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What are some facts about the Grand Prairie Independent School District?

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The Grand Prairie Independent School District consists of 41 campuses, including seven middle schools and four high schools. Students who enroll in Grand Prairie schools must provide proof of the required immunization.

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Grand Prairie is the 17th biggest city in Texas and is situated between Dallas and Fort Worth. The Grand Prairie Independent School District aims to ensure student success through collaborative leadership and meaningful learning experiences. It has a diverse student body and is the biggest employer in Grand Prairie.

As an equal opportunity employer and service provider, the district does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, race or sex. Various ethnic groups such as Native Americans, whites, African-Americans and Hispanics attend the schools in the Grand Prairie Independent School District. The district celebrated its 100-year anniversary during the 2002-2003 academic year. It has 24 elementary schools and one alternative education campus. To attend kindergarten, children have to be five years old by Sept. 1 of the current school year.

The district’s college and career readiness department ensures that students are ready to pursue a fulfilling career based on their interests and passions. This means that the curriculum equips the students with the knowledge and skills they need to complete the first year of college. In addition, the curriculum helps students form habits of thinking required to successfully enter the workforce and handle the requirements of jobs. The department offers career-related events and other college ready resources.

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