About Denton ISD
Denton Independent School District has been committed to providing a quality education since it was founded in 1882. The district – located about 25 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth – encompasses 180 square miles and contains all or parts of 17 cities, communities or major developments.
Located in the city of Denton, the county seat for Denton County, the school district has a rich history. In 1882, voters passed a $15,000 bond election to finance the construction of Denton's first public school. The structure was three stories and made of red brick. The district has continued to grow and is currently one of fastest-growing school districts in North Texas.
Denton ISD includes four comprehensive high schools, seven middle schools, 23 elementary schools, two early childhood centers, an alternative high school, an advanced technology complex and other specialized schools and centers. An eighth middle school, named for Dr. Rudy and Rosemary Rodriguez, was approved by voters as part of the 2013 bond package and is scheduled to open for the 2017-18 school year.
In the past 10 years, the district has passed three bond packages totaling more than $627 million. The support of the community in which the district serves is evident in the passage of these bond packages. They have averaged passing with a 60 to 80 percent passage rate.
Not only does the school district community support outstanding school facilities, it demands excellence in its educational programs. It is truly an educational community where citizens are highly engaged in education – especially with two major universities and a community college within its boundaries.
The higher education facilities include:
- University of North Texas
- Texas Woman's University
- North Central Texas College
With its huge geographical area of 180 square miles, the Board and district staff work together as a cohesive team to help bridge the gap between these numerous cities, towns, communities and major developments. Those areas include:
- Copper Canyon
- Cross Roads
- Cross Oak Ranch
- Double Oak
- Little Elm
- Oak Point
- Paloma Creek
- Pecan Creek
- Robson Ranch
- Shady Shores