Founded in 1894, the Karnes City Independent School District is proud of its rich tradition and commitment to excellence in all educational endeavors. Karnes City ISD encompasses 361 square miles, most of which lies in Karnes County with the western side extending into Atascosa County. Continued improvements and commitments to the finest educational and physical facilities have been characteristic of the Karnes City School system throughout its history. The City of Karnes City, incorporated in 1891, is located in the northwestern and north-eastern portions of Karnes County, 55 miles south of San Antonio on Highway 181 and 94 miles north of Corpus Christi on 181. Karnes City ISD is fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency. A quality education is provided for students in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. The district strives to provide a variety of educational opportunities and involvement for the entire community.
Karnes City ISD provides: A strong preparation in mathematics, language arts, social studies, science and foreign language, an outstanding band program that begins in the sixth grade, and comprehensive programs for children with disabilities beginning as early as age 3. Counseling services are provided at each school.
We strongly believe in innovative uses of technology in the curriculum. All three campuses are fully networked with computers in every room. The district has multiple multimedia - networked computer labs/classrooms/libraries on every campus. Our district-wide network has a fiber-optic backbone, and provides direct connection to the Internet through THEnet, the Texas Higher Education Network, via the UT-Health Science Center. Connectivity began in 1996 with a Connections Grant from TEA/TENET, and have continued through TIF, Department of Education, and private grants; and local funds. KCISD currently has a 2.18/1 student-computer ratio district wide. Starting with a TIE grant collaboration with Region III ESC in Victoria, Texas, all three libraries became fully automated including, student stations, and catalog/circulation software. Improvement has continued in our Libraries with Department of Education grants - Enhancing Library Functions and local funds.