Mission and Goals

Mission of the District

The mission of the Windham School District (WSD), in partnership with its stakeholders, is to provide quality educational opportunities.

Goals of the District

The goals of the district in educating its students are to :

  1. reduce recidivism;
  2. reduce the cost of confinement or imprisonment;
  3. increase the success of former inmates in obtaining and maintaining employment;
  4. provide an incentive to inmates to behave in positive ways during confinement or imprisonment.

Texas Education Code § 19.003

 

The Windham School District (WSD) was established by the Texas Board of Corrections in 1969 and shall be known as the Windham School District, an entity that is separate and distinct from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The district may establish and operate schools at the various facilities of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. 

Texas Education Code § 19.002

 

 

Success Stories

Success Story IconNEW - We can learn and be successful - "My life is proof that we can learn and be successful and stay out of trouble."

Success Story Icon NEW - Learning equals possibilities - "Being incarcerated since I was young, I have had my share of trials and struggles. But knowing every morning that I may..."

Success Story IconNEW - I had given up on myself - "I could barely read or write and didn’t even realize I had given up on myself… a great teacher from WSD taught me how to believe in myself..."

Success Story IconNEW - Better future after prison - "It's mind-blowing and inspirational to know that you can have a better future after prison"

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WSD in Images

Female offenders in Gatesville, Texas, study to improve their literacy skills during a WSD academic class.
Auto specialization students in a West Texas prison learn auto maintenance skills, preparing themselves for future employment as professional mechanics.
An offender at the Polunsky Unit prepares for graduation after earning his GED through the Windham School District.
Students at the Huntsville “Walls” Unit strengthen writing skills during a literacy class.
Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.
Vocational and academic skills are integrated in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, such as this Small Engine Repair class in Huntsville, Texas.

Former Student Survey