Dallas Public Schools
At Dallas Apartments, we understand the importance of education in today's
society. Parents want nothing more than to place their children in schools where
they know their children will be in good hands. Especially when moving to a new
area, parents want to make sure that there are appropriate schools nearby.
Researching specific needs and wants for their children's education is the first
step that any moving parent should take. A simple phone call to the school's
district will answer most of your questions, but not all. Some cases may require
a visit to a counselor who is more than willing to help a parent find the right
education and school for their kids. The internet is also a very useful source
for information regarding ANYTHING related to your child's education. Here is a
link to the Dallas Independent School District website.
Dallas Independent School
Welcome to the Dallas Independent School District.
Our mission is to prepare all students to graduate with the knowledge
and skills to become productive and responsible citizens.
The DISD's commitment to student success and a progressive learning
environment is reflected in a challenging core curriculum and special
programs, such as career education, character education, Advanced
Placement, talented and gifted, science and engineering, fine arts, and
multilingual and multicultural enrichment.
The DISD is the 12th largest school district in the nation. Our key
demographic information includes:
- The district serves a 351-square-mile area and 11 municipalities.
- Almost 70 different languages are spoken in the homes of our
- About 161,000 students are enrolled for the 2003-2004 school year.
1) To improve student achievement
2) Nurture and develop teachers and other employees
3) Earn the community's trust through good financial management
4) Improve the district's facilities
5) Maintain safe and secure learning environments.
No Child Left Behind
Well before Jan. 8, 2002, the DISD had embraced the goals and principles
defined in the No Child Left Behind Act. The DISD's own mission
statement, goals, accountability measures, improvement plans, and
initiatives have given the district a head start on this sweeping
The goal of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 - signed into
law on Jan. 8, 2002 - is to provide a quality education to every child
in America regardless of his or her ability, background, or family
Basic Principles of No Child Left Behind
- Standards for student achievement and accountability for results
- Increased flexibility and local control of education dollars
- Expanded options for parents
- An emphasis on teaching methods that have been proven to work
- By 2013-2014, all students will reach high standards, at a minimum
attaining proficiency or better in reading/language arts and
- All limited English proficient students will become proficient in
English and reach high academic standards, at a minimum attaining
proficiency in reading/language arts and mathematics.
- By 2005-2006, all students will be taught by highly qualified
- All students will be educated in learning environments that are
safe, drug-free, and conducive to learning.
- All students will graduate from high school.
DISD Programs and Services
The DISD offers many programs that promote the health and well-being of its
students and their families. These programs include:
- physical and mental health services
alcohol, drug, and tobacco awareness and intervention
- basic education, apprenticeship training, and computer literacy
training for adults
- bilingual education
- Educational opportunities that are available outside the traditional
school setting. Directory of Services
Specialized Programs and Services
Dallas Independent School District is committed to providing a varied and
flexible learning environment to assist all students in developing their
full potential. Special programs tailor the learning process to the
strengths, abilities and needs of each student and support services are
available to assist students and their families with personal needs and
These services and programs include AIDS/HIV prevention education; evening
classes; a 24-hour dropout counseling hotline; services for autistic,
migrant and homeless children; programs for educationally disadvantaged
students and students with disabilities, and many others.
Annual Math Olympiad competition develops a love of math in students
Each year, the district holds the Mathematics Olympiad competition for
students in grades four through 12 to spur students' love of mathematics and
academic competition. The competition consists of a one-hour, timed,
multiple-choice test with 25 math problems. Students may use a scientific or
graphing calculator to solve test problems.
Each school has its own selection procedures to choose a team of three
students and an alternate at each grade level to compete for trophies and
medallions in three categories. The categories are (1) top five outstanding
students in each grade level from each of the district's eight areas, (2)
top three overall students in each grade level, (3) and top ten overall
schools in elementary, middle, and high school divisions. In addition, the
top senior student in each of the DISD's eight geographical areas is awarded
a $500 scholarship upon registration at their selected college.
Round-Up program for Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Students and
The Dallas Independent School District is offering half-day and full-day
prekindergarten classes for children who will be four years old on or before
September 1, 2004, and are:
- limited English proficient; or
- eligible for free or reduced lunch; or
- receiving homeless services
During the spring, elementary schools throughout the district hold
"Round-Up" meetings to inform parents about the school's goals and
expectations, policies of the Early Childhood Program, documents required
for enrollment, and opportunities for parents to get involved at school.
Contact your neighborhood elementary school for prekindergarten and
kindergarten Round-Up information for the 2004-2005 school year. If you have
questions regarding the Early Childhood Program, please call (214) 932-7390.
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