Award winning all around and one of the reasons people move here. Consistently rated extremely well in TX for AP in high school; Exemplary schools except for one elementary school that was "Recognized". Rated 7th in TX overall last year when considering extracurriculars and academics for its size. 4A for UIL. Football played several games in playoffs 2011 but where DSISD does especially well is swimming, soccer, volleyball, girl's softball, and academic UIL competitions and awards. For an historical review of recent communications and accomplishments please see http://www.dsisd.txed.net/CivicAlerts.aspx. Good communication due to its use of websites for student records/grades, teacher web pages, electronic communication, phone alerts. Recognized school board for its innovation in cost savings and high rate of return for money spent per student.