Cedar Hill Independent School District

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Cedar Hill Independent School District
Cedar Hill, TX
United States
District information
Governing agencyTexas Education Agency
Students and staff
Students7,848 (2013-14)[1]
Teachers473.1 (2013-14)[1]
Staff960.5 (2013-14)[1]
Other information
The Cedar Hill Government Center

Cedar Hill Independent School District (CHISD) is a public school district based in Cedar Hill, Texas, United States.

Catchment and demographics[edit]

Cedar Hill serves most of the city of Cedar Hill and portions of Grand Prairie, Ovilla, Duncanville and Dallas.

In the early 2000s a large number of white families moved from Cedar Hill ISD, while many black families moved into the district. Robert Johansen, the principal of Bray Elementary, stated that some white families may have been concerned since many of the new students appeared visibly different.[2]

Academic standards[edit]

In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[3]


High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • W.S. Permenter Middle School-Acceptable[citation needed][when?]
  • Bessie Coleman Middle School-Acceptable

Intermediate Schools[edit]

  • Belt Line Intermediate School-Acceptable
  • Joe Wilson Intermediate School-Acceptable
  • West Intermediate School-Recognized

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Bray Elementary School-Exemplary[when?]
    • In 2000 almost 80% of the students at Bray were white, but demographics changed years later as black families moved in and white families moved out. In 2010 about 50% of the students were black and about 25% each were Hispanic and non-Hispanic white. The school has a string instrument education program and a "character chorus" after-school program. As of 2010 Bray had been habitually ranked as an "Exemplary" school by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and that year over 95% of Bray students passed mathematics and reading tests of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS); at or above 50% of the students were ranked "commended" on these tests.[2]
  • Highlands Elementary School-Exemplary[citation needed][when?]
  • High Pointe Elementary School-Exemplary
  • Lake Ridge Elementary School-Exemplary
  • Plummer Elementary School-Recognized
  • Waterford Oaks Elementary School-Exemplary


  1. ^ a b c "2013-14 Texas Academic Performance Report, Cedar Hill ISD". Texas Education Agency. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Hacker, Holly K.; Tawnell D. Hobbs (2010-06-09). "'Black flight' changing the makeup of Dallas schools". The Dallas Morning News. Archived from the original on 2010-07-03. Retrieved 2017-02-08. "Bray's principal, Robert Johansen, said much of the white exodus from Cedar Hill schools took place in the early 2000s. "I believe it was because they didn't feel like people looked like them. We still were an exemplary school. We still were performing. They were afraid that there was going to be a change," he said. "
  3. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2015-10-25.

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