Needville ISD strives to create an environment where students reach their full potential and become productive, successful citizens.
Needville Independent School District: Great Schools, Rich Traditions, Proud Community. Our students are the centerpiece of our schools and our schools are the centerpiece of our community. NISD students excel in a variety of arenas such as sports where the high school teams have qualified for playoffs and won district championships in multiple sports even winning a State Championship in Volleyball in 2017 and playing in the state championship in 2018. We have won the district academic U.I.L. meet for more than 10 years straight and many students have qualified for State. Our fine arts programs are thriving as well as our Career and Technical Education programs. In particular, our Agricultural department has excelled at State and National competitions while being awarded a variety of Grand and Reserve Champions in different classifications. This certainly demonstrates the well-roundedness of our students.
Needville has always had a great partnership between the school district and the community, which is our strongest tradition. This partnership is exemplified by the achievement and accomplishments of the students. Through the state accountability system, our district’s approach of the development of the whole child is affirmed by the “A” rating Needville I.S.D. earned.
Curtis Rhodes was raised in Llano, Tx. He moved to Damon in 1980 where he attended Needville High School graduating in 1983. He attended Sam Houston State University from 1983-1987 graduating with a degree in education and teaching certifications in Biology and PE. He received his master’s degree in Education Administration in 1992 from Sam Houston State University. He has post graduate work studies from Lamar University and Texas A&M University. Curtis’ work experience began in Klein ISD from 1987-1992, where he taught science and coached. From 1992-1994 he was the assistant principal at Cuero High School. From 1994-1996 he was the principal at Groesbeck High School and from 1996-2000 he was the principal at Stephenville High School. He began his first superintendency in Ingram ISD from 2000-2002. From 2002-2006 he was superintendent of schools Athens ISD. Since 2006-present he has been the superintendent of schools in Needville ISD. Curtis’ wife Melissa (Engeling) is also a 1983 graduate of Needville High School and a graduate of Sam Houston State University and is currently librarian for Needville High School. They have three children: Cydney (2011 graduate of Needville High School and a 2014 graduate of Texas A&M University); Kaitlan (a 2018 graduate of the University of Texas); and Jacob (a senior at Needville High School).