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Cedar Hill ISD is a 6A district with over 7,800 students and 13 schools. In 2014, the District "Met Standard" according to the Texas Eucation Agency Accountability System.
Click on the school name to see the 2014 TEA School Report Card:
*Beginning in 2015-2016 all 6 elementary campuses will be K-5 and Middle Schools will be 6-8.
Total Students 7,871
African American 65%
American Indian 1%
Two or More Races 3%
*from 2013 Snapshot Data
History of CHISD
In October, 1903, the Texas Legislature authorized Dallas County Commissioners to subdivide Dallas County into individual school districts as soon as practicable, to establish a special school tax. Therefore, in 1904, Cedar Hill was established as an Independent ISD when it enacted a special school tax per new law. The district had four employees and six graduating seniors in the early 1900's.
In 2011, The Texas Education Agency rated the Cedar Hill Independent School District as a Recognized school district. The Texas State Comptrollers Office named Cedar Hill Independent School District as one of four percent of schools districts in the state with a 5 star rating in its Financial Allocation Study for Texas. FAST tracks school districts that use best practices to operate efficiently, while achieving strong academic performance. The district has an AA- financial bond rating from Standard and Poor's.
City of Cedar Hill
The City of Cedar Hill located in southwest Dallas County on U.S. Highway 67, was named for the stand of cedar trees along Mountain Creek and along the hills of Cedar Mountain. This area borders a portion of the white rock escarpment, 300 mile-long cliff formation that runs through central Texas from the Red River, between Texas and Oklahoma, to just south of Austin.
It is a magnificent setting along what was the Old Chisholm Trail. Cedar Hill is 841 feet above sea level, the highest point in Dallas County, and the highest point between Dallas and Galveston. The city offers one of the most beautiful views in Dallas County and easy access to Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington and other growing suburban areas.
District Legal Compliances
Landownders Bill of Rights
The Private Real Property Rights Preservation Act represents a basic charter for the protection of private real property rights in Texas. The Act represents the Texas legislature's acknowledgment of the importance of protecting private real property interests.PRPRPA's purpose is to ensure that certain governmental entities take a "hard look" at their actions on private real property rights, and that those entities act according to the letter and spirit of the Act.PRPRPA is, in short, another instrument to ensure open and responsible government. For more information on the Private Real Property Rights Preservation Act, visit the Texas Attorney General's website by clicking the link below.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
De acuerdo a lo establecido por las leyes Federales y el Departamento de Agricultura de los EE.UU. (USDA, siglas en ingles). se prohibe a este organismo la discriminacion por raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad, o impedimentos de las personas.
Para presentar una queja sobre discriminacion, escriba a USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece oportunidad igual a todos.
Tobacco Free Zone
All Cedar Hill ISD facilities are a tobacco free zone.
Cedar Hill ISD Student Code of Conduct states that students are prohibited at school and all school-related activities to possess or use tobacco products. Discipline will be designed to improve conduct and to encourage students to adhere to their responsibilities as members of the school community. Disciplinary action will draw on the professional judgment of teachers and administrators and on a range of discipline management techniques. Unless a specific discipline is required elsewhere in the Student Code of Conduct, discipline will be correlated to the seriousness of the offense, the student's age and grade level, the frequency of misbehavior, the student's attitude, the effect of the misconduct on the school environment, and statutory requirements. Because of these factors, discipline for a particular offense (unless otherwise specified by law) may bring into consideration varying techniques and responses.