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Dallas ISD - Classes Begin August 26

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August 26: First day of school

New Student Registration: 
  • August 16: 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • August 19: 12:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • August 20: 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • August 21: 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
  • August 22: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Returning students will receive an enrollment packet on the first day of school.

School hours

Prekindergarten and kindergarten 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Elementary schools 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Middle schools* 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
High schools* 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Vanguards (grades 4-6) 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Academies (all academies with exception of Travis) 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
   William B. Travis 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Montessori schools  
   George Bannerman Dealey
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
   Harry Stone Montessori 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Magnet high schools 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
   Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s
   Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center  
   Skyline High School  
   Booker T. Washington High School
   for the Performing and Visual Arts
Barack Obama Male Leadership 8a.m. to 4 p.m.
Early / Middle College  
   Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate
8 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.
   Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr. Early
   College High School at El Centro
9:15 a.m. to 4:55 p.m.
   Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

   *L.V. Stockard Middle School 8:40 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.
   *J.L. Long Middle School 8:40 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
   *Woodrow Wilson High School 8:55 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Opening of school for prekindergarten students

All prekindergarten classes will follow the regular 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. class schedule.

As you know, our district has the responsibility of serving eligible children based on the prekindergarten guidelines established by the Texas Education Agency. In order to be eligible for enrollment in a prekindergarten class, a child must be four years of age on September 1 of the current school year and:

  1. unable to speak and comprehend the English language; or
  2. educationally disadvantaged; or
  3. homeless; or
  4. a dependent of:
    • an active duty uniformed member of the military
    • a military parent who is missing in action or deceased; or
    • a foster child.

We must make every effort to serve eligible prekindergarten children in a fair and equitable manner. If you need more information, please contact the Early Childhood Education Department at 972-925-6770.

Questions and concerns about the start of school?

From August 19-23 

Call Dallas ISD’s Constituent Phone Line
(972) 925-5555 
From Aug. 19 - Aug. 23, parents may call this number to ask questions prior to the first day of school. This number will be staffed from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
From August 26-30
Call Dallas ISD’s Back-to-School Hotline
(972) 925-5437 (KIDS)

English and Spanish

Aug. 26 and 27: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Aug. 28-30: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Information available to parents will include enrollment, bus routes, reduced school lunch applications, immunization requirements, school locations, school hours, and more.

New schools opening this fall

Three new Dallas ISD schools are opening this fall.  

Billy Earl Dade Middle School
Alecia Cobb, Principal

2727 Grand Ave.
Dallas, TX 75215

  • Tops:
    • 6th Grade: Orange
    • 7th Grade: White
    • 8th Grade: Black (polo shirts only)
  • Bottoms: Black, Khaki, or Navy 

Thelma Elizabeth Page Richardson Elementary School
Courtney Thomas, Principal

7203 Bruton Road
Dallas, TX 75217

  • Tops: Navy or White
  • Bottoms: Black, Khaki or Navy

Oran M. Roberts Elementary School
Eneida Padro Colon, Principal

4919 E. Grand Ave.
Dallas, TX 75223 

  • Tops: White or Light Blue
  • Bottoms: Navy or Black

School Consolidation Information

Students from schools that closed last year under the consolidation plan will attend other neighboring schools this year. Those campuses and the new locations where students will attend are:

Closed School
New Location
Pearl C. Anderson Middle LC Billy Earl Dade MS
2727 Grand Ave., 75215

Breakfast and lunch information

Dallas ISD school cafeterias are meeting challenging new federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy, well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school.
Breakfast -- $1.25
Lunch -- $1.75

Students will need to bring money each day beginning with the first day of school to purchase a meal. Meals may also be prepaid online through Meal Pay Plus.
Parents may apply for free or reduced priced meals online at

Free breakfast in the classroom is available at participating schools

Students will have the opportunity to receive breakfast in their classroom this fall thanks to a program funded by the Walmart Foundation to expand free breakfasts to all students. Approximately 60 Dallas ISD schools have confirmed they will participate in the program that provides students with nutritious breakfast items they can eat together at their desks prior to starting their lessons for the day.


Immigrant and refugee students new to the country

Beginning Aug. 12, 2013, all immigrant and refugee students new to district will be registered, oriented, and assessed at the Margaret and Gilbert Herrera Student Intake Center. Visit the Student Intake Center website to learn more.

School Messenger

The Dallas ISD and all schools use an automated phone message system to communicate with parents and staff about important news. Schools use the system to alert parents to school events, student absences, and other important information. To ensure that they do not miss any announcements from the schools or the district, parents should make sure that their children’s records include current contact information like phone number and address. 


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