Waxahachie is served by the Waxahachie Independent School District. There are currently seven elementary campuses, two middle school campuses, a ninth grade center, and two high schools. WISD aims to offer all of its students a well-rounded education and offers AP and Dual Credit courses as well as varied Career and Technology courses.
Waxahachie High School is classified as 5A and offers a range of extracurricular activities to its students, including football, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, concert and marching band, drama, choir, drill team, and dozens of academic teams and clubs. WISD offers several CTSO’s to its students including FFA, Skills USA and TSA.
Several of the school’s programs have achieved national recognition in recent years. The football program has made the playoffs every year from 1989 to 2010.
Waxahachie Global High School, an ECHS T-STEM school emphasizing instruction in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in a small-learning-community environment, as well as an Early College High School, opened on August 27, 2007. During the first decade of their incorporation, the school has produced many students recognizable for their achievements, including a National Merit finalist.
In addition to the district schools, Life School, a public charter school system, operates the 7-12 Waxahachie campus. On April 15, 2014, Life School broke ground on a new high school in Waxahachie planned to accommodate approximately 1,000 9th-12th graders.