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North Dallas High School

Public | 9-12 | 1309 students

 

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Posted January 31, 2014

I was looking for a condo unit around Uptown and saw this school in the realtor's page. The name sounds familiar so I search a little bit. Guess what, my grandfather graduated from North Dallas! My dad and his family turned out great. Thanks to my grandad's education from this school. I will definitely check it out one of these days.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2014

I love this school! My daughter graduated two years ago and my youngest son is a senior this year. My children went to three different high schools in Dallas ISD and only in North Dallas we found stability. The principal is such a good hearted person and puts students interest above all else. The teachers are very caring and do their best to help my children succeed. This school has changed my impression about Dallas ISD. There are great employees in the district and they are lumped in one high school, in North Dallas. Thank you Bulldogs for caring so much for my children. My daughter now attends UT Austin with a scholarship.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2013

As a resident who lives directly across the street from North Dallas High school, I can honestly say that this has to be the worst school in all of DISD. Everyday, I see kids roaming Cole Ave and hanging out at the park - during school hrs! What's worse is the graffiti they leave behind. I see nothing but 'hood-rats' and kids headed for trouble. Shame on DISD for not making this the best school in the district. After-all, it is in the best neighborhood in Dallas!


Posted March 5, 2013

Hay oportunidades en esta escuela como tutoria gratis y el s bado. La directora es muy bueno y los maestros tambien.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2011

This is my first year at North Dallas High School and my first year being a student of DISD. North Dallas is very unqualified. The teachers and administrators are HORRIBLE! I am a student and I don't think I would not recommend ND to anyone I know. This school has lack of skills the students can choose when they want to come to school, the teachers and principals have no control over the student body. The school was rated by the State Of Texas the lowest of the low. ACADEMICALLY UNNACEPTABLE! This school has one of the HIGHEST dropout rates. I am withdrawing from ND and if your reading this please don't enroll you children into this school. You will get wrongfully accused of skipping class you will have to go to court pay fines.. for nothing. this faculty is highly disrespectful. ND WORST SCHOOL IN DALLAS
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2010

This was my daughter first and last time atteding North Dallas High School. She was wrongfully accused of skipping class as well as cheating in a class. I don't even think the school has central air and central heat. As of currently, this school has been deemed academically unacceptable and students are being given the option of transfering to an academically acceptable campus for next school year. DISD has me so angry, I am looking at moving to another city just so my daughter can get the education she rightfully deserves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2007

I enjoy Going to ND I have transfer to many schools and I think that ND was the best so far not just because is in a Hispanic community but the teachers really do care even if some students don't the teachers tried there best to teach the students :) Ima very happy to have spend time in a school that takes care of me even if they do say its low performing but is a great school for people who want to learn
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2007

I am a graduated student from North Dallas High School.I must say that the time spent studying at North Dallas High where the greatest years of my life, teachers are perfectly trained to do their jobs and they do everything possible in their hands to make sure that their students will graduate satisfactory.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2006

North Dallas has come a long way. Things have been rocky as they would be for urban schools with transient populations. However, NDHS has been able to sustain millions of dollars in scholarships, a Millenium Gates scholarship receipient, increasing AP scores and a dedicated and diverse population. Only students serious about their education and needing extra help should attend NDHS. The teachers WILL help!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 12, 2006

I think that North Dallas is the best School ever.Because they don't care what color you are they only teach not like others teacher in other school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2005

I think that the teacher and faculty takes minor incidents and turns them into a big deal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

Up to now Ido not think this school is worth my child going to, this school just took out the Folkloriko class, which was part of the hispanic heritage. Also this school has been low performance for a while now, and doesnt stand a chance this year.
—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.

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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.

333 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

327 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

394 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

384 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

387 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

365 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

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.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students86%
Female92%
Male81%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%

Math

All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%

Science

All Students93%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
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.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%
Algebra II

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
48%
Biology I

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

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
44%
English I Reading

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

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%
English I Writing

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

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
32%
English II Reading

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

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

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.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%
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.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%
World History

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

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

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 Students67%
Female71%
Male62%
Black or African American44%
Asian80%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education58%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented82%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education75%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
Black or African American65%
Asian83%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education50%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented84%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students55%
Female66%
Male43%
Black or African American38%
Asian62%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education15%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students32%
Female41%
Male23%
Black or African American16%
Asian62%
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Special education8%
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)16%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Gifted/talented71%
Non-Gifted28%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students70%
Female72%
Male68%
Black or African American57%
Asian92%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education14%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students37%
Female38%
Male37%
Black or African American29%
Asian69%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Special education14%
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)16%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Gifted/talented63%
Non-Gifted34%
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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students84%
Female82%
Male85%
Black or African American59%
Asian85%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education78%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted82%
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 Students69%
Female68%
Male69%
Black or African American57%
Asian100%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education57%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)51%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students46%
Female40%
Male53%
Black or African American42%
Asian75%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special education13%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talented60%
Non-Gifted45%
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 78% 50%
Black 17% 13%
Asian 3% 3%
White 2% 31%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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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
  • Dinnah Escanilla
Fax number
  • (972) 925-1501

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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3120 N Haskell Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
Phone: (972) 925-1500

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