What percentage of students in your school district are exempt from vaccinations for reasons of conscience?

That's the data WFAA obtained this week from the Texas Department of State Health Services through an open records request. Below, you can click on your North Texas county, and then view the data for your school district or private school.

The first link displays data for each school district and private school in the state.

The percentages represent the number of children who are not fully vaccinated, per state recommendations, because of a conscientious exemption. The data is from 2017-2018. 

In Texas, parents can claim a vaccination exemption for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief, according to the state health department. (Students can also be exempt from vaccinations for medical reasons, but the statewide numbers for those cases are very small: 0.08 percent at kindergarten and 0.07 percent at 7th grade, according to the most recent measurements from the state).

The state added that the percentages shown in the data below could have changed since this data was initially collected.

Percentage of students with at least one conscientious exemption:


Dallas County

Tarrant County

Denton County

Collin County

Ellis County

Rockwall County

Kaufman County

Parker County

Johnson County

Hood County

Hunt County

Lamar County

Multiple counties: Fannin, Grayson, Montague, Clay, Cooke

Multiple counties: Jack, Wise, Young, Palo Pinto, Erath, Somervell

Multiple counties: Hill, Navarro, Henderson, Van Zandt, Hopkins, Delta