Students enrolled 387
School leader TIFFANY HUITT
Transportation options Yes
District Dallas Independent School District

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1201 East 8th Street
Dallas, TX 75203

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5 stars
Based on 17 ratings

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September 15, 2011
When your student body is the best and brightest available there is small wonder how this school can be ranked first.

- submitted by a community member
March 31, 2010
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- submitted by a student
November 05, 2009
It is one of the most challenging and helpful schools in the Dallasisd. It prepares students for college and life. The best teachers and counselors my son has ever had.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2009
SEM offers a challenging environment for its students. I have noticed a great deal of support by the teachers with tutoring to help the students keep up with the demanding pace. There are numerous clubs and activities available so that students can stay engaged in their interests.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 31, 2009
This is a place where intellectual curiosity and motivation to learn are the only requirements. I tell people that a one-eyed-flying purple people eater would fit right in if he/she/it were interested in science and math.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2009
SEM has a great math and science curriculum Both of my sons have/will gratuate and their experience at SEM was great, prepared them for a great future and opened doors for them. Great school, Talented teachers, Dedicated administration!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2009
The School of Science and Engineering does an outstanding job preparing students for their post-secondary education. They give them the knowledge, confidence and tools that they need to succeed in their college 'careers'.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2009
The School of Science/Engineering is a great school that offers a college preparatory and rigorous learning environment for all students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
I think this is a great school. It prepares the students to enter prominent schools and get great scholarships.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 20, 2009
I entered Cornell with 54 credits after going to SEM... booyah

- submitted by a student
no rating September 20, 2009
We, at SEM, have the greatest teachers in the nation, the greatest learning environment and the greatest communal support!

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
My school is always ranked among top 10 in the nation, and is filled with extremely talented teachers

- submitted by a student
no rating September 20, 2009
As a senior this year, I have been doing a lot of looking back on my time at SEM. I wouldn't be able to find the same group of driven students (nerds of course!) anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
I have no idea where I'd be without SEM. Not only does SEM offer the best education and teachers possible, but it also has helped me to discover new interests and possibilities, to the point of questioning my entire planned life. What's more, SEM has the best student body one could ask for. Virtually ever person there will go out of their way to be straight-up nice to everyone. There will never be real enmity between SEM students, nor will they seek enmity elsewhere, because we're about the nicest, most caring, and most intelligent students around.

- submitted by a student
September 20, 2009
The school offers an abundance of AP courses that gives the students an opportunity to work and learn in a college-level environment. The teachers are helpful and there is such an amazing chemistry (pun not intended) between the SEM students. If you're looking for a school that offers the best education in math and science in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex, this school is the one.

- submitted by a student
September 20, 2009
Our high school is one of the top in the nation and offers great coursework. Besides, where else can you have a legitimate conversation about the physics of Pokemon?

- submitted by a student
September 20, 2009
It's small, and we're like a family. The teachers actually care here, and don't teach TAKS!

- submitted by a student
September 19, 2009
As an alumna of SEM, and someone who spent a year helping out the counselor there, I can see how much SEM is only getting better and better. This school offers students the chance to graduate High School with many college credits (I've seen a recent graduate with 40+ hours), millions of dollars in college scholarships, but more importantly - the students have a strong sense of self, and goals. The alumni from SEM succeed in a wide range of fields, not only science and engineering ones, because this school teaches students to think, to reason, and to ask questions. Great school!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 17, 2009
awesome teachers + awesome environment = SEM

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The instructors are awesome and made my college transition flawless!

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating February 05, 2009
The Science and Engineering Magnet (SEM) at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center is a great school. This is my sophomore year in high school, and this is my second year to attend this magnet school. The work is plenty and keeps me very busy. Somehow I manage to get done with the work and play sports with friends from my home school at Seagoville High. That is the only thing that I dislike about Townview is that they do not have any sports. Instead they focus more on academics and clubs such as the chess club and debate team. The band here is excellent. They perform every year at the Adolphous Childrens Parade. SEM has been awarded with the #1 high school in Texas and the 16th best school in the nation. I am very proud and honored to consider myself a student at Townview SEM.

- submitted by a student
October 27, 2008
The SEM's markets is better than the other Magnet, So we send our son to the SEM. Challenging curriculum and principal dedicated to school and its mission. The SEM students excel because of their above average quality, so I just want to say that SEM is excellent overall.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
December 27, 2006
SEM doesn't need the Trek or any of that nonsense for bonding. SEM is for rigorous learning.There is really no sugarcoating here.

- submitted by a student
November 18, 2004
When the principal was marketing this school to my family, he constantly said that they were better than the TAG magnet. My daughter decided her sophomore year that she didn't want to be an engineer, and it was very difficult for her to find challenging classes. That being said, this is an excellent school, and second best in the district - but the gap between TAG and SEM is quite large.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2004
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- submitted by a student
October 13, 2004
The Science and Engineering Magnet markets a lot better than the Talented and Gifted Magnet, but we wish we had sent our son to the TAG Magnet instead. Not that it's a bad school, but the program at TAG is just better overall.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2003
Challenging curriculum, principal dedicated to school and its mission. Most importantly, he is demanding of and compassionate toward his students. He never seems to forget why good teachers go into the classroom. The SEM students excel becauseof their above average quality, but as likely because Mr. White does not give up on his students. Just does not occur to him that the teens cannot achieve whatever they set out to do. In a society where teenagers too often are viewed with suspicion and distaste even by educators, the faith and belief SEM principal Richard White demonstrates toward his students almost makes one believe that there is hope for public education. And in our future as well.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2003
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School Of Science And Engineering
1201 East 8th Street, Dallas, TX  75203
(972) 925-5960
Last modified School Of Science And Engineering is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
School Of Science And Engineering Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top