Accountability rating

Met standard

Dallas ISD: B

Total students

735

Avg. teacher experience

14.4 years

Dallas ISD: 9.9 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Dallas ISD: 88.3%

Statewide: 89.7%

Alex W Spence Talented/Gifted Academy is a middle school or junior high school in Dallas, TX, in the Dallas ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 735 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 61.4% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 30.1% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $57,603, which is $4,269 more than the state average.

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 Academy are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 10. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 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

735

African American

173 (23.5%)

Dallas ISD: 22.5%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

5 (0.7%)

Dallas ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

19 (2.6%)

Dallas ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

490 (66.7%)

Dallas ISD: 69.6%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

1 (0.1%)

Dallas ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

42 (5.7%)

Dallas ISD: 5.4%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

5 (0.7%)

Dallas ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

23.5%

American Indian

0.7%

Asian

2.6%

Hispanic

66.7%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

5.7%

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

61.4 %

Dallas ISD: 63.2%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

80 %

Dallas ISD: 86.7%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

33.7 %

Dallas ISD: 44.2%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

61.4%

Econ. disadvantaged

80.0%

Limited Eng. proficiency

33.7%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2017-2018 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

30.1 %

Dallas ISD: 42%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

0 %

Dallas ISD: 23.4%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

35.4 %

Dallas ISD: 13.9%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

8.2 %

Dallas ISD: 8.2%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

30.1%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

35.4%

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. In 2017-18, Texas gave school districts with more than one campus a letter grade from A to F. The state did not give grades to campuses and instead gave them ratings based on the previous system, such as "met standard" or "improvement required." Some districts did not receive ratings for a variety of reasons, including being impacted by Hurricane Harvey, being annexed by another district, or having compromised data.

Overall

Met standard

Dallas ISD: B

Student achievement

N/A

Dallas ISD: C

School progress

N/A

Dallas ISD: B

Closing the gaps

N/A

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 2018 Accountability Manual.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

51

African American

17 (33.3%)

Dallas ISD: 34.9%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Dallas ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

2 (3.9%)

Dallas ISD: 2.9%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

9 (17.6%)

Dallas ISD: 29.8%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Dallas ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

22 (43.1%)

Dallas ISD: 29.5%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

1 (2%)

Dallas ISD: 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

1 (2%)

Dallas ISD: 2.9%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

36 (70.6%)

Dallas ISD: 69.8%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

12 (23.5%)

Dallas ISD: 26.1%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

2 (3.9%)

Dallas ISD: 1.2%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2017-2018.

Students per teacher

14.4

Dallas ISD: 15.1

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2017-2018 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

14.4 years

Dallas ISD: 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

$57,603

Dallas ISD: $56,788

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$51,000

Dallas ISD: $49,420

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$53,386

Dallas ISD: $54,084

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$61,200

Dallas ISD: $57,908

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$58,106

Dallas ISD: $58,849

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$60,379

Dallas ISD: $64,369

Statewide: $61,428

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