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K-12
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Dallas, TX
Students enrolled: 726
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601 North Akard Street
Dallas, TX 75201

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(214) 740-9991
(214) 740-9799
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December 18, 2014
In response to some of what is written, Pegasus has one of the strongest records of any charter school in Dallas. The school is, and has been, an integral part of many families' lives in Dallas for over 15 years. To name a few things, the school removes barriers so that students can focus on learning in ways that I've seen nowhere else. Things such as free breakfasts, free lunches/dinners/snacks, free bus passes, before and after care, tutoring, and regular educational outings that crisscross the Metroplex--this is rare to say the least. Regarding college, I have witnessed more than 1 staff member (on more than one occasion) 'hold students hands' to motivate, enroll, and encourage all of its seniors to attend and finish college, many of whom are 1st generation American/1st generation college students. In my opinion, Pegasus is beautifully carved into the fabric of downtown Dallas and is an anchored choice for many, especially parents who work downtown. Moreover, Pegasus has given many teachers their 1st teaching/learning opportunity, and continues to give back to the community in calculable and incalculable ways. It should never be disparaged for its efforts--but celebrated.

- submitted by a teacher
December 12, 2014
I have taught at Pegasus for 3 years now. I cannot imagine working at any other school in the greater DFW metroplex area. I have been humbled, honored, and privileged to work with the students here. My students have been bright, capable, and sensitive learners. Facilitating their learning experiences has reshaped my view of education. I have always felt supported and encouraged by the administration. Further, I have received more opportunity for quality professional development and education at this school than at all of my other employers combined. This school cares deeply about its students and its staff. Pegasus is a small school in a big city with an even bigger heart. I hope I am always a part of what Pegasus is doing to impact the Dallas community.

- submitted by a teacher
October 23, 2014
Just to make a rebuttal about some false information regarding the comment from September 12, 2014 - Pegasus is run by certified individuals. All teachers are certified as required by the state. The State Board of Education lists individuals who have successfully passed all tests and requirements to teach and is viewable online. If you have concerns about an instructor, google it. Meanwhile, there are some aspects about this school that need to be brought to attention but it is not as bad at is has been put out to be. Regardless of what the public thinks, all the teachers are very much invested into their student's success. Most importantly, being able to advance to the next grade level and completion of high school. There are wonderful programs for students and extracurricular activities. Teachers work late for students when they could be spending time with their own families. Teachers and staff make arrangements for the sake of their students. Pegasus has wonderful students but there are also behavioral issues with some of those students that stem from life outside of school.

- submitted by a community member
September 12, 2014
The administrators are not certified. The school is extremely disorganized. My son is in second grade this year and he is behind. The curriculum isn't challenging or updated. Teacher turnover is really high. I took my soon out of the school at beginning of this year. I feel guilty for sending my child to this school. Now i have pay for a private tutor.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2014
As a parent, this school has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help my kids. The teachers make themselves available for the students by staying multiple days a week to provide tutoring. I have been called a number of times with not only good news but also giving me the heads when something needed to be corrected. I believe I made the best decision for my kids when I choose to send them to Pegasus. The teachers and administrators truly care about my kids and for that I am grateful.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2014
Terrible school. Some classes don't even have qualified teachers. They are also not very good at making sure seniors get into college.

- submitted by a community member
July 28, 2014
DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL. My son attended this school for the 2013 year and it has been by far the worst school experience ever. It is by far one of the worst school that I have ever been tol. Pegasus is a very unorganized and poorly ran school. There is absolutely no structure whatsoever just ill mannered people trying to run the place. Very unprofessional and disrespectful at times. Its very disturbing when my child can't even go to a clean restroom or the very fact that he will not be given permission to go to the restroom to prove their authority. My son doesn't need to be reprimanded, that is my job...the schools job is to teach and not humiliate these kids by punishinment. If they would sit there and teach them, these kids wouldn't be acting up. Its a bad school all together and a horrible experience. I wish I had never sent my son there to begin with.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2014
I would like to inform all parents before they put there kids in this school that its not worth it. The students are in the classroom for lunch, recess, and p.e. The school also does not inform parents of what's going on until the last minute and if you have jobs you can't just take off right away. Also they don't have a graduation for kindergarten like most schools do. The lunch that they serve the kids is horrible and cheap. My son was severely sick one day and they didn't even call me to let me know, i found out when i went to pick him up at the end of the day! Please be advised this is not a school that most of you parents would want your child to be in especially first starting school.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2014
Looking at the reveiws an a parent writes her son a ted a fool and hit the walls becsuse the teacher took his phone. I know the rules sre you cn not be on your phone during school. Why is mom mad? Hwr child btoke tge rules and then becsme disruptive. I am glad the school actually enforces the rules they put in place.

