Total students

157,787

Students per teacher

15

Statewide: 15.1

Avg. teacher experience

9.9 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

87.9 %

Statewide: 89.1%

Dallas ISD is a school district in Dallas, TX. As of the 2016-2017 school year, it had 157,787 students. The school received an accountability rating of “met standard.” 63.4% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 41.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $56,063, which is $3,538 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 9.9 years of experience. The average SAT score at Dallas ISD was 1180. The average ACT score was 16.3. In the Class of 2016 , 87.9% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 2.2%.

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Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Dallas ISD are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 10. Students who started eighth grade in 2005 in this region had a college graduation rate of 20.0 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher ed outcomes in Region 10.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

157,787

African American

35,528 (22.5%)

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

503 (0.3%)

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

2,193 (1.4%)

Statewide: 4.2%

Hispanic

110,377 (70%)

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

106 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.1%

White

8,092 (5.1%)

Statewide: 28.1%

Two or more races

988 (0.6%)

Statewide: 2.2%

African American

22.5%

American Indian

0.3%

Asian

1.4%

Hispanic

70.0%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

5.1%

Two or more races

0.6%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

63.4 %

Statewide: 50.3%

Economically disadvantaged

87.8 %

Statewide: 59%

Limited English proficiency

43.9 %

Statewide: 18.9%

At-risk students

63.4%

Econ. disadvantaged

87.8%

Limited Eng. proficiency

43.9%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2016-2017 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

41.6 %

Statewide: 18.8%

Career and Technical

22.9 %

Statewide: 25%

Gifted and Talented

13.4 %

Statewide: 7.8%

Special Education

7.5 %

Statewide: 8.8%

Bilingual/ESL

41.6%

Career and technical

22.9%

Gifted and talented

13.4%

Special education

7.5%

Academics

Accountability rating

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state’s academic accountability system. Possible ratings are as follows: Met standard, Met alternative standard, Improvement required, Not rated and Not rated: Data integrity issues.

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2017 Accountability Manual.

Accountability rating

Met standard

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2012-2013 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2016. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

87.9 %

Statewide: 89.1%

African American

87.4 %

Statewide: 85.4%

American Indian

87.8 %

Statewide: 87.4%

Asian

82.1 %

Statewide: 95.7%

Hispanic

87.9 %

Statewide: 86.9%

Pacific Islander

100 %

Statewide: 88%

White

91.2 %

Statewide: 93.4%

Two or more races

84.6 %

Statewide: 90.8%

African American

87.4%

American Indian

87.8%

Asian

82.1%

Hispanic

87.9%

Pacific Islander

100.0%

White

91.2%

Two or more races

84.6%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2015-2016 school year. It is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by the number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year.

All students

2.2 %

Statewide: 2%

American Indian

2.7 %

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

2.2 %

Statewide: 3%

Asian

1.9 %

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

2.3 %

Statewide: 2.4%

Pacific Islander

0 %

Statewide: 2.6%

White

2.1 %

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

2.4 %

Statewide: 1.5%

College readiness

AP/IB participation

The percentage of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in any subject during the 2015-2016 school year.

All students

40.1 %

Statewide: 25.5%

African American

33.7 %

Statewide: 17.2%

American Indian

45.6 %

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

59.3 %

Statewide: 59.3%

Hispanic

39.2 %

Statewide: 23.1%

Pacific Islander

66.7 %

Statewide: 25.1%

White

69.4 %

Statewide: 27.9%

Two or more races

56.2 %

Statewide: 29%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2015-2016 school year. A passing score on the AP exam is a 3, 4 or 5. On an IB exam, it is a 4, 5, 6 or 7.

All students

30.5 %

Statewide: 49.5%

African American

18 %

Statewide: 28.2%

American Indian

42.3 %

Statewide: 47.6%

Asian

53.1 %

Statewide: 72.9%

Hispanic

28.7 %

Statewide: 37.3%

Pacific Islander

33.3 %

Statewide: 48%

White

61 %

Statewide: 63.3%

Two or more races

46 %

Statewide: 60.1%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2016, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400. For the small percentage of students who took the redesigned SAT with a maximum score of 1600, their scores were converted to the equivalent scores on the previous SAT using College Board concordance tables.

Avg. SAT score

1180

Statewide: 1375

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2016. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

16.3

Statewide: 20.3

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in English or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the TAKS exit-level test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for the Class of 2016.

English

29.1 %

Statewide: 50.6%

Math

22.1 %

Statewide: 44.6%

English + Math

18.4 %

Statewide: 38.7%

English

29.1%

Math

22.1%

English + Math

18.4%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE).

Total teacher FTEs

10,508.4

African American

3,640.9 (34.6%)

Statewide: 10.2%

American Indian

71 (0.7%)

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

310 (3%)

Statewide: 1.5%

Hispanic

3,049.5 (29%)

Statewide: 26.6%

Pacific Islander

12 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.4%

White

3,214.4 (30.6%)

Statewide: 59.8%

Two or more races

210.5 (2%)

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

258.9 (2.5%)

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

7,240.3 (68.9%)

Statewide: 74.5%

Master's

2,880.2 (27.4%)

Statewide: 23.6%

Doctorate

129 (1.2%)

Statewide: 0.6%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2016-2017.

Students per teacher

15

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2016-2017 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

9.9 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$56,063

Statewide: $52,525

Beginner

$50,161

Statewide: $46,199

1 to 5 years

$53,430

Statewide: $48,779

6 to 10 years

$56,135

Statewide: $51,184

11 to 20 years

$57,707

Statewide: $54,396

20+ years

$64,683

Statewide: $60,913

All campuses

Elementary/secondary schools

Elementary schools

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