About Us

History

The Dallas Independent School District sits in the heart of a large, diverse, and dynamic region with a metropolitan population of 6.5 million people in the 12 counties in North Central Texas. Dallas ISD comprises 384 square miles and encompasses the cities of Dallas, Cockrell Hill, Seagoville, Addison, Wilmer, and parts of Carrollton, Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Garland, Grand Prairie, Highland Park, Hutchins, Lancaster, and Mesquite. The district is the second-largest public school district in the state and the 14th-largest district in the nation.

We are proud of our award-winning schools, outstanding teachers and staff, hard-working students, and committed parents and volunteers. The school district serves approximately 154,000 students in pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade, in 230 schools, served by 22,000 dedicated professionals.

Dallas ISD has seen continual gains in student achievement and strives to help ensure the success of every student. Upon graduation, district students are college and career ready, primed to be productive, contributing members of the community. Dallas ISD has a supportive and active alumni community that readily serves as volunteers, mentors, donors, and supporters of current students and numerous district projects and causes.

It is an exciting time for Dallas ISD as we head to the finish line of a $1.6 billion bond program overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2015. This program has funded several replacement schools and renovations, additions, and improvements to dozens of schools and facilities. The 2015 bond package followed the approval of a $1.35 billion bond program in 2008. These community investments make it possible for students to learn in state-of-the-art educational environments that are safe, welcoming, and energy-efficient.

Major Awards and Honors

Rated Academically Acceptable by the state of Texas; ranked in the top 5% of high schools in the country, according to Time Magazine, for Advanced Placement exams proctored.

Teaching staff at Hillcrest have also received various recognition from the Texas-Exes Association, Texas Instruments, and Sams Club.

After School Programs

Theatrical productions class, TAKS enrichment, and academic/credit recovery TAKS enrichment tutorials; Texas WebTutor for TAKS preparation; dual credit opportunities through local community colleges; summer enrichment activites, using local institutions as resources for learning