- submitted by a community member
April 08, 2014
This school is the worst school ever to be on the map of downtown Dallas today one teacher took up my sons phone and my son punched the wall two times I want the state in on this I have my lawyer this is ridiculous

- submitted by a community member
March 19, 2014
Issues are not minor. When there is not education taking place, that is not a minor issue. The expansion that taken is adding k-3. Parents complain... they have the right because we are not told anything, and there is no family participation but it is not asked for. Issues are never addressed...just ignored.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2014
This School Is doing everything possible to correct any minor issues they are experiencing. Yes they are only growing pains people. Every year they are expanding Pegasus, and problems will arise. The only reason most of these parents complain so much is because this school is so small and family oriented, that any small problem seems huge and dramatic! Complain as you may most of us parents understand and see the good work being done.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2013
I feel the exact opposite about this school, Sure they may be experiencing growing pains. but the environment is exactly what some of these children need. My son Is well taken care of, communication is done through notes in his folder and phone calls. I have yet to concern myself with his well being at Pegasus. My son is recently adopted, safety, stability, and patience is what he needed. I am very involved in his life. I waited a lifetime to have him. This school may not work for you, but for me and my family, this school has given him something no other school could. Speaking for a lot of parents that I communicate with on the daily, they are happy with the school, sure Pegasus may not have a cafeteria, and the children flood the restrooms at times, but you lack to see the amazing things they offer the students. The free resources,the after school program, my son even grabs dinner all by himself before I pick him up! FOR FREE! I'm sorry your not happy with the school, please find one more to your liking, but as for us,we continue to believe we have made the right choice for our child! GOOD LUCK AND GOODBYE! I have friends on the waiting list,begging for your child's spot!

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
My son currently attends this school he's in K...I am fighting like heck to find a better school even if I have to pay. Poor contact with parents anyone can just come in and pick up my child NO ID required. No accommodations for parents. Unorganized..3 weeks into the school year and I hate that I even choose this school for my child. I have yet to even meet the principal--and I have tried... sad...

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
DO NOT SEND YOUR STUDENTS TO THIS RAT TRAP! I dont usually do this but people should know what is going on, honestly. Pegasus is the WORST unorganized poorly ran school ever. There is NO structure. Most of the Administration is inexperienced & confused. No one ever knows what is going on, poor communications, disrespect of teachers. It is baffling how this school has been around so long. It is horrific. The bathrooms are unsanitary, dirty, flooding with no toilet paper or paper towel. The classrooms are dirty & lack proper resources. The teachers are trying but the foundation & structure is POOR!! There is no library, gym or cafeteria. Students eat very bad lunches inside classrooms & trash is left on floor for rest of the day. Some of the employees seem to have mental issues. It is apparent that money for this is mis handled. It is frightening to think that people actually send their children to this school. BEWARE!

- submitted by a teacher
August 07, 2013
This school is by far one of the WORST schools ever!! 2012/2013 was my kids first and LAST year!!!!You can cleary tell the money the school is given is not being used properly. The teachers and staff are very unprofessional. The kids were out of control, the ONE restroom that was shared by the K- 4th graders was horrible(very unsanitary) & the 5-7th graders restroom was always flooded...Several teachers quit during the year and all they taught (well prepared) the kids for was the end of the year test. No real "principal" no school "nurse" just alot of un-organized people trying to run the school. The teachers and staff had their "picks" of certain kids who they allowed to get away with all sorts of things. I was very unhappy with this school. My kids didnt learn anything except bad manners. This school needs to be shut down!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
Pegasus is a great school. The school hasn't always been so great, but it has been improving over the past few years. The lunch is getting better every year. The school provides the students free breakfast, lunch, snack and also free dinner. The school provide the students with a free monthly pass of DART, which helps out the students by giving them a way to get to school and to get home. The teachers and staff are great. They all treat each other and love each other as if they are family. The school has great education for the kids. They are also very caring about the students. This school focus on the children's future and college, which they pay the junior year and senior year for dull credit at El Centro College. This school is a great school for kids to attend...

- submitted by a community member
May 16, 2013
Pegasus has did a great improvement since I have been here for my last fours years. the lunches has not always been great at times but they have really improved with the lunches. Every school has their problems but this school has did a great turn around. the teachers are caring and they care about what you go through not only at school but at home too. this is a great school and you as a parent would love this school.....p.s. -Sam

- submitted by a community member
January 22, 2013
As a student here at the Pegasus school of liberal arts and sciences I have in the past year increased my grade average by 30% it is not as everyone says "horrible" we are NOT victims! My little brother has a learning difference and he has gone here for three almost four years now and the teachers and staff have made it possible for him to learn like the other students. I can't believe such foolishness and immaturity has come out of any individual by slandering a school that provides children with the opportunity to reach their potential. For many of us, this school is our home. We grow here, learn here, strive here, and most importantly belong here. This school has giving us a chance to make it in the world. We have dual credit opportunities at El Centro down the street. We get free school lunch, we are offered after school tutoring as well as Saturday tutoring. We are offered free Dart and TRE monthly passes we are given the chance to discuss our goals for college with our wonderful college counselors. Not to mention the class of 2012 was 100% college accepted. We have a marvelous fortuity here at this school and I would recommend this place to any student with a thirst to learn.

