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 2018-19 Texas Academic Performance Report.*



Quick Look

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55,848
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 2017-2019
FieldNumber
2017-18 Attendance Rate95.8%
2018 Graduates4,055
Four-Year Graduation Rate 92%
Students Taking SAT/ACT96.9%
Average SAT Score974
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.

  • 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
2019 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%

2019 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
2018-19 Number of staff per role
RoleNumber
Teachers3,668
Auxiliary Staff1,978
Professional Support Staff851
Educational Aides572
Campus Administration190
Central Administration47
Total Staff7, 306
Student demographics

55,848
2018-19 Student enrollment

64.9%
Economically disadvantaged

31.4%
English Language Learners

28.4%
Career & Technical Education

30.2%
Bilgnual/ESL

8.7%
Special Education

8%
Gifted & Talented

Percentage of students by ethnic group
Ethnic GroupPercentage
American Indian / Alaskan1.6%
Asian9.1%
Black / African American17.7%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander0.1%
Hispanic / Latino51%
White17.9%
Two or more2.6%

Teacher demographics

$54,900
Beginning Teacher Salary

11.2 years
Average Teacher  Experience*

7.6 years
Average Years with GISD*

15.2:1
Student:Teacher Ratio*

Percentage of teachers by ethnic group
Ethnic GroupPercentage
American Indian / Alaskan0.6%
Asian3.1%
Black / African American16.7%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander0.3%
Hispanic / Latino20.5%
White56.2%
Two or more1.6%