Rowlett High School Eagles mascot standing next to school entrance sign
Rowlett High School Eagles

From Pre-School through College, Rowlett offers access to excellent educational opportunities.  For primary and secondary students, Rowlett is served by two Independent School Districts, Rockwall and Garland.  Garland ISD covers most of Rowlett and is a “Choice of School” District where parents can select the campus they want their children to attend.  There are also numerous Community College and Four Year College options within a short commute of Rowlett.

School District Information

Rowlett is served by two different public school districts that are recognized by the Texas Education Agency: Garland Independent School District and Rockwall Independent School District. Most of the community is served by the Garland ISD while the eastern-most areas of Rowlett are served by the Rockwall ISD. 

Rockwall Academic Performance Report, 2015-2016

Garland Academic Performance Report, 2015-2016

Number of Schools

  • Preschool (24)
  • Elementary (13)
  • Middle School (5)
  • High School (4)
  • Private Schools (13)
  • Public Schools (19)

About GISD

With an enrollment of over 58,000 students, the Garland Independent School District (GISD) is the second largest district in Dallas County and one of the largest districts in the State of Texas. The community maintains a small town feeling, yet the teachers have access to the increased resources that large districts offer.

Every school in the district provides the same high level of instruction. However, that doesn’t mean that you will find clone schools in Garland ISD. Schools, like students, are unique with personalities that reflect the attitudes of the staff, students and parents.

About RISD

The Rockwall ISD serves over 14,000 students in parts of Rowlett and several other cities.  Because Rockwall County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the U.S., several new schools have been built to accommodate the growth.  Rockwall County is also listed as the 6th wealthiest County in Texas.

Higher Education

Rowlett is fortunate to be located near several distinguished community colleges and 4-year colleges.  Rowlett is served by the Richland College Campus-- Dallas County Community College District,

The nearest campus is located in Downtown Garland, which is about a 10-minute drive from Rowlett and just one Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) stop away.  They offer multiple  workforce development and degree programs.

4-year colleges and universities nearby include the University of Dallas, UT Dallas, SMU, TCU, Texas Wesleyan University, University of Texas-Arlington, Texas Woman’s University, University of North Texas, and UNT- Dallas.