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Tyler Street Christian Academy

Private | PK-12 | 189 students

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $210,700. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $740.

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted July 26, 2014

My husband and I decided that it was time to take our child OUT of TSCA. The staff here at this school are great and I know no one is perfect but one thing that really got under my skin was the fact that if my child had an assignment missing on Tuesday of one week we wouldn't get a notice until 4 days later and then its no time to make up for that. Homework assignments were lost by some of his teachers. I really didn't understand that. The price that we have to pay for this school is way to high considering the quality of services we received is sad. Not all of the teachers were bad but if I send an email asking questions I would NOT receive an email back. Yes safety is awesome here the kids are well cared for but I really regret not taking my child out after his 8th grade year. I really feel that my child is not prepared for college and it's really hard for him to socialize with other kids of his age. My child came to me and asked if I could please send him to public school because he feels as though he is not advancing enough here. I wish this school well and the students but I am glad I chose to get my child out for the remaining High School years that he has left.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2014

Went there for from 1st-12grade. TSCA failed in high school. They did not have great teachers. My class went through 3 different math teachers in one year. I should have gone to a public school in high school. I regret that and so do my parents. Lacked so much. Charged to much. Kids were not recognized if they got college scholarships. It was really sad. Coach's should not be teaching Economics or History. We would play games in class instead.


Posted August 13, 2013

Don't be mislead by the dropping rates in enrollment at TSCA over the past decade. There are very good reasons for it. TSCA is NOT appropriate for high school students on a college track. Except for the Math program, the teachers are sub-par. While the class sizes are small and the environment safe, the lack of attention to basic college prep is astonishing. These past two years have been a complete waste of money for our daughter and have required more spending on tutors just to get her ready. Also, contrary to the 'speech' we got during our application process, the religious program at TSCA tends to follow personal dogma rather than the straight text from the Bible. The lessons taught in the compulsory Bible class are more appropriate for the Sci-Fi channel than any religious class I've come across in an academic environment. Given the gaps at the public schools in this area, it is sad that TSCA does not take better care to improve their competitive edge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2013

My child has been attending for almost a year now, and we've decided to start our other child next year. Private school is expensive in general, but TSCA is more than competitive for the Dallas area. If you visit you will like this school. The leadership and administration are emotionally and academically invested in the children. No school is perfect, and TSCA does have issues with communication. For instance, the school's website does not promote itself very well, and some of the many programs available fail in terms of communicating with the parents about places and times, etc. However, this is more than likely due to the teachers having so much going on. If you visit this school it will make a difference, and should be at the top of your list. They really try to work with you if you're having trouble financially and the atmosphere is very caring and respectful, and they are committed to the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2013

I have two out of three children who have attended TSCA and my grandchild now attends. I will always regret that my oldest child was not given this opportunity because we had always gone to public school. He succeeded in Dallas, at the best campuses, but the difference is the Christian Foundation. My two graduates received a college preparatory education. One struggled and the teachers and staff nurtured her along and she was very successful in college. My other child attended TSCA his whole life, was well prepared for the large university experience, had an rewarding educational athletic experience at TSCA and graduated university in 4 years. The Christian famliy focus cannot be downplayed. It provides a strong internal preparation for your child. The athletic program focuses on character first, committment, participation, and parental support that leads to rewarding MS and HS athletic experiences. My grandchild is happy and learning the Bible, socialization, technology, music, Spanish and more. She is very happy at TSCA. The price is more than competitive and I believe our children are worth it. No school is perfect but TSCA has 40 years of experience. A good choice!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2012

My child had attended TSCA since the beginning of elementary thru middle school. Once MS ended, I knew I would put her somewhere else for high school. So I would only recommend the school if your child is of elementary age, anything beyond that is not worth the money (academically speaking). The Administrative staff are very caring and great. But I feel that the teachers are lacking for the secondary portion, perhaps due to their workload. I just felt like there was no effort to help my child with tutoring (she even asked for help), no before or afterschool tutorials, no notification to my child if she had an incomplete for homework. I don't feel like I got what I paid for, and I don't think I'm asking for too much from a private "college preparatory" school. I'm happy to pay double the tuition for a quality secondary education, which I do. And the athletic dept is seriously is lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2012

