Educational opportunities abound for all ages and stages of life, from preschool through primary, secondary, college, graduate study and beyond. The area is served by the Mexia Independent School District (MISD). MISD serves approximately 2,000 students enrolled in four campuses: McBay Elementary, Sims Intermediate, Mexia Junior High, and Mexia High School. According to 2015 figures, MISD invests $15,743 per student, $3,308 more than the United States average. Mexia High School graduates rated 5.3 percentage points above the state average for college and career readiness.

Post-Secondary Education


Whether you are looking for a college degree, technical training, specialty training or post-graduate degrees, you can access these programs close to home.

Navarro College has a full-service campus located in Mexia. Navarro offers two-year associate degree programs, transfer credit college-level core classes, and technical certificate programs. Navarro also offers a wide selection of continuing education programs to support life-long learning in the Mexia area.

Texas State Technical College Waco Campus (TSTC) is located in Bellmead, a short 30-minute commute from Mexia. TSTC is a two-year institution of higher education providing innovative and responsive programs and courses of study in technical education with emphasis on advanced and emerging technologies.

Baylor University is located in Waco, a 40-minute drive from Mexia. Baylor is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship.