Denison Independent School District


  • 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
Number of School Districts
Schools with Kindergarten to 4th
Schools with Grades 5 to 6
Schools with Grades 7 to 8
Schools with Grades 9 to 12
School Enrollment
Spending per Student
Total Budget
Instructional Budget
Student Teacher Ratio
13.8 to 1
Average Teacher Experience
12.4 years

Source: Denison ISD & Texas Education Agency 2020 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: 21.1

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SAT Results

  • Average Score: 1096