A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
2501 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75224
Telephone
(972) 925-1200

Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1180
185 responses
Average ACT
27
86 responses
AP Enrollment
47%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 170 responses
Report
  • Valograms
    21%
  • Halloween Week
    15%
  • Graduation Performance
    15%
  • Rent A Senior
    14%
  • Any activity we create ourselves
    10%
  • Red Ribbon Week
    10%
  • Booker T Angels (a class "adopts" a kid in need)
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
896
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.43 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.7%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.63 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.63 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.63 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$10,090/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.76 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.76 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.76 responses
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Booker T Washington HSPVA is a nationally recognized school and is truly a treasure. People elsewhere spend tons of money for what our kids get for free at a public School.

The teachers are soooo passsionate. In addition to being one of the top Arts school in the nation, the academics are fierce. Our kids are well rounded artistically and academically.

It's an environment of extreme diversity and acceptance.

For one school to have kids being accepted into Julliard year after year and having students attend MIT and Stanford is just phenomenal.

it was the best choice for my daughter!
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Being at Booker T. Washington HSPVA has truly prepared me for the world outside of this amazing accepting school. My four years here have been a total breeze, I've established some of the best relationships with my peers, my teachers, and other staff members who have helped me along the way. My favorite experiences would definitely have to be the opportunity to see wonderful performing talent coming from young bright students! Many of the students I went to school with just after graduating have won grammies, put out albums, have gotten recognition for their artwork, have become great actors and models and the list continues to go on! Having the ability to have an art show and have a great turn out, great feedback and beautiful wishes coming from peers have also been one of my favorite experiences. This school is so unique because not only are we a performing art school, but we're also serious about our academics. It's a great balance between work and play. It teaches you the ethics of being able to balance, prioritize and have fun doing what you love at the same time! I would definitely choose this school again if I could do it all over. Mainly because you have the freedom to truly express yourself without any boundaries; you will never run out of things to do and the lessons you learn along with the knowledge you receive is unmatchable. Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts will always be home!
I love going to school in an artistic environment! The people and teachers are great and you learn a lot. However, the school is very traditional and focuses mostly on classical and jazz. Although, it is getting better, implementing more creativity into their music program with a song writing class