The city of Carrollton, among others, is served by one of the best school districts in the state of Texas. A school district that believes a student’s education is far more important than “test scores and statistics.” That’s not to say students in the district don’t score well – actually, it’s quite the opposite. In 2015, Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District scored well above state and national averages in both SAT and ACT exams. The district teaches almost 30,000 students in a 53 square mile radius. Aside from Carrollton, the district serves the cities of Farmers Branch, Coppell, Addison, Dallas, and Irving. In addition to these cities, CFBISD has been an “Open Enrollment” district since the 2012 school year. Because of this, students living outside of the district’s boundaries can apply to attend CFBISD schools. Unfortunately, due to high demand, the district can only accept a limited amount of these applicants.
So why is there such a demand to attend Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District? Well, for starters, the district has a graduation rate that far exceeds the state average. In fact, the average graduation rate in Texas is currently at 88%. Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD’s rate is at a 94%. In addition to that, CFBISD offers students from elementary through high school the International Baccalaureate Program, a qualification that is recognized by Universities all over the world. Graduates with an IB Diploma are essentially 21% more likely to be accepted at ten of the most prestigious universities available.
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District is made up of 41 campuses, two of which were named National Blue Ribbon Schools in 2015. The National Blue Ribbon is an award given to schools whose students achieve very high learning standards. The year before, two other CFB campuses received the honor. The district has a total of 24 elementary schools (grades K-5), six middle schools (grades 6-8), and five high schools.
The elementary schools in the district are as follows: