Comal County and the City of New Braunfels have two school districts: New Braunfels ISD is primarily within the city limits and Comal Independent School District which spans 589 miles of central Texas, including parts of five central Texas counties: Comal, Bexar, Hays, Kendall, and Guadalupe.

Comal ISD has 30 schools in the district and is rated as a Recognized school district by the Texas Education Agency. In May 2015, voters approved a $147.4 million bond package which included $94 million for the construction of two new middle schools and $21.3 million for technology. In May 2017, voters approved a second bond package worth $263.5 million which includes the construction of two new high schools, additional school buses, maintenance to existing facilities, the design for future elementary schools and the design for a future school-of-choice high school. In February 2020, the Board of Trustees approved a third, $397.7 million, bond package during their board workshop to be added to the May 2, 2020 ballot. The 2020 Bond will help fund two new elementary schools, a middle school, land purchases for future schools, a multi-use event center and much more. For more information about the Comal ISD 2020 Bond, click here. For more information about CISD, visit here.

NBISD has 15 total schools within the district and rated as an academically accepted school district. In November 2018, voters approved a $118.3 million bond referendum to build a new middle school and a new elementary. The middle school is projected to open in August 2021 and the new elementary in August 2023. The bond also included $6.6 million to increase student safety and security, nearly $14 million in renovations to address aging schools and campus additions and $3.4 million in upgrades and additions for the middle school and high school athletics. For the first time, NBISD also included $6 million in bond funds for future transportation needs related to growth as well as $5.4 million for technology. Both the technology and transportation items and projects included in the 2018 Bond will be funded through short-term bonds (5-to-10 years) to allow for less interest and a shorter repayment period. For more information about the NBISD 2018 Bond, click here. For more information about NBISD, visit here.




Technical Schools

Central Texas Technology Center (CTTC) – The Central Texas Techology Center (CTTC), located in New Braunfels, serves as the regional workforce development campus for New Braunfels, Seguin and the regional area as well as provides higher education for the local communities. The CTTC offers a wide range of academic, technical and continuing education programs to include associate degrees through the colleges of the Alamo Community College District. Students can complete licensing and certification requirements in many trade programs through specialized curriculum. Workforce training programs can be created or tailored to fit the needs of the local industries as an added benefit.

Colleges and Universities in San Antonio – within a 30-minute radius

Educational Attainment (Age 25 and older) Total  

Less than 9th Grade: 3,048  
Grades 9-12: 3,127  
High School Diploma: 11,256  
Associates Degree: 2,554  
Bachelor’s degree: 7,691  
Master’s Degree: 1,123  
Professional School Degree: 186  
Doctorate Degree: 244        

2013 ACS – 3-yr estimates