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Keller ISD Fine Arts

Welcome to Keller ISD Fine Arts!​​

The Fine Arts Department of the Keller Independent School District includes the areas of
art, music, theatre, dance, competitive speech and debate, and UIL Academics.



Keller ISD Named a "Best Communities for Music Education" Recipient by NAMM Foundation

The NAMM Foundation has recognized Keller ISD for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) distinction for the second consecutive year.

Keller ISD joins 476 other districts across the country in receiving this prestigious award in 2016. Best Communities for Music Education affirms school districts that have demonstrated outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. 

Music programs in Keller are known nationally and statewide by their accomplishment and recognitions, and the "Best Communities for Education" designation is a testament to the successes of these programs.

The BCME survey requires districts to answer detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Center for Public Partnerships and Research, an affiliate of the University of Kansas.

The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its nearly 10,300 members around the world. The Foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs. For more information about The NAMM Foundation, please visit

KISD Fine Arts Mission Statement

The Fine Arts Departmen​t of Keller ISD is committed to the belief that all students K-12 shall be provided with a balanced, comprehensive, sequential, and rigorous program of instruction in the fine arts disciplines. These programs are taught in partnership with other academic disciplines to instill the basic knowledge, skills, and appreciation of the fine arts inspiring students to become life-long participants and supporters of the arts.

We in KISD share the following beliefs regarding Fine Arts Curriculum and Instruction:

  • The arts help children to understand concepts measured on various tests. The arts help teach shapes, color recognition, size differentiation, letter and number recognition, mathematical concepts, phonic recognition, sequencing, following directions, hand-eye and motor coordination, and direction and location. 
  • The arts develop valued higher order and creative thinking skills, such as visual memory, various forms of communication, and the ability to compare and contrast, group and label, explain cause and effect, assess significance, make predictions, and frame and test hypotheses.
  • The arts improve many students’ self-concepts, attitude towards school and, as a result, the students’ attendance improves.
  • The arts are vastly important to technology and multimedia production, as evidenced in their use in books, magazines, advertisements, television commercials, music videos, video games, and blockbuster films.