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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
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
School for the Talented & Gifted is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Dallas, TX. It has 261 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
1201 E Eighth St
Dallas, TX 75203
Telephone
(972) 925-5970
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1400
204 responses
Average ACT
32
76 responses
AP Enrollment
100%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$34,213
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$744
National
$949
Median Home Value
$58,443
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • TAG Specific events: Forum, TAG-IT, Trek
    82%
  • Big Ideas Festival
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
261
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
12%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,867
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,142/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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School for the Talented & Gifted Reviews

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Overall the school is really great, and most people enjoy it. There is a sense of competitiveness but if you find good friends they will help pull you forward and not push you back. The teachers are all super willing to help all the time, but as a student, it is your responsibility to talk to them if you have an issue. The principal is awesome, though he will soon be leaving, I think TAG will still be awesome after he leaves because he did bring several cool programs to the school. Very happy!
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Hearing all the stories of the workload and pressure that comes with being a student at TAG, I felt very discouraged of going and given that I knew no one there, I thought it would be really tough. I can now say that over the course of my time here, not once have I regretted coming here. From the principle’s big smile each day, to the demonstration of commitment by each teacher, never have I felt more welcome at school. The spirit within the school is one I have never felt before. Each teacher makes it fun to go to school and will never leave you hanging when it comes to the challenging curriculum. I have been able to be a part of so many great clubs that have helped me in finding what I am passionate about. I can assure that every student who attends TAG will feel at home and will enjoy their time here. If you are looking for a school that challenges you at every level and/or a school that will be like a second home, I highly recommend applying to TAG!
I am currently a sophomore at the School for the Talented and Gifted, and I have not regretted choosing to come to this school. TAG not only has a challenging curriculum, but the environment is also welcoming. The faculty tale the time to get to know us as students, are dedicated to their jobs, and actually pay attention to how the feedback of the students. The school has created its own culture over the years where everyone is free to express their opinion, and TAG genuinely encourages you to show who you are as a person. I love my experience so far, and I know I'm receiving a great education!