The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is huge. It spans 400 miles and is made up of thirteen separate counties. Within it there are over 100 school districts, so it can be overwhelming to narrow down the best one for you and your family. If you’re thinking about making the Dallas area your new home and are planning to relocate to Dallas, here is some information about school districts to help you determine the best community in which to settle down.
Highland Park ISD
One of the best school districts in the state is located right smack in the middle of Dallas county. Highland Park ISD serves the cities of Highland Park and University Park. The district is made up of four elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. There are 6700 students enrolled in Highland Park ISD, with an average student to teacher ratio of 15.8. The average SAT score is 1215 and 100% of Highland Park students pass the TAKS test at the exit level.
Carroll ISD is located just northwest of Dallas in Tarrant County and serves the communities of Carroll and Southlake. It is also one of the top school districts in the state, with an average SATs score of 1155, and 99% of students passing the TAKs test at the exit level. The district has five elementary schools, two intermediate schools (for grades five and six), three middle schools and two high schools. There are just under 8,000 students enrolled in Carroll ISD, with a student to teacher ratio of 15.
Lovejoy ISD, in Collin County roughly 25 miles north of Dallas, has the third highest student achievement index in the Metroplex. It serves just over a thousand students in the Lucas, Fairview, Allen, and McKinney communities. Lovejoy has three elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and one high school. The Texas Education Agency has called the Lovejoy school district “exemplary.”
Also just north of Dallas is Coppell ISD. There are more than 10,000 students enrolled in Coppell ISD, which is made up of nine elementary schools, three middle schools, one high school, an education annex and an alternative campus. There is a student-teacher ratio of 15.8, and the district boasts an average SAT score of 1140 and an average ACT score of 25.2. 99% of Coppell ISD students pass the TAKS test at the exit level.