Like any great community, the backbone of Duncanville is its exceptional school system.
The Duncanville Independent School District works to provide children with all the skills they'll need to succeed in a global society. By embracing change and progress, Duncanville schools represent the ideal environment for families who value education.
Covering about 30 square miles, Duncanville ISD is comprised of 18 campuses. Nine elementary schools, two of which were constructed in 2003, provide students with a strong educational foundation to prepare them for further studies. Three intermediate schools and three middle schools carry young people through the beginning of their secondary school years.
Due to the growth of student enrollment and the need for refurbished facilities, the Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees and the community voted for a $166 million bond program in October 2001. In addition to the new elementary schools opened in 2003, the bond program included renovation of all current school buildings and a total redevelopment of the high school campus, including the recently completed new academic wing and athletic arena. Additionally, the ninth grade students moved to the high school campus in 2005.
Merrywood School, Masters Academy, ChristWay Academy, First United Methodist Preschool and Talenton provide quality learning environments for parents interested in specialized or religious education.
Duncanville is an ideal place for students of all ages to pursue a higher education. Cedar Valley College, Mountain View College, Northwood University and the University of North Texas-Dallas Campus are located just minutes away.
Cedar Valley College (3030 N. Dallas Ave., Lancaster) offers 13 programs — including accounting, criminal justice and patient care technology. Mountain View College (located on W. Illinois Avenue, Dallas) serves 10,000 credit and 9,000 non-credit students.
Northwood University (114 W. FM 1382, Cedar Hill) serves 1,200 students, and offers two-year and four-year associate of arts and bachelor of business administration degrees. We opened the new Southern Dallas County Campus in 2007 with a host of dignitaries in attendance.
The UNT Dallas Campus (8915 S. Hampton Road) offers four-year degree programs, as well as graduate studies in counseling and student services, information science and library science.
The Dallas campus also confers certification and endorsements - including alternative dispute resolution, diversity, information processing technology, teaching and technology applications. The campus houses three computerized classrooms and offers video conference classes.
The University of Dallas, Dallas Baptist University, the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Christian University and Southern Methodist University are all less than 30 minutes away from Duncanville.