Judson ISD

Judson Places Three On All-State Football Squad

The Associated Press Sports Editors' Texas All State High School Football selections were released and three Judson Rockets are on the big list for 6-A schools.  Congratulations to these student athletes. 


Offensive Lineman Kolbe Harris (All-State, 2nd Team Offense)

Defensive Lineman DeMarvin Leal (All-State, 2 Team Defense)

Defensive Back Rashad Wisdom (Honorable Mention, Defense)

Distinguished Educator Awards

(original story published by Communications Department on December 20, 2017 in the Judson Post)


Teaching students…I mean really teaching them and making a difference in their lives is not something that happens all the time.  Some educators get the nuts and bolts of their lessons through to their class and then there are others that engage, motivate and even inspire their students.  This year’s Judson ISD Distinguished Educator of the Year is Anne-Marie Hilton from Wagner High School.  She was chosen from some 30 other great educators that have proven themselves as effective and influential.

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Judson ISD has a tremendous pool of great teachers that are doing some great work with students and are clearly making a difference.  That’s why the JISD Distinguished Educator Awards is such as wonderful and important event, because it honors those educators who are consistently turning lights on in students’ minds and helping them reach their potential.

Each campus nominated a teacher that consistently hits the mark with students and shows the kind of attitude that’s positive and contagious. In effect, the nomination is a campus Educator of the Year that is nominated for the district honor.  With this award, Anne-Marie Hilton will now be JISD’s candidate for the Trinity Prize for Excellence as well as being the district’s ExCEL Award winner that KENS 5 TV profiles each year.  Congratulations to Ms. Hilton.


After considering the roadways and the developing weather situation, Judson ISD has decided that campuses and offices will be open on Wednesday 1-17-18 and will follow regular schedule.  Please use caution and patience with traffic as safety is priority.  JISD will let you know of any changes or updates as this weather system moves out of the area. Thank you for your patience. 


Due to imminent winter weather, Judson ISD classes have been canceled for Tuesday 1-16-18. Winter weather including sleet and freezing rain are expected to make travel conditions extremely hazardous. Students and staff of Judson ISD are urged to stay home and off the roads at this time.  Please monitor district communication channels (website, social media and news media) regarding this developing weather situation.  Please be safe.

JISD Namesake, Joseph Hopkins Passes Away

Joseph Howard Hopkins, the principal that Hopkins Elementary is named for, passed away peacefully at his home over the winter break. He taught school and coached at several Texas schools before his final assignment with the Judson Independent School District. After more than 30 years with JISD, 30 of which were served as principal of Kirby Elementary School, the elementary school was renamed in his honor, Joseph H. Hopkins Elementary School.

Visit the following link to learn more about his life: http://obituaries.jacksonvilleprogress.com/obituary/joseph-hopkins-1018479232