Worth Stockyards - a premier livestock center,
and still, the city’s centerpiece. But it’s also
become known for internationally famous
art museums, ballet, opera, symphony,
renowned concert venues, and high culture
– and has now garnered a more apropos nickname, “The City of Cowboys and Culture.”
DALLAS AND FORT WORTH:
EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
Between its universities, colleges, trade
schools, public, private, and parochial
schools, there’s no shortage of educational
resources for those relocating to the Dallas/
Fort Worth area.
According to data from the City of Dallas
Office of Economic Development, over 30
percent of the D/FW area’s workforce has
at least a college degree, and more than 80
percent have at least a high school education.
Together, the K- 12 public school systems
in Dallas and Fort Worth educate several
hundred thousand students and have both
received accolades for their education
programs, resources, and diversity.
Public, Private and Higher Education
The Dallas Independent School District is
the 12th largest school district in the U.S.
with more than 20,000 employees and a
diverse population of more than 159,000
students who speak more than 70 different
languages. The district currently has 224
schools, and voters approved a $1.35
billion building program that is adding
14 new schools and various renovations
over the next several years. According to
The Washington Post, DISD is home to two
of the top ten public high schools in the
country. Several of the district’s schools
have been designated as Blue Ribbon
schools and scores more rated as exemplary or recognized. DISD also boasts
a progressive dual language immersion
program benefiting both native English
and Spanish speakers, along with three
“early college” high schools.
Nearby Tarrant County (which includes
such major communities as Arlington, Fort Worth, Hurst-Euless-Bedford,
With a large, educated workforce
and an ideally central location...
DFW is known as a place to start and
nurture a career, grow a business, and
become an entrepreneur.