Texas Schools of Choice

The City of Cedar Hill is committed to supporting lifelong learning and educational opportunities for all residents. Cedar Hill is home to a number of excellent public, charter, private school options.

Cedar Hill Independent School District

  • Cedar Hill ISD is a diverse school district that prepares every scholar by unlocking their potential and channeling it toward a successful pathway. CHISD was founded in 1904 and is the premiere school district in the Best Southwest region of Dallas. CHISD scholars have graduated and enrolled at top-level universities such as Yale and MIT; and have served in the military honorably, while others have made the immediate transition to a successful career. Cedar Hill ISD is known near and far for its athletic success, including three state football championships and multiple state appearances by our basketball teams. When it comes to fine arts, few can match the performances of our Cedar Hill Marching Band or the choir program. 

    Cedar Hill ISD provides the popular Collegiate Pathway, which culminates with scholars earning an Associate’s Degree as 12th graders. In our Early College High School at Cedar Hill High School scholars participate in advanced academics and extracurricular activities. Computer Programming, Fine Arts and Montessori are available at our elementary schools. Click here to learn more.

    Charter Schools

    Life School's Cedar Hill Elementary school offers grades K-6 and is a free, public charter school. They partner with you to bring out the best in your child through strong academics and character training and give your child a strong foundation toward college, a fulfilling career or military service.

    Newman International at Cedar Hill's mission is to train and educate future generations of young men and women with wisdom, stature and favor; to give students opportunities to become whole individuals ready to serve the world by helping them reach their highest potential, and to provide in partnership with parents and community a well-rounded education within the context of American heritage. 

    Nova Academy is a charter school with a private school environment serving students from grades Pre-K through 6th Grade.

    Trinity Leadership Cedar Hill is a public charter school serving students grades K-12.

  • Higher Education

    Northwood University is a specialty business university serving adult students in Cedar Hill through undergraduate education in the Adult Degree Program, and through graduate education at the Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management. Northwood also has a program center at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth to serve area students as well as military members and their families. Students can complete courses onsite at the Cedar Hill or Fort Worth campuses in the evening and online. 

    Strayer University is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on higher education.  Programs such as business, accounting, marketing, information systems, and criminal justice are just a few that the University features.  Undergraduate, as well as Masters programs, are offered as well as continuing education, associates and many certificate programs.  

    Cedar Valley College is located on more than 300 acres in southern Dallas County. Our award-winning architecture and careful attention to landscaping have given us a reputation for being one of the most scenic areas in the Metroplex. The mission of Cedar Valley College is to provide exemplary teaching and learning experiences that prepare students for success in a dynamic world while strengthening communities.

    Mountain View College is an open-access public community college that opened in 1970 as the second of seven separately accredited colleges of the Dallas County Community College District serving residents of southwest Dallas County, Texas.  Its service area is comprised of urban, suburban, and industrial communities that include the southwest quadrant of the city of Dallas, and the cities of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, and Grand Prairie