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School Districts In Dallas Fort Worth

Student academic performance information and 2019 Texas Education Agency (TEA) accountability ratings for school districts in the DFW area are provided in the DFW school districts table shown below. Similar comprehensive ranked lists of Dallas schools can be displayed by clicking on these Dallas public high schools, Dallas public middle schools and Dallas public elementary schools links.

If you are thinking about buying a home in the DFW area, quality of local schools should be a major consideration, whether you have school age children or not. If you have children who will be attending local schools, it is reassuring to know that they will have access to high-quality primary and secondary education. If you don't have school age children, the quality of nearby schools is still important. It is more likely that houses located within the attendance boundaries of a strong school district will see higher appreciation when the market is good and more likely to hold their value when it is not so good than houses that are in lower-quality school districts. It also is easily demonstrated that homes in good school districts usually sell faster than homes in lower-quality school districts, especially when housing demand is soft. And finally, many homeowners believe they will have better neighbors when they live in a good school district. All in all, it is relatively easy to make a compelling case that buying in a strong school district can enhance and help protect the investment you make when you purchase a home.

As shown on this DFW commute times and distances page, the time and cost expended for getting to one place from another within the DFW metroplex can be significant. This and the quality of schools issue typically cause their decision about which communities are preferable or acceptable to be one of the first that prospective home buyers make. Where to buy decisions almost always also include an assessment of which areas offer the desired combination of great houses at a reasonable price and a safe and nice place to live. Data provided in table below and on these best Dallas suburbs and best Dallas suburbs for families pages can provide a good start in finding the communities that might best meet the needs of you and your family.

