Welcome to Brave Nation!
Established in 1947, Community ISD has been serving the students and families in southeast Collin County for 75 years. CISD attendance boundaries spread over 89 square miles and encompass the towns of Copeville, Josephine, Lavon and Nevada.
CISD is home to over 3,500 students attending our five schools: Roderick Elementary (PreK-5), NeSmith Elementary (PreK-5), McClendon Elementary (PreK-5, ESL program), Edge Middle School (6-8), and Community High School (9-12).
News & Events
There's always something happening in Brave Nation. Check here often for a complete listing of CISD and campus event, plus news and announcements about our students and staff!
Mrs. Marci Kinch was approved as the new NeSmith president by the Board on May 15, 2023.
Lady Braves freshman Kaelin Christian is playing in an international soccer tournament this week!
Ron Burnham is the new CISD Athletic Director! Read more about him here!
Community Independent School District officials announced that the district received a rating of “A” for “Superior Achievement” under Texas’ Schools FIRST financial accountability rating system.
We are very happy to announce that our annual Thanksgiving meals will return this year!
CHS named a Blue Ribbon Beacon School!
With safety and security at the forefront of our minds, Community ISD will begin hosting security summits on campuses on October 5.
TxDOT is hosting a public meeting concerning FM 6 expansion on October 20 at CHS.
Read a summary of what happened in the September 2022 regular board meeting here.
The CISD Board, by unanimous vote, approved the hiring of Keith Medlin, the former Transportation Director, as the new Director of Transportation for Community ISD.
Mr. Fenton was named the CISD Director of Technology on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 by a unanimous CISD Board vote.
Congratulations and welcome to Mr. Carter Scroggins, the 4,000th student enrolled at Community ISD so far this year! Carter is a McClendon 2nd grader from Wylie ISD.
Congratulations to these CHS students on their outstanding performances! They each had a GPA of 3.5 or higher and excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10, or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP exams.
Find everything you need to know about football season tickets here!
Safety and Security are the #1 priority of Community ISD. Read more about our security plans here.
Find a summary of the August 15, 2022 CISD Board meeting here!
Mr. Glossen was approved by the CISD Board of Trustees as an assistant principal at CHS, joining CHS principal Chuck Ryan, Assoc. Principal Dabney Eiland, and APs Carl Frietze and Courtney Croy.
Mr. Roderick King was approved by the CISD Board of Trustees as the new assistant principal of NeSmith Elementary School, joining Ms. Stacey Kluttz (principal) and Mrs. Meagan Heath (assistant principal).
The CISD Board of Trustees held their monthly regular meeting on July 18, 2022. Linked here is a summary of that meeting.
Online registration and enrollment is now live!
Please remember that ALL Community ISD students, new and returning, MUST complete the registration/enrollment process EVERY year.
Mr. Cody Gibson was approved as the principal of McClendon Elementary School by the CISD Board of Trustees on June 27, 2022.
Alicia Bakir has been named the Texas Association of Pupil Transportation (TAPT) Regular Education Driver of the Year!
On Friday, May 20th, Dr. Tonya Knowlton met with current campus PTO Presidents, Brooke Miller, (MES PTO), Holly Ng (NES PTO), and Kristie Nix (EMS PTO) and the creation of Community ISD Council of PTOs was formed.
The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth announced that Community High School's Hudson Thomas, and 19 other students, were selected for this year’s “20 Under 20” class.
The full combined results from the May 2022 Bond Election.
The Community ISD Board of Trustees, by unanimous vote, approved the 2022-23 CISD Elementary Attendance Zones. Find a larger map in the story!
On Monday, May 16, the CISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the hiring of Mr. Ron Crawford as the assistant principal of Roderick Elementary School.
On Monday, May 16, the CISD Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Mrs. Margarita Solis as assistant principal of McClendon Elementary School.
On Monday, May 16, 2022, Community ISD's Board of Trustees unanimously approved the hiring of Mr. Robert Goff as the new Principal of Leland Edge Middle School.
On Monday, May 2, 2022, Community ISD's Board of Trustees unanimously approved the hiring of Melanie Cottongame as the Director of Student Accounting and Compliance for Brave Nation, effective July 1, 2022.
Congratulations to the Class of 2022 Top 10 Percent! These seniors have achieved so much academically, finishing with the highest grade point averages (GPAs) in this year's class.
At a Glance
There is so much to know about Brave Nation, but here are some key resources that can help new and returning Braves succeed!