IISD Signature Studies are offered at the three largest comprehensive high school: Irving High School, Aviation & Biomedical Sciences; MacArthur High School, Architecture, Construction & Engineering; and Nimitz High School, Energy & Environmental Entrepreneurship.
As schools of choice available by lottery to all IISD high school students, Singley Academy and Cardwell Career Preparatory Center offer career-focused
Irving ISD was selected as one of 23 school districts in the state to participate in the Texas High Performing Schools Consortium.
Irving ISD students take the SAT and AP exams at no cost
Starting salary for a beginning teacher with a bachelor's degree is $49,200 and the maximum salary for a veteran teacher with a master's degree is $71,122.
Opened in August 2011, Lady Bird Johnson Middle School is the largest net-zero middle school in the United States. A net-zero energy building is one that produces as much energy as it consumes.
All students in grades 9-12 have laptop computers for use at home and school during the school year. All teachers receive laptop computers with connections to the IISD Network. Netbook computers are available for all middle school students to use during the school day.
Irving ISD partners with Irving Arts Center, a cultural source of enrichment. Irving Arts Center hosts a Holiday Open House displaying over 1,200 pieces of art from all 20 elementary schools. It offers the district a gallery exhibit for elementary, middle school, and high school students with over 3,500 student generated works of visual art.
IISD English Language Learner population (approximately 40 percent) is the highest of all 15 school districts in Dallas County. IISD students speak 56 languages and represent 98 countries.
400 families are served by 15 home instructors in the federal-grant funded Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program.
Irving Regional School for the Deaf serves approximately 135 hearing-impaired students from Irving ISD, Grand Prairie ISD, and Duncanville ISD.
IISD Hands-on Science Center prepares laboratory materials for IISD schools and 14 neighboring school districts, one charter school, and two private schools.
Food Service & Nutrition Department serves an average 16,000 breakfasts and 25,000 lunches each day.
IISD Partners In Education program has more than 200 active alliances with businesses and other organizations and more than 1,500 volunteers.
Irving Schools Foundation raised a record $250,000 to support Irving ISD during their Annual Gala event in 2012.
IISD has established an Athletic Hall of Fame to recognize students, coaches and administrators for outstanding achievement in IISD sports.
Dual-Language, two-way immersion programs with instruction alternating in English and Spanish are offered at Brandenburg and Farine Elementary Schools, Travis Middle School and will be offered at MacArthur High School for 2012-2013.
Irving ISD partners with the Irving YMCA to offer Play and Learn on 7 campuses with 4 more coming online in April. Play & Learn is a program for children (birth to 5) and their caregivers designed to: (1) Prepare the child for early education and English Literacy. (2) Empower the caregiver to play a more active role in preparing their child for school. 450 children and their caregivers were impacted by this program in 2011.
Irving ISD partners with the Irving Healthcare Foundation, the Irving YMCA and the Irving Childhood Obesity Task Force to develop, implement and evaluate programs that empower children and families to live a healthier, more active lifestyle. 125 students and their families were impacted by these programs.
Irving ISD Partners with the La Buena Vida Foundation, Hackberry Creek CC, Irving YMCA and the First Tee of Dallas to provide a unique experience of learning positive character values thru golf. Forty Students participated in pilot Fall of 2011.
Irving ISD Partners with the City of Irving, Irving YMCA, US Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Greater Irving Las Colinas Chamber and the City of Irving on the breakthrough program: Future Leaders of Irving.