Education

Duncanville Schools

The mission of Duncanville ISD is to provide each student with the necessary skills to achieve lifelong success and contribute to a global society.  The district is also guided by six core values:

  • They believe that students are their first priority
  • They model personal integrity and ethical behavior
  • They value and respect all students, staff, families and community members
  • They provide a safe, nurturing environment to foster academic excellence and positive relationships
  • They embrace continuous improvement, data driven decision making, and mutual accountability for organizational excellence
  • They believe every staff member contributes to student success

Duncanville ISD is home to approximately 60,000 residents within an area of 28.7 square miles. The district serves four communities: The entire city of Duncanville and portions of Dallas, Cedar Hill, and Desoto.

The district currently educates more than 13,000 students at 18 campuses; nine elementary, three intermediate, three middle schools, one high school, and two alternative campuses. 

Grade levels are divided into elementary, serving students in Pre-K through four; intermediate, serving grades five and six; middle school for students in grades seven and eight; and high school for students in ninth through twelfth grades.

Duncanville ISD is located in the southwest region of Dallas County along Interstate 20 and Highway 67. Employing approximately 1600, including almost 800 classroom teachers, the district is one of the largest employers in the area. The staff of Duncanville ISD accepts the responsibility to provide a nurturing and challenging environment that engages students and brings relevance to the curriculum.

Through the years, Duncanville ISD schools have continued to achieve high scores on state tests, consistently earning Exemplary and Met Standard ratings from the Texas Education Agency. However, this is not enough. Numerous technological advancements have transformed the way we live, and at Duncanville ISD they are transforming the way their students learn. A Strategic Design Team consisting of teachers, community members, and administrators has formed a new vision for Duncanville ISD. Their work includes The Vision of the Learner and Five Strategic Aspirations.

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Higher Education

Dallas County Community College District

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Cedar Valley College

Cedar Valley College is located on more than 300 acres in southern Dallas County. Our award-winning architecture and careful attention to landscaping have given us a reputation for being one of the most scenic areas in the Metroplex. The mission of Cedar Valley College is to provide exemplary teaching and learning experiences that prepare students for success in a dynamic world while strengthening communities.

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Mountain View College

Mountain View College is an open-access public community college that opened in 1970 as the second of seven separately accredited colleges of the Dallas County Community College District serving residents of southwest Dallas County, Texas.  Its service-area is comprised of urban, suburban, and industrial communities that include the southwest quadrant of the city of Dallas, and the cities of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, and Grand Prairie.

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