Award Year: 2014

Saltillo School

P.O. Box 269, 150 County Road 3534
Saltillo, TX, 75478-0269

(903) 537-2386

Mr. Kevin Wayne Woolley, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Saltillo Independent School District

School Website


Prepare kids to take a productive place in society, by providing quality education enabling all children to achieve. We prepare our kids for the future.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 70%
  • Hispanic: 25%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 10%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Saltillo Family Consumer Science students.

Saltillo Family Consumer Science students.

Saltillo is a small East Texas town in Hopkins County, approximately 80 miles east of Dallas on Interstate 30. The rural community has a population of 805. Saltillo ISD has an average enrollment of 265 students preschool -12th grade. Primarily a farming community, our rural district has a rich heritage of academic and athletic success due to the parents and grandparents that have laid a foundation of disciplined excellence.

The Saltillo ISD staff works to insure that each student has optimal achievement. They are well-prepared and do what is necessary to stay current in their content areas. They also show great support and concern for our students outside of their classes which really impacts the students in a positive manner.

Since school ratings began in Texas, Saltillo has achieved multiple ratings of either academically "recognized" or "exemplary" by the Texas Education Agency. The school has also been chosen as one of "America’s Best High Schools" by the U.S. News and World Report in recent years. Though quite proud of its ratings, the school is equally gratified by its graduation rate and college entrance percentages as well as by the well-prepared students who complete their senior year with upwards of 20 college hours.

Participation in extra -curricular activities is encouraged and most all of the school's students participate in these activities outside of classroom endeavors to encourage team-building. The school and community tackle challenges directly and this collegiality creates proud Saltillo Lions.