Ten KISD Schools Named Purple Star Campuses

Ten KISD Schools Named Purple Star Campuses
By: Taina Maya
Killeen ISD is honored to announce 10 additional schools were recognized as Purple Star Designated Campuses by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) highlighting strong school support for military-connected students and families.
Purple Star CampusThe 10 new Purple Star campuses, combined with the eight campuses that had their designation renewed this year, moved the total number of Purple Star campuses to 20, in addition to one Purple Heart Campus (Richard E. Cavazos Elementary). The designation is a two-year distinction.
The Purple Star Campus Designation, a special honor created by the 86th Texas Legislature through SB 1557, recognizes Texas school districts and open-enrollment charter school campuses that show their support and commitment to meeting the unique needs of military connected students and their families. KISD proudly serves the students of Killeen, Harker Heights, Nolanville, and Fort Hood.
The following KISD campuses have received the Purple Star Designation:
  • Brookhaven Elementary**
  • Roy J Smith Middle School*
  • Killeen High School
  • Killeen ISD Career Center
  • Mountain View Elementary School
  • Oveta Culp Hobby Elementary School*
  • Eastern Hills Middle School
  • Dr Joseph A Fowler Elementary School
  • Harker Heights High School
  • Charles E Patterson Middle School
  • Skipcha Elementary School*
  • Meadows Elementary School*
  • Union Grove Middle School
  • Liberty Hill Middle School
  • Clarke Elementary School*
  • Pathways Academic Campus**
  • Clear Creek Elementary School*
  • Palo Alto Middle School
  • Audie Murphy Middle School*
  • Venable Village Elementary School*
*Campus renewed their Purple Star Designation from 2020
**Campus received their designation in 2021

To be chosen as a Purple Star Campus, a school must meet the following criteria:
  • Designate a campus-based military liaison.
  • Create and maintain an easily accessible web page that includes information for military-connected students and their families.
  • Host a campus transition program.
  • Offer at least one of the following initiatives: A resolution showing support for military-connected students and families; participation in Month of the Military Child or Military Family Month; or a partnership with a school liaison officer to encourage and provide opportunities for active-duty military members.