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James Madison High School

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Posted September 13, 2013

My School Is So Blessed and intelligent. Our Principle is very well kept and responsible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 14, 2011

James Madison High School is a great school with a wonderful Principal and teaching staff.


Posted May 17, 2009

I am please with this school. The leadership is great and the principal cares about her students and staff. I would rate this small high school a five. Academic Excellence is number one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2008

This school has had a dramatic change From the new principal to the uniforms. It is very strict and the teachers are not that good but In security and discipline it is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2008

This high school, The Great James Madison High School, is a smaller high school that has more cooperative learning from teachers and students. Trust me, this school changes lives! It's a traditional school that has a legacy, a great Code of Conduct, an old quaint feeling that you will love (the kind of feeling when you walk in an older school in the first grade lol), and just because it's in South Dallas, this school performs better than many other schools in the DISD (well, except for Townview lol).
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2007

I have had the privilege of being a part of 'The Great James Madison high School for about 7 years now and there has been some changes that I am very happy to see. The principal has done a wonderful job in turning this school around. The kids at this school are very intelligent and they needed some one to show them that love and support from the entire staff. Even though you can't change everyone, you see more respect for our school. Ms. Willard and staff keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

This is a great school! alot of people make rude comments about it but it's one of the best schools dallas has to offer. For along time this school has taken bad raps for stuff other schools were doing,a fight breaks out they show madison on the news, or low performing scores,madisons at the top of the list. Madison has some of the brightest students in the district. If people would only stop a look at what these kids have going for them they would see a schools full of stars and they would try to help these kids be all they can be. Madison's hallway is filled with teachers,staff,andcoaches who inspire,mentor,and take care of it's students.If people would only stop the 'rival' mentality.Truth betold, madison doesn't hold any grudges against it's so called 'rivals'.All i'm saying is that madison is the place to be because there help and hope.
—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.

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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

132 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

154 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

155 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
99%
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%
Female88%
Male90%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education64%
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 "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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%
Algebra II

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

28 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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
48%
English I Writing

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
29%
English II Reading

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
94%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
59%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
60%
World History

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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 Students68%
Female67%
Male70%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education25%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented60%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students77%
Female76%
Male77%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education45%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students58%
Female58%
Male58%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education25%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented76%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students40%
Female36%
Male43%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education18%
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talented75%
Non-Gifted37%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students17%
Female17%
Male16%
Black or African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Special education0%
Not special education19%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%
Gifted/talented45%
Non-Gifted14%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students72%
Female76%
Male67%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education29%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students26%
Female22%
Male31%
Black or African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Special education14%
Not special education27%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Gifted/talented41%
Non-Gifted23%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students73%
Female78%
Male69%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education31%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted72%

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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students55%
Female53%
Male58%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education50%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented63%
Non-Gifted54%
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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students54%
Female47%
Male63%
Black or African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education25%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented82%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students55%
Female50%
Male60%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education43%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented82%
Non-Gifted49%
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
Black 75% 13%
Hispanic 24% 50%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
White 0% 31%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Marian Willard
Fax number
  • (972) 925-2801

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Dallas, TX 75215
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