About Denton ISD

  • Denton Independent School District has been committed to providing quality education since it was founded in 1882. The district – located about 25 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth – encompasses 186 square miles and contains all or parts of 18 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 locally sourced clay which then used by ACME, a local company, to build the red brick campus. The district has continued to grow and is currently one of the fastest-growing school districts in North Texas.

    Although it covers a large area, Denton ISD's unique small-town community environment separates it from the growing, larger suburban school districts within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Denton ISD is able to offer all the programs available from larger school districts while maintaining a small community climate.

    Mission Statement

    Denton ISD: Empowering lifelong learners to be engaged citizens who positively impact their local and global community.
    Adopted by the Denton ISD Board of Trustees on March 19, 2013

  • By The Numbers Updated July 2024

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