District Information

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, a K-12 public school system in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, is making bold changes in the way we teach and the way students learn. Through LEAD 2021, the district's strategic plan, GCISD is transforming its culture to provide the foundation that today’s students will need to be successful now and in life beyond high school.

Strategic Plan
GCISD’s strategic plan is called LEAD 2021, which stands for Leading Excellence-Action Driven. Through four core objectives – preparing students to be college and career ready, harnessing technology for learning, fostering citizenship and mutual respect, and building community involvement – the district is creating an innovative environment where students are inspired, encouraged and supported.

GCISD maintains a long-standing commitment to educational excellence for all children. Building on its mission to be the BEST, the district continues increasing the level of rigor in classrooms to address expectations of the community and better prepare students for success in college and their future careers.

One of the exciting new initiatives of LEAD 2021 is the expansion of the use of technology in the classroom. What began as six digital classrooms have now expanded to all campuses being 1:1, meaning every student has a device on which they may complete assignments. 

Student Progress 
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is making bold advances in the way we teach and in the way we expect students to learn. In addition to career and college preparation, we strive to create global citizens who are skilled problem solvers, effective communicators, self-regulated learners and collaborative workers through our Portrait of a Graduate. The Portrait of a Graduate expects far more than any standardized test score and encourages creativity, perseverance, citizenship and patriotism for students in collaborative work environments so students are able to work together in unique ways. 

GCISD Employees
GCISD leaders are recognized statewide for their commitment to excellence and student performance. In 2018, Joe Parthemore, a fifth-grade teacher at Cannon Elementary was named one of the top three finalists for Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year. Additionally, the GCISD Board of Trustees was named the Outstanding School Board for the State of Texas. GCISD has also been named a 2018 Top 100 Place to Work by the Dallas Morning News. The district maintains a positive culture with high expectations, one that strives to empower both staff and students.

Financial and Operational Practices
GCISD also is recognized for excellence in its purchasing, financial and operational practices. The district's Financial Services department consistently receives recognition for its high level of transparency and financial reporting from ASBO International, Government Finance Officers, and the Texas Comptroller.

Community Partnerships
The success of GCISD students – past, present and future – begins at home with the continued support of parents and community. The district is fortunate to have strong partnerships with civic organizations and businesses in our local community.

Moving Forward
GCISD is continually looking for ways to improve. The district is currently moving towards LEAD 2.0, the next phase of our current strategic plan. It is an exciting time in GCISD, and we look forward to serving alongside our community toward our mission to be the BEST. We are Building Excellent Schools Together!