Dallas ISD is proud to be a district of choice seeking to provide every student with a “best-fit” school. At a best-fit school, educators can more meaningfully and deeply engage students by tapping into their specific interests, aspirations, and preferred learning styles. Magnet Schools are one of the many high-quality school choice options offered by Dallas ISD. These schools provide theme-oriented courses of study that enable students to have in-depth educational experiences within a particular area of interest.
Magnet Schools provide students with access to college preparatory courses and specialized curricula which investigate and explore today’s career choices. Leadership skills are refined through the many activities and competitions offered in the Magnet Schools. All Magnet Schools have selective admissions criteria and have traditionally served underrepresented populations, with a specific focus on ethnic diversity. In this way, magnet students interact in an inclusive environment similar to the global workforce of the 21st century, providing them with a competitive edge for tomorrow’s marketplace.
Dallas ISD offers students more than 30 magnet schools where they can study subjects ranging from the arts and leaderships to STEM and communications at every grade level. Our competitive, specialized magnet programs offer Dallas students some of the most recognized programs in the country. The highly- esteemed School for the Talented and Gifted at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center and the prestigious Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts are consistently amoung the top-ranked schools in the state and nation.
Graduates of these schools go on to respected colleges and universities across the country and have emerged as leaders and innovators in their field. Whether your child is interested in business, law, STEM, or the arts, Dallas ISD's Magnet Schools provide an array of high-quality, diverse programs for your budding scholar. Learn more about each Magnet program by clicking an icon below.