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Benjamin Franklin Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 989 students

 

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Posted March 26, 2013

This school is great! It is such a friendly environment. My daughter is attending here and she has a good group of friends. There is always something going on to keep the students engaged in activities, but they have to get involved. There is a lot of learning going on in the Pre-AP classes and the teachers are wonderful (minus about 5). The principal and assistant principal's work well together to solve problems in a timely manner and show strong school leadership. There is no school without problems, and this administration keeps the school safe. Since the student body consits of 945 students, more parent involvement is needed. Overall - I am very pleased with the Franklin Falcolns!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2012

the principal is great. Some teachers are just wonderful, but the fact of the matter is, there just is'nt enough. The students can be just as rude as the teachers. Don't get me wrong, there is good students. Next,year I'm going to dealey. I'm gonna miss some things, but I am happy to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2011

My daughter attends here and I'm grateful that it is her 8th grade year. She has been exposed to far more ridiculous and childish behavior from the TEACHERS than I ever thought possible. A couple of the teachers care more about meeting the children, and that's what they are, CHILDREN, on a somewhat equal level and to do that the teachers feel it necessary to use foul language, partake in middle school gossip and, most upsetting to me is that they do not use proper grammar and English when communicating with the students. Aren't they supposed to be a role models and lead by example? What happened to the importance of spelling correctly and using the correct words in a sentence? It's insulting to parents like myself that have to correct the teacher who is supposed to be educating our children. Granted, my daughter has been accepted by most students and she loves the friends that she has made. However, I feel that there needs to be more parental influence and supervision in their children's lives. I'm shocked by how many of my daughter's friends get away with the raunchiest clothes and the least amount of supervision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2011

This school is the worse school ever. They have some very horrible teachers, sometimes you wonder who the adults are. Some of the teachers act just like kids. Instead of kids bullying each other the teachers are the bullies at this school. They do have so good teachers there, but not very many. I would not recommend this school to anyone. The teachers make comments to students that is very disrespectful, and will embarrass students in front of other students, and think it is ok. They do have gangs, and drugs in this school. The teachers are not held accountable for their actions. What ever happen to the good schools with good teachers that care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2011

I am a former student at Benjamin Franklin Its an average school and is getting better by the year the teachers I had were great cause they always stayed on us and were strict and always knew we could go places wherever the school focuses a lot on the arts dancing singing art basketball track baseball all that and I think Benjamin Franklin Is One Of the best schools you could go to


Posted October 1, 2010

Too much violence in this school. There are gangs. Boys threaten to jump others in so they can bully other unsuspecting kids. Too many unskilled & unqualified teachers. The Principal got a promotion to another school and now the teachers are left like chickens without their heads walking around. The kids in this school are extremely disrespectful and too busy with hooking up, looking fresh or skipping classes in plain sight of the staff to get an education. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN HERE. Concerned parent of two in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2010

Benjamin Franklin Middle School went down hill in 2009. Other students treat other students disrespectful, students don't pay attention in school, and i heard that other students on cheated in the Taks test 2009- 2010. 2009 - 2010 WAS THE WROST SCHOOL YEAR EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted December 18, 2008

i am an 8th grade student at franklin. i have to say that one of the poor reviews about the school are somewhat true. the principals philosophy is great except that it needs to be enforced much more. i also agree with one of the reviews that stated that some of the pre-ap class teachers are not fit and not prepared to teach an advanced placement class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2008

Its terrible. Students aren't even learing as well, their mainly focusing on their own selves. And i dont see any improvement..Whatsoever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2007

Franklin Middle School is close to average at best. The so-called advanced classes are sub-par at best and the principal knows very little about academics and has a poor 'my way or the highway' philosophy in regards to parents, students and faculty. Needs to be moved. A lot of the teachers are poorly educated and prepared.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

This is a great middle school in Disd. It has great teachers and the facilities are excellent. A great surrounding neighborhood is surrounding the school so safety is not a issue. Its great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2007

Benjamin franklin middle school is the best school I know. I am a student that comes here and I am learning so much and I am getting treated the way I want to be treated.All of the teachers are wonderful and the teachers are on track 24/7 ,it is just wonderful.Im just glad that I am hear and I am enjoying myself at this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 29, 2006

