Located in the northwest area of the DFW metroplex, Northwest Independent School District has a vision of empowering learners and leaders to positively impact the world. Our core belief is kids come first. At 234 square miles, Northwest ISD is one of the largest school districts in land mass and spans three counties (Tarrant, Denton, and Wise) and 14 municipalities.
NISD is one of the fastest-growing school districts in North Texas and adds about 1,200 new students each year. For the 2019-20 school year, we project an enrollment of more than 25,000 students and will operate 31 campuses and facilities, including 19 elementary schools, six middle schools, three comprehensive high schools, and one accelerated high school. Our district's growth is a result of several factors: the size of the school district; the number of active housing developments; and the attractive housing, retail, and business industries in the immediate area.
Members of the Byron Nelson High School band perform during their portion of the 2019 Northwest ISD Band Showcase. The 2019 show marked the second consecutive year all middle and high school bands from the district joined for a free showcase for friends, families and community members.
A teacher at Cox Elementary School greets a student returning from summer break on the first day of the 2018-19 school year.
Northwest High School's Avery Anderson dribbles the basketball during a Texan home game. Avery was one of the top recruits of the Class of 2019, committing to Oklahoma State University.
Seven Hills Elementary School students answer questions from educators across the region regarding their school's leadership and social-emotional learning programs as part of The Leader in Me. The campus was designated a Lighthouse School for its implementation of the character-building program.