About Fort Worth ISD
Preparing ALL students for success in college, career, and community leadership.
With nearly 75,000 students, Fort Worth ISD enjoys a diverse student population and strong community partnerships. Under the leadership of the superintendent and the Board of Education, the District is undergoing a series of initiatives that will redesign, transform, and revitalize Fort Worth ISD Schools.
In Fort Worth, the district, community organizations, and individuals come together and listen and learn with the goal of improving student outcomes in every school in every zip code. Among them:
Students in FWISD's Gold Seal Early College High Schools are graduating with two diplomas - their high school diploma and an associate degree from Tarrant County College.
FWISD now offers Gold Seal P-TECH (Pathways in Technology) Academies at eight schools. P-TECHs provide opportunities for students to earn a high school diploma, industry-recognized certifications, and an associate degree, all while getting relevant work experience in a high-demand job field, and making connections with industry partners. Job fields include cloud convergence, web applications programming, cybersecurity, architecture, construction, medical, aviation, alternative energy, education, and more.
And, introduced in 2022, another outstanding Gold Seal choice:T-STEMs (Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Two T-STEM programs will provide foundational principles and standards for innovative partnerships with colleges, universities, and industries.
More than 40 companies and organizations have officially pledged to participate in preparing Fort Worth ISD students for college and career success. New Gold Seal partners include American Airlines, Facebook, and UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth.
A groundbreaking partnership with Texas Wesleyan University that allows the District’s five Leadership Academies to sustain recent academic gains
An all-hands-on-deck push for Pre-K and Kindergarten that includes online registration drives, door-to-door visits, and strategic social media ads to give as many children as possible a great start to their education journey.
Fort Worth ISD’s new mobile STEM lab is pulling up to elementary and middle schools with gadgets and games to excite every child. The hands-on activities include robotics, 3D electronics, and more. It’s an interactive introduction to the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math. It’s also an introduction to Gold Seal Programs and Schools of Choice with a STEM focus and possible future careers.
Fort Worth ISD is wrapping up the last projects of the 2017 Capital Improvement Program. The “Rediscover Fort Worth ISD” campaign showed off the projects to the community, especially the extensive upgrades and additions to high schools, including:
- Collaborative, college-like learning spaces
- Modernized science labs and state-of-the-art Gold Seal career prep classrooms, studios, and other facilities
- Updated athletics facilities
- Dynamic front entries and secure entrance vestibules
- Redesigned, engaging Go Centers where students plan their next step in life
The District is working to provide Wi-Fi connectivity to neighborhoods with inadequate internet service. The District is continuing to deploy service by getting modems to students’ homes and by beginning the process of putting up more cell towers, which will extend connectivity to more neighborhoods.
To help recruit and retain great teachers, Fort Worth ISD is offering a realistic pathway for teachers to earn substantially more money for their best work. The FWISD Teacher Incentive Allotment was funded by the Texas Legislature as part of House Bill 3. Teachers will have the opportunity to be awarded one of three designations: Recognized, Exemplary, or Master. Depending on the designation, teachers can increase their yearly compensation from $3,000 to as much as $32,000.
Our Schools: 2021-2022
2021-2022 Enrollment by Ethnicity
- Hispanic/Latino: 48,534 (64.84%)
- Black/African American: 15,502 (20.71%)
- White: 8,162 (10.90%)
- Asian: 1,198 (1.60%)
- Two or more races: 1,329 (1.78%)
- American Indian/Alaskan: 82 (0.11%)
- Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 43 (0.06%)
Total: 74,850 students
- Teachers: 5,199
- Aides: 809
- Professional Support: 1,743
- Administrative: 366
- Auxiliary: 2,566
- Buses running daily: 306
- Bus routes: 1,222
- Students transported daily: 7,893
- Meals Served: 7,599,652
- District: Texas Education Agency
- High Schools: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
- 2020 TEA District Rating: Not rated due to COVID-19
2020-2021 Budget: $836,540,876*
- Instruction: $506,994,801 (60%)
- Instructional Support: $150,271,470 (18%)
- District Operations: $142,840,078 (17%)
- Central Administration: $21,377,158 (3%)
- Other: $15,057,369 (2%)