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Hutto Independent School District
www.hutto.txed.net
Address: 200 College Street, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-3771
Fax: (512) 759-4797
Public Information Officer: Emily Grobe
The Hutto Independent School District is among the fastest growing district in Texas. Enrollment reached 5,674 at the end of the 2011-12 school year. After spending just two years as a 3A high school, Hutto High School is in its fifth year as a 4A school based on its enrollment for the upcoming school year.

Voters approved a $128.5 million bond issue in 2008 that will be used to build two more elementary schools – numbers six and seven – as well as a second high school when needed. The Hutto ISD is governed by a seven-member board of trustees. Doug Gaul serves as president and Phillip Boutwell serves as vice president. Other trustees include Constance Gooding, Byron McDaniel, Billie Loguidice, Sheila Knapp and Michael Drollette.

The school board meets the second Thursday of each month at the Hutto Administration Building, located at 200 College St. The public portion of the meeting usually begins around 7 p.m., following a closed session.

Location/Boundaries: Hutto ISD is seven miles east of IH 35 on Highway 79 (Exit 253) and is bounded by Round Rock on the west and Taylor to the east.

Current 2012 student enrollment: 5,674
Tax Rate: $1.535

Campuses

Hutto High SchoolCottonwood Creek Elementary
(Grades Pre-K to 4)
Principal: Michele Bischoffberger
Address: 3160 Limmer Loop, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-5430
Fax: (512) 759-5431
Total students: 564

Hutto Elementary
(Grades Pre-K to 4)
Principal: Cindy Deska
Address: 100 Mager Lane, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-2094
Fax: (512) 759-4778
Total students: 589

Nadine Johnson Elementary
(Grades Pre-K to 4)
Principal: Jacqueline Tealer
Address: 480 Carl Stern Drive, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-5400
Fax: (512) 759-5401
Total students: 615

Ray Elementary
(Grades Pre-K to 4)
Principal: Janet Reichardt
Address: 225 Swindoll Lane, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-5450
Fax: (512) 759-5451
Total Students: 656

Hutto Middle School
(Grades 5-8)
Principal: Elizabeth Comeaux
Address: 1005 Exchange Blvd., Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-4541
Fax: (512) 759-4753
Total students: 626

Farley Middle School
(Grades 5-8)
Principal: Roy (Chris) Christian
Address: 303 CR 137, Hutto, TX 78634
Total students: 589

Hutto High School
(Grades 9-12)
Principal: Brandy Baker
Address: 101 FM 685, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-4700
Fax: (512) 759-4757
Mascot: Hippo
Total students: 1,289

Higher education
As a community, Hutto made higher education a priority last year with nearly 72 percent of voters within the school district approving a 5-cent branch maintenance tax to help establish a community college near SH 130.

Temple College and Texas State Technical College plan to build and develop a 57-acre Williamson County Higher Education Center on Hutto’s western border. The City of Hutto, Hutto ISD and the Hutto Economic Development Corporation banded together to help finalize funding for the proposed college.

Classes began last fall at Hutto ISD’s Veterans Hill Elementary School on Limmer Lane, and officials broke ground in May 2012 on the initial 112,000 sq. ft. building along CR 108. The new higher education center is expected to be operational by the fall semester of 2013.

The facility will allow Hutto-area students to complete associate’s degrees or technical training and certifications. Hutto ISD students will pay Temple College’s in-district rate per semester hour versus the out-of-district rate

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