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Moving to North Texas? Get to Know the Local School Districts.

North Texas School Districts

Before you find the perfect home, get to know the local school districts and find the right for your family. Moving can a fun and exciting time, but it can also be filled with uncertainty, especially if you are moving your kiddos to a new school.  One of the many great things about North Texas is the school districts. Check out the highlights for each district below. 

 

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD (GCISD):

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During the 2017-2018 school year, there were 40 National Merit Commended students, 33 National Merit Semifinalists, and 32 National Merit Finalists. There were 1,881 students took 4,975 Advanced Placement exams. There were 667 AP Scholars, and their average score was 3.54. Among those National AP Scholars, five GCISD students scored a perfect 5.0 on 10 or more AP exams. 89% of students in grades 6-12 are enrolled in advanced courses. This year, 545 GCISD students enrolled in at least one dual credit course compared to 221 students in 2014. There were also 1,275 students in dual enrollment this year, showing a significant increase from 241 students enrolled in 2014.Their SAT and ACT scores surpass both state and national averages in all subjects. Approximately 96% of secondary students engage in extracurricular activities. Over 4,800 students in grades 6-12 are involved in Fine Arts Programs. More than 4,100 secondary students are involved in Athletic Programs in GCISD. 10 All-State Musicians.  GCISD is a 1:1 District.  Every student in GCISD is issued a device. Bransford Elementary, Colleyville Middle School, and Heritage Middle School received the CREST Award for Counseling Excellence.

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD

Quick Facts About GCISD:
Student Enrollment – 13,812
Employees – 1,855
Number of Schools – 20
Area Served – Grapevine, Colleyville, Hurst, Southlake and portions of Euless (iUniversity Prep is open to students across the state)
Graduation Rate – 97.0%
Average Years’ Experience of Teachers – 12.6
Teachers with Advanced Degrees – 31.5%
Tax Rate – $1.3967 per $100

 

Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD (HEB ISD):

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HEB ISD is consistently achieving high academic performance. In 2016 93% of campuses earned  Distinction Designations awarded by the Texas Education Agency. HEB ISD is one of only 9.7% of Districts in Texas, earning an “A” in Closing Performance Gaps on preliminary A-F ratings. Their ACT scores surpass both state and national. Approximately 70% of junior high and high school students participated in school clubs or organizations. More than 60% of varsity sports teams advanced to post-season competition. Schools of Choice programs are offered for students beginning as early as kindergarten. HEB ISD students consistently achieve at or above the global average for earning the coveted International Baccalaureate diploma. They have a  96% pass rate on technical certifications and industry licenses. The District’s Global Initiatives Program prepares students to excel internationally HEB ISD has been named to the NAMM Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education for ten years in a row. The HEB ISD’s School Board was recognized with the National School Board Association’s highest honor, the Magna Award, recognizing “bold and innovative steps to improve the lives of their students and their communities.” 

Hurst Euless Bedford ISD

Quick Facts about HEB ISD:
Student Enrollment – 23,300
Employees – 2,686
Number of Schools – 30
Area Served –  Hurst, Euless, Bedford 
Graduation Rate – 95.9% 
Tax Rate – $1.263 per $100 

 

Keller ISD (KISD):

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Keller ISD ranks in the Top 25% Academically in the State of Texas, while ranking in the Bottom 20% in Spending.  KISD has achieved 21 National Merit Finalists in the Past Three Years. $100 Million in Scholarship Offers over the Past Two Year. All 39 Campuses “Met Standard” in the State Accountability System: 11 Earned Distinctions. KISD was recognized as “Best Community for Music Education” by the NAMM Foundation for Two Consecutive Years. KISD’s Pre-K Partnership Award from Board of Child Care Associates. Hillwood Middle School Named “Texas School to Watch”. Fossil Ridge High School Earned AVID National Demonstration School Recognition. Timberview Middle School was selected to present at Ignite ’16 National School Showcase. In 2014 all Four High School Marching Bands Advanced to the UIL State Contest. The Keller High School Marching Band Earned Sudler Shield Award from John Philip Sousa Foundation.

Indian Springs Middle School Band Achieved “Middle School Band Triple Crown: TMEA CCC Middle School Honor Band, Midwest International Band and Orchestra Conference Invitation, Sudler Cup from the John Philip Sousa Foundation.  70% of Varsity Sports Advanced to Postseason & 65 Athletes Recognized at the State Level in 2014-2015. Plus, Top Corporate Partner for the American Diabetes Association and Baylor Grapevine Lifestyle Improvement Challenge Winner. 

