Vision, Mission, and Goals

  • 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 Outcome Goals 

    Student Outcome Goal 1

    Student achievement on state assessments in all subjects in Domain 1 will increase from 39 percent to 47 percent by 2022.

    Student Outcome Goal 2

    Student achievement on the third-grade state assessment in reading at the Meets performance level or above will increase from 35.6 percent to 45.0 percent by 2022.

    Student Outcome Goal 3

    The percent of graduates who are college-, career-, or military-ready (CCMR) from Domain 1 will increase from 45.0 percent to 49.0 percent by 2022.

    Student Outcome Goal 4

    Student participation in extracurricular or co-curricular activities will increase from 59.0 percent to 78.0 percent by 2022.