Total students

158,495

Students per teacher

14.9

Statewide: 15.2

Avg. teacher experience

10.1 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

87.9 %

Statewide: 89%

Dallas ISD is a school district in Dallas, TX. As of the 2015-2016 school year, it had 158,495 students. The school received an accountability rating of “met standard.” 65.2% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 40.4% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $55,052, which is $3,161 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 10.1 years of experience. The average SAT score at Dallas ISD was 1186. The average ACT score was 16.1. In the 2015-2016 class, 87.9% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 2.3%.

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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

158,495

African American

35,834 (22.6%)

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

526 (0.3%)

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

2,145 (1.4%)

Statewide: 4%

Hispanic

111,165 (70.1%)

Statewide: 52.2%

Pacific Islander

108 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.1%

White

7,836 (4.9%)

Statewide: 28.5%

Two or more races

881 (0.6%)

Statewide: 2.1%

African American

22.6%

American Indian

0.3%

Asian

1.4%

Hispanic

70.1%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

4.9%

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

65.2 %

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

87.8 %

Statewide: 59%

Limited English proficiency

42.9 %

Statewide: 18.5%

At-risk students

65.2%

Econ. disadvantaged

87.8%

Limited Eng. proficiency

42.9%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2015-2016 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

40.4 %

Statewide: 18.3%

Career and Technical

21.4 %

Statewide: 24.3%

Gifted and Talented

13 %

Statewide: 7.7%

Special Education

7.3 %

Statewide: 8.6%

Bilingual/ESL

40.4%

Career and technical

21.4%

Gifted and talented

13.0%

Special education

7.3%

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 2016 Accountability Manual.

Accountability rating

Met standard

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2011-2012 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%

African American

86.6 %

Statewide: 85.2%

American Indian

83.3 %

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

82.9 %

Statewide: 95.4%

Hispanic

88.1 %

Statewide: 86.5%

Pacific Islander

100 %

Statewide: 88.7%

White

92 %

Statewide: 93.4%

Two or more races

90.6 %

Statewide: 92.1%

African American

86.6%

American Indian

83.3%

Asian

82.9%

Hispanic

88.1%

Pacific Islander

100.0%

White

92.0%

Two or more races

90.6%

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

2.3 %

Statewide: 2.1%

American Indian

1.8 %

Statewide: 2.8%

African American

2.6 %

Statewide: 3%

Asian

3.4 %

Statewide: 0.8%

Hispanic

2.2 %

Statewide: 2.5%

Pacific Islander

0 %

Statewide: 2.1%

White

1.9 %

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

2.5 %

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

38.9 %

Statewide: 24.9%

African American

33 %

Statewide: 16.6%

American Indian

42.9 %

Statewide: 19.6%

Asian

62.7 %

Statewide: 58.3%

Hispanic

37.3 %

Statewide: 22.5%

Pacific Islander

68 %

Statewide: 25.3%

White

72.7 %

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

53.1 %

Statewide: 28.4%

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

29.1 %

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

17.5 %

Statewide: 27.2%

American Indian

28.2 %

Statewide: 48.9%

Asian

49.5 %

Statewide: 72%

Hispanic

26.3 %

Statewide: 36.5%

Pacific Islander

35.3 %

Statewide: 51.2%

White

61.3 %

Statewide: 62.9%

Two or more races

46.5 %

Statewide: 61.7%

SAT

The average SAT score for 2015-2016, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400.

Avg. SAT score

1186

Statewide: 1394

ACT

The average ACT composite score for 2015-2016. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

16.1

Statewide: 20.6

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 2015.

English

15 %

Statewide: 42%

Math

14 %

Statewide: 38%

English + Math

13 %

Statewide: 35%

English

15.0%

Math

14.0%

English + Math

13.0%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

10,623.9

African American

3,795.5 (35.7%)

Statewide: 10.1%

American Indian

73 (0.7%)

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

297 (2.8%)

Statewide: 1.5%

Hispanic

2,830.9 (26.6%)

Statewide: 26%

Pacific Islander

8 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.2%

White

3,399.5 (32%)

Statewide: 60.8%

Two or more races

220 (2.1%)

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

134 (1.3%)

Statewide: 1%

Bachelor's

7,288.3 (68.6%)

Statewide: 74.7%

Master's

3,067.8 (28.9%)

Statewide: 23.6%

Doctorate

133.8 (1.3%)

Statewide: 0.6%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2015-2016.

Students per teacher

14.9

Statewide: 15.2

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2015-2016 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

10.1 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

$55,052

Statewide: $51,891

Beginner

$49,697

Statewide: $45,507

1 to 5 years

$52,058

Statewide: $47,996

6 to 10 years

$54,250

Statewide: $50,459

11 to 20 years

$56,935

Statewide: $53,794

20+ years

$64,170

Statewide: $60,613

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Elementary/secondary schools

Elementary schools

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