students and parents
Important Message From Our Food & Nutrition Services Department

On Friday, May 12, Mesquite ISD’s Food & Nutrition Services Department was hit by the worldwide Cyber Attack. As a result, all cafeteria software was affected, causing issues with student accounts. Our Technical Services team is working tirelessly to resolve the problems, but in the meantime, we want to keep you informed on how this situation impacts students and parents. Rest assured that student information and credit card information was not compromised. But in protective measures to keep information from being compromised, the outcome resulted in limited communication between outside systems and our registers on each campus.

Student meal account balances are not available at this time.

  • The online payment system, School Café, has been turned off.
  • Parents will not see accurate information in their School Café accounts
  • Cash or check payments may still be made at the register
  • Free & reduced meal applications must be processed manually; online applications are not available at this time

Mesquite ISD will keep you informed of any updates to this situation. Our top priority is ensuring that all students continue to receive healthy meals while at school. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to resolve these issues.



Mesquite ISD encompasses an area of approximately 60 square miles along either side of Interstate 635 in east Dallas County. It draws from the communities of Mesquite, Garland and Balch Springs as well as areas of Dallas. The district serves more than 40,000 students on 47 campuses.



Excellence Always



The mission of the Mesquite ISD is to EDUCATE all students and EMPOWER them to EXPAND their opportunities to ENRICH our community.



  • Each student holds unique value and infinite promise.
  • Experiences that foster collaboration, communication, curiosity, and contextual learning prepare students for a competitive workforce.
  • Our democracy depends on educational experiences that develop responsible citizens.
  • MISD employees form a passionate learning family committed to professional growth.
  • A diverse and involved community positively impacts our students.


Strategic Goal Statements:

  • Optimize academic achievement for all students.
  • Increase the awareness and involvement of families and community in the success of students.
  • Hire develop and retain exemplary employees.
  • Ensure effective operations driven by quality processes.