A Platinum PartnerGarland Independent School District
Garland ISD is the second-largest school district in Dallas County and the twelfth-largest in Texas, serving almost 58,000 students in grades K-12 who speak more than 170 languages.
The Garland Independent School District exists as a diverse community with a shared vision that serves to provide an exceptional education to all its students.
Reaching the future by driving excellence, one student at a time.
- We believe every student can learn.
- We know every student deserves our best.
- We value and celebrate all cultures.
- We respect all students, families, staff and communities.
- We demonstrate ethical behavior.
Education Transforms Lives.
Teach. Learn. Love.
GISD spans the cities of Garland, Rowlett and Sachse, yet maintains a small town, family feel. With a rich tradition of excellence, GISD boasts a diverse population that speaks more than 100 languages, as well as technology-driven campuses, magnet programs and approximately 200 Career and Technical Education courses.
Community involvement in our schools is vital to help our students prosper and get ahead. We welcome business partners, residents and community member support to further enrich the lives of our students, their families and the community.
Our focus is exceptional education for every student. This is only achieved with highly skilled educators and staff. See current job postings and apply online.
The focus of Garland ISD is exceptional education for every student. This is only achieved with highly skilled educators and staff. If you are interested in bringing your talents to GISD, please consider attending one of our recruiting events.
What makes Garland ISD a great place to work?
Teacher salaries among the highest in Texas (visit the district’s online employment section for current teacher salaries.)
Annual stipends for critical needs areas, including bilingual education and secondary math and science
Award-winning technological support throughout the district
Safe schools and excellent working conditions
Mentors to all first-year teachers
Professional development opportunities
Access – Equity – Opportunity
Leading Garland ISD since January of 2018, Dr. Ricardo López is the 10th superintendent in the district’s more than 100-year history. His vision of access, equity, and opportunity for all students is encompassed in the district’s emphasis on student outcomes in the One Goal, One Focus strategic plan and the College for All innovative programs being phased in for students at all seven high schools.
-Dr. Ricardo López
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We hire highly qualified, certified teachers and industry experts to provide engaging and relevant instruction for all students. On average, our teachers have 11 years of experience and 30 percent have a master’s degree or better.
PROJECT GOAL - For New Teachers
Students can choose to take courses in six different languages including French, German, Latin, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and American sign language.
We offer dual language magnet programs in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.
In addition, we have programs and services in place to support English Language Learners.
TRUE CHOICE (INCLUSION)
In most districts, attendance zones determine where students will attend school. Our Choice of School program allows parents to select the campus they want their children to attend whether it is down the street or across town.
Check out our schools directory for a listing of all 72 schools and view individual profile pages to learn more about our campuses. For an overview of our high schools in particular, see the find your fit flier (PDF).
Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technical Education Programs
Garland Independent School District offers career and technical education programs from the 16 nationally established career cluster areas. Admission to these programs is based on interest in subject, aptitude, required prerequisites and course availability.
It is the policy of Garland Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
It is the policy of Garland Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
Garland Independent School District will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.