Forney Independent School District

The Forney Independent School District is a school district based in Forney, Texas, United States.

Forney Independent School District
600 S. Bois d' Arc Street
Forney, Texas 75126
Coordinates32°44′38″N 96°28′35″W / 32.74389°N 96.47639°W / 32.74389; -96.47639
District information
GradesPre-K through 12
SuperintendentDr. Justin Terry
Budget$712,856 (2006-2007)[1]
Other information
WebsiteForney ISD

The district serves the city of Forney, the city of Talty, the small Kaufman County portion of Mesquite (no residents), and other unincorporated areas in Kaufman County.

The district received the academic accountability rating of "academically acceptable" for the 2006-2007 school year based on the results of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills-based on standards set by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). This marks the third consecutive year that Forney ISD had received this accountability rating, and meant that a minimum of 50-69% of students met state standards in language arts and social studies, a minimum of 35-69% of students met state standards in mathematics, and a minimum of 25-69% of students met state standards in science.

In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[1]



Superintendent, Dr. Justin Terry

Dealing with growth


Forney ISD, according to a 2005 article in The Dallas Morning News, is the fourth-fastest growing school district in Texas. A new middle school was opened in the 2006-2007 school year, and remodeling of the old middle school was underway.

After a bond issue for a second high school repeatedly failed in previous years, funds for a new high school were approved in May 2007. The current high school, originally intended to serve as a middle school, has a population that outgrows the building despite recent wing additions.

Opportunity Central, a multipurpose complex that includes space for career and technology high school classes on the second floor and community facilities on the first floor, opened in 2024.[2]

School uniforms


All Forney ISD students are required to wear school uniforms.[2].

The TEA specified that the parents and/or guardians of students zoned to a school with uniforms may apply for a waiver to opt out of the uniform policy so their children do not have to wear the uniform;[3] parents must specify bona fide reasons, such as religious reasons or philosophical objections. Forney ISD devised a procedure to verify the parents' reasons for requesting exemptions to the uniform policy [4]

In 2022 the district announced that hooded clothing would be no longer allowed.[3] Additionally, the district at that time began only allowing students in grades 4 and below to wear:[4] skirts, skorts, and dresses.[3] An online petition was made that protested the dress code change.[5]



Secondary schools


High schools


Middle schools

  • Brown Middle School (unincorporated Kaufman County - Windmill Farms development)
  • Jackson Middle School (Forney)
  • Warren Middle School (Forney)

Intermediate schools

  • Rhea Intermediate School (unincorporated Kaufman County - Fox Hollow)
  • Rhodes Intermediate School (Forney)
  • Smith Intermediate School (unincorporated Kaufman County - Windmill Farms)

Primary schools

  • Blackburn Elementary School (unincorporated Kaufman County - Windmill Farms development)
  • Claybon Elementary School (Forney)
  • Criswell Elementary School (Forney)
  • Crosby Elementary School (Forney)
  • Griffin Elementary School (unincorporated Kaufman County - Devonshire development)
  • Henderson Elementary School (Forney)
  • Johnson Elementary School (Forney)
  • Lewis Elementary School (unincorporated Kaufman County - Travis Ranch development)

Historical District Accountability Ratings


The Texas Education Agency has ranked the district:

  • 2013 - Exemplary
  • 2012 - Exemplary
  • 2011 - Recognized
  • 2010 - Exemplary
  • 2009 - Recognized
  • 2008 - Academically Acceptable
  • 2007 - Academically Acceptable
  • 2006 - Academically Acceptable
  • 2005 - Academically Acceptable
  • 2004 - Recognized

See also



  1. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2015-10-25.
  2. ^ Carter, Wayne (2024-03-15). "School district opens new multi-purpose center to help with workforce training and learning space". NBC DFW. Retrieved 2024-03-17.
  3. ^ a b Hawkins, Briahn (2022-06-22). "A North Texas school district is banning hoodies and limiting dresses and skirts". WFAA. Retrieved 2022-06-23.
  4. ^ "Forney ISD bans hoodies, dresses for older students in updated dress code". The Dallas Morning News. 2022-06-23. Retrieved 2022-06-23.
  5. ^ Patton, Mary Claire (2022-06-23). "Texas school district's new dress code bans hoodies, limits dresses, skirts to 4th grade students and younger". KSAT-TV. Retrieved 2022-06-23.