Quality Education Now for a Promising Future

The Copperas Cove Independent School District leadership and staff pride themselves in providing a well rounded quality education and in continuously expanding the opportunities available to all students.

Copperas Cove ISD is made up of 11 schools (1 Preschool, 6 Elementary, 2 Middle and 2 High Schools), serving over 8,200 students. The district is staffed with more than 1,300 teachers, administrators, and support personnel allowing for an average student-teacher ratio of 14:1. 

CCISD is home to a National Blue Ribbon School and 10 Purple Star campuses.

The Cove Herald

Academic Highlights

  • Rated a B+ School District (2022)

  • Graduating students received $1.1 million in scholarships for C/O (2023)

  • Four campuses awarded A ratings in TEA Accountability Ratings (2022)

  • Improved results on 18 of 20 state tests, including all JHS and HS test areas

  • CCISD outperformed the state in 13 out of 15 test areas

  • CCISD students were awarded 19 academic distinctions (2022)

  • Eighteen consecutive Superior ratings in Financial Integrity 

  • 2023 Torch Workforce Education Impact Award recipient

Copperas Cove High School

CTE Program

Advanced Manufacturing & Machinery Mechanics

  • FANUC Robot Operator I (New for 2023-2024)

Animal Science

  • Certified Veterinary Assistant - Level 1

  • Veterinary Medical Applications

  • Fundamentals of Animal Science

Applied Agricultural Engineering

  • Agriculture Mechanics


  • Home Builder's Association Pre-Apprenticeship 

Certificate Training

  • Core and Basic Carpentry

Culinary Arts

  • Commercial Foods

  • Culinary Meat Selection & Cookery Certification

  • ServSafe Manager

  • Pre-Professional Certification in Food Science Fundamentals

Digital Communications

  • Adobe Certified Professional in Visual Design Using Adobe Photoshop


  • FAA Part 107 Remote Drone Pilot

Education & Training

  • Early Childhood Education & Care

  • Education Aide I

Emergency Services

  • EMT Basic @ CTC

  • IAED Emergency Telecommunicator


  • Autodesk Certified Professional in Inventor for Mechanical Design


  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Family & Community

  • Services Community Health Workers

Graphic Design & Multimedia Arts

  • Audio-Visual Communications Job-Ready

Healthcare Therapeutic

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

  • Phlebotomy Technician

  • Certified EKG Technician

  • Certified Patient Care Technician

  • Pharmacy Technician

  • Certified Nurse Aide

Law Enforcement

  • Non-Commissioned Security Officer Level II (New for 2023-2024)

Marketing & Sales

  • Social Media Marketing Certification

  • Real Estate Sales Agent License

Networking Systems

  • CompTIA A+

  • CompTIA Networking

Plant Science

  • Texas State Florist's Association Level I/II Floral Certification

Programming and Software Development

  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals


  • AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Welding

  • AWS D9.1 Sheet Metal Welding

  • Welding Job-Ready

Click here for more information on the Copperas Cove High School CTE program.

Copperas Cove is also home to several private schools. 

Advancing Education/Workforce Development

For students looking to advance their education or career with a certification or a degree, several respected colleges and universities in the Copperas Cove area are available.

Central Texas College – 5 miles from downtown Copperas Cove. CTC offers associate degrees and certificate programs on campus and online, along with tech training and continuing education for adults.

Texas A&M University Central Texas – 14 miles from downtown Copperas Cove. As a proud member of The Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M University-Central Texas is fully aligned with its regional community colleges and offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. 

University of Mary Hardin Baylor – 30 miles from downtown Copperas Cove. Chartered in 1845, it is one of the oldest continuously operating colleges in Texas. The Christian college is highly respected for the high caliber of the educators, nurses, business leaders, and missionaries it graduates.