Mesquite Independent School District is a public school district in Texas that serves the cities of Mesquite, Dallas, Garland, Balch Springs, and Seagoville. Stretching almost 60 square miles, the district educates more than 40,000 students in 47 campuses. In 2015, Mesquite ISD received the District Excellence in Professional Learning Award. In addition, the district has earned many other awards and honors in recent years. Some of which include the Texas Award for Performance Excellence and the Annual AP District Honor Roll. For three consecutive years, Mesquite Independent School District was a finalist for HEB’s Excellence in Education Award.
For those looking for employment, Mesquite ISD is an amazing school system to work for. In 2013, the district was one of only three school districts in the entire country to make the America’s Top 150 Workplaces list. Along with that, The Dallas Morning News named it on their 2012 Top 100 Places To Work.
Mesquite Independent School District is home to one of the largest high school football stadiums in Texas. Built in 1976, Memorial Stadium seats 20,000 people and is often used as a neutral-site for Texas High School Football playoff games. Along with football, it hosts numerous UIL Marching Competitions as well. The stadium features a 36′ X 42′ Daktronics scoreboard and a 14′ X 18′ video screen. In 2015, the stadium completed its year-long renovation process, which involved a new façade, press box, and locker rooms – as well as a larger concession and restroom area. The entire renovation process cost the district $11 million.
Of the 47 campuses in the district, 33 of them are primary schools. These include:
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