The City of Canton is served by the Canton Independent School District. Classified as a 3A school district by the University Interscholastic League, Canton ISD ensures that every student has access to a meaningful, high-quality education and the support they need to succeed. Many students are active in debate and not only excel in that but in many other areas of UIL events. CISD also boasts a top-rated band that claimed First Place in State three consecutive years and were invited to several European countries to perform. The cross country track won State championship two years. Canton athletics include football, girl’s volleyball, cross country, basketball, power lifting, track and field, golf, tennis, softball and baseball.

Elementary campus facilities were constructed in 1976. High School facilities were constructed in 1989. A state-of-the-art Fine Arts auditorium, additional classrooms and athletic facilities were added in 2004. Intermediate campus facilities were constructed in 2001. The Junior High campus was completed in 2005.

EducationGrade LevelEnrollment
ElementaryPK - 2535
Intermediate3 - 5495
Junior/Middle High6 - 8519
High School9 - 12625
Total District Enrollment2174
School Information
Annual High School Graduates155
Students per Teacher Ratio: Elementary20.4 to 1
Students per Teacher Ratio: Secondary15.9 to 1
Average Years Experience of Teachers13.4
Average Years Experience of Teachers with District7.4
TEA Accountability Ratings - 2018-2019A
Colleges/Universities/Vocational SchoolsLocationDistance (miles)
Trinity Valley Community CollegeAthens30
Trinity Valley Community CollegeTerrell30
University of Texas at TylerTyler35
Tyler Junior CollegeTyler35
Texas A&M - CommerceCommerce45
Southern Methodist UniversityDallas60

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