General InformationThe Dallas Independent School District is “one of the nation’s fastest improving school districts,” according to the Council of the Great City Schools. With 230 schools and approximately 157,000 students, Dallas ISD is home to two of the top public high schools in the country (Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center’s School of Science and Engineering and School for the Talented and Gifted) as reported by The Washington Post and Newsweek.
In addition, the number of Dallas ISD students taking and scoring a 3 or above on Advanced Placement exams increased each of the last six years with minority students leading their cohorts across the nation in the number of qualifying scores continuing an upward swing in preparing students for college.Dallas ISD boasts a number of National Blue Ribbon Schools and several noteworthy accomplishments, including a steadily increasing graduation rate. As a matter of fact, the number of students graduating from Dallas ISD is at its highest since the mid-1980s.The vast majority of our schools received renovations made possible by a $1.35 billion bond program approved by voters in 2008. The program added 14 new schools.With the support of Dallas voters, the $1.6 billion 2015 bond program is underway and is scheduled to add nine new and replacement schools, and provide renovations, additions, and other improvements to our schools making it possible for students to learn in state-of-the-art facilities as they prepare to compete in today's technology enriched, ever-changing, global society.