Honors and Awards - District

    • Dripping Springs ISD has been very successful in recent years in the H-E-B Excellence in Education awards program. For three consecutive years (2014-16),  District of the Year. In 2017, the DSISD School Board was one of five finalists statewide for the 2017 School Board of the Year. Then, in 2018, Walnut Springs Elementary's Julie Pryor was a finalist for Elementary Principal of the Year.
    • The DSISD Board has been chosen as a Regional Honor Board for two consecutive years (2017, 2018) in the TASA (Texas Association of School Administrators) awards program.
    • Dripping Springs students at all grade levels consistently perform well on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests. The number of Dripping Springs students passing the tests and scoring in the “Advanced Performance” range far exceeds their statewide peers in all subjects and grade levels. The passing rate for DSHS students exceeded 90 percent on all five end-of-course (EOC) exams.
    • In the 2018 Texas state accountability ratings, Dripping Springs ISD and all seven schools “Met Standard” in the Texas state accountability system. Dripping Springs Elementary earned distinctions in Science and Comparative Academic Growth, while Sycamore Springs Middle School earned a distinction in Science.
    • Elaine Cogburn, DSISD Assistant Superintendent for Business Services, was one of three statewide finalists for the 2017 Commitment to Excellence Award presented by the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO).
    • Superintendent Bruce Gearing was a finalist for the 2016 Superintendent of the Year award presented by the Texas Association of School Boards.
    • Dripping Springs ISD has received the highest rating on the Texas FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) report every year. FIRST measures the quality of school districts’ financial management and reporting.
    • In a 2018 report released by TXSmartSchools.org, Dripping Springs ISD received the highest possible score --5  out of 5 stars based on academic progress and cost-effective practices.
    • All DSISD schools have been assigned “grades” of A+ or A by the website niche.com. The district was given a score of A+.
    • The district’s bond rating is ‘AA’ according to Standard & Poor’s and Aa2 according to Moody’s.