A beginner’s guide to the Discover Dallas ISD Fair


Dallas ISD is hosting its first-ever districtwide showcase of school offerings at this Saturday’s Discover Dallas ISD Fair at Ellis Davis Field House, 9191 S. Polk St.

Discover Dallas ISD will highlight the wide range of education options available to Dallas families.

“In North Texas, our schools offer more educational options than are available anywhere in the Metroplex, and we have a track record of improving graduation rates and preparing students for college and careers,” said Stephanie Elizalde, Dallas ISD chief of School Leadership. “We want parents to see and experience what our schools are doing to put more students on track for academic and career success.”

Here is more information on the first-of-its-kind event.

What schools will be represented at Discover Dallas ISD?

Representatives from all 228 district schools will attend to meet and talk with parents, share printed information and answer questions. Subject area experts representing the various programs and services offered by the district will host information booths to help parents select the program or school that best fits their child.

What is the purpose of Discover Dallas ISD?

By bringing together under one roof all of the options Dallas ISD offers students, the event will equip parents with knowledge about the many different types of schools and academic programs available for their children.

What programs will be highlighted?

The following programs are among those that will be highlighted at Discover Dallas ISD:


Personalized Learning Schools


Early College High Schools and Collegiate Academies

Dual Language Schools

Magnet Schools

Single-Gender Campuses

Montessori Schools

International Baccalaureate schools

Neighborhood schools

When and where is Discover Dallas ISD?

The Discover Dallas ISD Fair is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3.

Elementary schools will be featured at Ellis Davis Field House, 9191 Polk St., and secondary schools will exhibit at the nearby STEAM Middle School at D.A. Hulcy, 9339 S. Polk St.
To ensure adequate parking and to provide families sufficient time to visit booths and collect information, it’s suggested that families attend the fair according to the following schedule:

  • 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Families with last names A-L
  • 12:30 to 4 p.m.       Families with last names M-Z 

What else will Discover Dallas ISD feature?

The fair will also feature demonstrations of career and technical and STEM programs like robotics and culinary arts as well as the district’s outstanding fine and performing arts programs.
To learn more about the Discover Dallas ISD Fair, visit www.dallasisd.org/discoverdallasisd, or call (972) 925-3959.


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