B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
3700 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
Telephone
(972) 925-3700

Dallas Independent School District Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1010
3,408 responses
Average ACT
22
1,192 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
160,253
Free or Reduced Lunch
85.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,958
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$1,764,754,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,090/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    6%

Dallas Independent School District Reviews

252 reviews
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I have attended DISD all my k-12 school years, and it was the most helpful experience that has helped me get ready for the real world. Faculty and staff are understanding of everyones opinions, and work with each other to meet the needs of children for a successful education school year. DISD is a very diverse district whit many opportunities and activities students and parents can take advantage of. The schools have various PTA meetings, after school tutoring, sport activities, ESL classes, GED classes, and many more!
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While being a student in the Dallas Independent School District, I only enjoyed my high school experience. I am rating DISD based on my high school expereince only. I attended A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School. This school provided project-based learning to its students. A. Maceo Smith New Tech really prepared me for college with the support of faculty and staff. There should be more school like New Tech!
Honestly, I've had the best teachers throughout my whole elementary and middle school years. I can't wait to graduate on 2020! Some change I would like to see is probably the food, but other than that I think everyone and everything is great. I do have a small complain about teachers who only give students packets, and that don't actually teach. Please have a close eye on teachers most of them act as if they're teaching, but in reality they act only when someone walks into their class to watch them.