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Dallas Independent School District & Schools Overview

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Dallas Independent School District Rankings, Awards & Distinctions

2023 best DFW school districts rank :   

  • Top DFW school districts,

  • Best school districts in Texas.

About Dallas ISD

The 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. 

Dallas ISD Statistics:


Number of students: 156,726

Elementary Schools: 151

Middle Schools: 46

High Schools: 38

Cities Served: Carrollton, Coppell, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Highland Village, Frisco, Lewisville, Plano, and The Colony.

2023 Texas Education Agency (TEA) student achievement index:  91

Note: The student achievement index is the percentage of total student assessments for all subjects tested that meet or exceed the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) achievement standards. 

Accountability Ratings Explanation


Additional Dallas ISD Information:


Dallas ISD Boundary Map : Click here for a map of Dallas ISD Boundary

Check if a particular home  is part of Dallas ISD :  Click here

Dallas ISD Website: Click here

Dallas ISD News: Click here

Dallas ISD Contact Number: (972) 925-3700

Niche.com Dallas ISD Report CardClick here

Dallas ISD Schools

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