Workforce & Education


Muleshoe Independent School District

Muleshoe ISD is ranked as a Class 3A school with approximately 1,512 students enrolled this year. 

Muleshoe ISD has received a SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT rating from the Texas Education Agency for its financial condition for 8 years in a row.

Muleshoe High School was rated as one of THE BEST HIGH SCHOOLS IN AMERICA by the U.S. News & World Report. Muleshoe is proud of the well-rounded education students receive here and believe that teaching life skills and character education are also part of their responsibility.

The Muleshoe ISD Board of Trustees established the MOST Scholarship which awards every graduating senior a $500 scholarship for any post secondary institution.

Muleshoe Acceleration and Collegiate Academy

The Muleshoe Acceleration and Collegiate Academy opened at Muleshoe High School in 2020. The progressively designed program helps students advance in higher education and become competitive in the workforce.

Muleshoe Acceleration and Collegiate Academy Goals

  • Increase graduation rates
  • Increase the number of students enrolled in dual credit courses
  • Provide a variety of dual credit courses 
  • Lower student costs to enroll in dual credit courses
  • Increase the number of students who graduate with industry certifications
  • Prepare students for their next step upon graduation, whether it be a trade school, a 4-year college, or directly into the workforce.

The Muleshoe Acceleration aspect was created for students who have fallen behind or are missing certain graduation credits. This program provides the space, resources, and direct support for students who have found themselves off-track of their graduation plan.

The Collegiate Academy provides the opportunity for students to earn online dual credits by giving them the space, time, tools, and oversight they need to succeed. Students can choose from 62 online classes offered by South Plains College. A major benefit to this program is the cost savings for students to earn college course credits. Furthermore, Muleshoe ISD has established a reimbursement program for MHS Senior students who successfully pass their courses.

The Collegiate Academy is significant in shaping the development of Muleshoe’s workforce. With an objective to graduate students with both a high school diploma and an associate degree, the academy introduces one dual credit class at the freshman level.

Watch Now: Take a look inside the Muleshoe Academy and hear from MHS staff. 
(video courtesy of Gil Lamb Advertising, Channel 6)

Career and Technical Education

Muleshoe High School rises well above the state in average number of certifications!

The Career and Technical Education program at Muleshoe High School was revamped in the 2017-2018 school year by placing an emphasis on industry certifications. Today, MHS has helped more than 81 students become certified in a variety of fields.

Certification opportunities at MHS include:

  • Adobe (Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • D1.1 Structural Steel
  • Certified Nurses Assistant
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technician 
  • Floral Design 1 and 2
  • Educational Aide
  • Feedyard Technician

Colleges and Universities Within Commuting Distance

Clovis Community College
Clovis, New Mexico (32 miles)

Eastern New Mexico University
Portales, New Mexico (37 miles)

South Plains College
Levelland, Texas (56 miles)

Wayland Baptist University
Plainview, Texas (60 miles)

Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas (69 miles)   

Lubbock Christian University
Lubbock, Texas (69 miles)

West Texas A&M University
Canyon, Texas (82 miles)

Amarillo College
Amarillo, Texas (100 miles)