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Overall Niche Grade
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  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 903 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 97% in reading.
About Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts...
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
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1200
246 responses
Average ACT
27
122 responses
AP Enrollment
75%
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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
$47,285
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$937
National
$949
Median Home Value
$154,000
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.44 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.44 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 207 responses
Report
  • Valograms
    20%
  • Graduation Performance
    15%
  • Halloween Week
    14%
  • Rent A Senior
    13%
  • Red Ribbon Week
    10%
  • Any activity we create ourselves
    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
903
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,958
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.2%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.70 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.70 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.70 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
$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.83 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.83 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.83 responses
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Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts Reviews

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Booker T. Washington HSPVA for me was this dream school when first applying. I'm so glad I was able to spend my 3 years at such a progressive and innovative environment.
Everything has its downfalls at some point. All the teachers are supportive and welcoming, just a few individuals in administration can ruin the experience. They force and conform us to be a group of students we aren't. This school is a place for innovative and creative, while also trying to control and diminish our voice. They project how we are all their children and livelihood, not even knowing who we are as we walk by them in the hallway. They want the school to seem shiny and perfect on the outside, that all students here are like the dancers that go to Juilliard.
As a DISD school, it is way above average, as we are given many more opportunities than any other school. I won't let this random comment diminish your feelings or passion for the school, as I have thoroughly enjoyed my High School experience.
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The Booker T. Washington School for the Performing & Visual Arts in Dallas is one of the premier Arts Magnet high schools in the entire country. The students who graduate from Booker T every year generally move forward to great colleges to pursue their dreams in music, theater, dance and art. Every student has to audition to be accepted into Booker T, so the student population is full of special talent from the get go. However, I believe the combination of the faculty, curriculum, facilities and students make it a fantastic school to attend and especially to develop and prepare a student to pursue a collegiate degree in the arts.
Overall, my experience at this school was very informative and helpful. I was able to learn about my craft early on and gained valuable experiences and skills that I can use when I enter the work force. While at the time of my attendance, some opportunities that we requested wasn’t offered to my class, the younger classes were able to benefit as they were added later on. My class also didn’t have as much diversity as I would have liked but the school has taken initiative to fix this with the younger classes. The academic department has improved since my time as a freshman as well as the artistic side as well, producing amazing art.