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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Dallas County Schools is a public school district located in Selma, AL. It has 3,243 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 24% in reading.
Address
429 Lauderdale St
Selma, AL 36701
Telephone
(334) 876-4498
Website

Dallas County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
24%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
Average ACT
19
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Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,243
Free or Reduced Lunch
64.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,732
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$38,788,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,918/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    49%
  • Support Services
    44%
  • Other
    7%

Dallas County Schools Reviews

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I enjoyed attending Dallas County High School because it’s a small school where most people know each other. However, they don’t have very good facilities. Most of the buildings are really old and worn down and haven’t really been upgraded in decades. The school also doesn’t offer very many opportunities. Clubs are very limited. At the end of my sophomore year I signed up for drama and auditioned for choir but when next year rolled around both clubs were gone. If you want your child to go to a school that’s nice and clean with tons of opportunities to have a full high school experiences, this is not the one. Fun fact: It is the oldest public school in the state of Alabama.
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Dallas County provided me with an education for free. That was the greatest thing about it. I wish though they had better prepared teachers coming in for jobs. There are many young teachers coming in every year, due to the lack of funds to keep some around, and they just aren't ready for the school environment.
Dallas County School system is probably one of the best system's I have ever been in. The staff and employees are very cordial and they work well with us students to make sure we understand what is going on around us and in our school district. One change I would like to see in the Dallas County School System is the food. I noticed that the students aren't even eating lunch. Mainly because there is a poor selection of food choices and something has to be done about it. That's how I feel about the Dallas County School System.