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DFW School Districts

If you are thinking about buying a home in the DFW area, quality of local schools should be a major consideration, whether you have school age children or not. If you do have children who will be attending local schools, it is reassuring to know that they will have access to high-quality primary and secondary education.

If you don't have school age children, the quality of nearby schools is still important. It is more likely that houses located within the attendance boundaries of a strong school district will see higher appreciation when the market is good and more likely to hold their value when it is not so good than houses that are in lower-quality school districts. It also is easily demonstrated that homes in good school districts usually sell faster than homes in lower-quality school districts, especially when housing demand is soft. And finally, many homeowners believe they will have better neighbors when they live in a good school district. All in all, it is relatively easy to make a compelling case that buying in a strong school district can enhance and help protect the investment you make when you purchase a home.

As shown on this DFW commute times and distances page, the time and cost expended for getting to one place from another within the DFW metroplex can be significant. This and the quality of schools issue typically cause their decision about which communities are preferable or acceptable to be one of the first that prospective home buyers make. Where to buy decisions almost always also include an assessment of which areas offer the desired combination of great houses at a reasonable price and a safe and nice place to live. Data provided in table below and on these best DFW schools, best Dallas suburbs and about Dallas suburbs pages hopefully will provide you a good start in finding the communities that might best meet the needs of you and your family.

List of DFW school districts

The table in which this data is presented is both searchable and sortable. For example, if you want to see which school districts serve the city of Frisco, type "frisco" in the Search box. If you want to see school districts located generally northeast and within 30 miles of DFW International Airport, type "north" in the Search box and click on the miles column heading. Clicking on the MLS listings links in the homes for sale column of the table will display an annotated map, descriptions and high resolution photos of single-family homes currently listed for sale in the selected school district.

