EducationOutside San Antonio
In 1922, the Somerset Independent School District (SISD) was formed from at least five other school districts: Wildman, Senior, Bexar, Old Rock (Old Somerset area), and Oak Island. Today, it occupies 85 square miles and is located in southwest Bexar County and northwest Atascosa County. With over 500+ employees on its payroll, SISD is the single largest employer in the community and currently has six school campuses- 4 within Somerset city limits and 2 within the area of Von Ormy. Despite being ranked as one of the poorest (economically) district in Texas, Somerset taxpayers are exceedingly generous when it comes to providing funds for education. Their approval of various bond issues over the years has ensured that the district remains current in educational facilities, educational programs, and educational opportunities for its students.