Strategic Plan

Exceptional education has long been the focus of Garland ISD—an experience that provides rigorous instruction, technological innovation, college and career preparation and meaningful relationships between schools, families and the community.

With this end in mind, Garland ISD created a Strategic Plan in 2014 to define the mission, vision, values and strategic goals of the district. In June of 2017, the district revisited the plan to incorporate continuous improvement strategies based on the Baldridge Performance Excellence Program. Updates to the plan include targeted planning and system management that align district business activities to the vision and values of the district, improve internal and external communications and monitor performance.

A group of district and campus administrators, teachers, parents and community members worked collaboratively to create the new plan with specific goals, targets, measures and strategies. The work continues as departments will help with developing action plans and determining how often data will be reported. As these efforts advance, a District Scorecard will be created and shared so that progress on our key strategic measures can be monitored. 

Strategic plan structure

Our mission, vision and values make up the foundation for the strategic plan structure. Our five goals serve as pillars that lead to the action plans, strategies, key strategic measures and strategic targets that our employees will implement for the benefit of students.

Strategic goals

  1. Focus on Student Success
  2. Focus on Students, Parents and Community
  3. Focus on Operational Excellence
  4. Focus on Employees and Organizational Improvement
  5. Focus on Financial Stewardship

Strategic Plan document

Download the  Strategic Plan document with details about each goal and related targets and measures in PDF format.

Mission, vision and values



The Garland Independent School District exists as a diverse community with a shared vision that serves to provide an exceptional education to all its students.


Reaching the future by driving excellence, one student at a time.


  • We believe every student can learn.
  • We know every student deserves our best.
  • We value and celebrate all cultures.
  • We respect all students, families, staff and communities.
  • We demonstrate ethical behavior.

Education Transforms Lives.