Keller ISD

Quick Facts about KISD:
Student Enrollment – 34,570
Employees – 4,000
Number of Schools – 39
Area Served – Parts of Colleyville, Fort Worth, Haltom City, Hurst, North Richland Hills, Southlake, Watauga, and Westlake and the entire City of Keller.
Graduation Rate – 96%
Tax Rate – $1.04 per $100

 

Birdville ISD (BISD):

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Accomplishments are imprints of excellence. And educational excellence is the standard being lauded across Birdville Independent School District. BISD test scores exceeded the state average on STAAR in all subject areas for grades three through eight.  Third-grade students exceeded the state average on the STAAR reading test by seven percentage points. Fourth-grade students exceeded the state average on the STAAR reading test by seven percentage points. Birdville ISD received recognition for transparency efforts from Texas Comptroller.  Fifth-grade students exceeded the state average on the STAAR math test by seven percentage points. Sixth-grade students exceeded the state average on the STAAR math test by seven percentage points.  Seventh-grade students exceeded the state average on the STAAR math test by ten percentage points. BISD students scored two percentage points above the state average on the Biology BOC exam. BISD students scored five percentage points above the state average on the English II BOC exam. In 2016 they had  AP Scholar Awards in 176 Scholars, 59 AP Scholars with Honors, 50 AP Scholars with Distinction, 7 National AP Scholars.

Birdville ISD

Quick Facts about BISD:
Student Enrollment – 23,800
Employees – 3,006
Number of Schools – 33
Area Served – Richland Hills and portions of Haltom City, Hurst, North Richland Hills, Watauga, Colleyville and Fort Worth.
Graduation Rate – 92.2%
Tax Rate – $1.4539 per $100

 

Northwest ISD (NWISD):

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One of five large school district finalist for H-E-B Excellence in Education Award. Third consecutive year on the National AP Honor Roll. NWISD was ranked eighth in the nation in the large student population district category for the Digital School District Survey Award. In  2017 garnered the Best Communities for Music Education for the seventh consecutive year.

The Class of 2017 earned more than $31 million in scholarships. 95% of parents indicate their child feels safe at school. NISD has been nationally recognized for security efforts and serves as a model across the nation in security programs. State and national recognition for Excellence in Financial Reporting. NISD’s Twitter account, @NorthwestISD, was ranked No. 1 Texas school district accounts for Region XI. 60 students have signed NCAA athletic scholarships.

Northwest ISD operates seven four-year academies that provide students with the knowledge, training, and confidence to prepare for college and a career:

  • The Academy of Media Arts and Technology
  • The Academy of Biomedical Sciences
  • The Academy of Business Management and Entrepreneurship
  • The Collegiate Academy
  • The Academy of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Services
  • The Academy of Cosmetology
  • The Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • The Academy of Aero

 

Northwest ISD

Quick Facts about NWISD:
Student Enrollment – 21,000
Employees – 3,000
Number of Schools – 27
Area Served – cities of Justin, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Northlake, Marshall Creek, Corral City, and small portions of Flower Mound and Southlake in Denton County. The Wise County towns of Aurora, Rhome, Pecan Acres, Newark, and portions of New Fairview.
Graduation Rate – 85%
Tax Rate – $1.4525 per $100

 

Carroll ISD (CISD):

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CISD boasts  a zero percent drop out rate, a 97 percent attendance rate and consistently scores above the state and national averages on assessments.  Five of CISD’s schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. The Blue Ribbon Schools include Rockenbaugh Elementary, Johnson Elementary, Carroll Elementary, Carroll Middle School and Carroll Senior High School. 

Carroll ISD earned the coveted UIL Lone Star Cup for four consecutive school years – 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. The award is given to the school district producing the highest number of points in academics, athletics, and fine arts competitions. 

Almost 98 percent of Carroll’s seniors go on to attend a college or university after graduation. More than 90 percent of Carroll students take a college entrance exam, with composite scores on the SAT and ACT that exceed state and national averages. Carroll offers a full array of Advanced Placement and Honors courses, a challenging curriculum for gifted and talented students and special programs for students with special needs.

Carroll ISD

Quick Facts about CISD:
Student Enrollment – 8,000
Employees – 1,000
Number of Schools – 11
Area Served – the majority of the city of Southlake and portions of northwest Grapevine, far northern Colleyville, and eastern Westlake.
Graduation Rate – 99%
Tax Rate – $1.385 per $100