School Safety

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Carrollton is fortunate to have excellent schools. Three school districts operate within the city limits - Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, Lewisville ISD, and Dallas ISD. Sixteen elementary, five middle schools, and four high schools are divided among the three districts. Each of these schools offer children the tools that will enable them to succeed in the future.

To ensure children's safety , the city of Carrollton utilizes several traffic control devices to improve traffic flow adjacent to schools. Some of these tools are:

  • Pedestrian crosswalks
  • Flashing school zone beacons
  • Adult crossing guards
  • Pedestrian warning signs

Safety situations that could be improved, please call 972-466-3050. Staff will investigate each concern received.

School Zones

Reduced speed limits may be desirable or necessary for school zones during the hours when children to and from school. The speed limit in school zones within the city is 20 mph. Each school zone operates according to the time frame that most safely serves the adjacent school. Most citizens pass through 1-2 school zones daily. Drivers should be aware that each zone can operate at different times.

The installation of new school zones must meet established criteria. These criteria include exposure factors (signalization, stop signs and no traffic control), pedestrian crossings, school zone traffic counts, 85th percentile speeds, number of travel lanes, and sight distance. School zones are installed adjacent to any public elementary, junior high, and/or high school that meet these standards. Adult crossing guards are provided at elementary school zones that meet these standards and an established minimum pedestrian volume. Adult crossing guards are not provided at junior high or high school school zones. Installation and/or removal of existing crossing guards is evaluated twice per year by the Traffic Advisory Committee.

Attached is a list of schools, in alphabetical order, with the time that each adjacent school zone operates and the exact location of the school zone.