We are Family!

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.  If McAllen ISD is the right fit for you, we invite you to apply!

“A” Rated School District

OUR “A” GAME: Our backbone is 112 years of the HIGHEST STANDARDS and BEST TEACHERS – Highly Qualified, Degreed/Certified

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.

  • 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.  

  • Region One Superintendent of the Year, June 2020.

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

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

  • Music teachers & directors contributing to McAllen ISD being named a national Best Community for Music Education 8 straight years, Spring 2020.

  • 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.

McAllen ISD named among the Top 5 Best Large Districts in Texas in H-E-B Excellence in Education awards, spring 2018.

Reasons to apply! 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.


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Empty hallway at Perez Elementary

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