Districts of Innovation

H.B. 1842 (84th Session of the Texas Legislature) in part amended Chapter 12 of the Texas Education Code (TEC) to create Districts of Innovation. Districts are eligible for designation if certain performance requirements are met and the district follows certain procedures for adoption as outlined in Statute. The designation provides the district will be exempt from certain sections of the TEC that inhibit the goals of the district as outlined in the locally adopted Innovation Plan.

The term of the designation as a district of innovation may not exceed 5 calendar years.

We encourage all districts to consult with their legal counsel regarding the effect of any exemption claimed. The Texas Education Agency does not have the authority to approve a district's innovation plan. However, the Agency retains the authority to engage in investigative, intervention and enforcement activities if the district is not in compliance with legal requirements for which an exemption cannot be claimed.


Current Innovation Districts

The following districts have notified the TEA that they have adopted a local innovation plan and are designated as Innovation District. TEA does not have authority to approve or reject plans. Consequently, some plans may claim unallowable exemptions. If a district wishes to use any of these plans as a resource, the district should review each claimed exemption to make sure that the claimed exemption complies with the law and rules.


Abbott ISD

Abernathy ISD

Abilene ISD

Academy ISD

Adrian ISD

Agua Dulce ISD

Alamo Heights ISD

Alba-Golden ISD

Albany ISD

Aldine ISD

Aledo ISD

Alice ISD

Alief ISD

Allen ISD

Alpine ISD

Alto ISD

Alvarado ISD

Alvin ISD

Alvord ISD

Amarillo ISD

Amherst ISD

Anahuac ISD

Anderson-Shiro CISD

Andrews ISD

Angleton ISD

Anna ISD

Anson ISD

Anthony ISD

Anton ISD

Apple Springs ISD

Aransas Pass ISD

Archer City ISD

Argyle ISD

Arlington ISD


Aspermont ISD

Athens ISD

Atlanta ISD

Aubrey ISD

Austin ISD

Austwell-Tivoli ISD

Avalon ISD

Avery ISD

Avinger ISD

Axtell ISD

Azle ISD

Baird ISD

Ballinger ISD

Balmorhea ISD

Bandera ISD

Bangs ISD

Banquete ISD

Barbers Hill ISD

Bartlett ISD

Bastrop ISD

Bay City ISD

Beaumont ISD

Beckville ISD

Beeville ISD

Bellevue ISD

Bells ISD

Bellville ISD

Belton ISD

Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD

Benavides ISD

Benjamin ISD

Big Sandy ISD (187901)

Big Sandy ISD (230901)

Big Spring ISD

Birdville ISD

Blanco ISD

Bland ISD

Blanket ISD

Bloomburg ISD

Blooming Grove ISD

Bloomington ISD

Blue Ridge ISD

Bluff Dale ISD

Blum ISD

Boerne ISD

Boles ISD

Boling ISD

Bonham ISD

Booker ISD

Borden County ISD

Borger ISD

Bosqueville ISD

Bovina ISD

Bowie ISD

Boyd ISD

Brackett ISD

Brady ISD

Brazos ISD

Brazosport ISD

Breckenridge ISD

Bremond ISD

Brenham ISD

Bridge City ISD

Bridgeport ISD

Broaddus ISD

Brock ISD

Bronte ISD

Brookesmith ISD

Brooks County ISD

Brownfield ISD

Brownsboro ISD

Brownsville ISD

Brownwood ISD

Bruceville-Eddy ISD

Bryan ISD

Bryson ISD

Buckholts ISD

Buena Vista ISD

Buffalo ISD

Bullard ISD

Buna ISD

Burkburnett ISD

Burkeville ISD

Burleson ISD

Burnet CISD

Burton ISD

Bushland ISD

Bynum ISD

Caddo Mills ISD

Calallen ISD

Caldwell ISD

Calhoun County ISD

Callisburg ISD

Calvert ISD

Cameron ISD

Campbell ISD

Canadian ISD

Canton ISD

Canyon ISD

Carlisle ISD

Carroll ISD

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD

Carthage ISD

Castleberry ISD

Cayuga ISD

Cedar Hill ISD

Celeste ISD

Celina ISD

Center ISD

Center Point ISD

Centerville ISD (145902)

Centerville ISD (228904)

Central ISD

Central Heights ISD

Channelview ISD

Channing ISD

Chapel Hill ISD (212909)

Chapel Hill ISD (225906)

