As Lockhart and Caldwell County continue to grow, our educational attainment levels are rising, too.

Educational Attainment, Age 25-64 

  • No high school diploma: 16.8% (1,216 persons)

  • High school graduate: 41.1% (2,986 persons)

  • Some college, no degree: 22.9% (1,660 persons)

  • Associate’s Degree: 4.4% (321 persons)

  • Bachelor’s Degree: 10.9% (794 persons)

  • Postgraduate Degree: 3.9% (281 persons)

Within a 45-minute drive of Lockhart there are 16 institutions of higher learning including major colleges and universities such as, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas State University and the Austin Community College District. Students can earn degrees in virtually any discipline from a 2-year Associate's Degree to a Doctorate, MD or other professional designation. The most frequently awarded degrees are in the area of Business and Marketing, followed by Health Professions, Engineering, and Communications and Journalism.

City of Lockhart Technology Center

  • At Gary Job Corps Center, they support the Job Corps program’s mission of teaching eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and placing them in meaningful jobs or further education.

  • A no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998

Elementary and Secondary Levels

Lockhart ISD has approximately 6,193 students in a 300-square-miles in Central Texas. We are located on State Highway 130 on the edge of one of the fastest growing regions of Texas.

Designated as a “District of Innovation” in 2017, the district is on an exciting trajectory for higher student achievement and enriched opportunities for success. In recent years, our district has experienced significant and record student growth as families from surrounding areas move to Lockhart .

Our 9 campuses include an early education pre-kindergarten campus, 5 elementary schools, a junior high school serving grades 6-8, a self-paced program high school, and a comprehensive, 5A high school. Our schools offer students extensive opportunities to experience and find what they love as learners, including a full range of extracurricular and co-curricular activities and dual credit college and advanced placement courses. Our LISD Visionary Instructional Planning (LISD VIP) initiative leverages technology in the district to boost student learning and prepare them for a world and workforce experiencing a rapidly-evolving technological revolution.