from DFW International Airport
district2016 median
house price
best ISD
attended by students living inmilesdirectionhomes for sale
Aledo ISD$334,500 9Aledo, Annetta, Cresson, Fort Worth, Hudson Oaks, Weatherford, Willow Park46southwestMLS listings
Allen ISD$295,000 6Allen, Lucas, McKinney, Parker32northeastMLS listings
Alvarado ISD$155,000 90Alvarado44southMLS listings
Alvord ISD$150,000 26Alvord, Decatur, Sunset60northwestMLS listings
Anna ISD$190,000 60Anna50northeastMLS listings
Argyle ISD$376,300 8Argyle, Bartonville, Denton, Flower Mound25northwestMLS listings
Arlington ISD$169,000 64Arlington, Grand Prairie, Pantego17southwestMLS listings
Aubrey ISD$207,000 29Aubrey, Cross Roads, Krugerville, Providence Village32northMLS listings
Azle ISD$193,250 57Azle, Fort Worth, Lakeside, Pelican Bay, Reno, Springtown, Weatherford39westMLS listings
Birdville ISD$166,000 42Fort Worth, Haltom City, Hurst, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Watauga18westMLS listings
Bland ISD$169,500 36Caddo Mills, Celeste, Farmersville, Greenville60northeastMLS listings
Blue Ridge ISD$169,750 73Blue Ridge56northeastMLS listings
Boles ISD$120,000 34Cash, Quinlan72eastMLS listings
Boyd ISD$246,000 56Boyd, Decatur43northwestMLS listings
Bridgeport ISD$146,000 84Bridgeport, Paradise, Runaway Bay, Sunset59northwestMLS listings
Brock ISD$286,000 28Brock, Lipan, Weatherford66westMLS listings
Burleson ISD$173,900 35Burleson, Fort Worth41southwestMLS listings
Caddo Mills ISD$219,500 32Caddo Mills, Royse City64eastMLS listings
Carroll ISD$629,000 2Colleyville, Grapevine, Southlake, Westlake12northwestMLS listings
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD$249,500 51Carrollton, Coppell, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Irving15eastMLS listings
Castleberry ISD$103,000 92Fort Worth, River Oaks, Sansom Park30westMLS listings
Cedar Hill ISD$162,000 78Cedar Hill, Dallas, Grand Prairie28southMLS listings
Celina ISD$295,000 16Celina, McKinney, Weston41northeastMLS listings
Cleburne ISD$133,000 82Cleburne58southwestMLS listings
Community ISD$208,500 68Farmersville, Josephine, Lavon, Nevada, Rockwall52eastMLS listings
Coppell ISD$375,000 4Coppell, Irving9northeastMLS listings
Crandall ISD$168,000 43Combine, Crandall, Heartland, Kaufman48southwestMLS listings
Crowley ISD$157,500 88Crowley, Edgecliff Village, Fort Worth40southwestMLS listings
Dallas ISD$250,000 69Addison, Dallas, DeSoto, Farmers Branch, Highland Park, Hutchins, Seagoville, Wilmer23southeastMLS listings
Decatur ISD$195,000 52Decatur, New Fairview, Rhome48northwestMLS listings
Denton ISD$224,000 40Argyle, Aubrey, Bartonville, Copper Canyon, Corinth, Cross Roads, Denton, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Lantana, Little Elm, Oak Point, Prosper, Providence Village, Sanger, Savannah, Shady Shores26northMLS listings
DeSoto ISD$162,000 97DeSoto, Glenn Heights35southeastMLS listings
Duncanville ISD$157,000 87Cedar Hill, Dallas, DeSoto, Duncanville25southeastMLS listings
Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD$177,500 45Blue Mound, Fort Worth, Saginaw29westMLS listings
Ennis ISD$138,500 75Bardwell, Ennis, Garrett59southeastMLS listings
Everman ISD$110,000 79Everman, Forest Hill, Fort Worth30southwestMLS listings
Farmersville ISD$169,500 49Farmersville, Nevada51northeastMLS listings
Ferris ISD$160,500 91Ferris, Red Oak, Waxahachie45southeastMLS listings
Forney ISD$207,000 30Forney, Talty, Terrell46southwestMLS listings
Fort Worth ISD$150,000 70Aledo, Arlington, Benbrook, Edgecliff Village, Forest Hill, Fort Worth, Haltom City, Westover Hills27southwestMLS listings
Frisco ISD$338,000 7Frisco, Little Elm,McKinney, Plano21northeastMLS listings
Garland ISD$179,000 62Garland, Rowlett, Sachse, Wylie37eastMLS listings
Glen Rose ISD$219,749 21Cleburne, Glen Rose, Nemo, Rainbow81southwestMLS listings
Godley ISD$245,000 81Benbrook, Fort Worth, Godley, Joshua56southwestMLS listings
Granbury ISD$207,500 55Cresson, DeCordova, Granbury60southwestMLS listings
Grand Prairie ISD$165,500 48Dallas, Grand Prairie16southMLS listings
Grandview ISD$156,000 23Grandview51southMLS listings
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD$355,700 5Colleyville, Euless, Grapevine, Hurst7northwestMLS listings
Greenville ISD$130,500 94Greenville72eastMLS listings
Highland Park ISD$1,425,000 1Dallas, Highland Park, University Park21southeastMLS listings
Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD$205,000 24Arlington, Bedford, Colleyville, Euless, Fort Worth, Hurst, North Richland Hills10southwestMLS listings
Irving ISD$171,700 63Grand Prairie, Irving12southeastMLS listings
Joshua ISD$188,500 37Burleson, Cleburne, Crowley, Joshua, Keene45southwestMLS listings
Kaufman ISD$146,000 77Kaufman, Oak Ridge56southeastMLS listings
Keene ISD$105,000 59Keene46southwestMLS listings
Keller ISD$230,000 17Colleyville, Fort Worth, Haltom City, Hurst, Keller, North Richland Hills, Southlake, Watauga, Westlake17westMLS listings
Kemp ISD$115,000 86Kemp, Scurry70southeastMLS listings
Kennedale ISD$188,400 41Arlington, Kennedale30southwestMLS listings
Krum ISD$182,500 38Krum, Ponder, Sanger40northwestMLS listings
Lake Dallas ISD$213,000 31Corinth, Hickory Creek, Lake Dallas, Shady Shores18northMLS listings
Lake Worth ISD$149,900 95Fort Worth, Lake Worth, Sansom Park26westMLS listings
Lancaster ISD$140,000 80Lancaster35southeastMLS listings
Lewisville ISD$285,000 20Carrollton, Coppell, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Frisco, Lewisville, Little Elm, Plano, The Colony12northMLS listings
Little Elm ISD$240,000 53Frisco, Lakewood Village, Little Elm, Oak Point, The Colony 27northeastMLS listings
Lovejoy ISD$510,000 3Fairview, Lucas, Allen, McKinney, Wylie40northeastMLS listings
Mansfield ISD$220,000 27Arlington, Burleson, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Mansfield28southMLS listings
Maypearl ISD$222,500 46Maypearl, Waxahachie52southMLS listings
McKinney ISD$285,000 15Fairview, Lowry Crossing, Lucas, McKinney, New Hope38northeastMLS listings
Melissa ISD$245,000 22McKinney, Melissa45northeastMLS listings
Mesquite ISD$144,000 74Balch Springs, Garland, Mesquite, Seagoville37southeastMLS listings
Midlothian ISD$248,500 25Cedar Hill, Midlothian, Ovilla, Waxahachie36southMLS listings
Millsap ISD$187,800 93Millsap, Weatherford69westMLS listings
Northwest ISD$220,500 12Aurora, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Haslet, Justin, New Fairview, Newark, Northlake, Rhome, Roanoke, Southlake, Trophy Club29westMLS listings
Palmer ISD$166,000 85Palmer, Waxahachie51southeastMLS listings
Paradise ISD$222,500 33Decatur, Paradise, Springtown50northwestMLS listings
Peaster ISD$234,800 65Poolville, Weatherford65westMLS listings
Plano ISD$310,000 11Allen, Dallas, Lucas, Murphy, Parker, Plano, Richardson, Wylie29northeastMLS listings
Ponder ISD$208,000 44Dish, Justin, Ponder37northwestMLS listings
Poolville ISD$183,300 76Poolville, Springtown57westMLS listings
Princeton ISD$189,000 61Lowry Crossing, Princeton47northeastMLS listings
Prosper ISD$350,100 10Celina, Frisco, McKinney, Prosper35northeastMLS listings
Quinlan ISD$143,900 98Hawk Cove, Quinlan, Royse City, Terrell, Union Valley, West Tawakoni, Wills Point64eastMLS listings
Red Oak ISD$193,000 54Glenn Heights, Oak Leaf, Ovilla, Red Oak, Waxahachie41southeastMLS listings
Richardson ISD$307,500 18Dallas, Garland, Richardson24eastMLS listings
Rio Vista ISD$149,900 72Cleburne, Grandview, Rio Vista66southwestMLS listings
Rockwall ISD$265,000 14Fate, Forney, Heath, McLendon Chisholm, Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City, Wylie45eastMLS listings
Royse City ISD$187,800 39Fate, Royse City53eastMLS listings
Sanger ISD$171,500 66Sanger42northMLS listings
Scurry-Rosser ISD$172,000 83Rosser, Scurry59southwestMLS listings
Springtown ISD$174,800 71Azle, Boyd, Paradise, Reno, Scurry, Springtown, Weatherford47westMLS listings
Sunnyvale ISD$398,500 13Sunnyvale39eastMLS listings
Terrell ISD$133,500 96Terrell57eastMLS listings
Venus ISD$144,000 67Alvarado, Venus37southMLS listings
Waxahachie ISD$185,000 47Forreston, Midlothian, Red Oak, Waxahachie48southMLS listings
Weatherford ISD$185,000 58Hudson Oaks, Springtown, Weatherford, Willow Park55westMLS listings
White Settlement ISD$151,000 50Fort Worth, Lakeside, White Settlement35westMLS listings
Wills Point ISD$137,800 89Terrell, Wills Point74eastMLS listings
Wylie ISD$245,000 19Lavon, Murphy, Sachse, St. Paul, Wylie38eastMLS listings

Note: Best school districts rankings from analysis presented on best school districts in Dallas Fort Worth page.

Sources: North Texas Real Estate Information Systems Inc. / 2016 existing single-family homes sales and price data; Google Maps.

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