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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Glenda Dawson High School is a top rated, public school located in Pearland, TX. It has 2,466 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.
Address
2050 Cullen Blvd
Pearland, TX 77581
Telephone
(281) 412-8800
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Glenda Dawson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1280
840 responses
Average ACT
30
255 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$102,124
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,272
National
$949
Median Home Value
$208,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.94 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.94 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 247 responses
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  • Football
    22%
  • Ovation Theatre
    15%
  • Pep Rallies!
    13%
  • Basketball
    8%
  • Band
    8%
  • Choir
    8%
  • Track and Field
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,466
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.99 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.99 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.99 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,810
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.7%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.126 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.126 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.126 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,677/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.133 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.133 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.133 responses
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I truly did have the best experience at Glenda Dawson Highschool. From the teachers that have greatly impacted my life to the Sports, clubs, etc. they have made me who I am today! The memories I have created from this highschool will last a lifetime. It’s new, clean, & well kept making a positive learning environment. They’re are lots of AP classes, dual enrollment, regular classes to participate in assuring you will find your perfect academic fit. I am now more than college ready thanks to Dawson! The possibility’s are truly endless at this highschool and I 10/10 reccomend to everyone.
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Glenda Dawson High School overall is a great school to attend. The teachers and administration truly care for the students and their success and make sure they get a great education while having fun and staying safe. Academics and college readiness at Dawson High School is their first priority and I will not lie, the classes are really hard, but they are excellent at preparing the students for AP tests and college readiness. Along with amazing academics, Glenda Dawson High School also has an amazing athletics programs with a wide variety of sports for students to participate in and they excel in their division. Also, the diversity at this school is amazing! There is not one race or ethnicity that overtakes the entire school, it is statistically shown that Dawson does not have an overbearing race, all the races are almost equal. Overall, Dawson High School is an amazing school and I would not choose to go anywhere else!
Going to Glenda Dawson High School is one of the best things that has happened to me not just as a student, but also as a person. With the countless number of clubs, teams, and crews that meet every single need or want, everyone is able to fit in at the school. Being a senior who is involved in 3 societies and more than 5 clubs including one that I personally founded, I have been able to experience the social and academic capabilities of Dawson for four years. It's always a good day to be an eagle!