Back To School

For high school students, late registration is scheduled for August 16, 22, & 23. 

For middle school and elementary students please contact your campus for an appointment.



A committee of teachers reviewed the dress code, streamlined the regulations and emerged with a code that is consistent throughout the district and easy to follow. The School Board approved it in June. Click here for Dress Code Pamphlet.


Teacher Workday for all teachers – 7:45  a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Instructional Time: Elementary bell schedule: 7:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
                                 Middle School bell schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:05 p.m.
                                 High School bell schedule: 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.



Adult Evening Study Centers 

Advanced Academics

Bullying Prevention

Bus Transportation

Career and Technical Education

Child Nutrition Services

Concern Form

Fine Arts

General Guidelines for Pediculosis -Head Lice
Instructional Technology and Library Services
McAllen ISD Policy Online
Regarding Pest Control & Asbestos
Special Education
State and Federal Programs
Student Attendance Information
Student Discipline






The challenge of fortifying today’s students with 21st-century skills is daunting.

Today’s student must know how to create, to organize, to solve problems and work collaboratively. Students must know how to utilize rapidly-changing technologies and adapt it for practical use.

McAllen ISD has been ahead of the curve in remolding the educational environment in a way that captured national attention and is being emulated by districts across the state and country. We lead the way.

We are engineering a learning environment that fosters creativity, ingenuity, and resourcefulness by placing cutting-edge technology into students’ hands, coupled with student-centered, inquiry-based learning, and a team of educators to facilitate their growth – intellectually and physically.

Students can choose from a wide range of educational programs that offer high academic rigor and the rich, full-rounded experiences and 21st Century skill sets that universities and employers seek.

It is a culture of progressive thinking, balanced by sage classroom experience.





Hispanic 94.1 %
At-Risk 58.3 %
Economically Disadvantaged 71.2 %
English Learners (EL) 32 %

Source: 2017–18 Texas Academic Performance Reports



Employees 3,325
Teachers 1,596
Campuses 31

Employee data is for 2018-19 school year. Source: McAllen ISD Human Resources



Inclement Weather Days
Closing of schools may occur when bad weather or emergency conditions exist. Please check the McAllen ISD website at Also, the following media outlets will be informed to broadcast this information.
KGBT 1530 AM
KGBT-TV Channel 4
KRGV-TV Channel 5
KVEO-TV Channel 23
KTLM-TV Channel 40
KNVO-TV Channel 48

The district has set aside two weather makeup days in case school is missed due to inclement weather. They are October 14, 2019 and April 10, 2020. Those dates are currently scheduled to be student holidays.


McAllen ISD’s Strategic Plan includes: STRATEGY 6: FUTURE-READY STUDENTS

We will foster principled students who learn, adapt, and innovate in response to their ever-changing environment.

6.1.   Create a student-led mentoring program on ALL campuses for every student.

6.2.   Implement a capstone community service component at each grade level that is focused on adaptive and innovative ideas that identify and resolve real world issues.

6.3.   Create teacher trainings to facilitate the use of innovative and adaptable technologies to teach future-ready students.

6.4.   Implement non-traditional, e.g., block-type scheduling to allow greater flexibility for students and teachers.