Dallas is the largest economic center of the 12-county Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area. The city is home to the third-largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the nation. Dallas has many distinct districts that have their own culture, including Love Field, Bishop Arts, Lower Greenville, and Deep Ellum. Dallas is home to more than 5,700 companies including Texas Instruments, Alcatel Lucent, AT&T, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Nokia, Rockwell Collins, Cisco Systems, Sprint, Verizon Communications, and XO Communications.
Most people in the city of Dallas are located within the Dallas Independent School District. Due to its size some residents are also in other school districts including Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Duncanville, Garland, Highland Park, Mesquite, Plano, and Richardson. There are many private schools in Dallas, such as St. Mark’s School of Texas, The Hockaday School , Burton Adventist Academy, Ursuline Academy of Dallas, Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, The June Shelton School, Lakehill Preparatory School, Episcopal School of Dallas, The Lamplighter School , Parish Episcopal School, Bishop Dunne Catholic School, Bishop Lynch High School, and The Winston School.
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