Grand Prairie ISD

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Grand Prairie ISDPublic Schools

*Information as of 2016

District Name: Grand Prairie Independent School District


District Size & Class Size: 29,300 / 17:1

Grade Level Alignment: PK-12

Texas A-F Accountability Rating: This district received a B.

Distinguishing Characteristics: Open enrollment, district of choice with numerous schools and programs of choice

Specializations and Program Offerings: International Baccalaureate, Dual Language, Early College High Schools, District/Charter Partnerships, Two In-District Charters, Full Day PreK, Employee Child Care, Afterschool Care, Early Head Start, Career High School, Single Gender Middle Schools. STEM, Leadership and Fine Arts Academies

Extracurricular: Fine Arts, Athletics

Safety and Security: School Resource Officers assigned to every campus.

M&O/I&S Tax Rates and Last Bond Passage: 

M&O:                    $1.17
I&S:                        $0.425

Last bond election was passed in November 2015 ($91 million)

Average Home Value in District: The median home value in Grand Prairie is $164,900.

Selling Points: We are an open enrollment district centrally located in the heart of the Metroplex.

District Philosophy:

Mission Statement

We will ensure student success through engaging learning experiences, collaborative leadership, and a focus on maximizing student achievement.

Vision Statement

We are a learning community vigorously pursuing student success.


  • Maximization of Student Achievement
  • Exercise Responsible Fiscal Oversight
  • Develop Leadership Capacity
  • Promote 21st Century Learners who are College and Career Ready

The 6 Plays of Grand Prairie Schools

  • Vertically and Horizontally Aligned Curriculum
  • 5E Model of Instruction
  • Data-driven Decisions
  • Relational Capacity
  • Intentional Leadership
  • Visit What We Value