Charlotte ISD

Cherokee ISD

Chester ISD

Chico ISD

Childress ISD

Chillicothe ISD

Chilton ISD

China Spring ISD

Chireno ISD

Chisum ISD

Christoval ISD

Cisco ISD

City View ISD

Clarendon CISD

Clarksville ISD

Claude ISD

Clear Creek ISD

Cleburne ISD

Cleveland ISD

Clifton ISD

Clint ISD

Clyde CISD

Coahoma ISD

Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD

Coleman ISD

College Station ISD

Collinsville ISD

Colmesneil ISD

Colorado ISD

Columbia-Brazoria ISD

Columbus ISD

Comal ISD

Comanche ISD

Comfort ISD

Commerce ISD

Community ISD

Como-Pickton CISD

Comstock ISD

Connally ISD

Conroe ISD

Coolidge ISD

Cooper ISD

Coppell ISD

Copperas Cove ISD

Corpus Christi ISD

Corrigan-Camden ISD

Corsicana ISD

Cotton Center ISD

Cotulla ISD

Coupland ISD

Covington ISD

Crandall ISD

Crane ISD

Cranfills Gap ISD

Crawford ISD

Crockett County CCSD

Crockett ISD

Crosby ISD

Crosbyton CISD

Cross Plains ISD

Cross Roads ISD

Crowell ISD

Crowley ISD

Cuero ISD

Culberson County-Allamoore ISD

Cumby ISD

Cushing ISD

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD

Dalhart ISD

Dallas ISD

Danbury ISD

Darrouzett ISD

Dawson ISD (058902)

Dawson ISD (175904)

Dayton ISD

De Leon ISD

Decatur ISD

Deer Park ISD

DeKalb ISD

Del Valle ISD

Denison ISD

Denton ISD

Denver City ISD

DeSoto ISD

Detroit ISD

Devers ISD

Devine ISD


Deweyville ISD

Diboll ISD

Dickinson ISD

Dilley ISD

Dimmitt ISD

Divide ISD

Dodd City ISD

Donna ISD

Douglass ISD

Dripping Springs ISD

Driscoll ISD

Dublin ISD

Dumas ISD

Duncanville ISD

Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD

Eagle Pass ISD

Eanes ISD

Early ISD

East Bernard ISD

East Central ISD

East Chambers ISD

Eastland ISD

Ector County ISD

Ector ISD


Edgewood ISD (015905)

Edgewood ISD (234903)

