Advanced classes

    48 Pre-AP and AP courses available starting in the 6th grade.



    • Academy of Technology, Engineering, and Science (ATEMS), a four-year new tech high school located at Texas State Technical College.

    • Holland Medical High School, a health science campus featuring nursing, pharmacy, and other medical courses located at Hardin-Simmons University.

    • McMurry Magnet School, a 5th grade program with emphasized instruction in math and science located at McMurry University.

    • Abilene Education Foundation, a local non-profit organization that has awarded more than $250,000 in innovative teaching grants and thousands of dollars in student scholarships.


    The highest academic performance among urban school districts in West Texas and the only public school district in the Big Country for the past five years to have National Merit finalists. One hundred percent of campuses are rated Acceptable or better.


    Dynamic programs

    • Fine arts opportunities in art, band, choir, orchestra and theater.

    • Athletic programs for boys and girls in 13 different sports.

    • Career and technology courses of study in 16 different career clusters.

    • Early College opportunities for dual credit at four local universities.

    • Two award-winning Air Force JROTC units.

    • One of only 15 school districts in Texas to boast a state-of-the-art Planetarium


    Return Form to Director of Student Services
    241 Pine Street, Abilene, TX 79601 325-677-1444


    You may scan and email form to: kimberly.vernon@abileneisd.org;
    or print and fax to 325.794.1321

    ROTC Color Guard
    ROTC presents Colors at
    AHS vs CHS game 

    ahs chs football
    AHS vs CHS Football


    AP students receive awards
    AP Students Receive Checks for Passing Tests
    McMurry Magnet Students
    McMurry Magnet students experiment
    Holland medical image
    Medical Magnet on the HSU campus

    ATEMS Magnet billboard
    New Tech School at TSTC

    Orchestra Concert
    Orchestra students perform

    AHS vs CHS girls soccer
    AHS vs CHS Soccer

    AEF Young Artists group photo  AEF Young Artist Participants 
      gymnast Gymnastics