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Education

For complete information on the Forney Independent School District, see the FISD website here.

CAMPUSES: 9 Elementary; 2 Middle; 2 High Schools; 1 Academic Center
STUDENTS: 10,702
EMPLOYEES: 1,188

For more than 110 years...
Forney ISD has provided the children of Forney with a top quality education and an inspirational learning environment that allows students in Forney ISD the opportunity to grow and develop into young adults. Since the year 2000, Forney ISD has been ranked as one of the fastest-growing school districts in the State of Texas.  

Exceptional Academic Achievements
Forney's high quality public schools are one of the key engines to our area's growth. Serving students both in and outside of the city limits, Forney ISD continues to excel, having earned distinction ratings at several of their campuses by the Texas Education Agency. The district offers Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) and Advanced Placement (AP) courses at the secondary level.  Forney ISD was one of the first school districts in the State of Texas to provide Chromebook computers to students. Dual credit classes are also available for high school students including college algebra, statistics and freshman and sophomore English. Students can earn several hours of college credit through the dual credit program.

Extracurricular Excellence 

Forney ISD offers an abundance of extracurricular opportunities for students. Forney High School and North Forney High School, the two high schools in the district, provide opportunities for students to participate in a number of academic, agriculture, athletic, fine art, career and technology and health science programs, just to name a few. Athletic programs in the secondary grade levels include football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, soccer, golf, tennis, cross country, swimming, power lifting and track. Students can also participate in art, band, choir, drama, debate, Future Farmers of America (FFA), robotics, computer science and video production. Students in Forney ISD continue to excel in a number of extracurricular activities. Forney's hard working students have received multiple awards from UIL and other organizations recognizing their contributions to the world of athletics, fine arts and career/technology activities.

Higher Education & Workforce Training

Trinity Valley Community College provides accredited college-level courses and Associate's Degrees at their campus in the nearby neighboring community of Terrell.  Forney is also located in very close proximity several colleges, universities and technical/trade schools. Some of the state's most highly regarded research institutions are within a short driving distance of Forney. Some of these schools include Southern Methodist University, UT Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas at Dallas.  Eastfield College in the neighboring city of Mesquite is part of the Dallas County Community College District and provides additional higher educational programs.  Texas State Technical College (TSTC) in the nearby city of Red Oak (30 miles west) offers courses in high demand technical fields.  TVCC, Eastfield and TSTC also partner in offering workforce training through the Texas Skills Development Fund, which provides free training dollars to qualifying employers locating/expanding in Texas.  More information on this program can be found here.

 

  •     “The community is real supportive of new business coming in. The city itself has great ideas on what’s coming ahead. I would advise anyone to look at moving into the Forney area.
    - Patrick McCrea
    Owner, Doe Belly’s Catfish Café
  •     Working with the City of Forney has been a pleasure. The City’s proactive response to any problem Steve Silver Company has encountered is refreshing. Glad to call Forney our home.
    - Jud Preskitt
    Vice President, Steve Silver Company
  •     Smurfit Kappa’s Forney Mill has been operating in Forney for over forty years.  Forney is a great place to do business with an excellent, well-educated workforce and a supportive, forward-thinking city government.
    - Dave Nelson
    Vice President of Paper Operations, Smurfit Kappa North America
  •     OGW is a proud member of the Forney business community. The EDC, City Government, and the community as a whole are very open and supportive of growing businesses.
    - Holly Dempsey
    COO, OGW, LLC