• General Information


    The Dallas Independent School District is “one of the nation’s fastest-improving school districts,” according to the Council of the Great City SchoolsDallas ISD employs 22,857 team members to serve a diverse population of 139,584 students in 240 schools.
     
    In pursuit of our mission to "Educating all students for success," Dallas ISD has shown a consistent increase in our annual graduation rate and the number of students taking and passing advanced placement exams. According to the latest U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings, Dallas ISD high schools are among the top 10% of Texas high schools. 

    In addition, the number of Dallas ISD students taking and scoring a 3 or above on Advanced Placement exams has 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 trend in preparing students for college. Dallas ISD is also leading the way in Texas for college and career readiness, as demonstrated by our schools outperforming area charter schools on last year’s STAAR test.
     
    We are also keeping pace with Dallas families' desires for more educational choices as evidenced by a significant expansion of pre-kindergarten classes, 150 two-way dual language programs, and 25 P-TECHS and collegiate academies. Thanks to the support of Dallas voters and forward-looking leadership, Dallas ISD is also meeting the challenge of modernizing schools. We have invested more than $2 billion in schools and academic programs since 2015, funding renovations, additions, and other school improvements. Taken together, these efforts have afforded students the opportunity to receive a 21st-century education in state-of-the-art facilities as they prepare to compete in today's technology-rich, ever-changing, global society.