The Classical Center at Brandenburg Middle School was named a winner in the 2017 Mark of Excellence/National Wind Band Honors project. More than 275 of the nation’s finest middle and high school ensembles entered this competition by submitting recordings.
Austin, Hillside, Kimberlin and Walnut Glen Academies, as well as Watson Technology Center, achieved 2017 Met Standard ratings and earned all possible distinction designations—a feat just about 5.5 percent of Texas schools achieved.
Thanks to the participation of staff and students, GISD won the 2017 It’s Time Texas Community Challenge large school district category. The City of Garland also won first place in the large community category for a second-consecutive year.