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.

Data is based on the 2019-20 Texas Academic Performance Report.

Note: TEA did not provide accountability ratings for the 2020 school year due to the state of disaster.


Quick Look

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55,584
students
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72
schools
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B (88)*
TEA rating
*2019 rating
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94%*
graduation rate
*higher than state average

Academics

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

College & Career Readiness
Data from 2018-2020
FieldNumber
2018-19 Attendance Rate95.7%
2019 Graduates4,121
Four-Year Graduation Rate 94%
Students Taking SAT/ACT97.1%
Average SAT Score957
Average ACT Score21.5%
2019-20 National Merit Scholars6
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.

Note: TEA did not provide accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year due to the state of disaster.

  • 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
2020 STAAR Performance
Students at Approaches Grade Level or above
GradeReadingMathWritingScienceSocial studies
378%82% n/a n/an/a
473%72%68% n/a n/a
589%91% n/a72% n/a
668%77% n/a n/an/a
775%68%68% n/a n/a
887%91% n/a81%70%

2020 STAAR EOC Performance
Percentage of students at Approaches Grade Level or above by tested subject
Test%
English I68%
English II68%
Algebra I87%
Biology87%
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
2019-20 Number of staff per role
RoleNumber
Teachers3,594
Auxiliary Staff1,950
Professional Support Staff851
Educational Aides553
Campus Administration190
Central Administration45
Total Staff7,185
Student demographics

55,584
2019-20 Student enrollment

65.8%
Economically disadvantaged

34%
English Language Learners

30%
Career & Technical Education

32.4%
Bilingual/ESL

9.4%
Special Education

8.4%
Gifted & Talented

Percentage of students by ethnic group
Ethnic GroupPercentage
American Indian / Alaskan1.6%
Asian9.3%
Black / African American17.6%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander0.1%
Hispanic / Latino51.6%
White17.3%
Two or more2.6%

Teacher demographics

$54,573
Beginning Teacher Salary

11.5 years
Average Teacher  Experience*

7.8 years
Average Years with GISD*

15.5:1
Student:Teacher Ratio*

Percentage of teachers by ethnic group
Ethnic GroupPercentage
American Indian / Alaskan0.7%
Asian3.1%
Black / African American17%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander0.4%
Hispanic / Latino22.2%
White55.3%
Two or more1.5%