The Brownwood Area is proud of it's award-winning schools and the rich diversity of higher education.

In 2009, Brownwood ISD completed 29.4 million dollars in renovations to all of its campuses from a bond election passed in 2005. Renovations and additions improved security and technology at each of the seven campuses in the district

Brownwood ISD has a tradition of excellence in academic programs as well as extracurricular competitions.


1-to-1 Initiative

Brownwood High School is a front runner in the 1-to-1 Initiative. In the fall of 2009, every faculty member and student recieved new Apple Mac Books to help facilitate their learning atmosphere and experience. The students can access online text books and email assignments, while teachers can communicate more efficiently with students and their parents as necessary.

Brown County ISDs

Bangs Independent School District Superintendent (325)752-6612
Blanket Independent School District Superintendent (325)748-5311

Brookesmith Independent School District

Superintendent (325)643-3023

Brownwood Independent School District

Administration (325)643-5644

Early Independent School District

Superintendent (325)646-7934

May Independent School District

Administration (254)259-3711
Premier High School
Administration (325)643-3735
Zephyr Independent School District Main Office (325)739-5331

Private Schools

Trinity Christian Academy Brownwood (325)646-8349
Victory Life Academy Brownwood (325)641-2223

Higher Education

Howard Payne University Brownwood (325)646-2502
Ranger College Beauty School Brownwood (325)646-8822
Ranger College Early Branch (325)641-5726
Texas State Technical College Brownwood (325)643-5987

Howard Payne University

On Campus Enrollment - 1,200

Satellite Campus - 250

Howard Payne University confers the degress of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Assosiates in Ministry, Master of Arts in youth Ministry, and Associates in Health Science.

Howard Payne University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education, and the State Board for Educator Certification.

Ranger College

Brownwood & Early Branches

Ranger College, headquartered in Ranger Texas, is one of the oldest public two-year colleges in Texas. Ranger College located a campus in Heartland Mall in 2009. The LVN and ADN nursing programs are the college’s flagship programs and continue to grow each year. In addition, a full range of courses are offered at the Brown County campus, including a popular cosmetology program. Ranger College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and associates degrees.