About Canyon ISD

The Canyon Independent School District serves two communities, Canyon and Amarillo, in Randall County of the Texas Panhandle. The district covers a large area, which encompasses 732 square miles. The north end of the district has 8 campuses in south Amarillo that offer immediate access to city amenities, while those in the city of Canyon offer a small-town atmosphere with easy access to the city. In the city of Canyon there are 5 campuses, and 2 campuses are located in between the two cities.
The Canyon ISD community is well known for its commitment to children and education. Within district attendance boundaries, new homes and new neighborhoods abound. Many new families move into the Canyon ISD attendance area because of the reputation of the schools and the quality of life found here. The school district is a learning community, providing opportunities for all students and staff to reach their learning potentials.

CISD Mission Statement

The mission of Canyon ISD, in partnership with parents and community, is to empower students through academic and character development to obtain lifelong success as servant leaders.


Empowering Lifelong Success

Value Statement

We Believe…

  • Learning is a result of high expectations and challenging experiences fostering a strong work ethic
  • People are our greatest resource to advance the highest potential in our students
  • A partnership between the home, community, and school enables every student to pursue their interests or strengths
  • Our commitment is to find the preferred pathway for every student
  • By building our student’s self-confidence they will gain a competitive edge to engage in new opportunities

10 Years of Growth

 2006-2007  2016-2017
 Students  8184  9862
 Budget  $48,452,399  $69,965,632
 Tax Rate M&O / I&S  $1.5098/.182  $1.04/..23
 Local Revenue  $29,857,808  $43,019,771
 Federal Revenue  $63,000  $375,000
 Bus Routes  45  51
 Administrative Staff  33  42
 Professional Support  80  84
 Teachers and Aides  579  689
 Support Staff  218  232
 Campuses  12  15

Financial Information

Find details on the Business and Finance webpage: Budget and Financial Reports

Average ACT and SAT Scores

 SAT  2016  1463  1393
 ACT  2017  21.4  20.7

Student Enrollment (per PEIMS)

 Canyon High School  1,125
 Randall High School  1,683
 Youth Center of the High Plains  57
 Midway Alternative High  56
 Canyon Junior High  629
 Westover Park Junior High  932
 Canyon Intermediate School  592
 Greenways Intermediate School  894
 Arden Road Elementary  434
 City View Elementary  530
 Crestview Elementary  499
 Gene Howe Elementary  383
 Hillside Elementary  514
 Lakeview Elementary  461
 Reeves-Hinger Elementary  744
 Sundown Lane Elementary  330
 TOTAL as of 10-28-2016  9,863

Projected Enrollment (numbers)

 2017-2018  10,000
 2021-2022  11,000

STUDENT PROFILE (November 2017)

 White  6,828  69.50%
 Black or African American 251 2.60%
 Hispanic 2,415 24.60%
 Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 10 .10%
 American Indian or Alaska Native 51 .50%
 Asian 112 1.10%
 2 or more races 160 1.60%

Student Information (November 2017)

Economically Disadvantaged  3,022 30.80%
 English Language Learners (ELL) 174 1.80%
 At Risk  2,596  26.40%
 Bilingual/English 2nd Language  173  1.80%

Program Information (November 2017)

 Bilingual /ESL Education 173  1.80%
Career & Technical Education  2,305  23.50%
 Gifted & Talented 319 3.20%
 Special Education 1034 10.5%
 Dropout Rate (2015-2016) .01%
 Title 1 Campuses 6

Attendance Zones (Boundaries)

Campuses south of black line feed into Canyon Intermediate, Canyon Jr. High & Canyon High
Campuses north of black line feed into Greenways (west of I-27) or Pinnacle (east of I-27) Intermediate, Westover Park Jr. High & Randall High

Contact campuses to verify attendance zones.

CISD Boundary Map

CISD Boundary Map