Why Carroll ISD?

Why Carroll ISD?

Although Southlake is just a stone's throw from Dallas and Fort Worth, it has its own unique character. Here, residents experience the homey atmosphere of a small town, with pep rallies and downtown festivals, along with all the amenities of a larger city. The Southlake community shares an understanding that everyone is a DRAGON - from those in PreK to alumni. Let's learn more about why the Carroll Independent School District draws so many people to Southlake.

What is Carroll ISD?

An independent school district (ISD) is a self-governing body dedicated to providing primary and secondary education in the United States. This autonomy means that administrative leadership, including board members and other officials, are chosen from within the district boundaries, free from any outside influence or control.

Furthermore, this independence grants districts their own taxing authority -- an advantage that allows them to better meet educational needs without relying on governmental entities for financial assistance.

At the center of Dallas-Fort Worth lies Carroll Independent School District (ISD,) a K-12 public school system that covers an expansive 21 square miles. The district is home to around 8400 students across 11 K-12 schools that work with 1100 staff members.

The best teachers are in Carroll ISD

Teachers in Carroll ISD go way beyond their teaching roles. Carroll ISD teachers are mentors to their students and support their students in every way. Carroll ISD teachers also strive to build great relationships with parents. It’s not uncommon to find Carroll ISD teachers at extracurricular events supporting their students.

Only excellence in Carroll ISD

The State of Texas evaluates public schools based on performance in standardized testing, attendance, and dropout rates. All eleven campuses within the district have achieved a highly-coveted "Exemplary" rating - an accomplishment only awarded to institutions that demonstrate over 90% passing rate overall as well as within each category. Carroll ISD has exceeded these standards with a 0% dropout rate, 97% attendance rate, and test scores consistently surpassing both national and state averages.

Excelling in Academics/Athletics/Music

For an astonishing EIGHT years, Carroll ISD has been the proud recipient of the prestigious University Interscholastic League (UIL) Lone Star Cup. This award honors school districts based on their team performance in sanctioned UIL academic/athletic/music district and state championships.

Carroll ISD most recently won this honor in 2022 with an impressive 131 points (the most points earned for a 6A title school). Carroll ISD isn't simply a hub for academic excellence, students in this district enjoy top-notch programming in the arts and a wide array of athletic opportunities in an environment that sets them up for success in every endeavor.

College ready

100% of students are graduating from Carroll ISD schools and are ready for the next step in their professional lives. A tremendous 99% of Carroll's seniors pursue their college education after graduating, with 90% of students taking an entrance exam. Carroll ISD is located just minutes away from seven universities and two community colleges.

Scores out of Carroll ISD consistently outperform state and national averages on both SATs and ACTs. Moreover, the comprehensive curriculum offers AP courses for ambitious learners as well as Honors classes for gifted pupils. The schools in Carroll ISD also provide hands-on tutoring to those who require extra support.

Strong sense of community

Many parents fear that their children won't find where they belong at school, from the first day in kindergarten through graduation day. However, Carroll ISD schools are community-oriented and have a strong sense of pride. The Carroll community unites around core values of excellence, integrity, respectful relationships, curiosity and innovation, honest communication, and service. Every child at Carroll ISD will have a chance to find their place and is treated with respect and integrity. After all, every member of the Carroll community is a Dragon.

Opportunity around every corner

Carroll ISD, located conveniently in the heart of DFW, gives young educators the unique opportunity to advance their studies while teaching at some of the best schools in the country.

Living in the Dallas/Fort Worth area can give families access to affordable housing, a short distance away from DFW International Airport, and the chance to attend Major League Sport events and have family fun at places like Six Flags Over Texas, the Fort Worth Zoo, The Perot Museum, and the Texas Motor Speedway.

Carroll Education Foundation

To ensure that Carroll ISD is providing the highest quality education possible, the Carroll Education Foundation steps in to fund teachers and educators otherwise not supported by state funding but considered integral by their local communities.

As they are uniquely authorized to offer this assistance at each campus within the district, they have become a vital resource for students everywhere. Investing in the teachers of Carroll ISD has an immediate, tangible effect on the educational experience students receive, translating to individualized instruction and inspiring electives for each student - not to mention a diverse curriculum throughout the district.

Some positions that the Carroll Education Fund supports include AP teachers, librarians, nurses, elective teachers, foreign language teachers, teachers for technology classes, and music teachers.

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