Quality Education

Public Schools

A strong public school system where all students achieve success is the foundation of a dynamic community, and this region is no exception. Northwest Independent School District (NISD) is one of the most progressive school districts in the state where staff and community members are committed to excellence. Through dynamic partnerships, the communities and school district are preparing all students for a successful future. Northwest ISD serves the majority of the Northwest Metroport Chamber’s region. The Town of Northlake is served by both Northwest ISD and Argyle ISD, while the Town of Westlake is served by Northwest, Carroll and Keller school districts.


About Northwest ISD

Northwest Independent School District (NISD) operates 25 separate campuses, spanning parts of three counties (Denton, Tarrant and Wise) and 14 municipalities. This includes 16 elementary schools, four middle schools, two comprehensive high schools, and an accelerated high school. Northwest ISD is the second fastest growing school district in the state, and the staff is committed to preparing students to be future ready:


  • Ready for college
  • Ready for the global workplace
  • Ready for personal success


As a leader in public education, Northwest ISD has earned recognition in Texas and across the United States. In the past year, Northwest ISD has been honored with the following:


  • District Excellence Award for Digital Learning (Top U.S. District for Digital Learning): 2011
  • Best Community for Music Education: 2011, 2010, 2009
  • National Exemplary School Safety Award: 2010
  • CREST Award for Counseling Excellence: 2010, 2009
  • High School “College Readiness” Award: 2010
  • Middle School “School to Watch” Honor: 2011


Northwest ISD attracts approximately 1,400 new students and their families each year. This rapid growth is a result of several factors: strong communities; the number of active housing developments; the attractive lifestyle in the area made possible by the strong housing, retail and business opportunities; and a number of NISD's programs and initiatives, like:


  • Netbooks (mini laptops) for all 6th-12th grade students
  • Career Academies for high school students
  • Highly-ranked athletics and fine arts programs
  • Higher test scores than state and national averages

Stay Connected with Northwest ISD

Northwest ISD Administration Building
Physical Address: 2001 Texan Drive, Justin, TX 76247
Mailing Address: PO Box 77070, Fort Worth, TX 76177
Phone: 817-215-0000
Fax: 817-215-0170
Email: nisd@nisdtx.org
Web: www.nisdtx.org
Video-on-Demand: www.nisdtx.org/thenet
Photo Gallery: http://photogallery.nisdtx.org/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/northwestindependentschooldistrict
YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/northwestisd
Twitter: www.twitter.com/northwestisd

Westlake Academy

An International Baccalaureate World School

The Town of Westlake is home to Westlake Academy, an innovative, public, open-enrollment charter school serving Kindergarten through Grade12. The Academy opened in 2003 and is the first public charter school owned and operated by a municipality in the State of Texas and one of only thirteen in the U.S. to offer all three International Baccalaureate Programs-Primary Years, Middle Years and the Diploma Programme. Westlake Academy has received the Exemplary rating from the Texas Education Agency for 5 out of 8 years. All Westlake residents and approved surrounding communities are eligible to enroll their children, although open positions are offered first to Westlake residents.

Click here to visit the Westlake Academy Website.

Higher Education

The Northwest Metroport region is located within commuting distance of major universities, colleges, junior and community colleges, and vocational and technical schools. There are over 25 colleges and universities in the area, including – 

Tarrant County Community College (TCC) (817) 515-8223
Texas Christian University (TCU) (817) 257-7000
University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) (817) 272-2222
Texas Wesleyan University (817) 531-4444
University of North Texas (UNT) (940) 565-5000
Southern Methodist University (SMU) (214) 768-2000
University of Dallas (972) 721-5174
Texas Woman’s University (TWU) (940) 898-2000