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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 999 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
2501 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201
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Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1210
339 responses
Average ACT
28
172 responses
AP Enrollment
75%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$81,459
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,598
National
$949
Median Home Value
$474,750
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.47 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.47 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 219 responses
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  • 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
999
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.53 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.53 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.53 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,985
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.2%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.73 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.73 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.73 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
$12,273/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.86 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.86 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.86 responses
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Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts Reviews

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Since I've transferred to BTWHSPVA, I've really enjoyed myself! I'm surrounded by like-minded and creative individuals, with teachers that really understand the importance of the arts. Because of the school's connections, I have access to so many great opportunities, as well as excellent fine arts staff that both support you. While I do enjoy many aspects of the school, the science and math department is kind of disappointing. My AP Physics teacher cannot teach to save his life, and he's technically not even qualified to be teaching AP. I've managed to pull myself through, but its disappointing when physics is what I want to pursue for my career.
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This school is like none other. This is a place, sanctuary, and home where students and teachers come into the building despite their race, beliefs, sexuality, or religion and are welcomed with open arms. Never in my life have I met a community that is so lovinbg, supportive, and united as a school and I am beyond proud to say that I am an alumni from this school. It's undying love for performing, each other, and the meaning of family will live forever and despite hardships continuess to support and love as not only a school, but a familt. Fly high Pegasi!
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!