Dallas Independent School District

56 reviews
  1. Dallas, TX
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
3700 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
Telephone
(972) 925-3700

Dallas Independent School District Rankings

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  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
990
2,593 responses
Average ACT
22
893 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
159,713
Free or Reduced Lunch
89.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,264
Teachers in First/Second Year
Data not available

Finances

Total Expenses
$1,764,754,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,104/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    6%

Reviews

56 reviews
  • Excellent
    17
  • Very Good
    24
  • Average
    11
  • Poor
    4
  • Terrible
    0
Honestly, I've had the best teachers throughout my whole elementary and middle school years. I can't wait to graduate on 2020! Some change I would like to see is probably the food, but other than that I think everyone and everything is great. I do have a small complain about teachers who only give students packets, and that don't actually teach. Please have a close eye on teachers most of them act as if they're teaching, but in reality they act only when someone walks into their class to watch them.
  • Freshman
  • 2 months ago
I like:
-How students that are placed in leadership roles are able to voice the general students needs
-How students are provided lunch if they come from a disadvantaged background
-Amount of opportunities set in place for the students
-The opportunity to receive and take advantage of presented dual-credit courses
-The amount of exposure the Early College experience has given students; prepares & encourages them to attend a college or university
-The opportunity of advancement based off of hard work
-The dress code leniency, clothe-wise, on the students. It allows them to be comfortable and express their character of course with certain restrictions to stop distraction from class time.

I dislike:
- The amount of mistrust placed on the students because it makes the students feel almost vulnerable to have the blame always placed on them.
  • Senior
  • 13 days ago
I attended DISD from Pre-k - 12th grade. For the most part, I was comfortable being apart of the DISD system. DISD makes reasonable decisions, and they also care for the students and staff. Although I never thoroughly understood some aspects of the decisions that DISD decided on, I was always informed on the DISD website about important information and what is to be expected. The website was very useful to my peers and I whenever we encountered confusion about certain situations. DISD could improve more by listening more to student request and problems, because it seems as though sometimes concerns are overlooked. Dallas Independent School District is great in multiple circumstances, and I would recommend it as a safe learning district.
  • Senior
  • 2 months ago