Chilton ISD is a hidden jewel

The Chilton ISD, once considered a diamond in the rough, is now radiating as one of Central Texas’ most impressive hidden jewels. The school district received an ‘A’ Rating from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in August for academic performance. More impressively, the district received academic performance distinctions in the following areas:

• Science Performance

• Comparative Academic Growth

• Comparative Closing the Gap

Dr. Brandon Hubbard, Superintendent of Schools in Chilton ISD, believes that district success begins with culture. The district has explicitly worked to build a culture of resilience through the implementation of the 7 Mindsets SEL program and a partnership with the Movement Up organization, which helps students and adults develop strategies to overcome adversity.

This culture of resilience has also been evident in the success of the Pirate football team under the leadership of first-year Athletic Director and Head Coach, Bennie Huitt. Huitt, the former Defensive Coordinator for the Pirates, has secured the team’s first district title in eight years with an impressive 10-0 regular season record. In addition to being named district champions, the Pirates were also named the Dave Campbell Texas Football’s week 7 Team of the Week. Led by captains Miguel Barron (Sr.), Daylon Ford (Sr.), Marvion Huitt (Sr.), and Colton Bosse (Jr.), the Pirates have earned the #1 ranking in Class 2A Division 2 Region 4. With production from rising stars like Markeydrick Taylor (Jr.), Ty Jones (Jr.), Isaiah Redd (Jr.), and Isaac Redd (Jr.), the Pirates are hoping to make a deep post-season run.

Central Texas’ best kept secret is no longer a secret. The Chilton Pirates are Refusing to Sink.

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