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Brownwood is proud of its award-winning schools and the rich diversity of higher education.  There are seven ISDs, a technical college, a community college and a university in Brown County.

Brownwood Independent School District

2707 Southside Drive
Brownwood, TX 76801
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Brownwood ISD is comprised of 6 campuses (Pre-K through 12th),and offers a world-class education with a hometown feel. Campuses include, Northwest Elementary (Pre-K-3rd), East Elementary (Pre-K-3rd), Woodland Heights Elementary (Pre-K-3rd), Coggin Intermediate School (4th-6th), Brownwood Middle School (7th-8th), and Brownwood High School (9th-12th).

From our ‘behind the scenes’ support staff to ‘front-line’ teachers, Brownwood ISD is filled with men and women who are the best in their fields. The commitment to our future leaders does not stop at the district door. Local government leaders, parents and guardians, business people, and members of the community are all working together to make Brownwood, and its schools, the best in the nation.

Brownwood ISD offers students experience with the latest technology and educational opportunities from the lower grades through high school where a growing variety of pathways, dual credit offerings, and industry certifications make Brownwood ISD the District of Choice.


Dual Credit

All three higher education institutions work closely with Brownwood ISD to provide dual credit course offerings to high school students.  A Lone Star Scholar designation is awarded to Brown County students who have achieved 30 or more college credit hours upon high school graduation.


Victory Life Academy

901 C C Woodson Road
Brownwood, Texas 76802-8201
(325) 641-2223

Premier High School

819 Early Bld
Early, TX 76803
(325) 643-3735

Cross Classical Academy

P.O. Box 1422
Brownwood, TX 76804

Higher Education

Howard Payne University

1000 Fisk Street
Brownwood, TX 76801

Howard Payne University is a Christ-centered, close-knit academic community located in the heart of Texas since 1889.

HPU remains dedicated to honoring Christ and serving His Church by providing an educational experience that integrates faith, learning and living. The university offers a wide array of undergraduate programs and a limited number of graduate programs, offered in a traditional residential academic community where relationships are nurtured and individuals matter. Students, faculty, staff and administration work together under the shared values of academic excellence, service to others and Christian integrity. The Guy D. Newman Honors Academy challenges students with a multidisciplinary curriculum and exciting travel opportunities. The university also offers selected graduate and undergraduate coursework by electronic means and at extended learning centers in El Paso and New Braunfels. HPU maintains a low student-teacher ratio, which contributes to the university's reputation of being ''a place where everybody is somebody.''

Howard Payne University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; telephone number 404-679-4501) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate and master's levels.


Texas State Technical College - West Texas Branch

305 Booker Street
Brownwood, TX 76801
Student Population - 377

Texas State Technical College (TSTC) is a public, co-educational institution of higher education offering courses of study in technical education leading to the award of Certificates and Associate of Applied Science degrees. TSTC also provides technical education and training to business and industry, continuing education to the public, and training programs for community and state economic development.

Texas State Technical Colleges are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Ranger College

300 Early Blvd. # 105
Early, TX 76802
Average Brown County Enrollment – 470

Ranger College, headquartered in Ranger Texas, is one of the oldest public two-year colleges in Texas.  Ranger College located a campus in Heartland Mall in 2009.  The LVN and ADN nursing programs are the college’s flagship programs and continue to grow each year.  In addition, a full range of courses are offered at the Brown County campus, including a popular cosmetology program.  Ranger College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and associates degrees.

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