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Denton Independent School District

1307 North Locust
Denton, Texas  76201       
(940) 369-0000

Denton Independent School District has been committed to providing a quality education since it was founded in 1882. The district encompasses 180 square miles and contains all or parts of 18 cities, communities or major developments. Denton ISD includes four comprehensive high schools, eight middle schools, 23 elementary schools, two early childhood centers, an alternative high school, an advanced technology complex, and other specialized schools and centers.

Not only does the school district community support outstanding school facilities, it demands excellence in its educational programs. It is truly an educational community where citizens are highly engaged in education – especially with two major universities and a community college within its boundaries. The presence of three institutions of higher learning within the district sets a professional learning climate that engages everyone in the community.

Although it covers a large area, Denton ISD's unique small-town community environment separates it from the growing, larger suburban school districts within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Denton ISD is able to offer all the programs available from larger school districts while maintaining a small community climate.

Private Elementary and Secondary School

Private School Name Grades
Community School
Denton Calvary Academy
Hilltop Montessori
Immaculate Conception
Liberty Christian School
Selwyn School
Texas Academy of Mathematics & Science

Higher Education

Denton is especially proud of its two universities and community college and the educated workforce that they provide. More than 55,000 students attend Denton's two university flagship campuses and community college. Boasting several national top ten programs, these comprehensive educational facilities provide a wealth of expertise and resources to businesses and the community

University of North Texas

UNT Gateway Center
801 North Texas Boulevard
Denton, TX  76201

The 550,000 square foot University of North Texas Discovery Park, formerly Research Park, is located north of the main campus in Denton. The facility houses leading-edge research projects in biomedicine, nanotechnology, materials composition and others. It is also home to the UNT School of Engineering, supports teaching and research of STEM (science-tech-eng-math) disciplines and partners in regional economic development initiatives that promote technology innovation in North Texas.

  • UNT named a Tier One research university by the Carnegie Classification.
  • 4th largest university in Texas
  • UNT named 9th Best College town in the national by Livability.com
  • UNT named one of America's Best 100 College buys for 22 years
  • UNT has 68 Academic programs ranked among the nation's Top 100
  • UNT has 57 research and service centers, including the internationally recognized Center for Collaborative Organizations and the Center for Spanish Language Media.
  • The Graduate Rehabilitation Counseling Program ranked #1 in Texas and 13th nationally and the Medical Librarianship graduate program is ranked sixth in the nation by U.S. News and World Report
  • The International Association for Environmental Philosophy lauded the Environmental Philosophy Program as the best in the world
  • Operates the only accredited journalism master's program in Texas
  • The most comprehensive university in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, UNT offers 100 bachelor’s, 83 master’s, and 37 doctoral degree programs.
  • For more rankings and achievements, please visit this page on UNT.edu.
Source: UNT website

Texas Woman's University

US HWY 380/Bell Avenue
P.O. Box 425589
Denton, TX 76204

  • TWU ranked #9 for "Best Bang for the Buck South" by Washington Monthly.
  • Among the nation’s leading providers of healthcare professionals and produces more nurses than any Texas program.
  • Ranked 5th (tied) among US unviersities for diversity.
  • Military Times magazine ranks TWU School of Management among its Best for Vets business schools in 2013.
  • In the U.S. News and World Report's 2013 Best Colleges issue, TWU was ranked in the top three institutions in the state and ten nationally for universities that have the most diverse student populations.
  • TWU ranked in the top three in the state and the top 15 nationally among universities with the most diverse student populations, the Occupational Therapy graduate program ranked 15th in the nation and the Physical Therapy program ranked 27th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
  • TWU’s graduate program in Physical Therapy is the only physical therapy program in Texas that is consistently ranked as a top Physical Therapy program by U.S. News and World Report.
Source: TWU website

North Central Texas College

1525 West California Street
Gainesville, TX 76240

  • North Central Texas College is a comprehensive, full-service community college of truly regional scope and the oldest continuously operating public two-year college in Texas.
  • NCTC has campuses in Gainesville, Corinth, Flower Mound, Graham, Bowie, and opening Fall 2019 in Downtown Denton First State Bank The Exchange at NCTC.
  • NCTC assists employers with basic to advanced workforce training.
  • NCTC provides a Small Business Development Center to small and prospective business owners.
Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, NCTC website

Trade and Specialized Schools


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