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
1000
3,028 responses
Average ACT
22
1,090 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

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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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!
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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.