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McAllen ISD is a progressive school district that seeks to provide the best in education for its children. We are the largest employer in the City of McAllen with approximately 3,400 employees and 1,600 teachers. We work in a city proud of it's traditions, activities, blend of cultures and family-first atmosphere. Our salaries, wages and benefits are highly competitive.  We know teacher quality is the foundation of successful student learning, so we invest in helping our teachers grow. All new teachers are paired with an experienced mentor during their first year. Along with this, monthly academies provide support and build a camaraderie throughout our district. If McAllen ISD is the right fit for you, we invite you to apply!

Our web-based application system that gives you easy access to your application. The submission of an application will serve as authorization for McAllen Independent School District to investigate your employment, personal history and police inquiries.

To help with completing your application you will need to have the following items for reference:

  • Social Security Number

  • Driver’s License Number

  • Teaching Certificate, if applicable

  • College Transcript, if applicable

  • Dates and Names of Employers for work experience

  • Reference Information (e-mail address, name and phone number)

  • You have the option to copy and paste your résumé and letter of interest.

“A” Rated School District

OUR “A” GAME: Our backbone is 112 years of the HIGHEST STANDARDS and BEST TEACHERS – Highly Qualified, Degreed/Certified.  Earning an “A” designation by the Texas Education Agency for two straight years (2018 and 2019).

BEST TEACHERS: Average Classroom Experience - 13.3 years per Teacher (Above State Average)

McAllen ISD teachers have earned 19 State or Regional Teachers of the Year titles in 28 years, the most of any school district in the Region.

  • 2020 Texas Superintendent of the Year

  • 2020 Region One Superintendent of the Year

  • 2022 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year

  • 3 staff members to be inducted into Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame, June 2021.

  • Lamar Academy teacher earned a 2020 Liberty Bell Award from the Texas Young Lawyers Association, June 2020.   

  • Counselor of the Year semifinalist for Lone Star State School Counselor Association, Nov. 2019. 

  • VAMOS (Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarships) Counselor of the Year, June, 2019.  

  • Staff members serving in positions of leadership across the region & state.

  • Staff members serving as presenters on regional, state and national level.

  • The District being named a national Best Community for Music Education for nine consecutive years.

  • PE Coaches contributing to all eligible schools being named among America's Healthiest Schools by Alliance for a Healthier Generation for 7 straight years, August 2020.

  • Overseeing the District as all eligible schools have been named among America’s Healthiest Schools since 2014.​

  • The District being named “Favorite School District” in The Monitor’s Readers’ Choice awards three times in the past four years.

  • The District being nominated for Best Large District in Texas in H-E-B Excellence in Education awards in 2018.

-Updated 11/3/21