• About Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD

    The mission of Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District is to
    foster a culture of excellence that instills a passion for a
    lifetime of continuous achievement in every student.
    Every day we are dedicated to fostering a culture of excellence in all we do. With our focus on personalized education, caring campus leaders, supportive administrative team, low employee turnover rate, and state-of-the art facilities – all in a small town environment within minutes of downtown Fort Worth – Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District is a great place to live, learn, and work!
    Your child is unique
    From kindergarten to high school, diverse programs are available to support the regular curriculum and to provide for special needs. The district also offers a school of choice for at-risk students through the Elmer C. Watson High School and the opportunity for high school students to gain licensures and certifications while participating in project-based learning at the Sarah Hollenstein Career and Technology Center.

    Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD prides itself on hiring and retaining quality employees. With competitive salaries and a range of affordable housing, EMS ISD is able to recruit and retain excellent teachers and support personnel. The average EMS ISD teacher has 10.7 total years of experience, with 5.3 years in the district. EMS ISD has one of the lowest turnover rates in the area. All employees are encouraged to further their education through a variety of professional learning programs and workshops scheduled throughout the year.

    EMS ISD also offers childcare for any employee who is eligible for benefits. Our award-winning childcare program is staffed by caring district employees and is centrally located at the Weldon Hafley Development Center. This is just one more reason teachers choose to bring their talents to EMS ISD.

    Tax Rate
    Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD has a combined tax rate of $1.54 per every $100 of property value. This means a home valued at $100,000 would have a school tax bill of $1,540.00 per year.
    District Demographics as of March 2016
    Enrollment 19,134 4-Year Graduation Rate 94.16%
    African American 10.25% Attendance Rate 95.75%
    American Indian   0.60% Annual Dropout Rate  0.89%
    Asian   3.95%    
    Hispanic  36.63%    
    Pacific Islander    0.24%    
    White  44.74%    
    Economically Disadvantaged  42.30%