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One of the fastest growing school districts in Texas, McKinney ISD currently enrolls more than 24,500 students in 20 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, two alternative campuses and one early childhood education school.
The mission of McKinney Independent School District, the champion for progressive learning throughout our diverse community, is to inspire and equip all students to explore, develop, and express their unique potential as innovators, critical thinkers and collaborators through challenging, engaging and diverse learning experiences in vital partnership with our community.
McKinney ISD's success can be attributed to the leadership of our elected Board of Trustees, the professional educators who work diligently to give every child the best education possible, and the support of our parents and community who value and set high standards for the children of MISD.
McKinney ISD has a long-standing reputation for educational excellence, and our district is continually recognized at both the state and national levels.
In 2017, McKinney ISD was named one of the Best Communities in the nation for music education. The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of the curriculum. Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.
All three McKinney ISD high schools (McKinney Boyd High School, McKinney High School and McKinney North High School) rank in the top 5 percent of the nation's high schools according to the 2016 U.S. News & World Reports rankings.
In the September 2014 issue of Money Magazine, McKinney ranked No. 1 on the Best Places to Live in America list. McKinney is the only Texas city in the top 10. Money editors and writers look at employment, schools, crime and safety and overall quality of life aspects to come up with the list. McKinney debuted on the Money Magazine list in 2008 at No. 14. In 2010, the city ranked as No. 5 on the list, and in 2012 McKinney was ranked the No. 2 Best Place to Live in America.
McKinney ISD has been named a "Best Place to Work" by the Dallas Business Journal, making 2017 the second consecutive year that the district has been recognized by the award-winning magazine!
For more information about MISD's achievements please visit the District Achievements page in the About MISD section of the MISD public website.