Edna ISD

El Campo ISD

El Paso ISD

Electra ISD

Elgin ISD

Elkhart ISD

Elysian Fields ISD

Ennis ISD


Eula ISD

Eustace ISD

Evadale ISD

Evant ISD

Everman ISD

Excelsior ISD


Fabens ISD

Fairfield ISD

Falls City ISD

Fannindel ISD

Farmersville ISD

Farwell ISD

Fayetteville ISD

Ferris ISD

Flatonia ISD

Florence ISD

Floresville ISD

Flour Bluff ISD

Floydada ISD

Follett ISD

Forestburg ISD

Forney ISD

Forsan ISD

Fort Bend ISD

Fort Davis ISD

Fort Elliott CISD

Fort Hancock ISD

Fort Sam Houston ISD

Fort Stockton ISD

Fort Worth ISD

Franklin ISD

Frankston ISD

Fredericksburg ISD

Freer ISD

Frenship ISD

Friendswood ISD

Friona ISD

Frisco ISD

Frost ISD

Fruitvale ISD

Gainesville ISD

Galena Park ISD

Galveston ISD

Ganado ISD

Garland ISD

Garner ISD

Garrison ISD

Gary ISD

Gatesville ISD

Gause ISD

George West ISD

Georgetown ISD

Gholson ISD

Giddings ISD

Gilmer ISD

Gladewater ISD

Glasscock County ISD

Glen Rose ISD

Godley ISD

Gold-Burg ISD

Goldthwaite CISD

Goliad ISD

Gonzales ISD

Goodrich ISD

Goose Creek CISD

Gordon ISD

Gorman ISD

Grady ISD

Graford ISD

Graham ISD

Granbury ISD

Grand Prairie ISD

Grand Saline ISD

Grandfalls-Royalty ISD

Grandview ISD

Grandview-Hopkins ISD

Granger ISD

Grapeland ISD

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD

Greenville ISD

Greenwood ISD

Gregory-Portland ISD

Groesbeck ISD

Groom ISD

Groveton ISD

Gruver ISD

Gunter ISD

Gustine ISD

Guthrie CSD

Hale Center ISD

Hallettsville ISD

Hallsburg ISD

Hallsville ISD

Hamilton ISD

Hamlin Collegiate ISD

Hamshire-Fannett ISD

Happy ISD

Hardin ISD

Hardin-Jefferson ISD

Harlandale ISD

Harleton ISD

Harlingen CISD

Harmony ISD

Harper ISD

Harrold ISD

Hart ISD

Hartley ISD

Harts Bluff ISD

Haskell CISD

Hawkins ISD

Hawley ISD


Hedley ISD

Hemphill ISD

Henderson ISD

Henrietta ISD

Hereford ISD

Hermleigh ISD

Hico ISD

Hidalgo ISD

High Island ISD

Highland ISD

Highland Park ISD (057911)

Highland Park ISD (188903)

Hillsboro ISD

Hitchcock ISD

Holland ISD

Holliday ISD

Hondo ISD

Honey Grove ISD

Hooks ISD

Houston ISD

Howe ISD

Hubbard ISD (019913)

Hubbard ISD (109905)

Huckabay ISD

Hudson ISD

Huffman ISD

Hughes Springs ISD

Hull-Daisetta ISD

Humble ISD

Hunt ISD

Huntington ISD

Huntsville ISD

Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD

Hutto ISD

Idalou ISD

Industrial ISD

Ingleside ISD

Ingram ISD

Iola ISD

Iowa Park CISD


Iraan-Sheffield ISD

Iredell ISD

Irion County ISD

Irving ISD

Italy ISD

Itasca ISD

Jacksboro ISD

Jacksonville ISD

Jarrell ISD

Jasper ISD

Jayton-Girard ISD

Jefferson ISD

Jim Hogg County ISD

Jim Ned CISD

Joaquin ISD

Johnson City ISD

Jonesboro ISD

Joshua ISD

Jourdanton ISD

Judson ISD

Junction ISD

Karnack ISD

Karnes City ISD

Katy ISD

Kaufman ISD

Keene ISD

Keller ISD

Kelton ISD

Kemp ISD

Kenedy ISD

Kenedy County-Wide CSD

Kennard ISD

Kennedale ISD

Kerens ISD

Kerrville ISD

Kilgore ISD

Killeen ISD

Kingsville ISD

Kirbyville CISD

Klein ISD

Klondike ISD

Knippa ISD

Knox City-O’Brien CISD

Kopperl ISD

Kountze ISD

Kress ISD

Krum ISD

La Feria ISD

La Gloria ISD

La Grange ISD

La Joya ISD

La Porte ISD

La Pryor ISD

La Vega ISD

La Vernia ISD

Lackland ISD

Lago Vista ISD

Lake Dallas ISD

Lake Travis ISD

Lake Worth ISD

Lamar CISD

Lamesa ISD

Lampasas ISD

Lancaster ISD

Laneville ISD

LaPoynor ISD

Laredo ISD

Lasara ISD

Latexo ISD

Lazbuddie ISD

Leakey ISD

Leander ISD

Leary ISD

Lefors ISD

Leggett ISD

Leon ISD

Leonard ISD

Levelland ISD

Leverett's Chapel ISD

Lewisville ISD

Lexington ISD

Liberty Hill ISD

Liberty ISD

Liberty-Eylau ISD

Lindale ISD

Linden-Kildare CISD

Lindsay ISD

Lingleville ISD

Lipan ISD

Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD

Little Elm ISD

Littlefield ISD

Livingston ISD

Llano ISD

Lockhart ISD

Lockney ISD

Lohn ISD

Lometa ISD

Lone Oak ISD

Longview ISD

Loop ISD

Loraine ISD

Lorena ISD

Lorenzo ISD

Los Fresnos CISD

Louise ISD

Lovejoy ISD

Lovelady ISD

Lubbock ISD

Lubbock-Cooper ISD

Lueders-Avoca ISD

Lufkin ISD

Luling ISD

Lumberton ISD

Lyford CISD

Lytle ISD


Mabank ISD

Madisonville CISD

Magnolia ISD

Malakoff ISD

Malone ISD

Malta ISD

Manor ISD

Mansfield ISD

Marathon ISD

Marble Falls ISD

Marfa ISD

Marion ISD

Marlin ISD

Marshall ISD

Mart ISD

Martin's Mill ISD

Martinsville ISD

Mason ISD

Matagorda ISD

Mathis ISD

Maud ISD


Maypearl ISD

McCamey ISD

McDade ISD

McGregor ISD

McKinney ISD

McLean ISD

McLeod ISD

McMullen County ISD

Meadow ISD

Medina ISD

Medina Valley ISD

Melissa ISD

Memphis ISD

Menard ISD

Meridian ISD

Merkel ISD

Mesquite ISD

Mexia ISD

Meyersville ISD

Miami ISD

Midland ISD

Midlothian ISD

Midway ISD (039905)

