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Bryan Adams High School

Public | 9-12 | 1846 students

 

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Posted June 8, 2005

This school has excellent options available for students with the ability or drive to challenge themselves. Students tend to separate themselves through their choice of coursework, students from stable East Dallas homes cluster together in the Advanced Placement classes. The band is a renowned program, known for its SMU, Dixie land style The Premiere Showband of Texas. The athletic program is very competitive with the best teams (Swimming, Soccer, Baseball, Golf) receiving the most parental support. Overall it is a school that tends to exceed outsider levels of expectations; top grads routinely continue their education at Ivy League schools, UT, A&M, and SMU are also popular with the student body. It is also worth noting that the new Vickery Meadows high school will be opening soon and the Bryan Adams attendance zone will shrink from everything east of White Rock Lake to mostly the area between Northwest Highway and Ferguson.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 2, 2005

i have to say while i don't think it is a bad school, it needs work. classroom arrangement and scheduling needs to be consistant. more accurate record keeping. teachers were very hard workers with limited support i had no complaints there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 19, 2004

Bryan Adams is a school where you can get the education you want for your child. In the last 2 years, several students have been accepted at Yale, with 2 more applying next year. The arts have impressed me, offering dance, theatre, band, visual arts, etc. An extremely well rounded school with great leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2004

I'm currently attending Bryan Adams, I graduate on May 23. I love it! There is so much spirit in the organizations. I'm the Drama Klub President so I've gotten to participate in a great deal of things. I'm also in National Honor Society, which truly puts a good person to the test. I have Mrs. Aufill for PreCal, Mrs. Leeman for English IV, Mrs. Ward for Patchwork (a theatre class for the elite), Mr. McCullom for Tech Theatre (my favorite by far!), Dr. Pinyion for Economics AP, Mrs. Guinn for Physics PreAP, and Mr.Hall for Goverment AP. He has a website at www.mrhallsroom.com Bryan Adams may not be the best place, but I certainly love it and thank the lord everyday that I choose to attend. I'm going to miss it so much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2004

I graduated from Bryan Adams in 1987. I do not live in the city and will not have children attending this school. I do not know how it is now but I remember how it was then. It was a great place to be. I will always remember Mrs. Leeman. I remember the structure and true learning she brought to the classroom. I have many great memories of high school and hope that the students that are attending now feel the same way.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

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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.

525 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

495 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

436 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

427 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

429 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

419 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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

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

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African American94%
Asian73%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male84%
Black or African American76%
Asian73%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%

Science

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black or African American88%
Asian82%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Black or African American98%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
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 Unacceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".

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.

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%
Algebra II

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

467 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

505 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
51%
English I Writing

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

481 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
33%
English II Reading

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

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
n/a
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.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%
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.

464 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%
World History

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

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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 Students60%
Female59%
Male61%
Black or African American44%
Asian43%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education71%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students89%
Female95%
Male82%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students77%
Female73%
Male81%
Black or African American69%
Asian62%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education46%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
Black or African American75%
Asian86%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education29%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students48%
Female49%
Male46%
Black or African American36%
Asian44%
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special education16%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted45%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students27%
Female26%
Male28%
Black or African American14%
Asian31%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special education4%
Not special education29%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant27%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted24%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students68%
Female71%
Male65%
Black or African American64%
Asian42%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education31%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)51%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students31%
Female32%
Male30%
Black or African American28%
Asian38%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special education0%
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)12%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant31%
Gifted/talented85%
Not Gifted26%
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 Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black or African American75%
Asian56%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education54%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
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 Students70%
Female64%
Male75%
Black or African American56%
Asian64%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education39%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students65%
Female64%
Male67%
Black or African American58%
Asian71%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education41%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted62%
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 77% 52%
Black 15% 13%
White 5% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 26%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 1%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
  • RICHARD KASTL
Fax number
  • (972) 502-4901

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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Dallas, TX 75228
Phone: (972) 502-4900

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