School Districts In Dallas Fort Worth
Student academic performance information and 2018 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.
2019 DFW school districts rankings
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|% students met criteria|
|AP / IB||SAT||ACT||students||TEA|
|3||Highland Park ISD||10||96.4||94||94.0||65.0%||45.3%||67.1%||7,000||A|
|30||Caddo Mills ISD||9||60.4||91||13.0||0.8%||19.6%||7.5%||1,700||A|
|31||Eagle Mt-Saginaw ISD||9||60.1||83||36.3||26.9%||31.3%||10.2%||19,300||B|
|32||Glen Rose ISD||9||59.7||86||26.2||8.5%||33.1%||11.8%||1,800||A|
|33||Lake Dallas ISD||9||59.5||83||34.9||17.6%||37.3%||13.9%||4,000||B|
|39||Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD||9||58.1||79||43.3||34.6%||36.3%||9.8%||25,200||B|
|44||Royse City ISD||9||56.2||83||26.4||14.0%||29.2%||8.6%||5,700||B|
|52||Lone Oak ISD||8||53.4||83||19.4||6.0%||20.2%||13.4%||1,000||B|
|53||Little Elm ISD||8||53.4||79||31.4||21.6%||27.1%||11.1%||7,500||C|
|56||Grand Prairie ISD||8||52.5||78||32.2||20.4%||37.0%||4.7%||29,300||B|
|60||Red Oak ISD||8||51.5||80||23.8||12.6%||26.1%||8.1%||5,800||B|
|61||Blue Ridge ISD||8||51.4||84||11.5||20.0%||5.0%||800||B|
|63||White Settlement ISD||8||51.2||80||23.0||10.8%||27.2%||7.7%||6,800||C|
|67||Pilot Point ISD||7||49.6||79||22.1||7.5%||24.3%||13.1%||1,400||C|
|71||Wolfe City ISD||7||48.0||82||9.0||10.3%||9.1%||700||B|
|85||Slidell ISD||5||41.5||75||13.8||25.0%||5.0%||200||Met Standard|
|86||Cedar Hill ISD||5||41.0||73||18.4||4.1%||25.0%||9.2%||7,900||C|
|91||Fort Worth ISD||4||38.8||69||25.0||17.2%||26.0%||4.6%||86,000||C|
|92||Garner ISD||4||38.4||77||200||Met Standard|
|95||Avalon ISD||4||37.9||73||10.8||23.5%||400||Met Standard|
|98||Rio Vista ISD||4||35.9||71||11.8||1.6%||21.9%||1.6%||700||C|
|110||Lake Worth ISD||2||23.7||57||23.3||12.3%||26.2%||7.4%||3,300||D|
|111||Milford ISD||1||22.0||59||13.1||28.6%||300||Met Standard|
The Texas Education Agency 2018 Accountability Manual described the methodology used by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to award district and campus accountability ratings and describes specifically how the four metrics used in this study to rank the academic performance of DFW school districts were derived. Basically, 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 2017-2018 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 of each Texas school districts was constructed based on these four factors, as described on the best DFW school districts page page. 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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