Ott's Outlook

March 2019

The City of Temple continues to grow and for the first time in many years this growth is happening within the TISD attendance boundaries. Over the next five years, the expected growth in the southeast quadrant of the city will experience development like never before. With this growth, it is anticipated that TISD will gain 600+ additional students. This is an incredible opportunity for Temple ISD and we want to make sure that we are prepared to serve each and every new family that we receive!


District administration has worked closely with a professional demographer, the City of Temple and a number of property developers to identify ideal locations for future infrastructure and new schools. After deliberation, the district decided to move forward with the purchase of this parcel of land — the first time Temple ISD has purchased land to build a school in nearly twenty years. It was important to secure the land before development raises the cost per acre. This also allows ample time to continue collaborating with the City of Temple on roads, sewer and other infrastructure needs to open a new elementary school in time to accommodate growth.


This is a proud day for Temple ISD and is all part of our transformational process. I would like to thank the TISD Board of Trustees for their forward thinking and action throughout this process. Their decision sends a clear message that we will be positioned to handle our projected growth and be ready to welcome our future families to new schools and master-planned, high-quality residential developments.


Let me be the first to welcome our future Wildcats to the TISD family!


Bobby Ott

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  • THS Senior Carly Moore received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point.
  • THS Senior Kyle Cunningham was selected as First Chair in his section at the TMEA All-State competition, making him the top Tenor Saxophonist in the state!
  • This past weekend the Temple High School Choir competed at UIL Solo and Ensemble. Out of the 65 TISD students competing, 45 students received a 1st Division Rating on their solo and 20 students are advancing to the State Solo & Ensemble Competition.

  • THS student McKenzie Hughes made Wildcat history as our very first wrestler to earn a spot at the UIL State Wrestling Championships.


...Now that you know, please share these exciting accomplishments with others!

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TISD will be closed the week of March 11-15 for Spring Break

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Supporting our Special Olympics Athletes!