September 29th, 2023

New Onsite Elementary School at Headwaters Opening in 2025

Dripping Springs ISD: Nurturing Young Minds in the Heart of Hill Country

The Texas Hill Country is a place known for its breathtaking landscapes, serene communities and a commitment to excellence in education. Nestled in this picturesque region is the Dripping Springs Independent School District (DSISD), a district that has been making waves in the education world for its dedication to providing students with top-tier educational opportunities. Get ready to explore the benefits of DSISD, its remarkable schools and the exciting addition of a new onsite elementary school at Headwaters in Fall 2025.

Dripping Springs ISD Ratings: A Testament to Excellence

One of the key indicators of a school district’s quality is its ratings, and in this regard, the Dripping Springs Independent School District (DSISD) consistently earns high marks. In 2022, the district and five campuses earned an “A” rating in the annual Texas Education Agency (TEA) accountability ratings.

These ratings are based on various factors, including student achievement and school progress. Achieving an ‘A’ rating signifies DSISD’s outstanding performance in these vital areas, providing assurance to families seeking a school district committed to excellence across all facets of education. It’s clear that DSISD is not only nurturing young minds, but also setting them on a path to success.

New Onsite Elementary School at Headwaters: An Exciting Addition

Dripping Springs ISD’s sixth elementary school will be built in the Headwaters neighborhood. The campus, situated on 64 acres on the west side of the neighborhood off Mira Vista Dr., will accommodate 850 students from grades PK-5. Construction will begin in the spring of 2024 and the school is projected to open for the 2025-26 school year.

Headwaters is a community celebrated for its commitment to an elevated lifestyle and the new onsite elementary school is a great addition to its list of exceptional amenities. Families will enjoy shorter commutes and the peace of mind that comes with having a top-tier school right within their neighborhood. Complementing this commitment to education are Headwaters’ exceptional offerings such as the Stargazing Amphitheater, community telescope and over 8 miles of scenic Hill Country trails, inviting young explorers to immerse themselves in the wonders of nature.

Dripping Springs Elementary: Cultivating Young Minds

Dripping Springs Elementary (DSE) is where the educational journey currently begins for many young learners. This school is celebrated for its nurturing environment, dedicated educators and a curriculum that fosters both academic excellence and personal growth. DSE is not just a place to master the curriculum, but a community where students develop their own critical thinking skills and build the foundation for a lifetime of learning.


Dripping Springs Middle School: Preparing for the Future

A place that bridges the gap between elementary and high school, Dripping Springs Middle School (DSMS) focuses on helping students develop essential skills like organization, teamwork and self-discipline. With a variety of extracurricular activities and clubs, students at DSMS can explore their interests and discover their passions, preparing them for the exciting journey ahead.

Dripping Springs High School: A Launchpad for Success

Dripping Springs High School (DSHS) is the crown jewel of the district, renowned for its commitment to academic excellence, exceptional extracurricular programs and a supportive community. DSHS offers a wide range of Advanced Placement (AP) courses, allowing students to challenge themselves academically and earn college credit. The school’s achievements in academics, athletics and the arts display the dedication of its students and educators.

A Community That Values Education

At Headwaters, education is seamlessly woven into the fabric of daily life, harmonizing with the natural beauty of Hill Country habitats and the unique experience of residing in a Dark Sky Community. The community believes that providing access to excellent educational opportunities is crucial for the growth and success of its residents. The addition of the onsite elementary school is a testament to Headwaters’ commitment to offering an elevated lifestyle that encompasses all aspects of life, including education.

Discover for yourself why Headwaters is the premier community in Dripping Springs. Visit today!