Phone: 915-937-9800


Degrees and Certifications:

Valerie Hairston, Principal


Hernando Middle School is committed to developing a community of globally aware, life-long learners by...

  • Using research-based practices to ensure high levels of learning for all.
  • Working collaboratively.
  • Providing a safe, caring, and motivating environment.


  • Obtain 7 Stars of Distinction from TEA. 
  • Obtain Notional Recognition from the American School Counseling Association. 
  • As a campus our academic goal is to rank at the top of all SISD Middle Schools and in the top tier of our state comparative group in all state accountable areas. 
  • Ensure a safe and supportive learning environment for all students.
  • To ensure competitive athletic, fine arts, and academic programs. 


  • 5 Stars of Distinction from TEA
  • Counselors earn Gold Award by the Lone Star State School Counselor Association
  • 6th and 8th Grade Team Quest to Regionals
  • 2017 Hernando was named a Texas school to watch campus. 


  • Academic Achievement was awarded in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps, and in Postsecondary Readiness.
  • Only SISD Middle School to be in MYP IB Candidacy Phase.
  • Our AVID program provides students with skills to be college and career ready.
  • Our fine arts programs continually achieve the highest ratings in their respective areas.
  • Athletic programs have seen various district championships during the past year. Including our undefeated 2018 8th Grade Football and undefeated 7th grade girls Basketball.
  • Several students placed individually in UIL competitions, which contributed to an overall 3rd place for the campus.