Get to know Celina ISD

September 19, 2022 7:19 pm

It’s no secret that our hometown of Celina is growing, and the Celina ISD is a primary draw for families who are thinking about putting roots down here. We love our schools for many reasons, but we’re especially proud that our students can receive a top-notch education as residents here at Green Meadows.


The Texas Education Agency recently announced Celina ISD received an ‘A’ overall grade for the 2021-2022 school year – just one of 396 Texas school districts to achieve an A out of 1,195 districts. Niche, an online education platform, also gave the school district an A rating and highlighted it as one of the best districts in the state for teachers and student-athletes. 


If you are considering future enrollment for your child at Celina ISD, here are some helpful facts to know. 




  • Around 3,000 students are currently enrolled in the Celina ISD.
  • The district has a 99.5% graduation rate
  • Students had an average ACT score of 22 and an average SAT score of 1121
  • Celina High’s Career and Technical Education Program enables high school students to take courses in desired career paths




  • 198 teachers are employed by the Celina ISD. 


  • Teachers in the district have an average of 12.8 years of teaching experience, compared with just 11.2 years of teaching experience statewide. 


  • The student-to-teacher ratio is 19:1




While each new school year brings excitement, the 2022-2023 school is particularly exciting for middle schoolers in the Celina ISD. This school year marked the grand opening of the new Jerry and Linda Moore Middle School! The 208,000-square-foot facility opened for students at the start of the school year and incorporates state-of-the-art features for learning. New collaborative spaces allow students to learn in a small group setting that breaks the mold of the traditional classroom environment. 


The school also boasts STEM education areas, two gyms, a weight room, a tennis court, and a cafeteria with covered outdoor seating for when the weather is nice. The new middle school can accommodate 1,500 students and is named after former Celina Junior High Principal Jerry Moore and his wife Linda, a former Celina teacher. Moore Middle School’s principal Jamey Briscoe told the Celina Record that the school will not only be an amazing space for learning but will be safer for students.


Currently, elementary school-aged children are served by Celina Primary School, Marcy B Lykins Elementary, and Odell Elementary, though Superintendent Tom Maglisceau anticipates a new elementary school opening in the fall of 2023. High schoolers in the Celina ISD attend Celina High School – go Bobcats!


It’s an exciting time to live in Celina with new schools and new growth. Being just a 15-minute drive from the high school and new middle school and less than a 10-minute drive from Marcy B Lykins Elementary, it’s easy to see why Green Meadows is such an appealing community for families. 


If you’re looking for a new home in Celina and would like to learn more about homes in this wonderful master-planned community, reach out to the Green Meadows team today.