Superintendent's Message

Dear Friends,
Welcome to Diboll ISD and the 2013-2014 school year. Thanks for visiting our website and I hope the information we have here will help you learn about all of the exciting things that are going on in our school district. If you are visiting our site for the first time you will not find a more dedicated school board, administration or school staff! 
Our theme for this year is “Commitment 2013”. " Our Kids are Worth Whatever It Takes". Its like a great breakfast of bacon and eggs, the chicken is involved in the process and the pig well lets just say he is “ALL IN” and committed to the process. Commitment is the state of being bound--emotionally, intellectually, or both--to a particular person or course of action. Commitment starts with a choice and is sustained by dedication and perseverance. Commitment is active – it is expressed and realized in our thoughts and actions. Commitment is more than just obligation – it is a giving of ourselves, sometimes at high personal cost or risk, to a person or purpose that we find worthy of that gift. Like other forms of giving, commitment can produce some of life's greatest satisfactions.
We have over 2000 “purposes” to be excited about this new school year. We pledge to have a passion for each one of those “purposes” and I hope and pray that you will witness this passion as you visit our campuses and events this school year.
As always you can call or email us anytime and we will listen to your needs as we strive to be the best district in Texas. Please call or email us when you see one of our employees exemplifying the passion and commitment you know we expect, our employees appreciate the positive comments.
Gary Martel
Diboll ISD
Every Child! Every Day! Every Way!


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News and Announcements

Superintendent’s letter to Diboll ISD Parents concerning STAAR/EOC testing.
It is standardized testing time again in TEXAS! Makes me want to ________! Well you can fill in the blank!
Diboll ISD HB5 Community Engagement Information
The Diboll ISD administrative team has prepared a “draft” Community Engagement template for each of our campuses and our district. As we develop our community engagement templates we want your feedback. Please contact the campus administrator of your choice or the administration office with your feedback or questions.
We will provide more information and opportunities in call outs, handouts, surveys etc as we move forward.
PARENTS: HB5 Information available on Diboll ISD High School Website
This year’s eighth-graders —the Class of 2018 —will be the first to experience a whole new path to graduation under a new law designed to personalize learning. Students will identify career fields that interest them, and will take courses that will prepare them for success in college and the job market. I believe HB5 is one of the best pieces of legislation for our schools in many years. We will work with our parents as we move through this transition. It will require all of us to think differently as we move forward. We are currently partnering with Angelina College, Georgia Pacific and other entities to develop courses that fit the current job market needs. It is an exciting time for all of us. Please call and ask questions, give feedback and most of all support our students and staff as we work though this transition.

Gary Martel
Superintendent Diboll ISD
Diboll ISD school healthcare initiative recognition
Diboll ISD Nurses say:
The DISD Health Care Initiative has been a tremendous help for students, parents and employees. It is great to have standing orders to be able to administer over-the-counter medications like Tylenol/Motrin to students in order help ease minor aches/pains/etc while allowing them to remain at school comfortably. It is a win-win situation for everyone because students can remain in class learning and parents doesn’t have to leave work or home to bring medications to the school. In addition to OTC medicines we have the comfort in knowing that if a student comes in having an asthma attack or breathing difficulty, anaphylactic reaction or extreme low blood sugar we can quickly administer emergency medications to stabilize them until further medical care can be accessed. It’s also nice having a doctor and nursing staff that we can call and ask questions and get their expert advice. We have the doctors to guide us on medical decisions we make regarding level of care we can or can’t provide within our scope of practice. We have utilized the collaboration with other doctors to make same day appointments for students with high fevers and other acute conditions that might otherwise have to wait until the next day. I would say our quality of care has definitely increased since we started this program.
Diboll Community Events Calendar
Click on the link below to be redirected to the Diboll Community Events Calendar.
Diboll ISD's procedures for school closures or late starts.
2014 Credit by Exam
All the information you need you'll find here.
Diboll TAPR Public Hearing 2012.13
Texas Education Agency 2012-13 School Report Card for Diboll ISD Campuses
KTRE Highlights DIBOLL ISD "PEAK" Initiatives!
Diboll ISD Professional Development training for 2013-2014
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District Calendar

Date: 6/6/2014
Date: 6/5/2014
Date: 6/4/2014
Date: 6/3/2014
Date: 6/2/2014

Mission Statement

Diboll Independent School District, as the educational center of our community, prepares our students for the challenges of the 21st century through the collaborative efforts of parents, staff and community in a safe learning environment.

To accomplish this mission, Diboll ISD has established the following goals.
  • Modern technology is accessible and readily applied.
  • We recruit, retain and develop quality teachers and staff.
  • A supportive community is involved in all aspects of our schools.
  • We maintain an aligned, integrated and student-centered curriculum that meets the needs of all our students

The Vision of Diboll Independent School District

Diboll is the "District of Choice" in East Texas. State of the Art facilities provide an ideal learning environment for all students. An exemplary staff, innovative and challenging curriculum, and an actively involved community foster creative centers of learning for everyone.

Our students graduate as healthy, confident, honest citizens eager to enter society as happy, productive, young adults. They excel in academics, technology, communication and the arts. They view themselves as having completed the first step in a life-long journey, fully prepared to accomplish their goals and visions.

As the leading school district in our area, we are committed to quality education for the well-being of our children. The full involvement and resources of the entire community allow Diboll Independent School District to provide the education necessary to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Our dedication to education makes Diboll the most desirable place to live in East Texas.