- submitted by a community member
August 22, 2012
DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT. The higher ups (4 individuals with no experience in education) appear to be in a state of delusion. They walk the halls and completely ignore the real issues that are ruining the education of their students. The buildings are falling apart, the teachers aren't given the basic supplies in order to prepare these kids for the real world like clean classrooms and modern textbooks They are also given state funding for a gym, library and cafeteria. However, none of the funding is used for these things. I'll let you guess where the money goes...Meanwhile they treat their faculty and staff like garbage. Part of the lesson plan calls for technology utilization, but they only have one computer lab for high school and lower school. Keep in mind that both schools are located a couple blocks from each other. I don't know how any of the seniors were accepted into college. I definitely wouldn't attribute Pegasus. I would credit their acceptance to the determination of the students despite the adversity, a few courageous teachers, and their parents. I just hope that thee poor academics don't prohibit them from doing well.

- submitted by a teacher
August 20, 2012
As a teacher at this school I can truly say that this school is horrible. The students and teachers are victims at this school. Teachers have not even been told their salaries for the year. The lunches suck, the school has leaking ceilings, no resources for the kids.... It has to be one of the worst schools in Dallas. Like previous raters have mentioned, I too am surprised this school hasn't been shut down by TEA. I wonder how many schedule changes will take place in efforts for the school to meet AYP....

- submitted by a teacher
August 17, 2012
I attend pegasus high school . This school is horrible . DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS HERE. The school is very unsanitary . Their lunch is discusting. Their are some good teachers though all of the teachers tend to quit in the middle of the year The principles even quit in the middkle of the year .. I REPEAT DO NOT GO TO PEGASUS

- submitted by a community member
August 10, 2012
DO NOT SENT YOUR KIDS TO PEGASUS!! This is a very unorganized school, the teacher turn-over is over the top crazy! I was a former employee and i have seen the structure. I do not even know how this school is still open. Student lunches and disgusting! They are served tuna three times a week. It is very unsanitary, TEA needs to shut this school down. The administartion is ridiculous all they care about is the money. They have no discipline control! No nurse, no vice principal or discipline coordinators, no cafeteria, no gym. I feel bad for those poor kids. so BEWARE!

- submitted by a teacher
July 18, 2012
Quick question...Has anyone ever taught here? It would be a great help to get some information...Thanks

- submitted by a community member
June 15, 2012
Best School my child has ever enrolled in! Staff is really accomodating and nice. Thank You

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2011
I am currently a student in this school, 10th grade. I was also a 9th grader last year. I spent most of my life in a private school, though for a few months I was at a public school. Pegasus sounded great, and at first it was. But slowly over time, even I started to realize I had better organizational skills then this facility. There are good teachers, but many seem to have not only little enthusiasm for teaching, but also act immaturely towards us in a situation. They're supposed to show us how to act, not get to insulting us on our level. And passing the TAKs does NOT mean your learning in a school. Our classes are pretty much build not to teach the requires grade subject, but rather, how to pass the TAKs we must take that year. We're pretty much in school for months, learning how to take a test. We can't take core classes for dual-credit. Why? Because the classes at the college might not be teaching you what you need to know to pass the TAKs. And lastly, while I understand the appearance of the school is important through uniforms, giving demerits for uniforms and holding students in ISS while we don't even have an actual schedule is just insane. Learn to prioritize.

- submitted by a community member
August 09, 2011
My Son has been at this school for going on 3 years now and I hope it is better than last year. He will be moving up to the upper school this year but that was a little crazy for my niece last year. They had all the children in one class room for the whole day with the teachers coming to the classes. The lower school was ok and they did start serving luch (even though my son said it was nothing to be happy over). The parents this pass year were more of a problem than the student!! Why show up to your childs program if you are going to fight in the hall!! Get it together people and show our children how adults are supposed to conduct themselves!!! Dont blame the school when you are not there for your child blame yourself!! This school could use more good parents!! The teachers do a good job of keeping you informed its up to you to use what they give you. As paerent our children are with their teachers more than they are home with us. So lets pull together and make this year better than anyother!!! This school could be GREAT!!! (with a little help from it's PARENTS!!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2009
Great school, if they were more organization in there front office staffing and had more parent participation. Which is none. And some teachers need interpersonal skills to deal with parents and students, they need more disciple when they have students that are repeat offenders, or removed altogether... they need one principal and one vice principal and more counselors. My child makes 'A' and 'B's and passed her TAKS. But this school NEEDs direction. They offer college courses at the High School Campus. This school has the makings of a top school if they tried harder.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2009
My daughter has been attending the school in 7th,8th and 9th grade and I have had no problems. Far better than a public school

