Region 10 - Duncanville Independent School District

Duncanville ISD

The city of Duncanville consists of 28.7 square miles in the SW region of Dallas County and houses approximately 60,000 residents. Duncanville Independent School District serves the entire city of Duncanville and portions of Dallas, Cedar Hill and DeSoto. The current student enrollment of 12,300 attends a total of eighteen campuses; nine elementary schools, three intermediate schools, three middle schools, one high school, the PACE campus, and the Summit campus.

The PACE campus offers an accelerated instruction program for non-traditional students. The Summit campus provides educational services within a structured environment to students with behavioral concerns.

Duncanville Independent School District is one of the largest employers in the area, with approximately 1,600 employees, including 800 classroom teachers. New teachers to the district earn a salary of $41,000 according to the 2007-2008 pay schedule. Employees are offered many benefits and incentives such as health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield, Dental, Vision, and Retirement plans.

Duncanville Independent School District offers bonuses and stipends for qualified teachers in content areas of ESL, Special Education, Math (grades 7-12), Science (grades 9-12), Foreign Language (grades 7-12), and Computer Science (grades 7-12). To obtain more information about teaching in Duncanville Independent School District, visit the website at http://www3.duncanvilleisd.org/.

Duncanville Independent School District is recognized throughout the nation as having an elite athletic program. In May 2005, Duncanville was ranked #24 in the nation out of 38,000 high schools by Sports Illustrated for its athletic programs. Two Duncanville ISD athletic facilities have recently received national recognition. Baseball America, a national magazine, ranked the Duncanville Panther Baseball Stadium as the 5th Best High School Ballpark Facility in the nation, and USA TODAY, a national daily newspaper, named the Sandra Meadows Memorial Arena as one of the Top 10 Great Places to Watch High School Basketball.

The website for Duncanville Independent School District is equipped with all the information parents, students, and employees might need, and more! There are several resources available to help students with their studies, parents and employees can easily locate and print any necessary forms they might need from Parent eForms and Employee eForms. The website also provides detailed information on the dress code enforced in the Duncanville Independent School District. Schools are thought of as a place of business, not a social club, therefore the dress and grooming of a student should reflect the serious intent of one who is going to work with an important job to do. In doing so, the district believes that students dressing in a manner that is acceptable and appropriate by the community will become more responsible citizens of the community.

Not only do the students of Duncanville Independent School District look sharp on campus, they look sharp on paper! The 2007 accountability ratings given by TEA (Texas Education Agency) ranked four elementary schools as Exemplary and four were Recognized, one school was ranked as Recognized, and all other campuses were rated as Academically Acceptable. In 2006-2007, thirteen of the seventeen campuses earned one or more Gold Performance Acknowledgments (GPA). The Gold Performance Acknowledgment recognizes districts and campuses for high academic performance on various indicators, such as commended performance on Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). There are 12 different categories in which a GPA can be earned at the district level and 14 different categories at the campus level.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the teaching team in Duncanville Independent School District, or any other school system in Texas, we can help you. Web-Centric Alternative Certification Program (WCACP) is an online course that prepares you to earn a certified teaching license for the state of Texas. If you already have a bachelor’s degree, this alternative certification program will enable you to make the transition into the teaching profession without going back to college full time.

The coursework is conducted entirely online, including chat sessions and videoconferencing that will give students the benefit of a personal classroom experience without frustrating schedule conflicts. Because the coursework is completed online, students may work at their own pace, making it more convenient for people who are working full or part time.