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Pegasus Charter High School

Charter | K-12 | 726 students

 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 8 ratings
2013:
Based on 7 ratings
2012:
Based on 6 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted June 15, 2012

Best School my child has ever enrolled in! Staff is really accomodating and nice. Thank You
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 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.


Posted August 9, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted May 9, 2006

This is a wonderful school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2005

A little sparse in setting, the small yet enthusiastic staff and teachers make up for it. A gem in downtown Dallas
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


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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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

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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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

32 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

32 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
100%
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 82% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
53%
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 84% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
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 89% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

31 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

31 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 79% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
23%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
43%
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 71% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
33%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
64%
Algebra II

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

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
93%
Biology I

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
20%
English I Reading

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
61%
English I Writing

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
44%
English II Reading

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
58%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%
World History

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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 Students46%
Female47%
Male50%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students21%
Female13%
Male33%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education22%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant22%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted22%
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 Students49%
Female50%
Male47%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students24%
Female27%
Male20%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education26%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant25%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted25%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students49%
Female55%
Male40%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted50%
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 Students55%
Female61%
Male50%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female48%
Male41%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Special educationn/a
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted45%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female39%
Male53%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted46%
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 Students65%
Female64%
Male67%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female45%
Male44%
Black or African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)49%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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

English Language Arts

All Students72%
Female79%
Male68%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education33%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female44%
Male58%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female81%
Male53%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted65%
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 Students70%
Female72%
Male68%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students35%
Female26%
Male47%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special educationn/a
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant37%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted37%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students38%
Female28%
Male50%
Black or African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
Not special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant38%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted38%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students31%
Female25%
Male40%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant32%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted32%
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 Students45%
Female49%
Male40%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Special education20%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted45%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students67%
Female74%
Male61%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education20%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students43%
Female32%
Male54%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant43%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted43%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students48%
Female54%
Male42%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Special education20%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students25%
Female26%
Male24%
Black or African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special education20%
Not special education25%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant25%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted25%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students77%
Female74%
Male81%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students39%
Female38%
Male41%
Black or African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant39%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted39%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted81%

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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students78%
Female79%
Male76%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted78%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students62%
Female62%
Male63%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education40%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students68%
Female59%
Male78%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted68%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students91%
Female89%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "AEA: Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "AEA: Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "AEA: Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 74% 52%
Black 22% 13%
White 2% 29%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 39%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 32%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 4:00pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • VIRGINIA HART
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (214) 740-9799

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • None
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • raquetball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • raquetball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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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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601 North Akard Street
Dallas, TX 75201
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Phone: (214) 740-9991

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