About the Arlington ISD

  • More than 64,000 students are enrolled in the Arlington ISD.
  • The AISD is the 11th-largest school district in Texas.
  • The AISD is the largest employer in Arlington and the sixth largest in Tarrant County, with a staff more than 8,500.
  • Sixty-nine percent of secondary students are enrolled in the career and technical education program.
  • Elementary and secondary students identified for gifted and talented services are assured an array of learning opportunities during the school day and through co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Grade-appropriate research skills are incorporated in the curriculum through open-ended assignments, providing a continuum of learning experiences that lead to the development of advanced-level products and/or performances.
  • The AISD currently offers the International Baccalaureate World School Programme at Arlington, Bowie, Lamar and Sam Houston high schools.
  • Students have the opportunity to graduate with college credit in 28 courses through the district's Advanced Placement program; that's the equivalent of one full year of college study. The Advanced Placement curricula include courses in English, math, science, social studies, music theory, art and foreign languages.
  • The AISD and Tarrant County College offer dual-credit choices at each high school. The district covers tuition costs and books for students who take advantage of this on-site opportunity. Students pay a $50 fee per course. This program was the first of its kind in this area.
  • The AISD is home to an award-winning and acclaimed special education program that focuses on academic success as well as the development of life skills.
  • The AISD is home to 16 National Merit Semifinalists, National Achievement Semifinalists and National Hispanic Scholars.

Fine arts

  • In 2015, our fine arts program was named one of the Best Communities for Music Education for the 11th time in recent history.
  • Twenty-seven students were selected for the All-State Band, Choir, Jazz Band and Orchestra.
  • There are more than 46,000 students enrolled in fine arts classes throughout the district.
  • The Arlington High School Men’s Choir and the Martin High School Chamber Choir were selected to sing at the American Choral Directors Association Conference.
  • The Martin High School One Act Play advanced to state for the second consecutive year.


    During the 2013-2014 school year the AISD achieved the following:

  • Five high school teams advanced to football playoffs; one team advanced to third round.
  • Three high school teams advanced to volleyball playoffs; one team advanced to Regionals.
  • Two teams advanced to the Area Round in fall tennis. Three high school teams advanced to the spring tennis Regionals.
  • Four teams advanced to the Regional cross country meet and one runner advanced to the state cross country meet.
  • Eight soccer teams advanced to the playoffs. Two boys teams advanced to the Regional Quarterfinal and one boys team advanced to the Regional Semifinals.
  • In track, athletes from all six high schools (boys and girls teams) advanced to Regionals; eight teams advanced to State and three individuals won state titles and one individual won a silver medal.
  • One gymnast advanced to state.
  • One high school won the Spirit Celebration CGA cheerleading National Championship.
  • Seven basketball teams advanced to the playoffs. One boys team advanced to the Regional Finals and one girls team advanced to the Regional Semifinals.
  • Two high schools advanced in softball playoffs.
  • Two teams advanced in baseball playoffs; one team advanced to the second round.
  • All six high schools had swimmers advanced to Regionals and two schools had swimmers advance to State.
  • Two high schools had individual medalists and two had team medalists in the Regional golf championships ad one female golfer competed at the State level.
  • All six high schools advanced to the state wrestling tournament and two boys and one girl won an individual state wrestling championship and one team finished second in the state wrestling championship.

Our teachers

  • Average teacher salary: $54,484
  • Beginning teacher salary: $50,000

Financial facts*

  • Budget: $508,353,783
  • Tax rate: $1.348 per $100 of assessed value
  • About 44 percent of our revenue comes from property taxes
  • Operating expenditures per student (general fund): $7,937
  • Percent of budget spent on instruction: 63.1 percent
  • Percent of budget spent on payroll: 83.3 percent
  • Percent of budget spent on central administration: 1.7 percent, compared to the state average of 3.8 percent