Alpine Independent School District
704 W. Sul Ross Ave.
Alpine, Texas 79830
Mission: Alpine ISD will provide our
children with learning experiences to be responsible, productive and successful citizens of an ever-changing world.
Children can experience a first-class education in a warm and friendly setting which only a small town can provide. The Alpine Independent School District encompasses about 1,925 square miles in Brewster County. School board members are elected from single member districts. Current enrollment at AISD is 1,090 students, on three campuses: Elementary, Middle School, and High School. The current student demographic mix is Anglo 32%; Hispanic 66%; and Other 2%. The average student/teacher ratio is approximately 12 to 1. Alpine ISD is consistently rated as a “Recognized” district and the high School has attained rating as a National Blue Ribbon School.
Alpine Christian School
402 E. Holland Ave.,
Alpine, Texas 79830
Alpine Christian School, founded in 2004 with a current enrollment of nearly 100 students, provides education for Bridge K through the 12th Grade for families of Alpine, Marfa, and Fort Davis. ACS is a member of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools and uses proven, classical education techniques based on a Biblical worldview.
Alpine Montessori School
908 N. 6th St., Alpine, Texas 79830
Established in 1989, Alpine Montessori School today has two campuses in Alpine serving families from Alpine, Fort Davis, Marathon and Marfa. The primary campus offers curriculum for ages 3-6 and the elementary campus offers curriculum for ages 6-9 and 9-12.
Sul Ross State University
P.O. Box C-119, Alpine, Texas 79832
Sul Ross State University boasts a combination of small class size, an appreciation of both fine arts and the sciences, as well as popular professional programs in a relaxed, friendly environment. As a coeducational, comprehensive, public institution of higher education, SRSU offers certificate programs and associate, bachelor’s and masters’ degree programs. The university offers 36 undergraduate programs and 23 graduate programs.
SRSU comprises 647 acres and boasts a beautiful 93-acre campus and also has a 468-acre working ranch that serves the animal sciences program. There are three satellite campuses, in Del Rio, Uvalde and Eagle Pass.
Alpine Bucks Football
Key facilities of SRSU include:
• Archives of the Big Bend
• Center for Big Bend Studies
• Chihuahuan Desert Resource
Conservation and Development
• Museum of the Big Bend
• Minority and Small Business
Athletic teams compete in the American Southwest Conference. Rodeo is a significant part of the SRSU program and the university is the birthplace of the prestigious National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA). See more on page 20.