About the Arlington ISD

  • More than 63,000 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.
  • Seventy-five 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 31 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 $59 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 12 National Merit Semifinalists, National Achievement Semifinalists and National Hispanic Scholars.

Fine arts

  • In 2016, our fine arts program was named one of the Best Communities for Music Education for the 12th time in recent history.
  • Twenty-nine students were selected for the All-State Band, Choir and Orchestra.
  • There are more than 46,000 students enrolled in fine arts classes throughout the district.
  • Nine students were selected for the Visual Arts Scholastic Event in San Antonio and received six state medals.
  • The Beckham Elementary Choir and the Martin High School Chamber Singers were selected to perform at the Texas Music Educators Conference in San Antonio.
  • The Arlington High School and Martin High School One Act Plays advanced to the Area around Martin advanced to the state qualifying round.


    During the 2015-2016 school year the AISD achieved the following:

  • Four high school teams advanced to football playoffs; two teams advanced to the Regional Semifinals.
  • Three teams advanced to volleyball playoffs; one team advanced to the Regional Quarterfinals, one team advanced to the Regional Semifinals.
  • Two teams advanced to the Area Tournament in tennis
  • Two cross country teams advanced to the State Cross Country Championships.
  • Five soccer teams (three girls, three boys) advanced to the playoffs. One girls team advanced to the Regional Finals and one girls team advanced to the Area. One boys team advanced to the Regional Quarterfinals.
  • In track, athletes from all six high schools (boys and girls teams) advanced to the Area; the Seguin girls team earned a silver and a gold in relays and an individual gold, the Bowie boys earned a relay gold, and the Martin boys earned an individual bronze. The Lamar girls had three gold medals in the wheelchair competition.
  • A Bowie gymnast earned the gold medal at the State Gymnastics Meet in floor..
  • Six basketball teams advanced to the playoffs. Five of them (three boys, two girls) advanced to the Area. One boys team advanced to the Regional Semifinals and one girls team advanced to the Regional Quarterfinals.
  • One softball team advanced to the Bi-District round of the playoffs.
  • Two baseball teams advanced to the Bi-District round of the playoffs.
  • Martin High School girls swimmers advanced to state, finishing sixth and seventh in relays.
  • A Lamar High School boys golfer won the bronze medal at the State Golf Tournament; a Martin High School girls golfer finished in the top 20 at the State Golf Tournament.
  • Four wrestling teams (one boys, three girls) advanced to the State Wrestling Tournament. The Martin boys earned team silver and four individual gold medals; three girls teams placed in the top 18 with one Seguin High School girl earning an individual silver medal.
  • The Martin High School archery team won the State Archery Championship; three Arlington High School archers placed in the top 5 individually at the State Archery Championship. All advanced to the National Archery Championship.

Our teachers

  • Average teacher salary: $55,521
  • Beginning teacher salary: $51,500

Financial facts*

  • Budget: $528,954,280
  • Tax rate: $1.39008 per $100 of assessed value
  • About 46 percent of our revenue comes from property taxes
  • Operating expenditures per student (general fund): $8,089
  • Percent of budget spent on instruction: 64 percent
  • Percent of budget spent on payroll: 84 percent
  • Percent of budget spent on central administration: 1.6 percent, compared to the state average of 3.8 percent