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Financial Transparency

Transparency Stars Recognizing Local Transparency Achievements

The Texas Transparency Stars program recognizes government entities that provide clear and meaningful financial information through the posting of financial documents as well as summaries, visualizations, downloadable data, and other relevant information in the specified areas of Traditional Finances, Contracts and Procurement, Economic Development, Public Pensions, and Debt Obligations.  

For additional information, please visit the Texas Comptroller's website.

The mission of the Business Office is to ensure that the district’s financial resources are effectively and efficiently managed to provide the necessary resources to achieve the instructional goals and objectives of the district.  Joshua ISD is committed to providing taxpayers and community members with transparent and easy-to-understand sources of financial information.  The information below is intended to provide useful information as it relates to Joshua ISD's financial operations.

Joshua ISD was awarded the Traditional Finances Star on September 26, 2019 and the Debt Obligations Star on November 17, 2021.

Transparency Star Traditional Finances
Transparency Star Debt Obligations







Use the links to the left or below to access the pages:

Traditional Finances

Debt Obligations

District Contact Information

Joshua Independent School District
310 E 18th Street Joshua, TX 76058
Phone: 817-202-2500
Fax: 817-641-2738  

Elected Official Contact Information: click here.   
Open Records Requests: click here.  
District Financial Contact: Rebecca Metzger, Chief Financial Officer, 817-202-2500 ext 1013, email.       

District Financial Quick Facts


  • 2021-22: 5,885
  • 2022-23: 5,891
  • 2023-24: 6,020

Budget & Debt (Fiscal Year 2023-24)

  • General Operating Budget:  $67,479,365
  • General Operating Budget per Student:  $11,209
  • Total Outstanding Principal Debt:  $85,870,000
  • Total Outstanding Debt per Student:  $14,264

Wages & Staff (School Year 2023-24)

  • Total Full-Time Employees: 859
  • Total Teachers: 426
  • Starting Teacher Pay: $60,000
  • Average Teacher Pay: $63,561
  • Substitute Pay: $90-$110/day
  • Average Teacher Experience: 11.81 years

Tax Rate (2023 Tax Year)

  • Maintenance & Operations: $0.7575
  • Interest & Sinking: $0.3297
  • Total Tax Rate: $1.0872

Property Values (2023 Tax Year)

  • Area: 76 square miles
  • Taxable Value: $2,274,090,372
  • Average Home Market Value: $286,454

Other Helpful Links and Information  
Central Appraisal District of Johnson County  
Landowner Bill of Rights - Texas Attorney General Website   
FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) - TEA Website   
Financial Accountability System Resource Guide - TEA Website