Communities In Schools of Texas

The mission of Communities In Schools (CIS) in Texas is to surround students with a community of support, empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life. The CIS model is designed to keep students persisting in education and ultimately graduate from high school. CIS partners with educators, students, and parents to identify the specific needs of students who are at-risk of dropping out of school. Once needs are identified, CIS customizes supports for students and families and provides individual case management services to help students fully engage in learning, involving the community as part of this process. CIS monitors student level data and tracks education outcomes for those students served. CIS in Texas has six components:

Health and human services - including mental health and basic needs

Supportive guidance and counseling - both individual and group, and crisis response

Parental and family engagement - including home visits and consultation

Academic enhancement and support - including tutoring and extended learning time

College and career awareness - including preparation and transition

Enrichment activities - including mentoring and school engagement activities


CIS of Texas program performance

  • As of the 2021-2022 school year, there are 27 local CIS of Texas grantees operating statewide.
  • In the 2021-2022 school year, 27 local CIS affiliates case managed 123,912 students on 1,428 campuses in 201 school districts.

Student Performance (Case Managed Students) 2021-2022:

  • 99% stayed in school (Grades 7-12)
  • 97% promoted to the next grade (Kindergarten-grade 11)
  • 97% eligible seniors graduated
  • 90% targeted for academics, improved
  • 74% targeted for attendance, improved
  • 83% targeted for behavior, improved
  • 97% targeted for social services met goals


CIS of Texas funding information

  • FY 2022 - (State) $33,523,998, (Federal*) $4,892,341
  • FY 2021 – (State) $27,469,633, (Federal*) $4,842,342
  • FY 2020 – (State) $30,521,817, (Federal*) $4,842,342
  • FY 2019 – (State) $15,521,815, (Federal*) $4,842,342
  • FY 2018 – (State) $15,521,817, (Federal*) $4,842,342
  • FY 2017 – (State) $15,521,816, (Federal*) $4,842,341
  • FY 2016 – (State) $15,521,816, (Federal*) $4,842,342

* Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)


CIS of Texas programs


CIS of Texas laws and rules