2020 DFW school districts rankings

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% students met criteria
1Carroll ISD108,300EE - 1296.4A9656.8%68.2%71.4%
2Highland Park ISD
(University Park, TX)
106,800EE - 1294.5A9465.6%54.3%71.2%
3Lovejoy ISD104,300EE - 1294.1A9562.6%65.3%55.8%
4Coppell ISD1012,900EE - 1293.1A9457.2%65.6%67.6%
5Allen ISD1021,500EE - 1281.7A9345.0%57.5%32.1%
6Grapevine-Colleyville ISD1013,900EE - 1281.0A9148.3%58.9%36.2%
7Plano ISD1052,800PK - 1280.5A9146.7%59.9%35.1%
8Frisco ISD1060,000K - 1279.1A9339.7%49.3%33.0%
9Aledo ISD106,100EE - 1276.4A9228.0%60.7%35.5%
10Prosper ISD1014,300EE - 1276.2A9233.9%45.2%37.9%
11Rockwall ISD1016,500EE - 1275.3A9138.5%54.3%22.0%
12McKinney ISD1024,500K - 1275.0B9040.5%50.7%27.8%
13Keller ISD1035,000K - 1273.9B9134.1%50.3%25.7%
14Argyle ISD103,000EE - 1272.7A9214.3%56.6%41.8%
15Northwest ISD1024,100EE - 1272.3A9034.2%54.3%18.7%
16Lewisville ISD1052,100EE - 1270.3B8832.5%53.2%26.7%
17Wylie ISD
(Wylie, TX)
1016,500EE - 1268.5A9222.1%39.1%15.8%
18Celina ISD102,700K - 1268.2A9127.6%13.5%36.8%
19Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD1023,600EE - 1268.0A9030.5%38.3%13.3%
20Sunnyvale ISD101,900EE - 1267.7A920.8%64.8%26.8%
21Mansfield ISD1035,200EE - 1266.5A9022.4%44.2%13.5%
22Richardson ISD1039,000EE - 1263.9B8530.7%36.8%28.6%
23Melissa ISD103,100EE - 1261.8A922.6%31.6%17.1%
24Midlothian ISD109,400EE - 1261.8B8718.9%36.4%21.5%
25Brock ISD101,5003 - 1261.0A911.0%36.8%18.4%
26Forney ISD911,100EE - 1260.9A8816.9%36.8%11.0%
27Glen Rose ISD91,9003 - 1260.1A897.9%41.8%10.2%
28Birdville ISD923,500EE - 1260.1B8528.0%33.4%12.1%
29Aubrey ISD92,400EE - 1259.5A8711.4%41.0%16.5%
30Denton ISD930,000EE - 1259.3B8522.2%36.6%15.4%
31Caddo Mills ISD91,800PK - 1258.8A9136.9%5.1%
32Mabank ISD93,600PK - 1258.0A8815.1%24.2%7.7%
33Grandview ISD91,300EE - 1257.8A9016.1%27.6%
34Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD920,000K - 1256.9B8328.0%30.4%10.8%
35Kennedale ISD93,100EE - 1256.9B8418.5%44.0%7.5%
36Burleson ISD912,400EE - 1256.0B8322.8%35.6%9.3%
37Joshua ISD95,600EE - 1256.0A877.8%32.3%8.9%
38Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD925,500EE - 1255.8B8035.8%35.9%7.5%
39Paradise ISD91,200EE - 1255.8A8735.9%19.9%
40Lone Oak ISD91,000PK - 1255.7B8411.4%27.2%30.4%
41Garland ISD955,800EE - 1254.9B8223.1%39.7%5.9%
42Alvord ISD9700PK - 1254.5A8830.4%7.8%
43Farmersville ISD91,7002 - 1253.8A868.0%23.5%11.5%
44Tolar ISD8800PK - 1253.7A871.9%34.3%3.7%
45Lake Dallas ISD84,000EE - 1253.7B8310.4%44.1%10.2%
46Little Elm ISD87,800EE - 1253.0B8123.6%30.3%9.7%
47Waxahachie ISD88,900K - 1252.8B8310.3%38.7%9.8%
48Ponder ISD81,500EE - 1252.8B827.9%36.2%25.3%
49Bland ISD8700PK - 1252.6A8823.5%2.0%
50Community ISD82,400EE - 1252.4A8214.5%38.2%7.6%
51Decatur ISD83,400EE - 1251.8B8215.4%22.8%17.1%
52Sanger ISD82,800EE - 1251.5B8210.1%34.9%13.8%
53Princeton ISD84,900EE - 1251.2A855.6%21.9%8.6%
54Crandall ISD84,400EE - 1250.9B8214.2%20.4%16.1%
55Grand Prairie ISD829,100EE - 1250.8B7922.3%38.8%6.1%
56Granbury ISD87,300EE - 1250.7B8013.9%33.2%19.5%
57Royse City ISD86,200EE - 1250.6B8210.9%30.5%10.8%
58Red Oak ISD85,900EE - 1250.4B8213.2%19.3%15.6%
59Arlington ISD859,800EE - 1249.0B7821.3%34.6%8.7%
60Palmer ISD81,200PK - 1249.0B8523.8%3.0%
61Anna ISD83,600EE - 1249.0B829.6%24.4%8.2%
62Azle ISD76,600EE - 1248.9B827.9%29.5%5.9%
63Scurry-Rosser ISD71,100EE - 1248.8B841.2%23.3%8.3%
64Peaster ISD71,200EE - 1248.8A834.3%26.4%7.1%
65Millsap ISD71,000PK - 1248.6B828.5%28.2%4.2%
66Blue Ridge ISD7900PK - 1248.5A8422.7%9.4%
67White Settlement ISD76,800EE - 1248.5B8012.9%30.9%8.7%
68Dallas ISD7155,000EE - 1248.3B7821.0%29.0%10.3%
69Krum ISD72,0002 - 1247.7B816.9%23.5%14.2%
