B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  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
1020
4,440 responses
Average ACT
22
1,563 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

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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This district has so many staff members that care about students. Most importantly their future. They keep remind their students to be proactive and make sure that education is able to take them places. Teachers and staff make sure that every student is on track and isn't left behind. if a student is behind the tend to focus either one and one or during after school programs with other students as a group. Overall, its an overachieving district!
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I have attended DISD all my k-12 school years, and it was the most helpful experience that has helped me get ready for the real world. Faculty and staff are understanding of everyones opinions, and work with each other to meet the needs of children for a successful education school year. DISD is a very diverse district whit many opportunities and activities students and parents can take advantage of. The schools have various PTA meetings, after school tutoring, sport activities, ESL classes, GED classes, and many more!
Some teachers are great when it comes to helping you. There are some teachers that leave the work and learning to yourself. Honestly , it gets better each year though! Not as bad as passed years and there has been more involvement in high schools to help students prepare for college.The food still needs more improvement.There should be options where kids can buy actual good food that is also healthy.Bryan Adams HS should expand more programs and get more councilors depending on the class size so schedules can be more accurate for what the students are in need of which class to take.