About Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (C-FBISD) encompasses 53.42 square miles primarily located in south east Dallas County with a smaller portion in south east Denton County. The school district's boundaries are not the same as municipal boundaries; therefore, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD provides instructional services to children who live in portions of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell, Dallas, and Irving. The district contains twenty seven elementary schools (PreK-5), six middle schools, five high schools, and three Special Programs Centers (K-8/9-12). The total student enrollment as of October 2007 was 26,222.
The teachers and administration of Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD strive to keep open lines of communication with students and families. Parents are taught to help understand and support their child’s learning process. Parenting classes are offered throughout the year on a number of topics such as, Parenting Your Child with Love & Logic, Internet Safety (MySpace), Hope for Underachieving Kids, and ADD in the 21st Century.
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD offers other tools to help parents/guardians keep up with their child’s progress, such as the ParentCONNECT and Parent Curriculum Access. ParentCONNECT is a home-to-school collaboration tool that allows parents/guardians to access the easy to use website and keep track of their students’ schedules, grades, assignments, attendance, and course history. Parents/guardians can also easily communicate with teachers via e-mail or receive automatic email notification of unexcused absences, missing assignments, or failing grades. The Parent Curriculum Access is another website that displays the scheduled curriculum that each school plans for each grade level and each content area.
As you can see, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD believes that kids learn best when parents and the community are involved and supportive of their learning process. The schools in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD feel that they can overcome the obstacles students face from diverse backgrounds and economic circumstances.
In 2007, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD received an accountability rating of Academically Acceptable by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The district's average SAT score continues to be higher than the state and national averages. The average SAT score in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD is 1045. The average SAT score in Texas is 993 and the average national SAT score is 1026.
The overall goal of Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD is to provide a child-centered educational program and classrooms where teachers can teach and children can learn. If you are interested in joining the other 1,892 certified teachers in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, go to the district website at http://www.cfbisd.edu/. You will find teaching positions for all grade levels and subjects and an online job application. A beginning teacher’s salary with a bachelor’s degree is $41,500.
Alternative Certification Programs
If you are interested in teaching in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, or any other school system in the state of Texas, our online program can help you earn your teaching certificate without having to go back to college full time.
The continuous change in demographics has made our online alternative certification program increasingly popular, especially for busy professionals. The Web-Centric Alternative Certification Program (WCACP) is the perfect program for people with a bachelor’s degree that are interested in starting a second career in teaching.
The coursework is conducted entirely online, so students can work at their own pace. By dedicating yourself to studies full-time, the pre-teaching course can be completed in as little as 12-18 weeks. WCACP is designed to prepare students for their one-year teaching internship that is required for earning a Texas teaching certificate.