Denton Independent School District

The Denton Independent School District has been in existence since 1882. The Denton Independent School District is located about 25 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth.  The Denton Independent School District is very large, encompassing 180 square miles.  The Denton ISD also contains all or parts of 16 cities, communities or major developments.

As the county seat for Denton County, the city and school district have a rich history. In 1882, a $15,000 bond election was passed to finance the construction of Denton’s first public school. The structure was three stories and made of red brick. The district has continued to grow – and currently is one of fastest-growing school districts in North Texas.

Denton ISD includes three comprehensive high schools, six middle schools, 21 elementary schools, two early childhood centers, an alternative high school, an advanced technology complex and other specialized schools and centers. Bettye Myers Middle School is scheduled to open for the 2013-14 school year as the district’s seventh middle school.

In the past 10 years, the district has passed three bond packages – totaling more than $627 million. The support of the community in which the district serves is evident in the passage of these bond packages. They have averaged passing with a 60 to 80 percent passage rate.

Not only does the school district community support outstanding school facilities, it demands excellence in its educational programs. It is truly an educational community where citizens are highly engaged in education – especially with two major universities and a community college within its boundaries.

The higher Education facilities include:

  • University of North Texas
  • Texas Woman’s University
  • North Central Texas College

The presence of three institutions of higher learning within the district sets a professional learning climate that engages everyone in the community. For example, with UNT boasting one of the best music programs in the nation, the district is one of only 10 percent of school districts nationwide that offers orchestra at the elementary level.

With its huge geographical area of 180 square miles, the Board and district staff work together as a cohesive team to help bridge the gap between these numerous cities, towns, communities and major developments.

Those areas include:

  • Argyle
  • Bartonville
  • Copper Canyon
  • Corinth
  • Cross Oak Ranch
  • Cross Roads
  • Denton
  • Double Oak
  • Lantana
  • Oak Point
  • Paloma Creek
  • Pecan Creek
  • Providence
  • Robson Ranch
  • Savannah
  • Shady Shores

Although it covers a large area, Denton ISD’s unique “small town community” environment separates it from the growing, larger suburban school districts within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Denton ISD is able to offer all the programs available from larger school districts, but maintains “a small community climate.”

A great reason to live in Denton, Texas and attend any of the schools in the Denton Independent School district is there are plenty of Rental Homes and Rent Houses that are centrally located around the schools and campuses of the Denton Independent School district.  By living in a rental home or rent house in Denton, Texas, a student and their family can get the privacy and amenities of living in a rent house without all of the responsibility of actually owning a home.  Rent Houses in Denton, Texas offer a few advantages to other living options.

1) You typically get more square feet for your dollar in a house

2) Most houses have backyards which makes owning pets and entertaining a breeze

3) The landlord is still responsible for maintaining the property and fixing anything that breaks

4) Rental homes afford you MUCH more privacy and QUIET than an apartment

5) Location, location, location.  There are so many rental homes out there, you can live anywhere

In short, a new student attending The University of North Texas is almost assured to have a great living experience, on top of a great