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About Region 18


Region 18 Education Service Center is one of 20 service centers that serve Texas educational needs. We are a non-regulatory agency; our relationship with school districts is collaborative and supportive.

Our purpose is to:


(1) assist school districts in improving student performance in each region of the system;
(2) enable school districts to operate more efficiently and economically; and
(3) implement initiatives assigned by the legislature or the commissioner.

Our mission is to serve as a first-choice partner in meeting the educational needs of all students in Region 18.

We serve as a liaison between the Texas Education Agency and the local schools districts and the schools they serve by disseminating information, conducting training, and providing consultations for both federal and state programs. Our staff is composed of knowledgeable educators dedicated to the excellence in education.

Although we provide services and tools nationwide, our assigned regional area encompasses:

  • 37,553 square miles
  • 19 counties
  • 33 school districts
  • 7 charter schools
  • 5 institutes of higher education
  • More than 6,300 educators
  • More than 88,000 students