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Emmett J Conrad High School

Public | 9-12 | 1153 students

 

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Posted September 12, 2014

Awesome school! Finally, a school with excellent administrators who care about the students!! The teachers that needed to go, got the boot last year. Some were only in it for the paycheck, and a good riddance to them. Students are happy and learning, I enjoy teaching here and plan to stay as long as they keep the top notch administration team now in place. Look out DISD, Conrad is the new best school in town!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 18, 2013

New principal every couple of years (Fitzgibbon was the only good leader), staff like to bicker among each other and cause drama more than the kids. This school is the basic DISD trash heap, the staff, for the most part, can care less for the kids and are targeted and run down by very poor administration. The few good teachers that are there are forced to leave the district because of horrible administration. Academics are horrid, athletics is a joke since Duke was forced out. PARENTS KEEP YOUR KIDS AWAY FROM THIS NIGHTMARE OF A SCHOOL!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 17, 2010

Emmett J. Conrad turns out to be another "DISD DISASTER"!!! The front office staff are just 'RUDE" & "UNWELCOMING"!!! I've visited the school on several occations and each visit was "Horrible"!! I can say that most of the teaching staff that came through the office for whatever reason were very "PLEASANT & COURTEOUS". The young lady at the front desk was not very helpful nor did she have any knowledge of the info in which I needed. She continually had to go ask the office manager information & the manager never came out of her office.The principal is not very accessible either, you have a better chance talking with the assistant principal (whom is a pleasant lady). There is no PTA & the school doesn't communicate very well with parents. I have emailed &/or called my child's teachers and to date I've gotten no response. This school is such a DISAPPOINTMENT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

I think uniforms are a great idea, you can't tell even if the kids only have 2 -3 sets of them which they can wear alternately for the whole school year, it is more expensive for parents to buy several kinds of clothes because high schol kids want to have different clothes to wear for each day! With the same color and style each day, you can't tell how many sets of uniforms they have and students who can't afford to buy the latest trends won't be feeling left out and insecure!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

I'm a parent, I find this school and the administered staff to be poorly operator. I had really high expectations of this school in the beginning, but its turning out to be like any other Dallas ISD poorly developed. We as parents need to really get involve in our children school and community of the school. As, I drop my child off to school every morning, I sit there and watch how our children are being mis-treated and rudely talking too. This could be a better school, if they just get the right admin staff. I just know that Dr. Conrad is just turning over in his grave and looking at the mess this school has is turning out to become.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

Iam at a 10 grader at conrad high schhol and i think its a great school. they have wonderful classies and teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2009

Ok so im a 9th grader going to conrad and i hace to agree with what other student reviews say about this school. The dumb security guards blowing the whistles during classes is so anoying, and the dress code is also a bad idea since some people cant get the clothes needed. But seriously, the uniforms are DUMB!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 9, 2009

As an 11th grader at Conrad, I find this school to be diverse. Our school is like the united nations, and there's nothing wrong with a lot of diversity. There's plenty of activities, but how this school has been rated academically unacceptable is a whole other story. I can't say that I particularly like going here, but it's okay. Also, I hate having to wear uniforms because they cost too much money which effects parents because of the recession. Also, they're kinda stupid. I don't see any other district in the DFW that makes students wear uniforms, so why should we?
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2008

I'm a 10th grade student at Conrad. As another student previously stated, the school has a great atmosphere (if you don't count the innumerable rent-a-cops relentlessy blowing whistles every 5 seconds between classes, causing half the students --okay, maybe just me-- to suffer constant headaches during school hours. The majority of the students are intelligent to an extent, and the teachers are okay, creating a good learning environment. There are plenty of extracurricular activities and student clubs, allowing just about any student to make plenty of friends. A diverse student body, understandable teachers, and friendly staff are the main reasons this school is so great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2008

I love this school. I can't say anything about what might have happened in the past, but this year so far has been amazing. The teachers are great and all the students are good to each other. I can't say too much because i have been at the school for a couple of weeks, but one thing I can say is that from a students perspective I think that the school is great and has many different opportunities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2008

i dont think this is a good school... I dont think uniforms are a good idea... more work for the parents.. and more trouble for students its not gonna chage anything in da students....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2007

I'm a parent and I think uniforms should have been implemented at the first of the next school year and not 2nd semester. It was unfair to the parents. It can cause a strain for single parents with two children attending school here.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

358 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

354 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

335 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

324 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

319 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

317 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black or African American92%
Asian36%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%

Math

All Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
Black or African American85%
Asian77%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%

Science

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American92%
Asian86%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American96%
Asian91%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
46%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
26%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
0%
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
0%
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
94%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students73%
Female73%
Male73%
Black or African American63%
Asian65%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education47%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
Black or African American80%
Asian73%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education50%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black or African American72%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education40%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students43%
Female46%
Male41%
Black or African American38%
Asian11%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native86%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education19%
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant43%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted40%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students27%
Female29%
Male25%
Black or African American25%
Asian10%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native29%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Special education11%
Not special education28%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant27%
Gifted/talented76%
Not Gifted24%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students67%
Female71%
Male62%
Black or African American67%
Asian31%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education22%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented89%
Not Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students25%
Female24%
Male25%
Black or African American26%
Asian9%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Special education11%
Not special education26%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant25%
Gifted/talented53%
Not Gifted22%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students81%
Female85%
Male77%
Black or African American67%
Asian89%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education44%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented95%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students61%
Female54%
Male67%
Black or African American51%
Asian38%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education41%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students59%
Female54%
Male63%
Black or African American49%
Asian69%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education11%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talented78%
Not Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 55% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 21% 4%
Black 20% 13%
White 2% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 52%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DAVID HAMILTON
Fax number
  • (972) 502-2301

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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7502 Fair Oaks Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
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