Relocate to Fort Worth

Public, Charter, and Magnet

It’s one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your child’s life, and parents go to extreme measures to get their kids into the best school districts in town—especially when the price for private school is too high for many families to afford.

Luckily, there are a lot of free choices when it comes to quality education for school-aged kids in the city. Fort Worth ISD is by far the largest district in the vicinity. It serves more than 86,000 students in 83 elementary schools, 29 middle schools, 18 high schools, and 16 other specially designated campuses. Fort Worth ISD provides free pre-K to every student living inside the district, regardless of income, giving all kids the chance to be mentally and socially prepared to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.

Fort Worth ISD has also developed its Gold Seal Programs of Choice, which is an innovative approach to individualized education that started about five years ago to give students, and their parents, greater choice when it comes to selecting educational goals. These carefully curated programs focus on teaching students a specific skill that could translate into an immediate job after graduation or increased college readiness. Programs include culinary arts, automotive technology, and a World Languages Institute. Students apply through a lottery system, but the program is completely free and open to any student living within the district.

Of course, the suburbs of Fort Worth are brimming with excellent districts and opportunities for students to learn, too. In fact, Tarrant County is home to twenty different school districts. A few leaders in the pack are Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, Keller ISD, Northwest ISD, and Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD, which offers an excellent Spanish emersion program that begins in elementary school.

Dr. Kent Paredes Scribner, Fort Worth ISD Superintendent

“As the schools go, so does the community.”

Dr. Kent Paredes Scribner began his position at Fort Worth ISD on October 15, 2015, overseeing 146 schools with over 86,000 students. Prior to his time in Fort Worth, Dr. Scriber assumed the role of superintendent in the Phoenix Union High School District, which is the biggest district in Arizona.

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