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Midway ISD is a sought-after district in the Central Texas area with nationally recognized teachers, custom curricula and supportive community involvement. Midway’s pre-K through 12th grade enrollment has grown to more than 8,750 students at eight elementary schools, two middle schools and a high school, while maintaining the highest expectations in academics.

Midway ISD focuses on providing a learner-centered environment to engage and challenge students. Staff and students alike can utilize advanced technology and innovative programs throughout all campuses.

Midway graduates are prepared for work, college and military through nationally renowned programs and numerous options for state endorsements to suit the individual student. MISD curriculum also showcases award-winning fine arts, distinctive career and technical education programs, and competitive 6A athletics. Faculty and students benefit from a distinguished professional development school partnership with Baylor University.

For the latest news and achievements, visit Panther Nation News. For thorough reports, view annual district reports and district reporting and accountability.

Quick Facts


Elementaries:  8
Middle Schools: 2
High School: 1
From 3-year old prekindergarten to special education for ages 18+, Midway schools offer comprehensive programs, services, activities, and teams. We invite you to browse through our Programs & Services menu.


2022-23 Total number of students: 8,739
Economically Disadvantaged: 37.40%
Special Education: 13.72%
Military-Connected: 7.06%

Full demographic reports for all Texas school districts and campuses are in TEA's Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR).

Geographic Location

Midway ISD is a 6A school district located in the heart of central Texas. The district includes the communities of west Waco, Woodway, Hewitt, and Speegleville, plus parts of McGregor, Lorena and Crawford. Within 100 miles from Dallas or Austin, Waco is the 24th largest city in Texas and is the proud host of Baylor University, McLennan Community College, and Texas State Technical College.

Vision, Mission, & Core Beliefs

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Vision Statement

Innovation, Commitment, and Excellence

Mission Statement

Midway ISD will maximize individual potential within a learner-centered and supportive environment to prepare students to excel in a global society.

Core Beliefs

  • Every person has inherent worth.
  • Every person can learn and has unique academic, social, spiritual and physical needs.
  • A well-educated citizenry is central to a free society.
  • Students learn best in a partnership between the home, the community, and the school district that shares accountability and high expectations for a quality educational experience.
  • Rules and laws combined with personal responsibility are the foundation for a quality educational experience.
  • Efficiency and effectiveness are fundamental to a successful organization.
  • Personal integrity is essential to maintain trust.
  • Respect for others is essential for a well-functioning society.
  • Good role models are crucial to the positive development of our children; parents, guardians and district personnel are among the most influential role models.

District Goals

Goal 1: Meet the academic needs of a diverse population.

Goal 2: Provide influential role models through the recruitment, retention, and support of highly qualified faculty and staff.

Goal 3: In partnership with our community, provide a safe and secure, supportive, attractive and technologically-advanced environment in order to meet the physical, social, and spiritual needs of a diverse student population.

Goal 4: Advocacy - The District provides input and feedback to the legislature, State Board of Education, and the Texas Education Agency regarding issues in public education to ensure maximum effectiveness and benefit to students.