Rowlett offers access to excellent educational opportunities. For primary and secondary students, Rowlett is served by two 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. Both districts are Choice of School Districts 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.
Number of Schools
- Preschool (24)
- Elementary (13)
- Middle School (5)
- High School (4)
- Private Schools (13)
- Public Schools (19)
About Garland ISD
With an enrollment of over 56,000 students, the Garland Independent School District (GISD) is the fourth largest district in Dallas County and one of the largest districts in Texas. The communities of Garland, Rowlett and Sachse maintain a small-town feeling, yet the students and teachers have access to the increased resources and programs that large districts offer.
Every school in the district provides the same high level of instruction and care for students. 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. The district offers specialized magnet programs, a College for All initiative with a minimum of 12 college credits, associate's degrees and industry business partners at its high school campuses, and is a Choice of School district, allowing students to find the best fit to fulfill their future dreams and aspirations. Garland ISD is also home to the Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center, with over 100 courses and certifications to ensure GISD students are college, career and military ready.
For the ninth consecutive year, Garland ISD has been named a Best Community for Music Education, has competitive athletics, a plethora of extracurricular activities and has recently completed a new natatorium, expanding the opportunities available for students and families in the district.
About Rockwall ISD
Rockwall ISD has proudly served the students and families of Rockwall since 1854. The earliest settlers to the area believed quality education was a 'must-have' for their growing community. Their commitment to academic excellence remains unchanged.
Today, Rockwall ISD is a public school district serving more than 17,100 students in the communities of Rockwall, Heath, Fate, Rowlett, and McLendon-Chisholm. As Rockwall and the surrounding communities continue to grow, so does the district. Rockwall ISD is one of the fastest-growing school districts in Texas. A professional demographer predicts the student population to grow by more than 2,000 over the next five years. This type of growth is equivalent to a small elementary school population added every year.
The district is comprised of 21 campuses, including 15 elementary schools, three middle schools, one alternative school, two high schools, and a college and career academy. Rockwall ISD has earned an 'A' rating for two consecutive years under the state's accountability rating system.
New facilities are on the horizon for Rockwall ISD. In the fall of 2020, the Sherry and Paul Hamm Elementary School, the district's newest facility, will open for students in the Woodcreek subdivision area. With the successful passage of the 2015 bond, a new Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy was built. The Academy is home to career and technical programs for high school students and college credit offerings with Collin College and a Texas Tech regional learning site. Students enrolled at the Academy have the opportunity to explore career options and professional certifications while still in high school. In addition, the two-time national champion Culinary Arts team operates a fully functional caf