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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School is a public school located in Dallas, TX. It has 433 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
Address
3030 Stag Rd
Dallas, TX 75241
Telephone
(214) 932-7600

A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
970
86 responses
Average ACT
19
24 responses
AP Enrollment
51%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$45,215
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$888
National
$949
Median Home Value
$142,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Advisory parties
    24%
  • Class spirit
    24%
  • Dances!
    21%
  • Competitions
    9%
  • Get Moving
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
433
Free or Reduced Lunch
91%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,958
Teachers in First/Second Year
42.3%
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,090/ year
National
$12,239
47%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School Reviews

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When I first entered A.Maceo Smith New Tech High School, it was still new, but the teachers were amazing. I enjoyed how the teachers really pushed us to actually do something better with ourselves especially since we are a school in a low-income neighborhood. The outcome of attending this high school had a 99% college entrance rate with over $600,000 in scholarships from the graduating students.
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I enjoy New Tech, but I believe there should be more activities and sports for the students. Other than this, the academics are very excellent and students gain understanding from classes. Our faculty and staff are very caring for our education and making sure we are sucessful. It is safe to say New Tech High School prepares the students for college and university.
In my four years of attending this school I was able to come out of my shell and interact with peers hands on. Whether it was projects or group work everyone had the opportunity to collaborate with one another. I have met so many people and have made numerous friends. The teachers work well one on one with you if you're not at an understanding with anything as well which is good. One thing I would change is adding official activities such as sports and cheer team like a traditional high school. I personally believe I did not get the full high school experience because of it. There was so much more that could have been added.