Mission and Purpose

Points of Pride

How Our Tigers Fare
in the Animal Kingdom

*  Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report selected DSHS as a top U.S. high school (2013)

*  The Washington Post ranked DSHS among the top US high schools (2013).

*  DSHS received the 2012 College Readiness Award from the Texas ACT Council, presented to only 9% of all Texas high schools.

 The Dripping Springs Education Foundation (DSEF or Foundation) was formed as an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1992, with a mission to support academic goals and achievement at every school in the Dripping Springs Independent School District (DSISD or District) by raising and allocating private-sector funds. In recent years, as state funding has decreased for DSISD, the Foundation mission has expanded to include establishing a reliable private-funding mechanism to help bridge the gap, foster teacher and student excellence and ensure the District maintains academic competitiveness regardless of state funding levels.

Since its inception, the Foundation has provided the DSISD with over $870,000 in funding through teacher grants, student grants and other programs in support of classroom enrichment, teaching innovations, student leadership and community outreach. DSEF remains a non-partisan organization and its board remains all-volunteer.

Contributions are sought from people and organizations benefiting from DSISD academic excellence:  families, the community and businesses. As an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, the Foundation provides full accountability to its donors for all dollars raised.

Please support our 2015-16
Annual Campaign TODAY!


Let our Teachers and Students know they can count on the Foundation to fund Innovative Teaching and Student Leadership Grants year after year!