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Corpus Christi ISD

Quick Facts

38,000 students.

59 campuses.

Dr. Roland Hernandez

Committed to developing hearts and minds, Corpus Christi Independent School District (CCISD) serves over 38,000 students at 59 campuses within 68 square miles. The District’s mission is to graduate lifelong learners who are prepared to continue their education, enter the world of work, and be productive citizens. Since 1909, when the District was created, CCISD has enjoyed an outstanding reputation as a strong District, focused on excellence in education.

Dr. Roland Hernandez has served as Corpus Christi Independent School District’s superintendent of schools since August 14, 2014.

CCISD Learns
• Semi-finalist for H-E-B’s Excellence in Education Award in 2017 and 2018. Three teachers honored in 2017.
• Windsor Park Elementary School named Texas’ best elementary school by
• International Baccalaureate magnet program at elementary, middle and high school levels.
• Seventeen CCISD campuses recognized by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. In 2017, William B. Travis Elementary
School earned one of only 10 “America’s Healthiest Schools” gold awards in the nation.
• All CCISD campuses earned “Met Standard” ratings.
• Ella Barnes Elementary, Early Childhood Development Center, and Windsor Park Elementary were named to the 2017-
2018 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll, making CCISD one of 7 public school districts recognized in Texas.
• Foy H. Moody High School houses the CITGO Innovation Academy for Engineering, Environmental & Marine Science, and
is a National Model Engineering School.
• Claude Cunningham Middle School is an AVID National Demonstration School.
• Roy Miller High School offers Metro Prep School of Design, Fire Science Academy, welding, auto mechanics, and cosmetology.
• Two state-recognized, early-college campuses: Collegiate High School and Harold T. Branch Academy.
• High schools offer AP courses, dual-credit courses and CTE programs that earn business and industry certifications.

• Cabaniss Athletic Complex includes new turf fields and a renovated natatorium.
• Mary Carroll High School girls softball and girls cross country advanced to state 2017-2018.
• Mary Carroll High School girls basketball, boys track and softball advanced to state 2016-2017.
• Richard King High School boys track, boys wrestling and girls swimming advanced to state 2016-2017.
• Foy H. Moody High School baseball advanced to state 2016-2017.
• Roy Miller High School boys and girls wrestling advanced to state 2017-2018.
• W.B. Ray High School boys doubles tennis and boys track advanced to state 2017-2018.
• Veterans Memorial High School baseball, girls basketball, football, girls soccer, boys golf, boys and girls swimming/diving
advanced to state 2017-2018.
• Veterans Memorial High School boys and girls wrestling state champions in 2017-2018.
• Veterans Memorial High School boys basketball and girls soccer advanced to state 2016-2017.
• Veterans Memorial High School girls doubles tennis advanced to state; boys doubles won state championship 2016 -2017.
• CCISD Athletics also includes drill team, cheer, volleyball, and track and field events.

CCISD Creates
• Richard King High School regional winner, Academic Decathlon, for 19 consecutive years.
• W. B. Ray High School, Collegiate High School, Marvin Baker Middle School, and Windsor Park Elementary School have
competed in Destination Imagination’s global-level event.
• Veterans Memorial High School band student selected for the 2018 Texas Commission on the Arts’Young Masters Program.
• Mary Carroll High School band student selected for the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blues Drumline.
• Eleven CCISD high school mariachi students advanced to All-Region Mariachi.
• All 12 middle schools offer band and orchestra.
• Richard King High School and Marvin Baker Middle School teams competed in Science Bowl Nationals in Washington,
D.C.; King also advanced to Science Olympiad state-level competition.
• Foy H. Moody High School: three time, tri-state qualifier at the MATE International Underwater Robotics Competition; 1st
place: 2018 State Land Robotics Competition. Collegiate High School’s robotics team also competed at the global level.
• Harold C. Kaffie Middle School science fair project earned a blue ribbon at the state level.
• Fifteen students from 5 high schools qualified for the Visual Arts Scholastic Event state competition.
• Seventeen students qualified for the National Speech & Debate Association’s National Tournament.
• High school choral program sent over 274 students to 147 Events at UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest in 2017-2018.
• KEDT-TV’s academic quiz show, Challenge!: A CCISD team has won the “Challenge Cup” four times in 13 seasons.

CCISD Provides
• Free breakfast and lunch on all campuses.
• Free transportation to home campus for students living at least two miles from school.
• Corpus Christi’s largest employer.
• School of choice for more than 38,000 students.
• Full-day, free preschool on 23 campuses. New in 2018: tuition-based preschool on three campuses.
• Seven new elementary school buildings opened since 2008. New Windsor Park Elementary School campus to open in
2019. Two new middle school buildings to open in 2019.
• Regional nominee: Texas Association of School Administrators’ 2018 Outstanding School Board.
• Students and staff volunteer throughout the community, including cleaning up neighboring areas after Hurricane Harvey.
• Mary Grett Transition Center supports disabled students ages 18-22, helping them reach their full potential.
• Security vestibules and fencing at all high schools. Check-in procedures on all CCISD campuses.
• District police department, state-recognized for compliance with security measures.


Dr. Roland Hernandez

TUC Chair 

“CCISD is proud to be a member of the Texas Urban Council. By collaborating with our fellow urban school districts, we’re able to accomplish more for all Texas public school students.”

Dr. Roland Hernandez has served as Corpus Christi Independent School District’s superintendent of schools since August 14, 2014.

Dr. Hernandez came to Corpus Christi from the Waco Independent School District where he served as superintendent from 2006 to 2010. He served as Deputy Superintendent of the Tyler Independent School District from 2003-2006 and the Belton Independent School District from 2001-2002. Other campus and district level experiences include teaching, coaching and campus-level administrative positions in the Spring Branch and Angleton Independent School Districts.

In addition to being a school administrator, Dr. Hernandez served as Administrative Assistant to the Associate Commissioner in the Division of Accountability at the Texas Education Agency, Program Coordinator for the University of Texas at Austin’s prestigious Charles A. Dana Center, and State Director of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for the Texas Education Agency and US Department of Education.

Dr. Hernandez earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master’s degree from the University of Houston at Clear Lake, and a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Texas State University.

Dr. Hernandez and wife, Dr. Cynthia Hernandez, have two children who have also pursued careers in education. Lauren is an assistant middle school principal, and Leyton is a middle school science teacher and coach.