Midway ISD (161903)

Milano ISD

Mildred ISD

Miles ISD

Milford ISD

Miller Grove ISD

Millsap ISD

Mineola ISD

Mineral Wells ISD

Mission CISD

Monahans-Wickett-Pyote ISD

Montague ISD

Monte Alto ISD

Montgomery ISD

Moody ISD

Moran ISD

Morgan ISD

Morgan Mill ISD

Morton ISD

Motley County ISD

Mount Calm ISD

Mount Enterprise ISD

Mount Pleasant ISD

Mount Vernon ISD

Muenster ISD

Muleshoe ISD

Mullin ISD

Mumford ISD

Munday CISD

Murchison ISD

Nacogdoches ISD

Natalia ISD

Navarro ISD

Navasota ISD

Nazareth ISD

Neches ISD

Nederland ISD

Needville ISD

New Boston ISD

New Braunfels ISD

New Caney ISD

New Deal ISD

New Diana ISD

New Home ISD

New Summerfield ISD

New Waverly ISD

Newcastle ISD

Newton ISD

Nixon-Smiley CISD

Nocona CISD

Nordheim ISD

Normangee ISD

North East ISD

North Hopkins ISD

North Lamar ISD

North Zulch ISD

Northside ISD (015915)

Northside ISD (244905)

