At Duncanville ISD, You Can Do it All!
Duncanville ISD offers a unique opportunity to its students: Duncanville High School is one of the few public high schools in the state where students can complete required courses, participate in extracurricular activities and learn a specific skill or trade without transferring to a separate campus. Duncanville ISD’s Career and Technical Education program is housed at the high school, allowing students to participate in traditional student life while pursuing any number of career fields. Duncanville High School also houses a Collegiate Academy where students have the opportunity to graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate degree at no cost.
Duncanville ISD is a public school system that includes 18 campuses for Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The district is home to more than 59,000 residents and serves more than 13,000 students. Enrollment comes from Duncanville, parts of Dallas, DeSoto and Cedar Hill. The district has nine elementary schools, three intermediate schools, three middle schools, one comprehensive high school and two alternative campuses.
Duncanville ISD benefits from the strong support of area residents. In November 2014, voters overwhelmingly passed a $102.545 million bond referendum to build two new elementary schools, upgrade security and update existing facilities. The referendum also allows the district to put the latest technology in the hands of students and teachers.
In recent years, Duncanville ISD has produced National Merit Scholarship finalists, appointments to elite military academies, such as West Point and the Air Force Academy, and national awards in journalism, photography and SkillsUSA competitions.
Duncanville ISD has a rich history in producing award-winning marching bands. In 2014-2015, the Duncanville High School marching band was one of the top 10 bands to in Division 6A to compete in the state band competition. The band recently celebrated 36 consecutive years receiving superior ratings at University Interscholastic League competition.
Duncanville High School’s Pantherettes, under the nationally acclaimed leadership of head coach Cathy Self-Morgan, consistently play at the top levels of girls’ basketball. The Pantherettes were back-to-back 6A State Champions in 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. Coach Self-Morgan also celebrated a historic milestone – reaching her 1,000th career win.
Whether it’s academic, fine arts, athletics or pursuing a skill or trade, Duncanville ISD students “can do it all!”
Duncanville is conveniently located near several colleges and universities: University of Texas Arlington, Dallas Baptist University, Southern Methodist University and Texas Christian University are all within a 30-minute drive.
Campuses associated with the Dallas Community College District, Cedar Valley College and Mountain View College, are nearby. The DCCD offers competitive tuition rates and multiple academic and technical disciplines.