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Early College High School

Transforming Dreams into Realities

The Early College High School at Brookhaven College is part of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District. The ECHS is open to students who reside in the C-FB district and are entering the ninth grade. Each year, between 75 and 100 students are recruited from C-FB middle schools: Vivian Field, DeWitt Perry, Dan F. Long and Ted Polk. 


The vision of Early College High School is to create a transformative educational experience that drives inspiration, innovation and dedication for all students and staff.


The mission of Early College High School is to graduate globally-minded citizens that are competently and confidently prepared to complete a four-year university program and who can positively lead and democratically serve their local communities.

Core Values

Our Early College High School community values

  1. social and emotional learning partnerships between each student and all campus adults
  2. engaged, constructive student behavior
  3. knowing that each student believes that teachers are providing the best learning experience for all
  4. the empowerment of students to self-advocate for their plans, goals and needs
  5. service and leadership
  6. a globally-minded learning environment

2018-2019 Academic Successes for Students and Staff

  • The TEA rating rose from 97.2 to 99.0 (highest in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD and arguably one of the top three high schools in the North Texas region).

  • Ranked 5th among all Texas high schools and 7th among all schools at all K-12 levels.

  • Over 76% of the graduating class earned an associate degree in either science or arts.
  • Through their AVID class, graduating seniors were able to compete and subsequently earn over $8.6 million in post-secondary scholarships.
  • SAT scores have steadily risen from 1047 to 1086 these last three years. All students in grades 12 and 11 are required to take the SAT exam.
  • Two students are candidates for consideration in the National Hispanic Scholarship Recognition Program.
  • Our school population had grown to its highest level since its inception in the 2006 school year. 

For more information, please visit the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District's ECHS website. For more information about the ECHS Initiative on the national level, go online to https://www.jff.org/what-we-do/impact-stories/early-college/.


Feel free to contact Timothy Islay, principal, with any concerns, comments and questions. His direct phone number is 972-968-6260, email islayt@cfbisd.edu or follow on Twitter @timislay.