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 received the 2015 District Excellence in Professional Learning Award from Learning Forward - Texas (formerly TSDC).

  • Mesquite ISD is an American Heart Association Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite for 2014.

  • Mesquite ISD is one of 14 Texas school districts among 477 in the United States and Canada to be honored by the College Board with placement on its 4th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.

  • Mesquite ISD was a finalist for HEB's prestigious Excellence in Education Award in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

  • In 2011, Mesquite ISD became the fourth school district to receive the Texas Award for Performance Excellence from Quality Texas, the state chapter of the national Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.

  • Mesquite ISD is the winner of the 2011 Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence, the national organization's top honor.

  • Mesquite ISD has been a member of the Comptroller's Gold Leadership Circle for five consecutive years (2010-2014) because of the district's high standard of online fiscal transparency.

  • From 2003 to 2015, Mesquite ISD has earned a Superior Achievement rating -- the highest level -- on the Texas Education Agency's Financial Integrity Rating System (FIRST).

  • Mesquite ISD was one of only three school districts nationwide to make the 2013 list of America's Top 150 Workplaces.

  • Mesquite ISD was named one of the 2012 Best Places to Work by the Dallas Business Journal.

  • Mesquite ISD was selected as one of The Dallas Morning News' Top 100 Places to Work in 2012.