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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Dallas Independent School District is an above average, public school district located in Dallas, TX. It has 158,604 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
Address
3700 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
Telephone
(972) 925-3700

Dallas Independent School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1040
4,709 responses
Average ACT
22
1,579 responses
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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
158,604
Free or Reduced Lunch
87.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,958
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.9%

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

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Being a part of DISD was something great. Growing up and having the teachers that they have was a plus. They all made sure that we knew everything that we needed to know for state testing. Academics always came first then activities. No pass no play! When it was time to talk about sports and prep rally’s it was all fun. Cheering our team on, coming up with chants was amazing! It’s so much more to expirence! As now a alum DISD is where you want to be and where your child would like to be.
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The Dallas Independent School District offers a diversity of courses throughout high school. They offer many Advanced Placement classes as well as regular classes. Such classes include Calculus, Chemistry, Literature and Composition etc. Other courses can be career specific such as Correctional Services where I have learned the basics of becoming a correctional officer. The school district can improve is in resources as sometimes my school specifically struggles with having the necessary funds to support its extracurricular activities. By having a better budget the district can help support Career and Technical Education Programs as they have been proven to have a lot of benefits.
i have been in DISD my entire years of school. I always have fun in my schools, making friends and memories ! DISD makes school and academic very interesting and consistent. This districts have many opporuntubities for all grade levels within their school! Safety has always been the main key point for all staffs and teachers for their students. Many ways to get scholarships for colleges and many ways to get ready for the real world!