Byron Nelson students on the first day
Welcome back to school!

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! School got off to a great start Monday, and the district enrollment is now at nearly 23,000 students, an increase of 1,000 students from the start of 2016-17.

As we go begin the school year, please be aware that the district primarily communicates to parents through the following methods: email messages (such as this one), phone calls, text messages, the district website and social media ( Twitter, Facebook and Instagram).

Schools will also communicate with you through the same methods. If you have any issues receiving district communications, please email If you have any issues receiving campus communications, please contact your school front office.

Lastly, please remember that this coming Monday, Sept. 4, is a district holiday in observance of Labor Day. Students will not attend schools this day.
Superintendent answers questions on Facebook


Dr. Ryder Warren, district superintendent, recently provided an update on the start of the school year and answered parent questions on Facebook Live. During the video Q&A, Dr. Warren responded to many questions regarding district transportation, growth and traffic.


To view a recording of the video session, click the image above or click here.

District schools accepting hurricane relief donations
Hurricane relief logo

Northwest ISD schools, in coordination with the Northwest ISD Council of PTAs, are currently accepting donations for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Donations can be provided at the front office of schools (or the front office will direct donations to the appropriate area), where they will be collected for sending to aid organizations. For additional information, including requested items, click here.
Update on transportation issues
Northwest ISD bus

As mentioned in a recent districtwide email, Durham Transportation Services is in the process of fixing issues regarding student enrollment information being improperly imported into their database. A team from Durham's corporate offices arrived Tuesday evening to expedite this process, and they believe they have resolved all database issues and are now in the process of rerouting the entire school district to ensure every family has correct routing information.

There are no changes for transportation for Friday, Sept. 1.

The district expects these changes to be ready by the first day of school next week on Tuesday, Sept. 5. We realize this has inconvenienced many families, and we apologize for these problems. Northwest ISD has asked Durham to send accurate routing information to parents on Monday, Sept. 4. Additionally, Durham has updated the district's route information program, Versatrans, for families dealing with these issues to find the nearest bus stop.
Athletics, fine arts events beginning
Byron Nelson football scrimmage


With the start of the new school year underway, athletic and fine arts events and competitions are now in full swing! For updated athletic schedules, please visit, and for fine arts schedules, please visit or a school's website.


Northwest ISD is home to some of the top area volleyball teams, and football games are now underway. Other sports beginning include cross country and tennis. The Northwest Texans open the district's home football schedule at 7 p.m. tomorrow, and fine arts performances will take place at halftime.

Follow us on Instagram, download photos on Flickr
Northwest ISD on Flickr logo


District communications professionals regularly take photos at district events throughout the year, and these photos are uploaded to the district's Flickr account at Feel free to download any of these photos for your own collections.


Additionally, district photos will also be posted on its Instagram account, where it is @northwestschools, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Community folder provides news and updates about third-party events

Northwest ISD's community folder, located at, provides district families with information about events and services in the area that are hosted by third parties (and not Northwest ISD).

These events include camps, sporting offerings, local business services and more. Simply click the "Approved Flyers" link (click the "+" icon on smartphones and mobile devices) to view all the current or upcoming events and services. Local organizations and businesses can also provide information on this website to offer their flyers for distribution in the community folder.
Upcoming events
  • Sept. 4: Labor Day Holiday
    (all district schools)
  • Sept. 29: First Six-Week Grading Period Ends
    (all district schools)
  • Sept. 29-30: Middle School Musical (details)
    (Byron Nelson)
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P.O. Box 77070 Fort Worth, TX 76177
Phone 817-215-0000 Fax 817-215-0170
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