Denison Independent School District

HC4-flags

  • Denison ISD was named to the prestigious “Top 10 Best School Districts in Texas” list by Education Resources Group, a respected research firm in Houston.
  •  Denison schools consistently score above the state average on standardized  tests in virtually all areas, often by as much as 20 percentage points.
  •  Newsweek has repeatedly ranked Denison High School in the top 4% of high-performing schools in the nation.
  •  A recent $80,000,000 bond has been used to make extensive renovations to existing elementary schools, intermediate and middle schools, and build a new high school campus.
  • A 2019 bond election for $20.8 million adds 20 new classrooms, increased cafeteria space, and enlarged pick-up and drop-off areas for two elementary schools with the highest enrollment growth.

DISD Campuses and Instruction Summary

Denison Independent School District
Value
Number of School Districts 
1 
Schools with Kindergarten to 4th
5
Schools with Grades 5 to 6
1
Schools with Grades 7 to 8
1
Schools with Grades 9 to 12
1
School Enrollment 
4,647 
Elementary School Enrollment
2,661
Secondary School Enrollment
1,986
Spending per Student 
$9,558 
Total Budget
$54,789,535
Instructional Budget
$25,584,438
Student Teacher Ratio 
14 to 1 
Average Teacher Experience
13.1 years
7th Grade Standard Achievement Test Results (STAAR) Standard not yet established for STAAR 
N/A

Source: Denison ISD & Texas Education Agency 2018 Snapshot

Post DISD Graduation

  • Percent of High School Seniors Attending College: 79%
  • Percent of High School Seniors Entering the Labor Market: 13%
  • Percent of Students Participating in Articulated Courses: 15%

ACT Results

  • Average Score: 20.8

SAT Results

  • Average Score: 1074