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  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.
About Dallas Independent School District...
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
5,682 responses
Average ACT
22
1,918 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%

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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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.
Dallas Independent School District has an amazing summer program called the Dallas Mayors Internship where upcoming juniors or seniors can learn about any industry. It's a paid internship so kids can learn how to manage money and finances in the future. It is an amazing experience meant for every child in DISD. All you have to do is apply and you can be eligible for the internship. However, while they do provide such an intense and meaningful opportunity, it is not a very rich and proactive school district. Many of the schools have teachers who are unqualified and many schools that are not it good shape. Some schools do not have enough school supplies but other schools are offered so much spending. The magnet schools are unfairly offered amazing perks while kids struggle to learn in a good environment.