Public Schools in Dallas, TX

When relocating to a new city, it's important to lake a look at the public schools—both to judge the quality of the education and because school ratings can actually impact your home value! To make your search easier, we've compiled some data on both the Dallas Independent School District, and the Highland Park Independent School District, the two main public school districts serving the Greater Dallas area.

Dallas Independent School District

With a vision to become the best urban district in the United States

Dallas ISD serves a diverse range of students throughout the cities of Dallas, Cockrell Hill, Seagoville, Addison, and Wilmer, as well as parts of Carrollton, Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Garland, Grand Prairie, Highland Park, Hutchins, Lancaster, and Mesquite. It is the second-largest public school district in the state and the 14th largest in the country, with over 160,000 students across 227 schools. The district employs nearly 20,000 teachers, faculty, and staff.

Throughout recent years, the district has seen continual growth in student achievement, especially after the 2008 approval of $1.35 billion in construction upgrades to improve and expand current facilities and build new schools. Today, it is considered to be one of the fastest-improving districts in America.

Accolades and Achievements of Dallas ISD

A few claims to fame...

Dallas ISD has more than a few things to brag about. It’s home to two of the nation’s top high schools—Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center’s School of Science and the Engineering and School for the Talented and Gifted—as well as numerous Blue Ribbon schools. The graduation rate of the district sees continual increases over the years, and the AP scores of 3 or above have continued to increase over the last six years.

Highland Park Independent School District

Enter to learn, go forth to serve

The smaller Highland Park ISD serves over 7,000 students in a suburban area comprising Highland Park, University Park, and some of North Dallas. There are four elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and one high school within the district, as well as 800 employees, over half of which are teachers. High school students within the district consistently outscore state and national averages on both the ACT and SAT, making Highland Park ISD a nationally-notable district for academic achievement.

Accolades and Achievements of Highland Park ISD

An endless bragging list...

Highland Park ISD's Point of Pride list is pretty nearly endless. Starting with its top ACT, SAT, and state testing scores, and moving right along to its 16 National Merit Semifinalists, 47 National Merit Commended students, and 7 National Hispanic Scholars, Highland Park High School truly stands apart. In fact, the U.S News & World Report named HPHS the top comprehensive public high school in Texas, and ranked it 17th overall in the state of Texas and 104th in the country. Additionally, HPHS was named among America’s Best High Schools in 2015 by Newsweek Magazine.

Other Top Districts in the Greater Dallas Area

Frisco ISD

One of the fastest-growing public school districts in the nation, this highly acclaimed district serves over 60,000 students in the Frisco area

Discover Frisco ISD

Arlington ISD

Arlington ISD spans Arlington, Tarrant County, and parts of Grand Prairie, Pantego, and Dalworthington Gardens, encompassing nearly 60,000 students.

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Plano ISD

Plano ISD spans over 100 square miles and educates just over 52,000 students with over 4,000 teachers and 72 campuses. It serves the city of Plano, as well as parts of Richardson, Dallas, Allen, Carrollton, and more.

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