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EDUCATION
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ALPINE Alpine Independent School District 704 W . Sul Ross Ave . Alpine , Texas 79830 ( 432 ) 837-7700 www . alpine . esc18 . net
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 firstclass 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 extracurricular options for all students .
Alpine Christian Schools 1901 Loop Drive Alpine , Texas 79830 ( 432 ) 837-5757 www . alpinechristianschool . com
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 www . alpinemontessori . org
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 .
Sul Ross State University P . O . Box C-119 Alpine , Texas 79832 ( 432 ) 837-8432 www . sulross . edu
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 ).