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Julius Dorsey Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 525 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $63,400. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $860.

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Posted April 17, 2014

I am honored to take my baby to school everyday! So far the teachers I have meet are nice. The principal is a good person and is involved with the children. Julius Dorsey is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

Just to begin with the school's principal lacks preparation in general. Instead of preparing our children with a bright future, its preparing them to failure. I only hope and pray to GOD that it will get better for future students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2005

This school has much improvement to make. They are making cosmetic repairs but the quality of teaching needs work as well. I found that many of their teachers had not received their certification but were still allowed to teach. Extracurricular activities were little to none. Needs much improvement.
—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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%
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 85% in 2011.

33 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

34 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
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 82% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students56%
Female62%
Male53%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female87%
Male86%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education40%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Female92%
Male65%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/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

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female70%
Male89%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students71%
Female61%
Male76%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
37%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
61%
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

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Female60%
Male61%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female69%
Male58%
Black or African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingual79%
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

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Female79%
Male85%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female59%
Male74%
Black or African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual76%

Writing

All Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted74%
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

English Language Arts

All Students56%
Female57%
Male56%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingual62%

Math

All Students58%
Female61%
Male56%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingual65%

Science

All Students76%
Female74%
Male77%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual85%
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

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 82% 52%
Black 17% 13%
White 1% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 61%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • ANTONIO VERDUZCO
Fax number
  • (972) 749-6301

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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133 North Saint Augustine Drive
Dallas, TX 75217
Phone: (972) 749-6300

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