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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Garland Independent School District is an above average, public school district located in Garland, TX. It has 55,987 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.

Garland Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1110
3,048 responses
Average ACT
24
658 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
55,987
Free or Reduced Lunch
63.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,279
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.7%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,597/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$58,999
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,078
National
$949
Median Home Value
$146,200
National
$184,700

Garland Independent School District Reviews

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I absolutely love my school district! I remember transferring from Richardson to garland my first grade year and I was terrified but the environment about my elementary school was amazing and so welcoming! Shoutout to you carver elementary! And then having to go to middle school and now High school, it’s been honestly terrific. I’m so glad I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of this district because it’s evolved throughout the years in a good way and I’m so thankful to have been through this district.
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Garland Independent School District is very flexible school district as students as well as parents can choose from various academic programs and activities that are offered in different schools. Most of its schools offers a different program that students can choose from. Some of the programs at schools include Science, Math and Technology, Global Business, etc. Students and their parents can also choose which school they would like to attend, and transportation is provided to everyone who qualifies. Garland Independent School District is also very diverse in it's staff, facility, as well as student population.
Overall, Garland ISD is a great district. There are some issues with teachers treating students wrongly, but you'd have the same issue in other districts. GISD has a great selection of schools and programs!