About Grand Prairie ISD

  • Grand Prairie is the 7th largest city in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and the 15th 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 175,000 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 and hometown atmosphere.

    The Grand Prairie Independent School District is the largest employer in Grand Prairie with approximately 4,198 staff members. More than 2,033 of those are instructional staff. GPISD is a 58-square mile district serving approximately 29,339 students within the Dallas County portion of Grand Prairie.

    The District boasts 43 campuses:

    • 2 Early Education Schools (Prekindergarten)
    • 22 Elementary Schools
    • 7 Middle Schools
    • 4 High Schools
    • 2 Early College High Schools
    • 3 Grades 6-12 campuses
    • 1 Disciplinary Alternative Education School
    • 1 Charter School Partnership 

    The District has a diverse student population with 65.3 percent Hispanic students, 17.5 percent African-American students, 11.9 percent White students, 3.3 percent Asian students, 1.7 percent two or more races, .3 percent Native American students, and .1 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 The following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

    Title IX:
    Susana Ramirez
    Assistant Superintendent
    2602 S. Belt Line Road
    Grand Prairie, TX 75052-5344
    972-264-6141

    Section 504/ADA:
    Loraine Morazzano, PhD
    Assistant Superintendent of Human Capital
    2602 S. Belt Line Road
    Grand Prairie, TX 75052-5344
    972-264-6141

    All other nondiscrimination laws:
    Linda Ellis, Superintendent
    2602 S. Belt Line Road
    Grand Prairie, TX 75052-5344 
    972-264-6141

    Board of Trustees

    (Refer to Policies BA, BB series, BD series and BE series)

    Texas law grants the board of trustees the power to govern and oversee the management of the district’s schools.  The board is the policy-making body within the district and has overall responsibility for the curriculum, school taxes, annual budget, and employment of the superintendent and other professional staff, facilities, and expansions.  The board has complete and final control over school matters within limits established by state and federal law and regulations.

    The board of trustees are elected by the citizens of the district to represent the community’s commitment to a strong educational program for the district’s children.  Trustees are elected and serve three-year terms.  Trustees serve without compensation, must be registered voters, and must reside in the district.

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