Dallas ISD - Accelerating Campus Excellence

ACE Overview

  • Dallas ISD will expand its Accelerating Campus Excellence program to eight additional campuses for the 2020-2021 school year. This initiative incentivizes top teachers and principals to voluntarily work at the district’s highest-need schools, ensuring the best educators are in classrooms where they are needed the most.

    Since its inception in 2015, ACE schools have shown a continuous improvement by combining effective instruction, additional learning time, and social and academic skill-building. As a result, academic performance has increased in core content areas, attendance has improved, and parents feel more positive about their child’s school.

    In 2019, Texas Education Agency (TEA) accountability ratings showed that the seven ACE Leadership campuses received a Met Standard rating and were awarded 22 state distinctions for academic performance after their first year of ACE.

    Within the next weeks, Dallas ISD will host meetings with faculty, parents and community members to share additional information about the program expansion.

    The new 2020-2021 campuses are:

    For additional information or questions, please contact rclayton@dallasisd.org


    Dallas ISD’s Accelerating Campus Excellence (ACE) plan accelerates school transformation through three primary factors: strong school leadership, effective teachers, and high expectations for both students and staff. The ACE plan incentivizes top teachers and principals to work at the district’s highest-need schools to ensure that effective teachers are in the classrooms where they are most needed.

    Since the programs’ inception in 2015, ACE schools have improved in all areas. Academic performance has increased in core content areas, attendance has improved, and parents feel more positive about their child’s school.

    In 2016, Texas Education Agency (TEA) accountability ratings showed that six of the seven ACE schools moved from Improvement Required to Met Standard. Furthermore, these campuses collectively received nine distinction designations.

    For more information about the ACE initiative, email ACE@dallasisd.org.