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About Sam Rayburn ISD

Sam Rayburn is an independent school district in northeast Fannin County, serving the educational needs of approximately five hundred students from prekindergarten through high school. Our district was formed in 1964 by the consolidation of the North Fannin and Telephone districts, and was named after Sam Rayburn (the long-time Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, who was from Fannin County). Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Steele donated the land on which the school sits. The bell from the original North Fannin school was preserved and is on display in our high school courtyard.

While located in a rural setting, our district is widely known in northeast Texas as a leader in technology, academics, and athletics.  All students are served by a highly motivated faculty and administration that is dedicated to providing the highest quality of education available. The district currently has five hundred and forty-six students.

Our Mission

The mission of Sam Rayburn ISD is to provide instruction to enable students to reach their potential. We will provide each student with the opportunity to obtain a successful and challenging learning experience in a way that:  

  • Encourages a desire for life-long learning
  • Promotes problem solving and decision making
  • Builds a good self-image
  • Develops behavior patterns which lead to responsible citizenship
  • Supports relationships between home, school, and the community
  • Creates responsible and productive members of society 

  Our Vision

Our vision is to provide an environment of excellence that will inspire all stakeholders to become life-long learners, while building a good self-image to become responsible and productive members of society. We strive to provide an environment conducive to learning and a well-balanced curriculum delivered by a highly qualified staff with an uncompromised commitment to excellence.