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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  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 a public school district located in Dallas, TX. It has 157,886 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
Address
3700 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
Telephone
(972) 925-3700

Dallas Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1040
5,803 responses
Average ACT
22
1,943 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
157,886
Free or Reduced Lunch
87.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,867
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$1,764,754,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,142/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$48,785
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$967
National
$949
Median Home Value
$134,020
National
$184,700

Dallas Independent School District Reviews

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Great curriculum, caring teachers, great culture, excellent experience! High school has been a great experience! From day 1, the principal, was very welcome. Everyone seems to be invested in the end result which is college. Preferably with scholarships to schools which include the ivy leagues. The school is very diverse.
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Something that I love about the Dallas Independent School District is how many different programs and opportunities they have for students. They have the Early College program, Pre-Ap and AP classes, Magnet Schools, All boys/All Girls Academy; they have endless options for students to choose from. Something I would like to change however is how students and administration get along. For some reason there is not enough trust built among staff and students. Teachers are supposed to be there to help us when it is needed and students should be able to feel this way. A way the school district could fix this is by giving students more freedom and by always being friendly. Sometimes simple "Are you okay?" is what a student needs to get back on track.
I am enrolled in the IB program at Woodrow Wilson High School which provides students with a varied and challenging program. The teachers in the program are engaged and integrate each of their fields into the curriculum. The level of study can be challenging and of course if you choose, the intensity of work can be quite high.
The student body at Woodrow Wilson is varied and interesting, from varied neighborhoods, backgrounds and income levels. This provides a great environment to learn, grow and build friendships and a variety of friends and acquaintances.
Woodrow Wilson is a historic building and is well maintained, DISD is adding new classrooms, gym, art and music facilities in an attempt to keep up with the growing student body size.