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On Forbes’ annual ‘America’s Best-in-State Employers’ list, LISD ranked No. 1 for DFW-area school districts.

Once again, LISD has claimed the title of one of the best places to work in Texas. 

Each year, Forbes releases their annual Best-in-State Employers list to measure employees' experience across industries. Through a survey of 70,000 U.S. employees working for businesses with at least 500 employees, Forbes collected direct recommendations as well as indirect recommendations from workers in similar industries. The survey covers every aspect of an employees’ experience such as working conditions, salary, potential for growth and diversity.

Last year, LISD was pleased to land in the top half of the state’s rankings as the No. 1 school district in the DFW area and the sixth highest in the state of Texas. This year, we are pleased to announce that we remain the highest rated district in DFW and are now the second highest rated district in the state of Texas. 

This news comes on the heels of an increased focus on supporting our staff at LISD. In April, the LISD Board of Trustees approved pay raises for all 6,500 employees. Superintendent Dr. Lori Rapp visited all 69 campuses during her first few months as superintendent, to hear directly from staff about the challenges they were facing. LISD continues to develop new ways to appreciate teachers and staff, and further recognize their amazing work. 


“We have the best staff here at LISD,” said Superintendent Dr. Lori Rapp. “The key is to make sure we remind them of that every chance we get.” 

A spot on the Forbes list certainly helps LISD recruit and retain additional teachers and staff to join our legacy of excellence. 

“An award like this speaks volumes,” Shelia Smith, LISD Chief Human Resource Officer said. “We are in a highly competitive job market, and the ability to point to this credential is really powerful to attract new employees.” 

Want to join our team? LISD is currently looking for fully certified and alternatively certified teachers, permanent subs and even retired teachers looking to be rehired by the district. Alex Rivera, LISD’s Director of Recruitment & Retention, hosts weekly virtual job fairs every Tuesday evening from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. All interested candidates are invited to attend these sessions, and can find additional information and job openings at

From the beginning, Lewisville Independent School District has committed to ensuring all students—your children—have the resources they need and want to ultimately thrive in a future they create. Follow Lewisville ISD on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see more student experiences throughout the school year or visit Best Schools in Texas for more information about joining the LISD family.