Sharyland Independent School District (ISD) was created with the goal of providing the highest quality education possible for all students. The district is a 26-square-mile area located in Hidalgo County in the cities of Mission, McAllen, Palmview and Alton; Sharyland is named in honor of John H. Shary, who helped establish the area’s commercial citrus industry and served as school board president for more than 20 years. On March 10, 1921, the Sharyland ISD of Hidalgo County was created by a Special Act of the 37th Legislature of Texas.
From preschool to high school, Sharyland ISD leads the way for excellence in education. A combination of progressive programs and initiatives, along with a back-to-basics philosophy, ensures that students succeed through their educational experience in Sharyland and are well prepared for success in college.
In order to achieve the goal of success for all students, a strong partnership exists between the Sharyland ISD schools and the community it serves. Parents, volunteers and business partners are all involved in the school improvement process. The Board of Trustees of the Sharyland Independent School District holds a firm belief in the concept of customer satisfaction. The Board and administration provide leadership and communicate a philosophy of customer satisfaction. They seek input on improving student achievement and ensure a school climate where courtesy, helpfulness and problem solving abound.
Public schools in Sharyland include: Jessie L. Jensen Elementary School, John H. Shary Elementary School, Lloyd and Dolly Bentsen Elementary School, Olivero Garza Sr. Elementary School, Romulo D. Martinez Elementary School, Ruben Hinojosa Elementary School, Donna Wernecke Elementary, Harry Shimotsu Elementary, BL Gray Junior High School, Sharyland North Junior High School, Sharyland High School, and Sharyland Pioneer High School.
1106 N. Shary Road
Mission, TX 78572
Phone: (956) 580-5200
Fax: (956) 585-2972