The City of Glenn Heights’ school system is divided into two sections. The Dallas County portion is served by the Desoto Independent School District, zoned to either Frank D. Moates Elementary School (west of Uhl Road) or Woodridge Elementary School (east of Uhl Road), McCowan Middle School, and DeSoto High School. The Ellis County portion is served by Red Oak Independent School District, zoned to Donald T. Shields Elementary School, Red Oak Intermediate School, Red Oak Junior High School, and Red Oak High School.

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  1. DeSoto Independent School District
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DeSoto Independent School District

With a current enrollment just over 9,200 students, DeSoto Independent School District is a small, suburban district 15 miles south of Dallas in north Texas. The 23-square-mile district serves students in DeSoto, Glenn Heights, and Ovilla with 12 campuses.

Contact Information

200 E Belt Line Road
DeSoto, TX 75115
Phone: 972-223-6666
DeSoto Independent School District Website


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** NEW!  2020 COVID-19 Delay of School Update

July 16, 2020- DeSoto ISD, along with three additional Best Southwest school districts have announced their intent to delay the school start date.  For more information, please visit DeSoto ISD’s webpage.

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