Northwest ISD

Nueces Canyon CISD

Nursery ISD

O'Donnell ISD

Oakwood ISD

Odem-Edroy ISD

Oglesby ISD

Olfen ISD

Olney ISD

Olton ISD

Onalaska ISD

Orange Grove ISD

Orangefield ISD

Ore City ISD

Overton ISD

Paducah ISD

Paint Creek ISD

Paint Rock ISD

Palacios ISD

Palestine ISD

Palmer ISD

Palo Pinto ISD

Pampa ISD

Panhandle ISD

Panther Creek CISD

Paradise ISD

Paris ISD

Pasadena ISD

Patton Springs ISD

Pawnee ISD

Pearland ISD

Pearsall ISD

Peaster ISD

Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD

Penelope ISD

Perrin-Whitt ISD

Perryton ISD

Petersburg ISD

Petrolia CISD

Pettus ISD

Pewitt CISD

Pflugerville ISD

Pilot Point ISD

Pine Tree ISD

Pittsburg ISD

Plains ISD

Plainview ISD

Plano ISD

Pleasant Grove ISD

Pleasanton ISD

Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips CISD

Point Isabel ISD

Ponder ISD

Poolville ISD

Port Aransas ISD

Port Arthur ISD

Port Neches-Groves ISD

Post ISD

Poteet ISD

Poth ISD

Pottsboro ISD

Prairie Valley ISD

Prairiland ISD

Premont ISD

Presidio ISD

Priddy ISD

Princeton ISD

Pringle-Morse CISD

Prosper ISD

Quanah ISD

Queen City ISD

Quinlan ISD

Quitman ISD

Rains ISD

Ralls ISD

Ramirez CSD

Randolph Field ISD

Ranger ISD

Rankin ISD

Reagan County ISD

Red Lick ISD

Red Oak ISD

Redwater ISD

Refugio ISD

Ricardo ISD


Rice ISD

Richardson ISD

Richland Springs ISD

Riesel ISD

Rio Grande City Grulla ISD

Rio Vista ISD

Rising Star ISD

River Road ISD

Rivercrest ISD

Riviera ISD

Robert Lee ISD

Robinson ISD

Robstown ISD


Rochelle ISD

Rockdale ISD

Rockport-Fulton ISD

Rocksprings ISD

Rockwall ISD

Rogers ISD

Roma ISD

Roosevelt ISD

Ropes ISD

Roscoe Collegiate ISD

Rosebud-Lott ISD

Rotan ISD

Round Rock ISD

Round Top-Carmine ISD

Royal ISD

Royse City ISD

Rule ISD

Runge ISD

Rusk ISD


S and S CISD

Sabinal ISD

Sabine ISD

Sabine Pass ISD

Saint Jo ISD

Salado ISD

Saltillo ISD

Sam Rayburn ISD

San Angelo ISD

San Antonio ISD

San Augustine ISD

San Benito CISD

San Diego ISD

San Elizario ISD

San Felipe Del Rio CISD

San Isidro ISD

San Marcos CISD

San Perlita ISD

San Saba ISD

San Vicente ISD

Sands CISD

Sanford-Fritch ISD

Sanger ISD

Santa Anna ISD

Santa Fe ISD

Santa Gertrudis ISD

Santa Rosa ISD

Santo ISD

Savoy ISD

Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD

Schleicher County ISD

Schulenburg ISD

Scurry-Rosser ISD

Sealy ISD

Seguin ISD

Seminole ISD

Seymour ISD

Shallowater ISD

Shamrock ISD

Shelbyville ISD

Sheldon ISD

Shepherd ISD

Sherman ISD

Shiner ISD

Sidney ISD

Sierra Blanca ISD

Silsbee ISD

Silverton ISD

Simms ISD

Sinton ISD

Sivells Bend ISD

Skidmore-Tynan ISD

Slaton ISD

Slidell ISD

Slocum ISD

Smithville ISD

Smyer ISD

Snook ISD

Snyder ISD

Somerset ISD

Somerville ISD

Sonora ISD

South San Antonio ISD

South Texas ISD

Southland ISD

Southside ISD

Southwest ISD

Spearman ISD

Splendora ISD

Spring Branch ISD

Spring Creek ISD

Spring Hill ISD

Spring ISD

Springlake-Earth ISD

Springtown ISD

Spur ISD

Spurger ISD

Stafford MSD

Stamford ISD

Stanton ISD

Stephenville ISD

Sterling City ISD

Stockdale ISD

Stratford ISD

Strawn ISD

Sudan ISD

Sulphur Bluff ISD

Sulphur Springs ISD

Sundown ISD

Sunnyvale ISD

Sunray ISD

Sweeny ISD

Sweet Home ISD

Sweetwater ISD

Taft ISD

Tahoka ISD

Tarkington ISD

Tatum ISD

Taylor ISD

Teague ISD

Temple ISD

Tenaha ISD

Terlingua CSD

Terrell County ISD

Terrell ISD

Texarkana ISD

Texas City ISD

Texhoma ISD

Texline ISD

Thorndale ISD

Thrall ISD

Three Rivers ISD

Three Way ISD

Throckmorton ISD

Tidehaven ISD

Timpson ISD

Tioga ISD

Tolar ISD

Tom Bean ISD

Tomball ISD

Tornillo ISD

Trent ISD

Trenton ISD

Trinidad ISD

Troup ISD

Troy ISD

Tulia ISD

Tuloso-Midway ISD

Turkey-Quitaque ISD

Tyler ISD

Union Grove ISD

Union Hill ISD

United ISD

Utopia ISD

Uvalde CISD

Valentine ISD

Valley Mills ISD

Valley View ISD

Van Alstyne ISD


Van Vleck ISD

Vega ISD

Venus ISD

Veribest ISD

Vernon ISD

Victoria ISD

Vidor ISD

Vysehrad ISD

Waco ISD

Waelder ISD

Walcott ISD

Wall ISD

Waller ISD

Walnut Bend ISD

Walnut Springs ISD

Warren ISD

Waskom ISD

Water Valley ISD

Waxahachie ISD

Weatherford ISD


Weimar ISD

Wellington ISD

Wellman-Union ISD

Wells ISD

West Hardin County CISD

West ISD

West Orange-Cove CISD

West Oso ISD

West Rusk County CISD

West Sabine ISD

Westbrook ISD

Westhoff ISD

Westphalia ISD

Westwood ISD

Wharton ISD

Wheeler ISD

White Deer ISD

White Oak ISD

White Settlement ISD

Whiteface CISD

Whitehouse ISD

Whitesboro ISD

Whitewright ISD

Whitharral ISD

Whitney ISD

Wichita Falls ISD

Wildorado ISD

Willis ISD

Wills Point ISD

Wilson ISD

Wimberley ISD

Windthorst ISD

Wink-Loving ISD

Winnsboro ISD

Winona ISD

Winters ISD

Woden ISD

Wolfe City ISD

Woodsboro ISD

Woodson ISD

Woodville ISD

Wortham ISD

Wylie ISD (043914)

Wylie ISD (221912)

Yantis ISD

Yoakum ISD

Yorktown ISD

Zapata County ISD

Zavalla ISD

Zephyr ISD



For questions regarding a specific district innovation plan, please contact the district directly.

Phone: (512) 463-5899
Email: Accred@tea.texas.gov