About Grand Prairie ISD
Grand Prairie is the 9th largest city in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and the 17th largest city in the state of Texas. Grand Prairie is conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth in the far western part of Dallas County. The city offers relaxation, family fun, friendly neighbors and a smart place to live and do business. More than 195,000 people live in Grand Prairie. Residents tend to be 30-something, dual-income homeowners. In Grand Prairie, families who have lived here for generations welcome newcomers who choose to move to Grand Prairie for the same reasons the natives don't leave – location, great schools, and hometown atmosphere.
The Grand Prairie Independent School District is the largest employer in Grand Prairie with approximately 3,972 employees. GPISD is a 58-square mile district serving approximately 27,000 students within the Dallas County portion of Grand Prairie.
The District boasts 39 campuses:
- 2 Early Education Schools (Pre-kindergarten)
- 22 Elementary Schools
- 6 Middle Schools
- 4 High Schools
- 3 Grades 6-12 campuses
- 1 Grades Pre-K-8 campus
- 1 Disciplinary Alternative Education School
The District has a diverse student population with 67.19 percent Hispanic students, 17.88 percent Black/African-American students, 8.82 percent White students, 3.27 percent Asian students, 2.35 percent two or more races, .38 percent American Indian/Alaskan students, and .11 Hawaiian/Pacific Islander students.
Voted into existence on July 5, 1902, the District had the distinction of celebrating its 100-year anniversary during the 2002-2003 school year. In 2015, the District passed a $91 million bond election.
The Grand Prairie Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability in providing educational services, activities, and programs, including vocational programs, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Grand Prairie Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.1
Grow, attract, and retain students and staff through high quality programming.
Prepare scholars through college, career, and military readiness for the 21 st century and beyond.
Innovative and inclusive educational practices.
Secure the largest rate of return on the public’s tax dollar by adopting conservative budget practices.
Develop high community standards through the engagement of parents, business, and the community in a collaborative and transparent process.
The mission of GPISD is to provide an exceptional learning community committed to student academic growth, innovation, and equity for all.
GPISD will ensure student success through engaging learning experiences, collaborative leadership, and a focus on maximizing student achievement.