70Lipan ISD7400PK - 1247.4A824.3%23.9%8.7%
71Irving ISD733,400EE - 1247.1B7529.0%30.7%9.2%
72Weatherford ISD78,000EE - 1246.8B8012.2%23.4%6.2%
73Ennis ISD75,8001 - 1245.8B7816.2%22.7%9.2%
74Springtown ISD73,500EE - 1245.5B808.2%21.2%7.7%
75Chico ISD7600EE - 1245.5A8218.8%9.4%
76Maypearl ISD61,200EE - 1244.9B8032.3%8.9%
77Wolfe City ISD6700EE - 1244.6A823.0%19.6%
78Mesquite ISD640,300EE - 1244.5B7620.2%25.8%6.0%
79Pilot Point ISD61,4003 - 1243.8B798.1%15.6%10.9%
80Keene ISD61,100PK - 1243.5B769.8%39.4%6.6%
81Kaufman ISD64,0001 - 1243.3B804.6%16.3%4.9%
82Bridgeport ISD62,1003 - 1243.1B7610.1%29.7%13.2%
83Slidell ISD6300EE - 1242.2B7636.7%20.0%
84Boles ISD5500PK - 1241.9A7824.3%13.5%
85Lancaster ISD57,300EE - 1240.6B794.0%8.6%4.0%
86Celeste ISD5500EE - 1240.2B7820.3%6.3%
87Boyd ISD51,300PK - 1239.7B767.3%18.8%6.3%
88Cedar Hill ISD57,800EE - 1238.8B754.0%24.1%10.3%
89Crowley ISD415,700EE - 1238.0B7311.2%25.4%5.7%
90Garner ISD4200PK - 1237.5B79
91Fort Worth ISD484,300EE - 1236.5C6919.6%33.1%4.7%
92Everman ISD46,200EE - 1236.3B7114.0%26.8%4.3%
93Alvarado ISD43,600EE - 1235.8B743.6%21.8%1.6%
94Kemp ISD41,7003 - 1235.6B7421.2%8.1%
95Italy ISD4600PK - 1235.3B762.1%8.3%
96Cleburne ISD46,700EE - 1235.0C6919.1%23.7%5.5%
97Poolville ISD4500EE - 1235.0B7329.6%3.7%
98Castleberry ISD33,800EE - 1234.7B717.3%32.0%1.9%
99Avalon ISD3400PK - 1233.4B7229.6%1.9%
100Rio Vista ISD3800PK - 1233.4B731.8%17.6%1.8%
101Quinlan ISD32,7003 - 1233.2B733.9%12.4%1.3%
102Duncanville ISD312,700EE - 1232.7B707.4%24.9%3.6%
103Godley ISD32,2002 - 1232.1C7127.3%3.3%
104Venus ISD32,2002 - 1231.7B710.7%21.1%5.9%
105Ferris ISD32,7001 - 1231.6B7011.4%5.8%7.5%
106Terrell ISD34,700K - 1231.4B713.1%11.8%8.4%
107Greenville ISD25,500K - 1227.5B673.3%21.8%5.2%
108Commerce ISD21,5003 - 1227.3B671.8%20.2%8.3%
109DeSoto ISD29,400K - 1225.6C654.0%27.2%2.7%
110Lake Worth ISD13,400EE - 1218.6C5712.5%26.5%6.3%
111Campbell ISD1300PK - 1216.8B5921.2%7.7%
112Milford ISD1300PK - 1211.7F5711.1%


The Texas Education Agency 2019 Accountability Manual describes the methodology used by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to award district and campus accountability ratings and explains specifically how the four metrics used in this study to rank the academic performance of Texas school districts are derived. The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) metric is the cumulative scaled score of all STAAR assessments administered to district students during the 2018-2019 school year. The Advance Placement / International Baccalaureate (AP/IB) and the SAT and ACT college admission tests metrics are the number of students meeting college-ready criteria specified in the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), a state-legislated program to improve student success in college.

To provide additional perspective regarding each districts’ academic performance, an academic performance index that indicates the relative performance (API) of each Texas school districts was constructed based on these four factors, as described on the best DFW school districts page page. So, for example, if a districts API is 75.3, that means its academic performance point total is 75.3 percent of the total performance points of the top performing district in the state. Each district also has been assigned an academic performance score based on its relative position in the academic performance index. The top 10 percent of Texas school districts included in this study received an academic performance score of 10, districts in the next lower, ninth decile districts received a score of 9, and so on.

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