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 28, 2008
My daughter has attended Pegasus since 7th grade. She is now finishing her freshmen year. This school has the potential to be one of the best schools in Dallas, but it lacks direction. Who is head of this school? There are too many associate, and assistiant principals. No guidance councelors. No college prep courses. No parental involvement. Not enough 'after' school activities. I feel the things they are very strict about, and focusing on should be moved to the back burner. There are too many other issues that are far more important. Parking is horrible if you transport your child to and from school. I personally feel that the teachers are not the best they could be. With the school being as small as it is, they could have more individualized help for the students that need it. There are a lot of undisciplined children running around with no supervision.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 28, 2007
This school lacks a lot of necessities, such as a school lunches. All students must bring in their lunch. Teachers are too busy with other matters to assist with tutoring the students.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2007
This school is fantastic!!! I am a graduate of Pegasus and not only did the school provide me with a challenging top of the line education, the school provided me with many great leadership opportunities. This helped prepare me for one of the top colleges in Texas.

- submitted by a student
no rating July 17, 2007
Parents please be cautious when sending your child to school. I don't know how we managed to survive this past year. It was truly a nightmare. Do your research before considering this school. As the other reviewer said, they do tell you how good it is but when in school, its nothing but disappointment.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2007
I am truly pleased with this school. It continues to grow from the looks of their TAKS scores. They are willing to really help their students succeed and they truly challenge their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 13, 2007
I think this is a really great school for my children. I have a 4th and 5th grader at Pegasus. Before my kids attended Pegasus, they didn't pass all of their TAKS. This year my kids passed all parts of the TAKS. That should say a great deal about this school. My kids are so excited to be here, and they have become more studious! The after school program is really awesome for the one on one tutoring and it doesn't cost a thing!

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2007
I feel that this school offers little to none in the area of parental involvement. They have a great sale for the school and once in, it's been nothing but discouraging. I try to understand how 100% can pass the TAKS, but not pass math.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2006
I love this school. Two of my kids attent pegasus and they love it. Classes are excellent. I love the fact that the school sents the portal( the weekly school newspaper) and i can read what my kids are learning every week. I also like that the students keep track of their own work in a student agenda. In general I love it. I have no complains. Best academic quiality, best uniform, great location, and best teachers

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2006
Outstanding school! My questions and concerns were always addressed immediately. My children love going to school and they look forward to the after school activities that the school provides for free. My kids get to experience all that downtown has to offer including the Arts District and Fair Park Museums. The kids have homework frequently, but they did so well on their TAKS test this year they know it was worth all the work. I am confident that at Pegasus my children are getting all the attention and support they need to be successful.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2006
This is a wonderful school

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April 04, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
September 29, 2005
Academic programs could be intensified. Level is still not up to par. This institution has the capability of becoming one of the best Charter schools in Dallas, however the focus is still not being met. It is full of talented students but lacks direction, in my opinion. More parental involvement is needed. Focus should be placed on overall excellence. Teachers, on a whole are dedicated. Emphasis should be placed on accquiring 'educators' not individuals who just want a job. Mentoring program is needed.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
Overall, Pegasus is a very poor learning environment. My children were better off at public schools in Oak Cliff. I was told that they did not accept students with disciplinary problems but it's obvious that they accept anyone.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2005
This charter school is like other charter schools, poor! It is a diploma mill and the students do not acquire any real learning.

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August 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2005
A little sparse in setting, the small yet enthusiastic staff and teachers make up for it. A gem in downtown Dallas

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August 04, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2005
Average academic programs, music and arts available but limited sports. Little or no parent involvement. School doesn't seem to want input from parents.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2004
I went to Pegasus for one sememster transferring from Lake Highland Freshman Center. All my life I have gone to private school. Starting Freshman year was the fisrt year attending a public school. When I went to private school there were a lot of people who wanted to learn versus a public school, there was less. My first day at Lake Highlands about 30% of the students did not want to learn. I did not adapt to it, so I decided to transfer. When me and my father viewed Pegasus they made it look as if it was a good school. So I thought that would be the closest thing to a private school so I transferred. The first day there were kids who walked all over the teacher and cursed at the teacher. There was a lot of gang related material. I wish I would have stayed at Lake Highland.

- submitted by a former student
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The Pegasus School of Liberal Arts & Sciences is part of the public school system of Texas, providing tuition free public education to its students. It is an open-enrollment charter school, having first opened its doors to 7-9th grade students in the fall of 1997. The Pegasus Charter School currently serves students in grades 4-12.

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Pegasus Charter High School
601 North Akard Street, Dallas, TX  75201
(214) 740-9991
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