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Denton ISD

http://www.dentonisd.org/dentonisd

Denton Independent School District has been committed to providing a quality education since it was founded in 1882.  The District -- located about 25 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth -- encompasses 180 square miles and contains all or parts of 17 cities, communities or major developments.

As the county seat for Denton County, the city and school district has 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 the fastest-growing school districts in North Texas.

Denton ISD includes three comprehensive high schools, seven middle schools, 22 elementary schools, two early childhood centers and alternative high school, an advanced technology complex and other specialized schools and centers.  A fourth comprehensive high school, Braswell High School, was approved by voters as part of the 2013 bond package and is scheduled to open for the 2016-17 school year, the same time another elementary is set to open.

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
  • Little Elm
  • 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 while maintaining a small community climate.

 DISTRICT PROGRAMS
http://www.dentonisd.org/Page/56895

Departments and Programs Directory
http://www.dentonisd.org/site/Default.aspx?PageType=1&SiteID=1&ChannelID=5655&DirectoryType=6

Denton ISD offers programs for students of all ages, with a specialized curriculum for each grade level and area.  To view a specific program, please select on of the following.

SCHOOL HOURS
All Denton ISD schools of the same campus level operate on the same schedule.  Please note the following schedules are based on regular school hours; alternative scheduling may result in different starting or ending times.

Early Childhood Schools
Morning session:  7:50 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Afternoon session:  noon to 3:00 p.m.

Elementary Schools
7:50 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Middle Schools
8:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

High Schools
8:50 a.m. to 4:10 p.m.

Advanced Technology Complex
Morning session:  8:15 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.
Afternoon session:  12:10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

CALENDAR:  http://www.dentonisd.org/Page/2

DISTRICT CALENDAR (PDF):  http://www.dentonisd.org/calendar

ALL SCHOOLS
http://www.dentonisd.org/domain/17

ATTENDANCE ZONE MAPS
http://www.dentonisd.org/Page/46640

Early Childhood  
Gonzalez School for Young Children Windle School for Young Children
Elementary Schools  
Adkins Elementary Blanton Elementary
Borman Elementary Cross Oaks Elementary
Evers Park Elementary Ginnings Elementary
Hawk Elementary Hodge Elementary
Houston Elementary Lee Elementary
McNair elementary Nelson Elementary
Paloma Creek Elementary Pecan Creek Elementary
Providence Elementary E.P. Rayzor Elementary
N. Rayzor Elementary Rivera Elementary
Ryan Elementary Savannah Elementary
Stephens Elementary Wilson Elementary
Middle Schools  
Calhoun Middle School Crownover Middle School
Harpool Middle School McMath Middle School
Myers Middle School Navo Middle School
Strickland Middle School  
High Schools  
Denton High School LaGrone Advanced Technology Complex
Guyer High School Fred Moore High School
Ryan High School  
Alternative Schools  
Davis School DAEP Sparks Campus

REGISTRATION
http://www.dentonisd.org/page/1888

Online Registration

Parents and/or legal guardians of new students will need an active email account (that is checked regularly) to access and use the online registration system, InfoSnap. This email account will also be used for important communication updates from Denton ISD and your child's school.  For assistance in obtaining a free email account, please click here.

Upon completion of online registration through InfoSnap, students new to Denton ISD will need to provide the following documents to their campus: a proof of residency, valid identification (birth certificate or passport), updated student immunization records, a student social security card (if applicable) and student withdrawal papers from the previous school/district.  New Student registration will not be finalized until these documents have been submitted to the campus.

To expedite the time spent at the campus, parents and/or legal guardians of new students are strongly encouraged to contact the student's school to make an appointment once online registration is complete.  For best system performance and data validity, we recommend using the latest version of Internet Explorer.

Please use the link(s) below to start registering your child.
English: https://secure.infosnap.com/family/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2ffamily%2fdirectaction.aspx

Espanol:  https://secure.infosnap.com/family/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2ffamily%2fdirectaction.aspx

To view all Enrollment Requirements for Denton ISD, click here.

Information for New Students and Families:  http://www.dentonisd.org/Page/48760

Transfer Policy & Information:  http://www.dentonisd.org/Page/1234

PARENT RESOURCES
http://www.dentonisd.org/parents

Dear Parents,

In our pursuit of providing and exemplary education for the students of Denton ISD, we must depend on our dedicated parents, families and guardians to help our students be successful.  

We encourage you to be involved in your child's education and communicate with his or her teachers either through the school, by telephone or e-mail.  You can also stay updated with district, campus and classroom information through our E-Alert system, while our Home Access Center (HAC) program allows you to check grades and attendance throughout the year.

If you're interested in volunteering, the district has an exceptional volunteer program. The direct assistance to children and teachers through volunteers has been a hallmark of the Denton schools.  If you're interested in volunteering or need more parental assistance, please call (940) 369-0006.

Together, the staff and parents can work together so every student can be successful.

Thank you,
Denton ISD staff

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES:
http://www.dentonisd.org/Page/1230

Welcome to Denton Independent School District's Office of Student Support Services.  As indicated my our name, we work with students of Denton ISD to help resolve potential issues.

We support the areas of:

  • Attendance
  • Instructional Materials
  • Transfers
  • Residency Verification

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

SPECIAL EDUCATION:
http://www.dentonisd.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=55541

Special Education Parents Resources:
http://www.dentonisd.org/Page/55708

It is the mission of the Special Education Services Department to respond to the needs of students with disabilities and their families by providing supports that will encourage and foster empowerment, independence, and inclusiveness in all aspects of the educational experience in school and beyond.

Debbie Roybal, Executive Director of Special Education
droybal@dentonisd.org

Angie Burleson, Administrative Assistant
acarney-burleson@dentonisd.org

Requests for SPED Records: 
http://www.dentonisd.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=60843
(940-369-4077 or (940-369-4078

RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
http://www.dentonisd.org/students

Student Software Applications:  http://www.dentonisd.org/Page/58951

 

 

 

 

 

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