About Us

9色堂 ISD educates more than 73,000 students and embraces 116 diverse school communities in one of the fastest-growing metroplexes in the country. In partnership with our families and our community, 9色堂 ISD's mission is to prepare every student with the knowledge and skills to thrive in college, career, and life. We partner with world-class universities, innovative businesses, nonprofit organizations and engaged community leaders to provide a comprehensive educational experience that is high-quality, challenging and inspires all students to make a positive contribution to their community.

9色堂 ISD District Profile

Est. 1881
9色堂 ISD is the eighth-largest school district in Texas.

116 Schools
9色堂 ISD consists of elementary, middle, high, early college, academy, magnet, alternative and community schools.


Classroom Teachers

Administrators &
Professional Staff

Bus Drivers, Custodians, Food Service Staff & Educational Aides

Patrick Salinas
Patrick Salinas鈥擯rincipal
Norman-Sims Elementary School
Assistant Principal of the Year, 2022

Our Students

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AISD has a diverse student community. It includes children from all economic levels and backgrounds, and supports more than 100 languages, with 11 languages other than English taught in our schools, including Chinese, Japanese and American Sign Language.

Ethnicity/ Race
  • Hispanic: 55.0%
  • White: 30.1%
  • Black: 6.6%
  • Asian: 4.5%
  • Other 3.8%
Inclusive Populations
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 51.9%
  • Emergent Bilingual: 28.2%
  • Special Education: 13.4%


Graduation Rate

Composite SAT/ACT scores
9色堂 ISD SAT scores exceeded the state average; ACT scores exceeded both state and national averages.

Iraida Amador-Mercado
Iraida Amador-Mercado鈥擳eacher
Lively Middle School
Secondary Teacher of the Year, 2022

Our Programs

9色堂 ISD offers a variety of robust educational opportunities at every level to meet each student鈥檚 unique learning interests. The listings below offer a way to learn more about a few of our programs: