District profile

Garland ISD serves the communities of Garland, Rowlett, and Sachse. Our family of three cities offers a community of diversity in all facets, including income, language, and background. Garland ISD ranks as the second-largest district in Dallas County, fifth-largest in Dallas-Fort Worth, 15th-largest in Texas, and is among the 77-largest in America.

Looking for a hard copy? See the GISD District Profile.

Data is based on the 2017-18 Texas Academic Performance Report.*



Quick Look

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56,471
students
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72
schools
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B (88)
TEA rating
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92%*
graduation rate
*higher than state average

Academics

Our academic information supports our district's commitment to educational excellence.

College & Career Readiness
Data from 2016-2018
FieldNumber
2016-17 Attendance Rate96.1%
2017 Graduates3,977
Four-Year Graduation Rate 92%
Students Taking SAT/ACT94.4%
Average SAT Score970
Average ACT Score21.5%
2016-17 National Merit Scholars10
TEA Ratings

The Texas Education Agency releases yearly reports on the school districts of Texas. The following are the results for the 2017-2018 school year.

  • Overall district rating of B/88
  • 46 campuses earning A and B ratings
  • Six campuses earning all available distinction designations
  • Three campuses earning all possible distinctions but one
  • 48 campuses earning at least one distinction
2018 STAAR Performance
Students at Approaches Grade Level or above
GradeReadingMathWritingScienceSocial studies
377%80% n/a n/an/a
472%77%65% n/a n/a
586%90% n/a74% n/a
669%73% n/a n/an/a
772%63%66% n/a n/a
886%89% n/a74%64%

2018 STAAR EOC Performance
Percentage of students at Approaches Grade Level or above by tested subject
Test%
English I64%
English II66%
Algebra I84%
Biology86%
U.S. History92%


Demographics

Garland ISD is a diverse and large community that works hard to meet all of its community's needs.

Campus numbers
72 campuses
Number School type
2Prekindergarten schools
47Elementary schools (K-5)
12Middle schools (6-8)
7High schools (9-12)
4Other Educational Centers

Staff by the numbers
2017-18 Number of staff per role
RoleNumber
Teachers3,644
Auxiliary Staff1,936
Professional Support Staff838
Educational Aides554
Campus Administration190
Central Administration49
Total Staff7, 211
Student demographics

56,471
2017-18 Student enrollment

60.6%
Economically disadvantaged

28.6%
English Language Learners

28.3%
Career & Technical Education

27.8%
Bilgnual/ESL

8.3%
Special Education

7.6%
Gifted & Talented

Percentage of students by ethnic group
Ethnic GroupPercentage
American Indian / Alaskan1.6%
Asian9%
Black / African American17.4%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander0.1%
Hispanic / Latino50.8%
White18.7%
Two or more2.4%

Teacher demographics

$54,000
Beginning Teacher Salary

11.2 years
Average Teacher  Experience*

7.7 years
Average Years with GISD*

15.5:1
Student:Teacher Ratio*

Percentage of teachers by ethnic group
Ethnic GroupPercentage
American Indian / Alaskan0.6%
Asian3.2%
Black / African American16.3%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander0.1%
Hispanic / Latino20.1%
White58.1%
Two or more1.6%


Financials

We value our students' educations. In all that we do, including our budgets, we provide a standard of excellence.

2019-20 Adopted Budget

General Fund Operation Budget: $496,079,652

Budget expenditures by category
Category% of budget
Salaries84.2%
Facilities, Maintenance, Operations4.7%
Instruction, Instructional Resources, Curriculum Development4.3%
Transportation, Health, Food Services, Technology, Security3.5%
Guidance & Counseling, Social Work, Community Services, Extracurricular Activities2%
Other1.3%
Financial facts

$1.39
Tax Rate

$8, 384
2017-18 Per Pupil Expenditure*

Aaa Rating from Moody's
AA Rating from Standard & Poor's
AA+ Bond Rating from Fitch