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About NISD

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Northwest Independent School District, home to more than 29,000 students across 31 campuses, provides premier educational services and opportunities to families in the northwest corridor of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

With a vision of empowering learners and leaders to positively impact the world, NISD is committed to providing all students with an education that prepares them for the future – whether in college, the workforce or military. That commitment extends beyond schools, as the district mission is to collaborate with students, families, communities and global partners to engage in a culture of learning that prepares all students to confidently navigate their future.

The Northwest ISD story began in the late 1800s, when local schools were created to serve children as the population grew amid new railroads, general stores and livery stables. In 1948, the one-school districts of Haslet, Justin, Rhome, and Roanoke joined hands to form Northwest ISD. Fairview joined the district the following year, and in 1950, construction began on a consolidated high school.

Encompassing 234 square miles, Northwest ISD serves all or part of 14 cities, towns or communities. These include Aurora, Haslet, Justin, New Fairview, Newark, Northlake, Rhome and Trophy Club, along with portions of Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Keller, Roanoke, Southlake, and Westlake. As one of the largest school districts in the area, Northwest ISD’s geographical area extends into three counties: Denton, Tarrant and Wise.