Area Schools In Waco

Schools in Waco

Educational opportunities abound in the Waco area, whether it’s for a grade school student or a young adult looking to experience the college life.

School Districts

There are several school districts in the area that provide topnotch education to residents of schooling age. One of the best among them is the Midway Independent School District (ISD), ranked #15 among the Best School Districts in Texas by the 2015 Niche Rankings.

The Midway ISD operates 10 campuses (6 elementary schools, 2 intermediate, 1 middle school, and 1 high school) and serves the following communities: Waco, Woodway, Hewitt, Speegleville, and parts of McGregor, Crawford, and Lorena.

Schools in China Spring are managed by the China Spring ISD, while those located in Lorena are served by the Lorena ISD. Other ISDs in the Waco area include Robinson ISD, McGregor ISD, and Waco ISD.

Private Schools

  • Reicher Catholic High School
  • Live Oak Classical School
  • St. Louis Catholic School
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal School
  • Waco Montessori School
  • Woodway Christian School
  • Vanguard College Preparatory School

Institutions of higher learning

Baylor University is one of Texas’ most historic universities. A nationally ranked research institution, Baylor has a student body composed of over 15,000 students studying various disciplines. The university was chartered in 1845 and is the oldest operating university in the Lone Star State. Baylor University offers 141 undergraduate programs, 75 master’s programs, and 37 doctoral programs. The university also has an outstanding sports program.

Another top-ranking college in Waco is the McLennan Community College, which offers associate degrees in Arts, Applied Science, Science, and Education. Student life is vibrant, thanks to the college’s visual, performing arts, and athletic programs.

Texas State Technical College or TSTC Waco is another state-funded institution that offers two-year programs and associate degrees in various fields. TSTC has branches throughout Texas, including Fort Bend County, Ingleside, and Sweetwater.