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The Best School Districts in Dallas Fort Worth
When relocating to a new area, a major factor to consider is the quality of nearby schools, whether you have school-age children or not. Aside from the obvious desire to know children are receiving a high-quality education, houses located within good school districts generally see a higher appreciation in value and sell more quickly than homes in lower-quality districts.
Niche used a combination of reviews and data from the US Department of Education to compile a list of the best school districts in the DFW area in 2020 based on many factors, including academic performance, teacher quality, facilities, sports, and more. The following ten districts received the highest rating of A+ from Niche.
Carroll ISD is located in the city of Southlake in Tarrant County. The district has 11 schools and over 8000 students. The state of Texas gave the district a 97/100 rating for the 2018-19 school year.
Highland Park ISD has 7 schools and around 7000 students. Highland Park ISD serves residents of Highland Park, University Park, and a small section of north Dallas. It also received a 97/100 rating from the Texas Education Agency.
Coppell ISD serves about 13,000 students in a community a few miles northeast of DFW airport in its 18 schools. Coppell received a rating of 95/100 from the TEA.
Frisco ISD has over 60,000 students in its 72 schools, and serves the city of Frisco, along with small areas of McKinney, Plano, and Little Elm. TEA gave Frisco ISD a rating of 93/100.
Lovejoy ISD is a smaller district with 6 schools and around 4,000 students. It serves the areas of Fairview, Lucas, and Allen. Lovejoy received one of the highest ratings from the TEA - 98/100.
Allen ISD has 23 schools with over 21,000 students. It serves most of the close-knit community of Allen, located north of Dallas. The state of Texas gave Allen a rating of 93/100.
Argyle ISD serves the residents of Argyle, a town in Denton County about 30 miles north of Fort Worth. It has 4 schools and about 3,000 students. Argyle received a rating of 95/100 from the TEA.
Plano ISD is based in the city of Plano in Collin County, and serves residents of small portions of the surrounding cities as well. The district has over 70 schools and 50,000 cities. Plano received a rating of 91/100 from the Texas Education Agency.
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD serves residents of the cities of Grapevine, Colleyville, and portions of Euless and Hurst. It has about 14,000 students in its 20 schools. The TEA gave Grapevine-Colleyville a rating of 92/100.
Prosper ISD serves residents of the city of Prosper, located mainly in Collin County. The district has 12 schools and approximately 14,000 students. Prosper received a rating of 96/100 from the TEA.
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