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Enrollment & Registration


If you are a new student to Terrell ISD, welcome! We are glad to have you and look forward to getting to know you. Enrollment for new students for the 2022-2023 school year will begin on April 4 for students K-12 and March 7 for Pre-K3 and Pre-K4.


Every year, TISD students are required to complete updated registration forms for the upcoming school year. This is done online via Parent Portal. Continuing TISD students can update their 2022-2023 student registration forms beginning April 4.


Welcome Tigers! If you are new to TISD and are enrolling your child for the first time in Kindergarten, welcome! We are excited for you to join the Tiger family and begin your educational journey with us.


Terrell ISD believes early education sets a strong academic foundation and provides a jumpstart to a child's learning journey. The District is proud to offer programs for 3 and 4-year-old students via Pre-K3, Pre-K4, and Headstart at the W.H. Burnett Early Childhood Center. Families have the option to enroll their students in either full-day or half-day programs and may be eligible for free or reduced tuition depending on income and additional factors.


Terrell ISD is thrilled to kick off the first year offering a Dual Language Program for Pre-K 4 students at W.H. Burnett Early Childhood Center and Kindergarten students at J. W. Long Elementary School. This program is NOT for English speaking students to learn Spanish, it is modeled for students with Spanish as their first language to be served in both English and Spanish in order to be successful in English-only instruction classrooms when they get to secondary level. Placement testing is on a first come first serve basis. Students enrolled in Dual Language Program at W.H. Burnett will automatically be enrolled in the program unless requested otherwise by the student's family.



Who: All children who are five years of age and under 21 years of age on or before the first day of September and are residents of Terrell ISD may attend Terrell public schools.


Students residing outside the district boundaries must complete enrollment through the campus they will attend. Out-of-district tuition is $500 per student per year and $1000 per family per year payable at the administration office.


Where: Registration will take place on each individual campus. Parents are asked to contact their school office to schedule an appointment. Campus office hours are posted on this web site.


When: Registration generally begins the first week of August on each campus.


How: Parents need to provide the following documents when registering their children for school (or within 30 days of enrollment).

  • Enrolling parent's or guardian's photo identification such as a driver's license. (The child must be enrolled by the child's parent or guardian or other person with legal control of the child under a court order.)

  • The child's birth certificate or another document suitable as proof of identity.

  • A copy of the child's records from the school the child most recently attended (if applicable).

  • A record showing that the child has up-to-date required immunizations. (see note below)

  • Child's Social Security card.

  • Proof of residency with the school attendance zone


The Terrell ISD individual campus administration may request additional information. Please call the campus office for more information prior to enrolling your child.


Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students:

A student shall show acceptable evidence of vaccination prior to entry, attendance, or transfer to a child-care facility or public or private elementary or secondary school in Texas. Immunization requirements needed for public school:


If you have any questions or need assistance with logging into your Parent Portal account, please contact your campus registrar. 

W.H. Burnett

Heather Harrison- Heather.Harrison@terrellisd.org

Dr. Bruce Wood Elementary

Melody Buenrostro - melody.buenrostro@terrellisd.org

Gilbert Willie Sr. Elementary

Shawna Peterson- Shawna.Peterson@terrellisd.org

Global Leadership Academy

Jenifer Jurez Ibarra - jenifer.juarezibarra@terrellisd.org

J.W. Long Elementary

Abigail Martinez- abigail.martinez@terrellisd.org

Herman Furlough Jr. Middle School

Kerry Guzman- Kerry.Guzman@terrellisd.org

Ashely Swiney- Ashley.Swiney@terrellisd.org

Terrell High School

Kellie Tanton- Kellie.Tanton@terrellisd.org

Alma Ramirez- alma.ramirez@terrellisd.org