Mesquite is a city located within the Dallas/Ft.Worth area of Texas. Most of the city is located in Dallas County with a smaller portion in the east overlapping into Kaufman County.
The city is served by a publicly owned and operated airport, Mesquite Metro Airport. The airport includes a 6,000-foot lighted runway with ILS. General aviation comprises approximately 75% of daily operations, while commercial aviation comprises the rest. It is popular among transient aircraft due to its location near Dallas and favorable fuel prices.
Mesquite Independent School District provides primary and secondary (K-12) education to most areas of Mesquite. A small portion of the city is served by Dallas Independent School District. In addition to numerous elementary and middle schools, the city is served by five high schools: Mesquite High School, North Mesquite High School, West Mesquite High School, Poteet High School, and Horn High School. Higher education is provided by two institutions. Eastfield College provides undergraduate degrees and continuing education credits as part of the Dallas County Community College District. The Texas A&M University–Commerce Mesquite Metroplex Center provides graduate-level courses and degrees in a variety of fields.