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Seminole Independent School District is located in West Texas.The district is in an area referred to as the Permian Basin. Seminole ISD is a property wealthy district in Gaines County, 60 miles from Midland and Odessa, 85 miles from Lubbock and 30 miles from Hobbs, New Mexico. Our district is considered one of the most fortunate districts in the state of Texas due to the high volume of taxes generated through the county's oil production.

Seminole ISD provides top quality education on six campuses for approximately 2800 PreK-12th students. The district includes the High School, Success Center, Jr. High, Elementary, Primary and F. J. Young campuses. 
Individual class size in the district does not exceed 22:1 ratio in PreK-5 th  grade. We prefer no more than 20:1 in both elementary and secondary classes. Upper level classes in high school (english, physics, chemistry, calculus, etc.) are approximately 15:1.  Students are allowed to take concurrent classes in high school where they earn high school and college credit simultaneously. Students are able to accumulate 12-50 hours of college credit while in high school.

Elementary students performing science experiment
Football team entering stadium for game
Competitive athletics is another focus of the district. We offer diverse sports for both boys and girls in grades 7-12. Included in our competitive athletics are: football, volleyball, basketball, track, tennis, golf, swimming, cross-country, baseball, softball and power lifting.  Many of the events are broadcast on the radio or streamed over the Internet. Check Seminole's homepage for updated schedules and broadcasts.  Seminole ISD also offers an extensive summer recreation program for all ages.

The Adult Learning Center provides day and night classes for a large adult education population with opportunities to become more productive members of our community. 

Seminole provides a Pearson-Vue authorized testing   site where local and surrounding candidates may register for the GED online test on compu ters provided by the district. The Testing Center also provides  TSI (Texas Success Initiative) testing  service to high school students from Denver City, Lamesa, Loop, Seagraves and Seminole . The district also provides an IdentoGO Fingerprinting Center. The center is manned by trained, knowledgeable staff.
Seminole ISD Testing Center
Seminole High School Marching band
The district has an outstanding fine arts program consisting of choir, band, art, theatre and speech. Each program has accumulated many state and national awards, as well as students receiving scholarships to continue their interest and talents.

Our technology program district wide is outstanding. Seminole is 1:1 using MacBook Airs in grades 9-12, while, grades 1-8 students are issued an iPad mini. Tech Support and Technology Integrators are available on all campuses to help teachers and students troubleshoot problems and learn using 21st Century tools. 

An after school robotics program is offered to students in grades 2-8. The program aligns with the TSTEM (Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)  initiative  and teaches math concepts and programing skills using LEGO NXT and EV3 kits.  Several campuses participated in the program  Hour of Code  during Computer Science Week, which teaches boys and girls basic coding concepts.

Seminole ISD Technology Center
Students in cooking class.
The district has a diverse vocational program consisting of auto tech, cosmetology, metals, home and family living, vocational agriculture, business, law enforcement and nursing. Students compete at the district, state and national level in these programs.

Seminole Consolidated School held their first teacher meeting in 1907 with all seven teachers in the county present. In 1910, a site was purchased on the "west" side of Seminole. The building would be approximately where the elementary playground is located in 2016, north of the Seminole Elementary building. The new school was built, with six classrooms, an auditorium and a bell tower.

FUN FACT: Bertha Lattie and Mattie Scott were the first graduates of Seminole school, as well as the first graduates in Gaines County in 1912. 
Early Seminole ISD school building
The Seminole High School band was organized under the direction of Harry LeMaire. Mr. LeMaire was director of the Seminole band and he composed the Seminole school song we still sing today. He copyrighted and presented the school anthem to the school as a gift. 
Seminole ISD school song.
  • Mr. LeMaire was born in London, England in April, 1862. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, then came to the USA. He directed the marine band during World War I. He also organized and directed the Texas Tech band for several years. 
  • First band hall was erected in 1940.
Much of the information has been obtained from "The Gaines County Story"   Volume I. The book was compiled by the Gaines County Historical Survey Committee. The committee published a book about families who came to Gaines County before 1945, with information dating through 1973. Members of the committee include:  Margaret Coward, chairman, Pauline Ancel, Doris Hunt, Fern Golden, Cleo Spence, Carolyn Allen, Agnes Anderson, Nuel Mitchell, Mozelle Perry, Mildred Dale, Reeves Cothes, and Walter Wood.  

  • Agnew Martin Anderson researched and wrote the section on Seminole Public Schools.  She taught various grades and subjects for Seminole schools for 25 years. 
  • "To Seminole High School, for forty years a symbol of progressive education, an institution of which we are proud and whose traditions are an inspiration to us. May she long continue to guide youth to a better way of life."
Gaines County Museum school room and memorbilia

Gaines County Museum

Sally Davis, Director

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m-5 p.m. 
(closed for lunch 12:00-1:00 p.m.) Monday-Friday
Indian and Maiden entering the front doors of Seminole High School.
  • Can you spot the student desk first used by Seminole schools? 
  • The museum has a copy of every TEPEE ever published by Seminole schools. 
  • Visit the museum to obtain a copy of the first "Teacher In-Service" held Monday, December 16, 1918. 
  • Check out how the courses in The Indian Guide have changed over the years... 
  • Many students have graduated from Seminole public schools, gone to college, received a degree and returned to teach at Seminole ISD. How many can you name? 
  • The 1949 TEPEE explains why Seminole chose the INDIAN as the mascot. 

    207 Sw 6th St

    Seminole, TX 79360

    Seminole Public Schools Federal Credit Union of Seminole, Texas has been operating for more than 50years. It is an educational common bond.

    In addition to automobile loans and other types of credit, Seminole Public Schools FCU can do real estate loans.

    Credit Union
    Credit Union
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