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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
School for the Talented & Gifted is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Dallas, TX. It has 256 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

School for the Talented & Gifted Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1400
180 responses
Average ACT
31
66 responses
AP Enrollment
100%
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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
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$45,215
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$888
National
$949
Median Home Value
$142,600
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • TAG Specific events: Forum, TAG-IT, Trek
    81%
  • Big Ideas Festival
    13%
  • 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
256
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,958
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 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
$10,090/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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School for the Talented & Gifted Reviews

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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!
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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!
Although the amount of work seemed terrible at the moment, TAG really prepared me for college. Many people get to college and struggle throughout. However because of TAG, I am able to graduate in only 3 years. The teachers and students are much more like family. There weren’t sports opportunities because the focus was academics (but anyone who applied should know that). There were many clubs, and I know many people who made their own. Overall, it is a wonderful school! I would go back if I could.