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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Glenda Dawson High School is a top rated, public school located in Pearland, TX. It has 2,407 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.
Address
2050 Cullen Blvd
Pearland, TX 77581
Telephone
(281) 727-1600

Glenda Dawson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1270
665 responses
Average ACT
30
189 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$96,954
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,218
National
$949
Median Home Value
$194,200
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.87 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.87 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 233 responses
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  • Football
    23%
  • Ovation Theatre
    15%
  • Pep Rallies!
    13%
  • Basketball
    9%
  • Choir
    8%
  • Band
    7%
  • 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
2,407
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.92 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.92 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.92 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,461
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.119 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.119 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.119 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$8,157/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.126 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.126 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.126 responses
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Glenda Dawson High School Reviews

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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!
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I loved the teachers and the environment I was in. The teachers were very helpful and cool with the students. They helped guide students through high school and always made sure that no student was left behind. One of the things that I noticed and actually admire the teachers doing was that if a student was struggling and doing poorly in the class they would step up and have a one on one meeting with the student to talk about their performance and made suggestions on how to improve. Furthermore, the school was filled with many organizations and sports to join! There were many ways to be involved in extracurriculars and be able to socialize with other students.
There is a reason Glenda Dawson High School is highly ranked with a graduation rate of 99%. The staff and student ratio is ideal for a great learning environment and the sense of school spirit is off the charts!

Unfortunately, gun violence is a up and coming issue but the safety measures and security that the school provides students allows everyone to focus solely on academics and preparing students for a successful future at the university level . Additionally, the clubs and sports activities that are offered are plentiful . From leadership opportunities to competing for state championship in football, Dawson really does do it all. As a Dawson Alumi, I can say with confidence the tools Dawson provides students with a path to success. "Some fly. We soar".