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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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Denton Independent School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Denton, TX. It has 27,559 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 80% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
1307 N Locust St
Denton, TX 76201
Telephone
(940) 369-0000

Denton Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1140
682 responses
Average ACT
25
325 responses

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
27,559
Free or Reduced Lunch
42.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,238
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$282,698,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,966/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    4%

Denton Independent School District Reviews

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Overall, my experience was good at Ryan High School. I had some great teachers who truly cared about my education and my future education.
I think because of the recent tragedies at many high schools, the security needs to be improved. There should be metal detectors in every school. There also should be a dress code for all the students so we don’t have to worry about the baggy clothes or oversized trench coats or hoodies kids wear today.
After all, we are the future of America and we need to feel safe and secure in our public schools!
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My experience with Denton Independent School District has been suitable and enthusiastic. I moved from Metropolitan Nashville Public School District, and it was a huge change for me! Denton Independent School District has offered me so many opportunities. What I like about Denton Independent School District is the teachers I've got to meet, the activities, and the diversity. One thing I would like to change is the safety. The schools I have attended in Denton there was a lot of fighting. I understand that not all students will get along, but I believe there is a way to prevent the fighting.
Denton has a lot to offer students! There are many class choices for students and in high school you have the opportunity to take classes at the ATC which offers advanced classes for people interested in health sciences, law enforcement, culinary, cosmetology, engineering and more! Teachers work hard to ensure their students understand lessons and also challenge them.