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Posted October 10, 2009

Booker T. Washington is the best school in existance. Our school combines teaching in the arts as well as academics and has given me the best experience of my life. This is the first school where I have actually been excited to go back each year after summer break. Booker T. is my home away from home, and i can garuntee that any other student you ask will gladly agree.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2009

BTWHSPVA helps talented students make their talent their career...If it wasn't for the location in the Arts District, the classrooms that fit the cluster's needs, and the visitors from colleges, bands, companies, etc., BTWHSPVA would be a regular high school...
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2009

Awesome School. Dynamic Dance program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

The academics are as strong as the arts! Great college scholarship opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

BTWHSPVA has offered my daughter the opportunity to live her dream of dancing. It is equipping her with the necessary foundation she will need to continue her dream in college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

BTW's teachers are more than dedicated - they teach to the talents of the students. They use these skills to get the academics learned. At every visit - I see confident students, encouraged to strive for excellence - expected to achieve - and provided the tools and support to pull it off. The school atmosphere is electric and the energy is contagious.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

The energy, enthusiasm and joy flow freely from kids who are supported, encouraged and guided to develop a talent they have chosen to pursue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

Wow ... the energy level ... the enthusiasm ... the programs ... the excitement .... My son jumps out of bed in the morning because he is excited to get to school. Why can't all schools be like this!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

My daughter is learning from some of the best music instructors around with plenty of opportunities to perform inside and outside the classroom. She and her fellow students are passionately pursuing their chosen art in a brand new state-of the-art high school in the brand new Dallas Performing Arts District. Most of all, she's very happy at Booker T Washington PVA. So, what's not to like?!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

The teachers and staff are excellent. They communicate with parents regarding there childs progress. There is so much spirit and talent at Booker T. Washington. My daughter loves attending. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

The opportunities for the kids within the arts, the enthusiastic and encouraging staff, and the respect the students have for themselves and each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

I have worked as a public school educator in three different districts, and at four different grade levels the past 15 years; the students, administration, faculty and staff at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts are incomparable! We have attained and earned a level of academic and artistic success that is beyond exemplary. Teaching at BTWHSPVA is not a job, it is a wonderful experience in sharing and active engagement in the process of learning!! Yours in Education, Mr. Brown
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

From the very first day, my son felt at home here. With all of the creative minds, artistic opportunities, and funky spirit, the atmosphere encourages such exploration and inspiration that the kids can't help but succeed! Thank you BTWHSPVA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

BTWHSPVA is a school where our kids are encouraged and supported to be who they are, and to powerfully step into their talents and abilities through both the arts and through academics. It's a place where the kids, the teachers and even the parents want to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

As a parent of four grads, grandparent of a current freshman and member of the school's Advisory Board, I have had many years of volunteer experience with teachers, administration and students. This is a great school dedicated not only to perfecting the talents of the individual student, but also to creating an appreciation of the arts. The administration emphasizes integration of arts into academic curriculum. Within the school is an accepting envirionment that nurtures young artists and teaches valuable life lessons regarding acceptance and respect. The school is nationally recognized for its many award-winning performing students and visual artists. Every year millions of scholarship dollars are awarded to Booker T. Washington graduates. In 2001 the Advisory Board embarked on an unprecedented private/public partnerhip and capital campaign in 2001 to build a new facility adjacent to the original historic school building. In 2007 the new school was opened and is located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District with performance centers and museums within walking distance. Booker T. Washington is our family's favorite school as evidenced by the fact that we now have a second-generation student attending!


Posted October 9, 2009

Booker T is an exceptional school both artistically and scholastically!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

I love the teachers, the environment downtown, the freedom for students to be themselves, the level of artistic training, the commitment of administration, the beautiful new building, the opportunities after school and most of all the way my children don't want to miss a day for any reason!! They want to go to school and do their best! I am so grateful for Booker T!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

This school nurtures our city's youngest, most talented teens to become whoever or whatever they want to be. Bravo!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

An amazing place that values each child and their education. One of the very best!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

I love BTW because the school provides a great academic setting and lets the love of the arts shine. Students are able to flourish in their speciality areas and also in their studies.
—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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

213 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

211 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

209 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Social Studies

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%
Algebra II

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

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%
English I Writing

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

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%
English II Reading

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

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

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

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
60%
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
95%
World Geography

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

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%
World History

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

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

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 Students89%
Female88%
Male92%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students99%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
Black or African American97%
Asian83%
Hispanic98%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students92%
Female95%
Male85%
Black or African American84%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented91%
Not Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students98%
Female99%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asian83%
Hispanic97%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students91%
Female93%
Male87%
Black or African American88%
Asian67%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented95%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students100%
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 education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Students100%
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 education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students94%
Female95%
Male90%
Black or African American91%
Asian83%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted92%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students96%
Female96%
Male97%
Black or African American97%
Asian83%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%
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
White 49% 29%
Hispanic 25% 52%
Black 22% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
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

Special staff resources available to students PE instructor(s)
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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
  • SCOTT RUDES
Fax number
  • (972) 925-1201

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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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2501 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201
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