Two of my boys attended Tyler Street and I couldn't have asked for a more caring, nurturing, and academically challenging environment. I was so excited when my granddaughter finally became old enough to attend. Things are even better now than they were 10 years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2011

Two of my sons attended Tyler Street for many years as well as my Bruce and nephew. My Bruce and nephew came to live with my family after their grandmother died. Tyler Street embraced them like family and made the transition as easy as possible. All of my "kids" were challenged academically as well as receiving a strong moral and Christian foundation. I credit TSCA for giving them an attitude to always put God and their service to him at the top of their priorities in life. They are the strong, successful young adults today because Tyler Street.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

I am currently a Senior at Tyler Street. I have attended since K-5. This school has become my second home. I love the teachers, the staff, faculty and students dearly. They all have truly made a great impact on my life. I have some of my fondest memories at that school. Through the close and loving environment I have made some of the closest and dearest friends I could ever ask for. Having the oppurtunity to literally grow up with some of these people from K-5 unil now has been a true blessing in my life. Academically I have been challenged and stretched. My teachers have always been willing to take time out of there day to make sure I fully understand the subject. I am confident that I will be fully prepared for college next year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2009

Great facilities, excellent faculty, AP and dual credit courses for high school students. My daughter is taking both -- she will have finished two years of college English when she graduates this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2008

Nice school with good intentions. Large number of children are on 'scholarship' which is financially driven, not scholastically. Those parents who do not qualify for free or reduced tuition pay a hefty amount compared to other private schools in Dallas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2007

TSCA is a good school, but has lately been lacking in keeping up with the times. The school must begin to include more differentiated instruction for brighter students and it must buy into a Pre-AP and AP program for its students; otherwise, it may be wiser and cheaper to enroll your child in a public school where these programs are available, or find a better Christian school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2006

Good school. Good community: students, parents, teachers. Great education system. Great discipline. Good enviroment: inter-racial, kind people, religious people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2005

Tsca is one of the best private schools you could go to in Dallas,Tx, not only is their quality of academic programs are great, the parent involvment is terrific! their extra curricular activities are awesome featuring CHRISTIAN programs for the parents, spectacular art, including the wonderful teacher. sports include: track, football, golf, cheerleading, volleyball and basketball. if you are looking for a wonderful school, pick TSCA, you'll be glad!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2004

I graduated from Tyler Street many years ago. When I had children of my own I could not think of a better place to send my kids to school. I benifited greatly from my personal experience there as a student, and now my children are able to share in that special 'family' at Tyler Street. They really care and are with God's help are shaping our leaders of tomorrow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2004

This was my son's first year at TSCA as a kindergartner and I can honestly say it has been thus far his best school year. The atmosphere of family and the attention and care that my son has received has not only boosted his acedmic confidence but his spiritual confidence as well. Not only do I highly recommend TSCA, but I'm confident that my 6 year old would also. My son is now looking forward to 1st grade with confidence and excitement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2004

My daughter has been attending at Tyler Street since the Kindergarteen. I beleive that she has received the best education. From the front office staff to the teachers everyone really cares for the children and it shows. I really think Tyler Street is a great school for my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2003

I have had two children graduate from TSCA; both have gone on to college with excellent scholarship packages. Both were very well prepared for their college experiences, academically and socially. A great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2003

We love this school. Have had four children attend over the last 15 years and they are getting a high quality education in a wonderful, secure, and loving atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 53% 51%
Black 34% 13%
White 9% 31%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Security personnel
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Instrumental music lessons
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:05 am
School end time
  • 3:45 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (214) 941-0324

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Security personnel
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$6000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
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College preparation / awareness offered
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915 W 9th St
Dallas, TX 75208
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Phone: (214) 941-9717

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