Dickinson Independent School District
Lago Mar residents are served by highly regarded schools in the Dickinson Independent School District. This fast growing “Destination District” has 13 campuses, as well as an “A” (Superior) rating from the Texas Education Agency for financial accountability. Many of the schools have earned coveted academic distinctions in the state’s mandated testing program. The district also offers outstanding programs in band, choir, dance, drama, art and athletics.
Nearly $300 million has been invested in Dickinson ISD facilities through four voter-approved bond issues. Nine out of the 13 schools were constructed within the past 14 years, while the remaining four have had extensive renovations and expansions during the same period.
Opened August 2016, Lobit Elementary School personnel have made it a priority to create a culture of community and high expectations for pre-kindergarten through fourth grade students. Students did particularly well in the math portion of the 2019 state-mandated tests, earning the school a distinction in the subject. As part of the Lobit Education Village, Lobit Elementary provides vertically aligned academic instruction for all students to create a seamless transition to Elva C. Lobit Middle School.
One of the newest middle schools in Dickinson ISD and also part of the Lobit Education Village, Lobit Middle School provides an engaging academic curriculum for fifth- and sixth-grade students with highly trained teachers dedicated to preparing them for the challenges of junior high school and beyond. The school opened in August 2016 with a focus on creating a positive and caring learning environment. Students have opportunities to participate in band, choir, art and theater arts.
Brand-new Dickinson Junior High opened in 2023. Serving students from grades six to eight, the two-story facility features an auditorium, fine arts area, gym, cafeteria library and separate wings for each grade. As with other Dickinson ISD junior high schools, the new school boasts an excellent curriculum as well as opportunities to participate in student clubs, extracurricular activities and honors classes.
The strength of McAdams Junior High’s academics and programs is evident in the awards and accolades the school has garnered. Students have a strong presence in the competitive Galveston County Science Fair, with many bringing home awards. The school also boasts an excellent show choir with both the Tenor-Bass Chorus and the Symphonic Choir garnering Superior ratings at UIL competitions. In addition to choir, the school offers art, band, yearbook and student council. The school earned distinctions in Science, Social Studies, Academic Growth and Closing the Gaps in the 2019 state-mandated testing program.
Dickinson High School students and staff have many reasons to brag. Students can select from a robust curriculum of college- and career-ready classes, as well as participate in more than 40 clubs and organizations. In addition to providing solid college preparation, the school boasts a strong athletics department including soccer, track, basketball and football. The Gator’s football team has made the playoffs every year since 2014 and boys basketball and baseball teams are perennial district titleholders and playoff contenders. The DHS Powerlifting Team also are state qualifiers, sending student athletes to state competition in 2017, 2018 and 2019. The school offers a number of electives and fine arts programs to cultivate a variety of interests. In addition, ninth graders attend an innovative Ninth Grade Center that opened August 2019.