Forney Independent School District
|Forney Independent School District|
|Type and location|
|Grades||Pre-K through 12|
|Students and staff|
|Colors||Black and Gold|
The district recently 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 (TAKS) based on standards set by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). This marks the third consecutive year that Forney ISD has received the accountability rating of academically acceptable. This rating means 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 Math, and a minimum of 25-69% of students met state standards in science.
Superintendent, Michael Holland.
Dealing with growth
Forney I.S.D., according to a 2005 article in The Dallas Morning News, is the fourth fastest growing school district in the state of Texas. A new Middle School was opened in the 2006-2007 school year and remodeling of the old Middle School are 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.
The Texas Education Agency 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 ; 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 
2 in Forney
2 in Forney
- Forney (Brown) Middle School (Unincorporated Kaufman County)
- Warren Middle School (Forney)
4 in Forney, 5 in unincorporated Kaufman County
- Blackburn Elementary School (Unincorporated Kaufman County - Windmill Farms development)
- Claybon Elementary School (Forney)
- Crosby Elementary School (Unincorporated Kaufman County)
- Criswell Elementary School (Forney)
- Henderson Elementary School (Forney)
- Johnson Elementary School (Forney)
- Lewis Elementary School (Unincorporated Kaufman County - Travis Ranch development)
- Rhea Elementary School (Unincorporated Kaufman County - Fox Hollow development)
- Smith Elementary School (Unincorporated Kaufman County - Windmill Farms development)
Historical District Accountability Ratings
The Texas Education Agency has ranked the district:
- 2011 - Recognized
- 2010 - Exemplary
- 2009 - Recognized
- 2008 - Academically Acceptable
- 2007 - Academically Acceptable
- 2006 - Academically Acceptable
- 2005 - Academically Acceptable
- 2004 - Recognized
- "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency.