Accountability rating (2018-2019)

C

Dallas ISD: B

Total students

723

Avg. teacher experience

11.4 years

Dallas ISD: 10 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Dallas ISD: 85.4%

Statewide: 90%

Alex W Spence Talented/Gifted Acad is a middle school or junior high school in Dallas, TX, in the Dallas ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 723 students. The school received an accountability rating of C. 67.5% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 32.4% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $60,730, which is $3,639 more than the state average.

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Contact information

Website

www.dallasisd.org/spence

Address

4001 Capitol Ave
Dallas, TX 75204-3617

Office phone number

(972) 925-2300

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Alex W Spence Talented/Gifted Acad are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 10. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.1 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 10.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

723

African American

172 (23.8%)

Dallas ISD: 21.6%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

2 (0.3%)

Dallas ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

16 (2.2%)

Dallas ISD: 1.2%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

495 (68.5%)

Dallas ISD: 69.8%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Dallas ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

33 (4.6%)

Dallas ISD: 5.8%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

5 (0.7%)

Dallas ISD: 1%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

23.8%

American Indian

0.3%

Asian

2.2%

Hispanic

68.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

4.6%

Two or more races

0.7%

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

67.5 %

Dallas ISD: 65.2%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

81.7 %

Dallas ISD: 85.9%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

35.4 %

Dallas ISD: 45.6%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

67.5%

Econ. disadvantaged

81.7%

Limited Eng. proficiency

35.4%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2019-2020 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

32.4 %

Dallas ISD: 44.1%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

24.2 %

Dallas ISD: 23.2%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

39.6 %

Dallas ISD: 14.3%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

8.2 %

Dallas ISD: 9.4%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

32.4%

Career and technical

24.2%

Gifted and talented

39.6%

Special education

8.2%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year. All Texas public school districts and campuses received the label “Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.” Our schools explorer shows the accountability ratings from the 2018-2019 school year.

Overall

C

Dallas ISD: B

Student achievement

B

Dallas ISD: C

School progress

A

Dallas ISD: B

Closing the gaps

C

Dallas ISD: C

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2020 Accountability Manual.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

45.5

African American

14 (30.8%)

Dallas ISD: 33.5%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Dallas ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

2 (4.4%)

Dallas ISD: 3.2%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

10 (22%)

Dallas ISD: 31.7%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Dallas ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

18.5 (40.7%)

Dallas ISD: 28.6%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

1 (2.2%)

Dallas ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

5 (11%)

Dallas ISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

30.5 (67%)

Dallas ISD: 70.7%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

10 (22%)

Dallas ISD: 25%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Dallas ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2019-2020.

Students per teacher

15.9

Dallas ISD: 15.4

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2019-2020 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

11.4 years

Dallas ISD: 10 years

Statewide: 11.1 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

$60,730

Dallas ISD: $60,146

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$54,000

Dallas ISD: $53,154

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$58,582

Dallas ISD: $56,667

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$63,723

Dallas ISD: $61,464

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$61,561

Dallas ISD: $63,019

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$65,722

Dallas ISD: $66,464

Statewide: $65,449

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