Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is the Best
The city of Grapevine is a part of the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District. They have 11 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 3 high schools, 2 alternative schools, and 1 online school. With its many schools, the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District ranks number 2 in the best school districts in Tarrant County and number 21 in best school districts in the whole state of Texas.
All of the elementary schools offer a gifted program to keep your child stimulated and excited about learning. Each school offers grades from Pre-K to 5th grade. The student to teacher ratio at all the elementary schools is between 13 and 15 students to 1 teacher, which is lower than the national average at 17 students to 1 teacher. This is an important thing to consider when choosing the best schools for your children.
The middle schools are also top notch. They all offer gifted programs, including pre-AP classes. Most of them include grades 6-9, one is 6-8, and the online school, iUniversity Prep, includes grades 5-12. iUniversity Prep has a student to teacher ratio of 27 to 1, which is well above the national average, 17 students per 1 teacher. The other middle schools are between 15 to 17 students to 1 teacher, which is pretty average.
The Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District’s high schools are also some of the top-rated public schools in Tarrant County. All of their high schools offer AP classes and gifted programs to help prepare students for college. The more traditional high schools, Colleyville Heritage High School and Grapevine High School have a student to teacher ratio of 15 and 14 students to 1 teacher, below the national average. The Collegiate Academy at Tarrant County College at Northeast has a student to teacher ratio of 21 students to 1 teacher. This is above the national average but it makes sense because this high school combines the high school credit with the opportunity for students to receive up to 60 hours of college credit with a potential associate’s degree straight out of high school. Unlike high schools, colleges have a much larger student to teacher ratio.
Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District also offers 2 alternative school options. VISTA and Bridges. VISTA is a short-term disciplinary alternative education program for those who need behavior improvement in order to be successful. Bridges is an application and interview entry based alternative education program for those enrolled in either Grapevine or Colleyville Heritage High School who have lost credit due to lack of attendance, illnesses or other significant educational disruptions. Both schools offer a much lower student to teacher ratios to provide students with more personalized care.
Individual educational needs can be met in one of the best school districts in Tarrant County. Visit their main website to explore all the schools and other educational programs they have to offer!