Denton Independent School District has been committed to providing a quality education since it was founded in 1882. The District -- located about 25 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth -- encompasses 180 square miles and contains all or parts of 17 cities, communities or major developments.
As the county seat for Denton County, the city and school district has a rich history. In 1882, a $15,000 bond election was passed to finance the construction of Denton's first public school. The structure was three stories and made of red brick. The district has continued to grow -- and currently is one of the fastest-growing school districts in North Texas.
Denton ISD includes three comprehensive high schools, seven middle schools, 22 elementary schools, two early childhood centers and alternative high school, an advanced technology complex and other specialized schools and centers. A fourth comprehensive high school, Braswell High School, was approved by voters as part of the 2013 bond package and is scheduled to open for the 2016-17 school year, the same time another elementary is set to open.
In the past 10 years, the district has passed three bond packages -- totaling more than $627 million. The support of the community in which the district serves is evident in the passage of these bond packages. They have averaged passing with a 60 to 80 percent passage rate.
Not only does the school district community support outstanding school facilities, it demands excellence in its educational programs. It is truly an educational community where citizens are highly engaged in education -- especially with two major universities and a community college within its boundaries.
The higher education facilities include:
The presence of three institutions of higher learning within the district sets a professional learning climate that engages everyone in the community. For Example, with UNT boasting one of the best music programs in the nation, the district is one of only 10 percent of school districts nationwide that offers orchestra at the elementary level.
With its huge geographical area of 180 square miles, the board and district staff work together as a cohesive team to help bridge the gap between these numerous cities, towns, communities and major developments. Those areas include:
Although it covers a large area, Denton ISD's unique small town community environment separates it from the growing, larger suburban school districts within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Denton ISD is able to offer all the programs available from larger school districts while maintaining a small community climate.
Departments and Programs Directory
Denton ISD offers programs for students of all ages, with a specialized curriculum for each grade level and area. To view a specific program, please select on of the following.
Early Childhood Schools
Advanced Technology Complex
DISTRICT CALENDAR (PDF): http://www.dentonisd.org/calendar
ATTENDANCE ZONE MAPS
|Gonzalez School for Young Children||Windle School for Young Children|
|Adkins Elementary||Blanton Elementary|
|Borman Elementary||Cross Oaks Elementary|
|Evers Park Elementary||Ginnings Elementary|
|Hawk Elementary||Hodge Elementary|
|Houston Elementary||Lee Elementary|
|McNair elementary||Nelson Elementary|
|Paloma Creek Elementary||Pecan Creek Elementary|
|Providence Elementary||E.P. Rayzor Elementary|
|N. Rayzor Elementary||Rivera Elementary|
|Ryan Elementary||Savannah Elementary|
|Stephens Elementary||Wilson Elementary|
|Calhoun Middle School||Crownover Middle School|
|Harpool Middle School||McMath Middle School|
|Myers Middle School||Navo Middle School|
|Strickland Middle School|
|Denton High School||LaGrone Advanced Technology Complex|
|Guyer High School||Fred Moore High School|
|Ryan High School|
|Davis School DAEP||Sparks Campus|
Parents and/or legal guardians of new students will need an active email account (that is checked regularly) to access and use the online registration system, InfoSnap. This email account will also be used for important communication updates from Denton ISD and your child's school. For assistance in obtaining a free email account, please click here.
Upon completion of online registration through InfoSnap, students new to Denton ISD will need to provide the following documents to their campus: a proof of residency, valid identification (birth certificate or passport), updated student immunization records, a student social security card (if applicable) and student withdrawal papers from the previous school/district. New Student registration will not be finalized until these documents have been submitted to the campus.
To expedite the time spent at the campus, parents and/or legal guardians of new students are strongly encouraged to contact the student's school to make an appointment once online registration is complete. For best system performance and data validity, we recommend using the latest version of Internet Explorer.
Please use the link(s) below to start registering your child.
To view all Enrollment Requirements for Denton ISD, click here.
Information for New Students and Families: http://www.dentonisd.org/Page/48760
Transfer Policy & Information: http://www.dentonisd.org/Page/1234
In our pursuit of providing and exemplary education for the students of Denton ISD, we must depend on our dedicated parents, families and guardians to help our students be successful.
We encourage you to be involved in your child's education and communicate with his or her teachers either through the school, by telephone or e-mail. You can also stay updated with district, campus and classroom information through our E-Alert system, while our Home Access Center (HAC) program allows you to check grades and attendance throughout the year.
If you're interested in volunteering, the district has an exceptional volunteer program. The direct assistance to children and teachers through volunteers has been a hallmark of the Denton schools. If you're interested in volunteering or need more parental assistance, please call (940) 369-0006.
Together, the staff and parents can work together so every student can be successful.
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES:
Welcome to Denton Independent School District's Office of Student Support Services. As indicated my our name, we work with students of Denton ISD to help resolve potential issues.
We support the areas of:
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.
Special Education Parents Resources:
It is the mission of the Special Education Services Department to respond to the needs of students with disabilities and their families by providing supports that will encourage and foster empowerment, independence, and inclusiveness in all aspects of the educational experience in school and beyond.
Debbie Roybal, Executive Director of Special Education
Angie Burleson, Administrative Assistant
Requests for SPED Records:
RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
Student Software Applications: http://www.dentonisd.org/Page/58951