Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 84% 52%
Black 13% 13%
White 2% 29%
Two or more races n/a 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander n/a 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander n/a 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native n/a 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 3% 17%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 60%
Female 59% 49%
Male 41% 51%
Source: See notes

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Programs

Classes

Music Theory
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Poetry
Media arts Graphics
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
World languages taught Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus (misc.) Early College High School
Instructional / curriculum models used Advanced placement (AP) courses
College preparatory
Gifted / High performing
Independent study
Internships
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Instructional / curriculum models used (misc.) Early College High School
Early childhood program offered No

Support

Extra learning resources Acceleration
Career/college counseling
Mentoring
Tutoring
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Vocational or skills-based training Engineering
Facilities Access to farm or natural area
Sports Fields
Auditorium
Cafeteria
College / career center
Gym
Internet access
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Performance stage
Science lab

Extracurriculars

Girls sports None
Boys sports None
Clubs (misc.) Urban Debate
  Junior Statesmen of America
  Fitness Club
Clubs Anime club
Book / reading club
Chess club
Community service
Debate
Foreign language and culture club
Mock trial competition club
National Honor Society (NHS)
Recycling club
Robotics club
Science club
Step team
Student council / government
Extended care / Extended programs None

Awards

Community service award Texas Honor Circle - State of Texas Comptroller
Year received 2012
Community service award Innovation of the Year
Year received 2010
Academic award First place - Dallas Urban Debate - Best High School
Year received 2013
Academic award FIRST Robotics - Semifinalist
Year received 2011
Academic award Excellence in Urban Education from NCUST
Year received 2012

Culture

Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
Students typically come from these schools Greiner Middle School
  Stockard Middle School
  Dallas Environmental Science Academy DESA
Students typically continue on to these schools University of Texas at Arlington
  University of North Texas
  Mountain View College

Teachers

Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
College counselor
Dance teacher
Gifted Specialist
Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Robotics / Technology specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Mountain View College
Partner website Www.dcccd.edu/mountainviewcollege

Enrollment

Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application deadline 02/02/2014
# of applications received 579
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 105
For the year 2013-2014

Sources

Student diversity TX Education Agency, 2013-2014
Students by group TX Education Agency, 2013-2014