Dedication runs strong throughout the Dallas Independent School District with more than 19,000 employees working toward realizing our vision of becoming the best urban district in the United States. To truly impact the lives of students and govern our day-to-day actions, the Dallas Board of Trustees adopted its core beliefs and Principles of Public Service for the district to follow. These principles and beliefs serve as a guidepost to everything we do.
Dallas ISD seeks to be a premier urban school district
Educating all students for success
Student Achievement Goals
- All students will exhibit satisfactory or above performance on state assessments.
Students below satisfactory performance will demonstrate more than one year of
- Dallas ISD schools will be the primary choice for families in the district.
- The achievement gap by race, ethnicity and socio-economic status will be no greater than 10 percentage points on all academic measures.
- Ninety-five percent of students will graduate. Ninety percent of the graduates will qualify for community college, college, military, or industry certification.
- Ninety-five percent of students entering kindergarten will be school-ready based on a multidimensional assessment.
- All students will participate in at least one extracurricular or co-curricular activity each year.