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End of Year Outcomes for 2022-2023*

The 2022-23 school year began with an increase in the number of students served by Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region. A large contributor to this increase was a heightened need for academic support and mental health services for students, as a result of COVID-19. CIS Dallas responded by placing site coordinators in 130 schools across 14 independent school districts. With just under 200 staff members, CIS was able to serve over 10,000 unique students this year. This year, CIS will be present on 113 campuses, spanning 14 independent school districts in seven North Texas counties.

The services provided by CIS include individualized case management, group sessions, and schoolwide services. In the 2022-23 school year, CIS site coordinators served approximately 91,000 unduplicated students through schoolwide events such as career fairs, guest speakers, college days, and family engagement events.

  • 81% improved in academics, behavior and/or attendance
  • 99% were promoted to the next grade
  • 97% of eligible seniors graduated
  • 100% stayed in school
*Interim data, last updated 9.14.23; not audited by TEA

We have increased the number of students we serve annually by 61% in the past 5 years.



The parent/guardian of every child served by Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region completes a permission slip, informed consent and release of information, which allows us to access their child’s academic record. Following an assessment of the child’s academic, attendance, behavioral and social service needs, a baseline is created and progress is measured every 6 or 9 weeks (depending on the district). Throughout the school year, Site Coordinators record their students’ data in the statewide CIS-NAV database. The results are then collated by our data team and sent to the Texas Education Agency for verification.

What People are Saying About Us!

Three Box is thrilled to continue supporting CISDR’s work in schools throughout the Metroplex. We believe in the power of investing in students to reach their fullest potential. CISDR shows up, day in and day out, to make a life-changing impact on students in our community.

Amanda HillCEO, Three Box Strategic Communications

I want to give my salute to these wonderful women and those who work with them on the Communities In Schools project. It's impossible to overstate my respect and admiration for what you're doing.

Dan Rather

We are happy to be able to support the great work of Communities In Schools in partnership with McKinney ISD and serving the most challenged children in the community.


For middle and high schools students, CIS was clearly making a difference. Most striking, perhaps, was the unanimous response across students in high school and many in middle schools who stated that they would have dropped out of school if it were not for CIS.

TEA Best Practices in Dropout Prevention Study

[CISDR] has given me a new way to look at things. Find a solution to school related problems, out of school, and relationship problems. Also [I’ve learned] how to avoid problems.

CISDR Student

The tutoring provides a chance for our children to get personalized attention. This helps them improve in their learning and thus, help improve their confidence and self-esteem. It's a wonderful program!

CISDR Parent

CIS is an integral part of our school. They provide services that fulfill many specific needs in our building. I strongly believe that they are an important facet of the support system our students require in order to be successful. [The Site Coordinators] are always available and eager to support our students and their families.

Campus Principal at Caldwell Elementary School

The challenges – and opportunities – that our world presents will never be lesser, so the need to prepare and equip young people has never been more important. Communities In Schools bridges the gap for many young people, helping ensure that they are able to face tomorrow’s world more confident in their ability to succeed.

Blake LewisCISDR Board Chair