Phone: (940) 759-2281 ext 601
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Steven Self
Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year at Muenster ISD
I would like to welcome you to one of the most outstanding school districts in North Texas: Muenster
I.S.D. I am proud of the rich heritage of the district and the accomplishments of our faculty and staff.
We are small enough to give that personal touch that all of us want with our most important treasure,
our children. We are large enough to be able to offer a full range of academic, fine arts, and athletic
opportunities. At Muenster ISD, you will find an age appropriate Pre-K program to meet the needs of
your 4 year olds. District staff provide the program for qualifiers and, on a tuition basis, for nonqualifiers.
Our Early Childhood staff work hard to coordinate pre-K with our kindergarten and 1st grade
for a seamless transition. The Muenster Elementary provides one of the best programs in North Texas
and is ranked in the top 15% of Texas elementary campuses. A full range of academics, special
programs, and interventions are available to ensure your child’s success. A comprehensive physical
education program is in place for Pre-K through 6th grades. Both art and music programs are offered, as
well. Students have the opportunity to participate in Academic U.I.L. activities from Grades 2 – 6 and
have won the District Meet 11 out of the last 13 years. Tutorials and after school programs are
available, as needed. The campus has consistently been rated as Recognized or Exemplary under the
State AEIS and is currently rated, “B” , under the new Texas A-F Academic Performance Reports (TAPR)
The Muenster Junior and Senior High School serves students in grades 7 through 12. A full range of
academic, career & technology, and athletic programs are available and, with the completion of a $14
million bond project, the Board has provided a state of the art elementary and junior high school. A
modern agriculture science building has also been made available to students with welding programs
available and a farm and ag. science barn south of town. Our students excel in Ag Science and
consistently demonstrate high scores with their projects at the local, regional and state competitions.
The high school offers certification courses through North Central Texas College and is exploring new
career and technology offerings to provide additional dual credit and certification programs. The
Muenster High School has been rated in the top 10% of high schools in Texas and is currently rated
“A” within the new A-F state accountability system. The campus has been recognized by U.S. News
and World Reports as one of the “Best High Schools in Texas” and has been identified by the Texas
Education Agency as a High Performing School using Federal Title I Criteria. This past year, the High
School also received the Outstanding School Award from a National Group called Educational Results.
Muenster students score, consistently, 20 points above state averages on the various STAAR and
STAAR End of Course Exams.
On May 6th, 2017, the school and community were able to pass a $2.4 million bond to provide new
technology systems, safety enhancements, school buses and other transportation, a resurfaced track,
and some much needed HVAC and other upgrades.
In the spring of 2019, the MISD Board of Education made a decision to upgrade Hornet Stadium with
Astroturf, install new led lighting, install new ADA compliant bleachers on the visitor side, and make
other needed improvements. MISD plans to host playoff games for area teams in the future.
This past summer our FCCLA students competed at the National Convention in Los Angeles after winning
their STAR Events at the State Level. This is the third trip to nationals and the opportunity to achieve
the gold medal in the last three years. The Academic U.I.L. offers our students an awesome opportunity
to compete with students all over the state via virtual meets. U.I.L. One Act Play provides opportunities
for talented actors, but also for those talented in stage and costume design. Opportunities abound and
the students are supported by the MISD School Board and community.
A full range of athletic opportunities are available with Cross Country, and Football in the Fall and
Basketball, Power Lifting, Softball, Baseball, Track & Field, and Tennis & Golf in the Spring, Muenster has
as many opportunities for athletic development as many 4A schools. Over the last three years our
athletes have been able to win the State Championship Gold in Football, Basketball, and Baseball. - so
not only do they participate, they excel at the highest level!
At Muenster, we believe that RURAL MATTERS, that SMALL WORKS, that COMMUNITY COUNTS, and
that KIDS CAN.
The staff and administration look forward to assisting you in your most important job of teaching,
guiding, and rearing your children. We will build on the love and care you have provided and will
continue to provide your child. We take their learning and development very seriously and encourage a
positive partnership with you during the time your child is in the district. Thank you for letting us assist
you and let’s commit to a partnership in learning. GO HORNETS!!!!
Superintendent of Schools