How hard are DISD schools to get in? - specifically the STEM and the school for talented and gifted?
I’m wondering if I need to live to Dallas in order to have better chances - currently live in Keller ISD and have a 3 month old. I was not very impressed with Keller school stats so wondering if Dallas ISD magnet schools would be fair game or not. Also any prep schools I could have my kid attend to make him competitive at these magnets?

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TAG grad here. Can’t emphasize enough how excellent the DISD magnet schools are. Happy to chat more. Feel free to DM me.

At a bare minimum, yes, living in Dallas will increase your chances. Good grades at DISD magnet middle schools (WB Travis, for example) also greatly increase your chances as well.

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How do I find a list of Magnet schools?

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The school for the talented and gifted in Dallas will be difficult to get into if you don't live in Dallas as they prioritize Dallas residents in their selection. Other magnet schools in Dallas have also followed the same.

Also worth noting: Dallas city limits and DISD boundaries don’t align exactly. A good case in point is that much of Lake Highlands is in Richardson ISD.

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