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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
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Dallas, TX. It has 929 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% in reading.
About Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts...
Address
2501 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Telephone
(972) 925-1200

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

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1200
288 responses
Average ACT
27
143 responses
AP Enrollment
75%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Median Household Income
$78,219
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,542
National
$949
Median Home Value
$265,514
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 218 responses
Report
  • Valograms
    20%
  • Graduation Performance
    16%
  • Halloween Week
    15%
  • Rent A Senior
    12%
  • Any activity we create ourselves
    10%
  • Red Ribbon Week
    10%
  • Booker T Angels (a class "adopts" a kid in need)
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
929
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.52 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.52 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.52 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,867
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.2%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.72 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.72 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.72 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,142/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.85 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.85 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.85 responses
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Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts Reviews

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This place is a real eye-opener! Really showed me how many talented people there are out in the world, very humbling. No matter who you are you find somewhere to fit your piece and the size let's you get to know whoever you want closely. The staff becomes family and at the end of the day feel like parents. We go out and explore the arts district around central Dallas, learn about the founder of the school (Paul Baker) and his ideals, and learn about what kind of artist we want to be. The environment (at least in the visual CLUSTER) is very supportive giving each other welcome critiques and meaningful suggestions. The only changes would be that we're babied a bit: spoiled to a point where (like the remaining three clusters) forgotten are the days of being a family. It's only a special experience if you allow yourself to open up to one another and be enlightened. Shout-out to Mr. Davison the teacher that will ensure you make it to Ithica! ONWARD!
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Amazing school for the arts. It isn't a typical high school. If you're looking for Friday Night Football and pep assemblies, this might not be the place for you. But if you're looking for a very supportive, creative environment that appreciates diversity, this is it. And some people think because it's an arts school it doesn't have good academics. It does! My coursework is challenging and doesn't all revolve around my cluster (I'm music.) I've taken lots of AP classes and think I'm set up to do well in college.
The atmosphere of the entire building screams the Dallas vibes.The school gathers teens from all around the metroplex to share the love for the arts. Lucky enough, the students there lay at the end of the Arts District where inspiration is painted for the entire city. The history behind the reddish-brown main building makes sure the diversity of the school is potent, considering everyone who attends are hand chosen from around town. All the teachers are picked for their involvement in the arts as well and are currently working artists. The faculty holds the top spot for best teachers in Dallas ISD. You are sure to leave there with a well opened mind and an even greater interpretation on how art changes the world.