Abernathy Independent School District encompasses 179 square miles in Hale and Lubbock Counties. The district has an enrollment of a little over 780 students. AISD offers a half-day Pre-K program, full day Kindergarten, a school-wide Title I program, vocational programs, dual credit courses, band, athletics, special education, and gifted/talented classes. Abernathy ISD students have the opportunity to graduate with 36 hours of college credit.
AISD has been recognized by TEA for its attendance rate, number of graduates on the Recommended Program, college preparedness in English-Language Arts and Math. In prior years all 3 campuses have been recognized for their test scores in writing, reading, math and science. Abernathy High School has been identified as one of the top schools in the state in English-Language Arts by Texas Monthly.
AISD stresses technology on all campuses. Currently, the district has approximately 600 computers including two labs on each campus all connected to the internet via a 100 Mb connection to Region 17 for Internet and Distance Learning. AISD also maintains a wireless network on all 3 campuses with wireless labs with 20 laptop computers. Each classroom is also equipped with a Promethean interactive board and projector, and all Elementary classrooms have at least 4 student computers.
More recently the district and campuses have met standard on the new more rigorous accountability system with distinctions. The high school was one of two high schools in region 17 that earned five or more distinctions. They also were recognized as a High Performing Title One Campus for the 2013 school year.