THe parental involvmenet is not that great. The extra curricular activities are average. The reachers really don't spend that much time with a student individually but if you have no other choice this school isn't gonna kill you. Tutoring programs are horrible here. If you have another choice than Franklin, take it. I had a fun time here for 2 years but didn't learn much and I attend the Talented and Gifted Magnet now. It wasn't me, its the school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 17, 2006

Good school and good academic program. Very good programs.Good facilities and excellent library. Teachers very helpful and students involved in various clubs and music programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2006

Franklin Middle School is an average middle school in Dallas I.S.D. The school is clean and the children are well behaved. The quality of academic programs are fair.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2005

Great school. Glad to support public education like this!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2005

The academic programs are average for DISD. My girls have attended Dallas schools since 5th grade. They fall short from neighboring school districts. Extracurricular activities are well planned out at this school keeping parents informed. Level of parent involvement is very good. I do believe that the principal is over taxed with his duties. To get a teacher to respond to your concerns is at times lenthly. You have to keep on them to repond to you. Not all the teachers are like this. There are a few that if your child has a problem they will not lift a finger to help them understand. If you have a child that needs more explanation on things rather than staright text book coverage, Dallas School system as a whole will not help you. Dont be mislead by the metal detectors they dont catch everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2005

My son entered this school from private school and has gain much needed confidence. Part of the confidence gain is that he is academically way above many of the other students in his class. The science and math departments even in the pre-ap curriculum is not preparing the students for more advanced math or science. There is a severe lacking in attitude from the principal on down. If you get in the wrong 'pod' you lose. Need a strong principal who can bring in quality teachers and get rid of the old ones who are just waiting to retire.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

Benjamin Franklin Middle School, I find it odd, that the kids don't have books for all their classes, yet the PTA has over $5000 in their account. Why doesn't the PTA buy books? Kids are allowed to use notes for thier test, so are they really learning? NO! Music & Arts, okay. School Dress Code: Not the same for girls and boys, boys MUST tuck their shirts in, yet girls don't. Students (boys) will get ISS for not tucking thier shirts in, yet girls can wear skirts so short that thier butt is showing and shirts so short that thier tummy is showing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2005

Franklin middle school has great students but most are overrun by Hispanics. Ff ther were more ethnisity it could be better. The principle Mr. jones is terrific.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 84% in 2011.

287 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

289 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
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 86% in 2011.

332 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

332 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

331 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 85% in 2011.

351 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

350 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

350 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 95% in 2011.

346 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

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

All Students76%
Female85%
Male68%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education52%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented98%

Math

All Students70%
Female75%
Male66%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education36%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented94%
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 Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
Black or African American83%
Asian80%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education43%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented98%

Math

All Students67%
Female69%
Male66%
Black or African American62%
Asian100%
Hispanic65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education32%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)51%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented98%

Writing

All Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education38%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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 Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black or African American87%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education59%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Black or African American68%
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education50%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
Black or African American63%
Asian67%
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education37%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented98%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female96%
Male97%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education85%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented98%
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 71% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

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 77% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%
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 84% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
68%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 63% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%
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

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Female64%
Male58%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education50%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingual75%

Math

All Students57%
Female54%
Male59%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special education27%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)49%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingual50%
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 Students70%
Female75%
Male65%
Black or African American68%
Asian71%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education50%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students57%
Female61%
Male53%
Black or African American47%
Asian80%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education33%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female62%
Male45%
Black or African American56%
Asian71%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education24%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted48%
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 Students81%
Female86%
Male75%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education50%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female85%
Male74%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education41%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education44%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education56%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted77%
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

Algebra I

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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Biology I

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Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

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Whiten/a
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Not special educationn/a
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Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

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Whiten/a
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Migrantn/a
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Gifted/talentedn/a
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Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

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Whiten/a
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Non-migrantn/a
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Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

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Malen/a
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Whiten/a
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Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

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Malen/a
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Whiten/a
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Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

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Asiann/a
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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

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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 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
Bilingualn/a

Physics

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Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

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Whiten/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Not special educationn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
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Gifted/talentedn/a
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World Geography

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Malen/a
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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
Bilingualn/a

World History

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Malen/a
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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
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

  • 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 "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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 77% 52%
Black 16% 13%
White 5% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 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) 46%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%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
  • JONATHAN PARKER
Fax number
  • (972) 502-7101

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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6920 Meadow Road
Dallas, TX 75230
Phone: (972) 502-7100

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