressive, and innovative district with more than 21,100 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Families are attracted to Comal ISD because of its family values, neighborhood schools and safe environments. Academics, fine arts, and athletics are emphasized at the 28 campuses located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Comal ISD is well known for its excellent gifted and talented program, career and technology offerings, dual high school/college enrollment, its wide range of special education services, strong emphasis on teacher training, and outstanding fine arts, agricultural and athletic programs. Service learning, plus parent and community engagement, are two characteristics that set Comal ISD apart from most districts. The district encompasses 589 square miles of Central Texas in Comal, Bexar, Hays, Kendall, and Guadalupe counties. The unique communities that make up the district include Canyon Lake, Sattler, Startzville, Hancock, Fischer, Spring Branch, Smithson Valley, Bulverde, Garden Ridge, and parts of the cities of San Antonio and New Braunfels. Comal ISD gains annually approximately 800 new students and is recognized as one of the fastest growing districts in Texas. Growing more than 8,000 students since 2004. With its massive area, Comal ISD’s boundaries include over 22,100 future residential lots. In fact, five-year growth projections put the district with an enrollment of more than 26,500 students. Comal ISD taxpayers, who qualify, pay 20 percent less in property taxes every year because Comal ISD is one of the few districts in the state that provide an additional 20 percent homestead exemption. This means that while the tax rate may be a little higher than neighboring districts, the amount of taxes paid on a $215,000 home averages $549 per year less than neighboring districts. For more information about Comal ISD, call 830-221-2000 or visit www.comalisd.org.