Whether your preference is private, public,
charter, homeschool, higher education,
trade, or technical schools, there’s no doubt
that the Dallas-Fort Worth area offers plenty
of options for today’s families. The Dallas
Inde-pendent School district has about
160,000 students currently, making the Dallas
ISD the region’s largest.
With more than 7. 1 million residents, the
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSA area
is the second-largest metro-politan area
in Texas (behind Houston) – and it only
continues to grow. From 2014 to 2015,
Fort Worth’s population increased, adding
19,894 people to the area.
In fact, the overall Tarrant County population
– which includes Fort Worth, Arlington, and
the “Mid-Cities” area of Hurst-Euless-Bedford – is estimated to be over 2 million people.
With that kind population, it’s no wonder
that the area’s education system has had to
grow to keep up with demand.
A recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report
about area job growth also cited the education/
healthcare sector as one of the fastest growing
– growing 2. 7 percent in just one year. Top
education employers in the DFW metroplex
include Tarrant County College, the University
of North Texas System, and the Dallas Inde-pendent School District, among others.
It’s no wonder jobs in education are growing
in the DFW area, with how quickly the
area’s districts are growing. Denton Inde-pendent School District, expect to add 2, 200
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