Superintendent's Message

Welcome to La Pryor ISD.  Located in South Texas, at the intersection of highway 83 and highway 57, La Pryor ISD is spread out over 300 square miles and serves around 500 students on 2 campuses.  La Pryor ISD has a rich history of excellence in academics, athletics and vocational programs and is committed to putting students first.  

What a great year we had last year and what a wonderful start to the 2019-2020 school year.  Some of the accomplishments that the district is proud of include: increasing the salaries of all para-professionals, which they so deserved after going years without a pay raise; adopting a very competitive salary schedule for all professional employees that is equal to or better than all of the surrounding districts; having the Elementary Campus not only achieving the "Met Standard" accountibility score after going three years of Improvement Required, but earning 4 Distinguished Distinctions; increasing the number of dual credit oppurtunities; giving students the oppurtunity to attend  classes on the South Texas Junior College campus; adding Pharmocology as an option in our Health Science strand and giving the Elementary Campus a face lift. 


About Matthew McHazlett

Matthew McHazlett grew up here in La Pryor, Texas where he graduated from high school and began his career in education after earning his Bachelor Degree from Sul Ross State University.  He married his high school sweetheart  Janna, a 5th grade English Language Arts teacher at La Pryor Elementary, and together they are the proud parents of Corbin, Morgan and Jared and proud grandparents of Ryan, Hunter, Evan and Rowan.

Matthew is in his fifth year as superintendent of La Pryor ISD.  In his 26 year career in public education, his service includes public school teacher; coach; offensive coordinator; department chair and principal.

Matthew is proud to call La Pryor home again and his passion to improve the district and the community is evident in all he does. 



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