District Information

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, is a K-12 public school system in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex that is committed to educational excellence, a rigorous curriculum, and bold, innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Our mission is Building Excellent Schools Together — to be the BEST!

Our strategic vision guides us. GCISD’s strategic plan is called LEAD 2.0, which stands for Leading Excellence-Action Drive. It builds upon the success of our previous strategic plan, LEAD 2021. LEAD 2.0 consists of four goals:

  1. Actively identify and remove barriers that limit access to and opportunity for learning
  2. Design learning environments that support social and emotional well-being
  3. Create a culture that fosters learning environments that reflect student voice and promote student engagement
  4. Effectively communicate with targeted audiences

GCISD measures success with more than test scores. In addition to college and career preparation, our Portrait of a Graduate defines our expectations of students: that they are global citizens who are skilled problem solvers, effective communicators, self-regulated learners and collaborative workers. This approach encourages creativity, perseverance, citizenship and patriotism for students.

GCISD promotes a positive culture among teachers and staff. In each of the last three years, GCISD has been named a Top 100 Workplace by the Dallas Morning News. In eight of the last nine years, GCISD has provided a compensation increase to staff, and the percentage of our staff who are directly involved in instruction has risen every year since 2012-2013.

Student safety is a priority. Campus administrators emphasize building relationships with students and encourage students to share information and report concerns. In 2011 and 2016, GCISD voters approved a number of upgrades to support a safe and secure school environment, including video camera replacement, controlled vestibules, and updated video hardware. GCISD partners with the Colleyville, Euless and Grapevine Police Departments to place a School Resource Officer on every middle and high school campus.

GCISD manages taxpayer resources responsibly and efficiently. The district's Financial Services department consistently receives recognition for its high level of transparency and financial reporting from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International and Government Finance Officers Association. GCISD’s superior financial management is indicated by its credit rating from nationally recognized agencies such as Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings, that evaluate the District’s financial strength and its ability to pay its existing bonds. GCISD received a credit rating upgrade from Moody's in July 2017, after the passage of the 2016 Bond Program. The District's rating of Aa1 is the second highest rating possible from Moody’s. Of the 1,021 Texas school districts, only seven have a higher Moody's bond rating, putting GCISD in the 99th percentile. This rating is earned through a variety of indicators and clearly points to strong financial health as determined by an independent national evaluation. In September 2019, the District received a credit rating upgrade from AA to AA+ from the S&P Global Rating Agency. The rating indicates that there is an expectation that the District will maintain its very strong financial position. By receiving the rating of AA+, GCISD has received the highest rating offered to a Texas school district. GCISD is one of 23 districts in the State of Texas to hold this high credit rating. Since 2005, GCISD has exercised efficient financial management through the prepayment and refinancing of bonds resulting in a savings of $97.5 million in interest costs.

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