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Welcome to Dyess Air Force Base and Abilene, Texas. As you anticipate your move to West Texas, I encourage you to check out the Abilene Independent School District. Abilene ISD is the premier school district in this area. With two 5A high schools, 4 middle schools, 16 elementary schools, and various special campuses, we offer a broad-based spectrum of education and extracurricular activities for our students. Our faculty, staff, and administration are committed to meeting not only the educational needs of our students but in developing the whole child.

The Abilene community, Dyess AFB, and the AISD are continuously working together to offer our students the best education possible to prepare them for their future, whether it is post-secondary education or the workforce. We are truly blessed to have this support and to have Dyess as a part of our community.

If we can help you in any way, please feel free to contact us.

Registration Information

Child’s birth certificate and social security card
Current shot record
Proof of address (utility bill or rent receipt showing name and address)
Any records from previous school

Summer registration is normally held at the campuses the week before school starts. During the school year, students may be registered at any time during the school day. For more assistance please email or phone the Student Services Office  325.677.1444, x8764.

A one day Summer Registration Fair for all AISD campuses will be held for military families. The Fair is held at the Dyess Heritage Club.

To obtain information about the transfer of high school credits please contact Cindy Hothan at Abilene High School or Lindsay Perry at Cooper High School. For more information about high school classes please review the current College And Career Planning Guide.

Schools in AISD

Students in the Abilene district attend neighborhood schools. Children living in base quarters are enrolled in Dyess Elementary, Clack Middle School and Cooper High School. Please use the School Finder & Bus Locator link to locate schools for off base housing.

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Advanced Placement Courses
Pre-AP classes begin in the 6th grade. Pre-AP and AP classes which permit high school students to earn college credits are offered in both high schools . For more information click

Abilene ISD offers a full athletic program. Team sports begin at the middle school level and progress to junior varsity and varsity programs at the high schools. Tryouts are held in the spring and summer training for fall sports starts in early August. AISD is a member of the Texas UIL 5A conference. Check out the high schools’ athletic web sites:
Abilene HS , Cooper HS.

Extra-Curricular Activities
Students may participate in a wide variety of academic, athletic, artistic or social activities. The district believes student participation in extracurricular activities extends and enriches their educational experience while developing valuable personal skills.  The
University Interscholastic League is the governing agency for competitive extracurricular activities.  Secondary Clubs, Organizations and Sports, Elementary Enrichment Programs

Fine Arts
Abilene ISD has an outstanding, multi-faceted fine arts program. From stimulating elementary music classes to sixth-grade beginning instrumental classes to choir, band, orchestra, theatre arts, art, speech, and dance at the high school level, the school district supports the philosophy that the arts are an integral part of education.

Gifted & Talented Programs
The district’s serves gifted and talented students in kindergarten  and first grade with on campus services. Students in grades three through five participate in a weekly pullout program. At the middle school and high school levels students are served through enriched Pre AP and AP classes. Campus
counselors can provide information about the identification and placement process.

Health Services
Every AISD campus is served by a nurse. The district has a strong working relationship with Dyess medical personnel. Medications can be given during school hours. A consent form is required and all medications must be supplied in the original container .

Special Education
The district offers comprehensive services to children with identified physical, emotional or educational conditions. Please email
 or phone the Special Education Department at  325.677.1444, x7855 for assistance.


Family Support Center at Dyess

Abilene State School