Home buyers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area probably already know that this area is teeming with excellent schools within excellent school districts. In fact, you may find that one is better than the next. Further, many of these award-winning school districts serve some of the most highly desirable communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
For example, during the 2010-2011 academic year, nearly 64 percent of all schools in northwest Dallas were performing at an exemplary level (the highest level), according to the Texas Education Agency (TEA), a statewide rating agency.
With that said, we’ve compiled a list of the top ISDs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to their state accountability ranking through the TEA.
The Argyle ISD serves Denton, the majority of northern section of Bartonville, and an area in Flower Mound. The Argyle ISD consists of an elementary school, an intermediate school, a middle school, and a high school. There are currently about 1,500 students enrolled in the Argyle ISD. The school district itself was rated exemplary by the TEA during the 2010-2011 school year, including the middle school, the high school, and the intermediate school. The elementary school received an acceptable rating during this time.
The Carroll ISD is quite expansive, as it serves all of Southlake, the vast majority of the communities in Grapevine, and Glenwyck Farms in East Westlake. The Carroll ISD consists of five elementary schools, three intermediate schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. There are currently more than 8,000 enrolled in the Carroll ISD. The Carroll ISD received exemplary ratings from the TEA during the 2010-2011 school year, and the percentage of students who passed the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) during this time was one of the highest in Texas. All of the schools in the Carroll ISD also received exemplary ratings from the TEA.
The Coppell ISD, which serves about 10,000 students in Irving, Lewisville, and Coppell, includes nine elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools, and one special programs center. Nine out of the 15 schools in the Coppell ISD received exemplary ratings, five received recognized ratings, and one was not rated.
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
The Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, which serves communities through in Eastern Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Dallas, Irving, and Coppell, received a recognized rating from the TEA during the 2010-2011 school year, and 12 of its 41 schools receiving exemplary ratings, and 19 received recognized ratings.
The Denton ISD , which serves the large community of Lantana in Bartonville, as well as areas of Copper Canyon, Flower Mound, and Double Oak, consists of more than 18,000 students among 34 schools. The Denton ISD received an exemplary rating from the TEA during the 2010-2011 school year, and eight of its schools received exemplary ratings during that time. Further, 13 school received recognized ratings and another nine received academically acceptable ratings.