Mesquite Independent School District

Mesquite Independent School District

The Mesquite Independent School District is a school district in Mesquite, Texas (USA) (incorporating most of Mesquite and portions of Balch Springs, Dallas, Garland, and Seagoville, as well as serving all high school students of Sunnyvale) which follows the standard definition of an independent school district.

The district is rather large, containing in excess of 35,000 students. There are five main high schools, Three of which are AAAAA (or 5A, the highest in a system of Texas school size classification). As of 2008 the superintendent is Dr. Linda Henrie.

All houses and residential areas in Mesquite ISD are each assigned to an elementary school (Pre-K-5, Pre-K-6, or K-6), a middle school (6-8 or 7-8), and a high school (9-12).

In addition, the MISD operates two high school football facilities for its high schools, Memorial Stadium near West Mesquite High School (which is one of the largest high-school football stadiums in Texas, seating nearly 20,000) and E. H. Hanby Stadium, which is located adjacent to Mesquite High School.


The class for Sunnyvale High School will begin in fall 2007 ; SHS will be phased in and serve all of Sunnyvale. In other words, Sunnyvale's high school students will no longer be bussed to MISD schools.

Standardized dress

The district has implemented standardized dress (similar to a school uniform) for middle and high school students, which started with the 2005 to 2006 school year.

Radio station KEOM 88.5

Mesquite ISD operates an FM radio station called KEOM 88.5 This is the largest student radio station in the nation-- headed by Dr. James Griffin (An A&M graduate) who will be retiring at the end of the 2007- 2008 school year.

List of schools

Secondary schools

High schools

5 in Mesquite

5A Schools
3 in Mesquite

4A Schools
2 in Mesquite

Middle schools

8 in Mesquite

Grades 6-8
3 in Mesquite

  • A. C. New Middle School (Mesquite)
  • Dr. James P. Terry Middle School (Mesquite) (Opened in 2007)
  • Walter L. Wilkinson Middle School (Mesquite)

Grades 7-8
5 in Mesquite

  • Frank B. Agnew Middle School (Mesquite)
  • Judge Frank Berry Middle School (Mesquite)
  • R. S. Kimbrough Middle School (Mesquite)
  • T. H. McDonald Middle School (Mesquite)
  • Ed F. Vanston Middle School (Mesquite)

Primary schools

26 in Mesquite, 4 in Balch Springs, 1 in Garland

Grades PreK-5
3 in Mesquite, 4 in Balch Springs

  • Walter E. Floyd Elementary School (Balch Springs)
  • W. O. Gray Elementary School (Balch Springs)
  • John L. Hanby Elementary School (Mesquite)
  • Ed Hodges Elementary School (Balch Springs)
  • Sue Ann Mackey Elementary School (Balch Springs)
  • Ferd A. McWhorter Elementary School (Mesquite)
  • Ben F. Tisinger Elementary School (Mesquite)

Grades PreK-6
5 in Mesquite

  • J. H. Florence Elementary School (Mesquite)
  • Bedford Galloway Elementary School (Mesquite)
  • Zack Motley Elementary School (Mesquite)
  • G. R. Porter Elementary School (Mesquite)
  • S. M. Seabourn Elementary School (Mesquite)
  • Bonnie Gentry Elementary School (Mesquite) Starting 08-09

Grades K-6
15 in Mesquite, 1 in Garland

  • J. C. Austin Elementary School (Mesquite)
  • C. W. Beasley Elementary School (Mesquite)
  • Florence Black Elementary School (Mesquite)
  • Dr. J. C. Cannaday Elementary School (Mesquite)
  • Georgia W. Kimball Elementary School (Mesquite)
  • Joe Lawrence Elementary School/Deaf Education Elementary School (Mesquite)
  • E.S. McKenzie Elementary School (Mesquite)
  • Mary L. Moss Elementary School (Mesquite)
  • Dr. Joey Pirrung Elementary School (Mesquite)
  • Vernon Price Elementary School (Garland)
  • I. N. Range Elementary School (Mesquite)
  • J. C. Rugel Elementary School (Mesquite)
  • Sam Rutherford Elementary School (Mesquite)
  • Elsie Shands Elementary School (Mesquite)
  • Ruby Shaw Elementary School (Mesquite)
  • B. J. Smith Elementary School (Mesquite)
  • Jay Thompson Elementary School (Mesquite)
  • Charles A. Tosch Elementary School (Mesquite)


1 in Mesquite

  • Mesquite Academy, K-12 alternative school (Mesquite)
  • Mesquite Learning Center, K-12 Intervention center (Mesquite), (MIC)

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