Alpine, Texas Community Guide 2019/2020 | Page 20

Alpine, TEXAS 20 Education PUBLIC SCHOOLS Alpine Independent School District 704 W. Sul Ross Ave. Alpine, Texas 79830 (432) 837-7700 Mission: Alpine ISD will provide our children with learning experiences to be responsible, productive and successful citizens of an ever-changing world. Children can experience a first-class education in the warm and friendly setting that only a small town can provide. The Alpine Independent School District encompasses about 1,925 square miles in Brewster County. School board members are elected from single member districts. Current enrollment at AISD is 1,072 students, on three campuses: Elementary, Middle School, and High School. The current student demographic mix is: Anglo 28%; Hispanic 69%; and Other 3%. The average student/teacher ratio is approximately 11- to-1. AISD consistently meets or exceeds Texas Education Agency rating standards. The district prides itself on providing an excellent academic education and extensive extra-curricular options for all students. PRIVATE SCHOOLS Alpine Christian Schools 1901 Loop Drive Alpine, Texas 79830 (432) 837-5757 Alpine Christian School, founded in 2004, provides education for Bridge K (3-4 year olds) through the 12th Grade for families in Alpine and throughout the Big Bend region. ACS is fully accredited through the Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools and uses proven, classical education techniques based on a Biblical worldview. Alpine Montessori School 908 N. 6th St., Alpine, Texas 79830 (432) 837-2173 Established in 1989, Alpine Montessori School serves families from Alpine and the Big Bend region. The primary class offers curriculum for ages 3-6, and the elementary class offers curriculum for ages 6-9 and 9-12. UNIVERSITY Sul Ross State University P.O. Box C-119, Alpine, Texas 79832 (432) 837-8432 Sul Ross State University offers a combination of small class size, an appreciation of both fine arts and the sciences, as well as popular professional programs in a relaxed, friendly environment. As a coeducational, comprehensive, public institution of higher education, SRSU offers certificate programs and associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The university offers 36 undergraduate programs and 23 graduate programs. SRSU offers certificate programs, associate’s, bachelor’s and also has a 468-acre working ranch that serves the animal sciences program. There are three satellite campuses, in Del Rio, Uvalde and Eagle Pass. Key facilities of SRSU include: • Archives of the Big Bend • Center for Big Bend Studies • Chihuahuan Desert Resource Conservation and Development • Museum of the Big Bend • Minority and Small Business Development Center • Borderlands Research Institute Athletic teams compete in the American Southwest Conference. Rodeo is a significant part of the SRSU program and the university is the birthplace of the prestigious National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA).