About the Arlington ISD

  • Nearly 62,000 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 of nearly 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 11 National Merit Semifinalists and four National Hispanic Scholars.

Fine arts

  • In 2017, our fine arts program was named one of the Best Communities for Music Education for the 13th time in recent history.
  • Nineteen 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.
  • Six students were selected for the Visual Arts Scholastic Event in San Antonio and received six state medals.
  • The Martin High School Symphony Orchestra was selected to perform at the Texas Music Educators Association Conference in San Antonio.
  • Martin High School One Act Play advanced to the Area around. One Lamar High School student advanced to the National August Wilson Monologue competition and performed on Broadway.


During 2016-2017 AISD high schools achieved the following:

  • Four teams advanced to the football playoffs; one team advanced to the Area round and one to the Regional Quarterfinals
  • Three teams advanced to the volleyball playoffs; one team advanced to the Area round and one team advanced to the Regional Quarterfinals
  • One team advanced to the Area Tournament in tennis
  • One team advanced to the State Cross Country Championships
  • Six soccer teams (three girls, three boys) advanced to the playoffs: one girls and three boys teams advanced to the Area round; two boys teams advanced to Regionals and one boys team advanced to the State Tournament, finishing second
  • In track, athletes from all six high schools (boys and girls) advanced to Area and Regional competitions; athletes from four high schools competed at the State Championships and the district brought home two bronze medals. The Lamar girls had three gold medals in the wheelchair competition.
  • All six high school gymnastics teams competed at the state level; one athlete competed at the national level
  • Seven basketball teams advanced to the playoffs (three boys, four girls), six of them (three boys, three girls) advanced to Area. Two (one boys, one girls) advanced to the Regional Tournament.
  • Two softball teams advanced to Area and one advanced to the Regional Quarterfinals
  • Two baseball teams advanced to Area; one advanced to the Regional Semifinals
  • Two golf teams advanced to Regionals, one advanced to the State Tournament
  • Four girls wrestlers and one boys wrestler were gold medalists and one girls wrestler was a silver medalist at the State Wrestling Tournament
  • All AISD archery teams competed at the State Tournament. One team competed at the National Archery Competition.

Our teachers

  • Average teacher salary: $55,999
  • Minimum teacher salary: $52,500

Financial facts

  • Budget: $527,264,863
  • Tax rate: $1.39008 per $100 of assessed value
  • About 51.3 percent of our revenue comes from property taxes
  • Operating expenditures per student (general fund): $8,430
  • Percent of budget spent on instruction: 63 percent
  • Percent of budget spent on payroll: 86 percent
  • Percent of budget spent on central administration: 1.7 percent, compared to the state average of 3.12 percent