116 reviews
  1. Dallas, TX
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  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 over 8,000 public school districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
990
2,833 responses
Average ACT
22
1,010 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
$52,264
Teachers in First/Second Year
Data not available

Finances

Total Expenses
$1,764,754,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,104/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    6%

Dallas Independent School District Reviews

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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.
I am a senior at Uplift Education North Hills Preparatory School where I have attended since middle school. My overall experience has been empowering. I've been enrolled in the IB program since middle school. The staff and administrators encourage, nurture, and foster an environment to excel. There are many tools that allowed me to push myself to excel. Also the interactions and relationships formed over the past six years with staff, administrators, and peers has made me self confident and strengthened my social skills. There are so many opportunities and venues to express yourself at North Hills that you are set up for success. I personally was able to perform in theater for the last four years which I feel has given me strength in communicating and interpersonal skills as well as life skills that will help in my transition to college. I would recommend North Hills Preparatory in Dallas Independent School District. The institution I attended was truly uplifting.
I like:
-How students that are placed in leadership roles are able to voice the general students needs
-How students are provided lunch if they come from a disadvantaged background
-Amount of opportunities set in place for the students
-The opportunity to receive and take advantage of presented dual-credit courses
-The amount of exposure the Early College experience has given students; prepares & encourages them to attend a college or university
-The opportunity of advancement based off of hard work
-The dress code leniency, clothe-wise, on the students. It allows them to be comfortable and express their character of course with certain restrictions to stop distraction from class time.

I dislike:
- The amount of mistrust placed on the students because it makes the students feel almost vulnerable to have the blame always placed on them.