Parents in Viridian have the unique opportunity to pick the very best educational environment for their children with the option to choose between the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD or Arlington ISD.
Viridian is zoned to schools within HEB ISD, including Viridian Elementary — located on-site — Harwood Junior High and Trinity High School. Each of these high-performing campuses are recognized for challenging curriculums and innovative teaching methods that have earned numerous accolades and impressive scores on state-mandated tests.
The success of these schools begins at the district level, and HEB ISD is one of the state’s most celebrated districts. Ranked in the Top 20 Best Public School Districts in Texas by Niche.com, HEB ISD also is the No. 1 district in Texas for academic performance and financial efficiency, as rated by the Education Resource Group, and is one of only 24 districts in Texas to earn a distinction in Post Secondary Readiness. It also has been listed among the Best Communities for Music Education for nine consecutive years.
Rich in diversity, HEB ISD prepares students to compete on a global stage. International Baccalaureate, Asian languages, Spanish Immersion, Core Knowledge Pre-K, and sister schools in China and India are just some of the innovative international programs offered in the district.
Ranked the 11th largest school district in Texas, Arlington ISD offers students many chances to excel in academics, fine arts, athletics and other extracurricular activities. Gifted and talented curriculums are available for elementary and secondary students, and incorporate co-curricular and extracurricular endeavors. High school students can graduate with college credit in 28 courses through the district’s Advanced Placement program, and Tarrant County College dual credit courses are offered through a special arrangement that charges only $50 per course, including books.
Arlington ISD also offers an International Baccalaureate World School Programme and an acclaimed special education program that focuses on academic success as well as life skills development.
The district has been named one of the nation’s Best Communities for Music Education numerous times and has more than 46,000 students enrolled in fine arts throughout the district. Student athletes can select from a field of sports programs, including soccer, swimming, golf, wrestling, gymnastics, football, volleyball, basketball, track, baseball and softball.