What Are Some Key Facts About the Fort Worth Independent School District?


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Some key facts about the Fort Worth Independent School District include a student count of 86,000 and a network of learning facilities consisting of 83 elementary schools, 29 junior high schools, 18 high schools and 16 additional campus locations as of 2015. The Fort Worth ISD is the fifth largest in Texas and serves most of the city of Fort Worth, as well as the cities of Kennedale, Benbrook, Westworth Village and Westover Hills.

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The Fort Worth Independent School District Athletic Department offers a wide-ranging, multifaceted selection of sports-related programs and interscholastic activities. Possible athletic pursuits include swimming, wrestling and track, as well as organized team sports such as football, basketball, volleyball and soccer.

In 2010, Fort Worth Independent instituted the Gold Seal Programs of Choice and Gold Seal Schools of Choice, its own full-scale, district-wide reform of traditional secondary education. In accordance with the Gold Seal program, the Fort Worth district established an all-girls' school, the Young Women's Leadership Academy, and an all-boys' equivalent, the Young Men's Leadership Academy.

As part of the Gold Seal plan, the district recalculated curricula at 13 high schools to focus on college plans and career goals. At the same time, it opened Marine Creek Collegiate High School, a facility geared strictly toward college-prep coursework and, soon after, the Texas Academy of Biomedical Services, a separate college-prep high school concentrated on careers in medicine.

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