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DAAG - Garland ISD

Garland ISD

2015-2016 Enrollment: 57,517

Change from 2006-2007 to 2015-2016:

+1.9%  Garland ISD +13.1% Texas

Source: Texas Education Agency

Garland ISD is located in Dallas County, and had an enrollment of 57,517 in 2016. The district has a total of 72 campus(es), including 49 elementary school(s), 12 middle school(s) and 9 high school(s), as well as 2 combined campus(es).


The data on this page is provided as of the date indicated and may not reflect debt, enrollment or other data as of any subsequent date. See other explanations.

For more information on the types of debt, refer to our Debt Glossary.

Current Debt Obligations

Debt Outstanding for Garland ISD, as of August 31, 2016

The table lists the type of debt and amount
Type of Debt Amount
Voter Approved Tax-Supported Debt $620,000,000  
Maintenance and Operations
Tax-Supported Debt
$0  
Revenue Supported Debt $0  
Lease Revenue Obligations $0  

Source: Texas Bond Review Board

CABs Outstanding for Garland ISD, as of August 31, 2016

CAB Principal Amount CAB Interest Amount CAB Maturity Amount
$15,487,866.10 $9,277,133.90 $24,765,000.00

Source: Texas Bond Review Board

How Garland ISD Compares

Tax-Supported Debt Outstanding for School Districts of Similar Size, as of August 31, 2016

a list of school districts of similar size and their debt
District Name Tax-Supported Debt Outstanding Tax-Supported Debt Outstanding per Student Enrollment
Arlington ISD   $1,190,000,000   $18,826   63,210  
El Paso ISD   $506,405,863   $8,433   60,047  
Conroe ISD   $1,550,000,000   $26,614   58,239  
Garland ISD   $620,000,000   $10,779   57,517  
Pasadena ISD   $1,140,000,000   $20,350   56,019  
Plano ISD   $981,000,000   $17,977   54,570  
Lewisville ISD   $1,510,000,000   $28,230   53,490  
Frisco ISD   $3,270,000,000   $61,351   53,300  
San Antonio ISD   $1,170,000,000   $22,047   53,069  
Klein ISD   $1,450,000,000   $28,660   50,594  

Source: Texas Bond Review Board, Texas Education Agency
Note: The table includes Garland ISD and nine ISDs with closest enrollment numbers based on 2015-2016 TEA enrollment data. Total tax-supported debt includes both voter approved and maintenance and operations tax-supported debt. It does not include revenue debt or lease-purchase obligations. Enrollment figures are 2015-2016 Texas Education Agency estimates. The state provides funding for debt service to some school districts; thus, debt outstanding per student may not be indicative of relative school district debt service tax burdens.

Most Recent Bond Election

Garland ISD Bond Election

Approved Bonds

Election Proposition Purpose Amount
11/04/2014 Prop. 1   School Renovations, Technology, & Athletics   $455,500,000  

Defeated Bonds

No data available.

Source: Garland ISD
Note: Does not reflect authorized but unissued debt, if any, approved at earlier elections.

Proposed Bond Issuances

No data available.

Note: Reflects only referenda currently known and verified by the Comptroller's office at this time.

For a full list statewide, see the Upcoming Bond Election Roundup.

Tax-Supported Debt per Student changed by +27.8%
from 2007-2008 to 2015-2016.

Garland ISD Outstanding Tax-Supported Debt Per Student: 10-Year Trend

Sources: Texas Bond Review Board, Texas Education Agency, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Note: Ratio reflects tax-supported debt in 2016 dollars divided by enrollment in the school year ending in the relevant year. Some tax-supported debt issued before 2003 may not be reflected.

Current Tax Rates

Sales Tax Rate in Fiscal Year 2016

the table lists the type of property tax rates and amounts
Rate Amount
Sales Tax Rate: N/A  

Property Tax Rates in Calendar Year 2016
(Per $100 Valuation)

the table lists the type of property tax rates and amounts
Property Tax Rate Amount
Voter Approved Tax-Supported Debt: $0.420000  
Maintenance & Operations: $1.040000  
Total Property Tax Rate: $0  

Authorized But Unissued Tax-Supported Debt

After voters approve tax-supported debt for a local entity in an election, the entity applies to the Attorney General (OAG) to approve issuance before debt is issued. Typically, the entity does not apply for the OAG to approve the total debt package at once, but rather over time so that it can manage the projects and reduce interest expense. Authorized but unissued tax-supported debt totals are the remaining voter approved tax-supported debt that the entity has not issued yet and may be issued in the future.

list of authorized but unissued debt
Election Prop. Purpose Authorized Issued Unissued
11/2014   Prop. 1   School Building   $455,500,000   $196,055,000   $259,445,000  

Source: Texas Bond Review Board
Note: Reflects authorized but unissued tax-supported debt as of August 31, 2016. Some debt authorized prior to 2003 but still unissued may not be reflected.

An Introduction to Understanding

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

When you’re ready to learn about a public entity’s fiscal health, you’ll find a great deal of information in comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFRs) and other yearly reports. Often posted online alongside other financial information, CAFRs report an entity’s accounting statements, debts and other key information for the past year.

But sometimes that information can be tricky to find – and tough to understand. Because of that, our office compiled some tips for locating an entity’s CAFRs and for understanding them. You’ll learn how all CAFRs have certain similarities and when and why different entities’ CAFRs will differ in key ways. Plus, we detail strategies for pinpointing the debt, expenditure and revenue information you need to hold a government entity accountable.

Note that the data in the following publications is presented as of the dates indicated in the publications and may not reflect debt, population or other data as of any subsequent date. For further or more current information, see the applicable entity’s web site or its most recent filings at Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®). The Comptroller does not control or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or currency of any such site. When you access any such site, you will be leaving the Comptroller’s website.

Read our Guide to Understanding Comprehensive Annual Reports (CAFRs)

Download 2016 ISD debt data. (XLSX)

To learn more about the finances of public pension plans that may operate in this jurisdiction, please visit our public pension search tool.