Based in Texas, the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District covers parts of Carrollton, Farmers Branch and Dallas. In 2012, the district started taking applications from students who live outside its boundary. Since the school district's boundaries are different from the municipal boundaries, Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District serves children who live in various parts of Texas.
Elementary schools in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District include Dave Blair Elementary, L. F. Blanton Elementary and Carrollton Elementary. Charles M. Blalack, Vivian Field and Dan F. Long are some middle schools in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District. Creekview, Ranchview and R. L. Turner are some high schools in the district.
In 1976, the district established the Valley View Learning Center with the intention of providing personalized education to students who had dropped out or could potentially drop out of school. In 1989, the district built a new facility and renamed the education center in honor of Mary Woodworth Grimes. Bea Salazar School, Kelly Pre-Kindergarten Center and Marie Huie Center are the other education centers in the district. The Kelly Pre-Kindergarten Center also offers a child development academy for the district employees’ children.
The district aims to prepare students to meet or exceed the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, and earn college degrees or enter the workforce without remediation. The district’s goal is to continuously enhance the learning environment, operational effectiveness and instructional practice.