Accountability rating

C

Dallas ISD: B

Total students

1,181

Avg. teacher experience

14 years

Dallas ISD: 9.9 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

84.6 %

Dallas ISD: 87.3%

Statewide: 90%

David W Carter High School is a high school in Dallas, TX, in the Dallas ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 1,181 students. The school received an accountability rating of C. 67.1% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 18% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $59,319, which is $5,197 more than the state average. The average SAT score at David W Carter High School was 844. The average ACT score was 14.1. In the Class of 2018, 84.6% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 2.2%.

Contact information

Website

www.dallasisd.org/carter

Address

1819 W Wheatland Rd
Dallas, TX 75232

Office phone number

(214) 932-5700

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in David W Carter High School 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

1,181

African American

842 (71.3%)

Dallas ISD: 22%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

3 (0.3%)

Dallas ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

1 (0.1%)

Dallas ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

319 (27%)

Dallas ISD: 69.6%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Dallas ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

11 (0.9%)

Dallas ISD: 5.6%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

5 (0.4%)

Dallas ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

71.3%

American Indian

0.3%

Asian

0.1%

Hispanic

27.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

0.9%

Two or more races

0.4%

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

67.1 %

Dallas ISD: 62.9%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

75.9 %

Dallas ISD: 86.2%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

19.5 %

Dallas ISD: 44.7%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

67.1%

Econ. disadvantaged

75.9%

Limited Eng. proficiency

19.5%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2018-2019 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

18 %

Dallas ISD: 42.8%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

70.4 %

Dallas ISD: 23.6%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

4.5 %

Dallas ISD: 15%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

12.4 %

Dallas ISD: 8.8%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

18.0%

Career and technical

70.4%

Gifted and talented

4.5%

Special education

12.4%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Overall

C

Dallas ISD: B

Student achievement

C

Dallas ISD: C

School progress

C

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 2019 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2014-2015 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2018. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

84.6 %

Dallas ISD: 87.3%

Statewide: 90%

African American

88 %

Dallas ISD: 85.8%

Statewide: 86.5%

American Indian

Masked

Dallas ISD: 80.8%

Statewide: 85.1%

Asian

N/A

Dallas ISD: 86.8%

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

75.8 %

Dallas ISD: 87.6%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Dallas ISD: 84.6%

Statewide: 86.4%

White

Masked

Dallas ISD: 89.7%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

N/A

Dallas ISD: 90.9%

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

88.0%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

75.8%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

Masked

Two or more races

N/A

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2017-2018 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 %

Dallas ISD: 2.9%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

Masked

Dallas ISD: 6%

Statewide: 2.9%

African American

0.9 %

Dallas ISD: 3.3%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

Masked

Dallas ISD: 3.9%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

5.7 %

Dallas ISD: 2.8%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Dallas ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 2.7%

White

0 %

Dallas ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

0 %

Dallas ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 1.6%

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 2017-2018 school year.

All students

19.3 %

Dallas ISD: 39.9%

Statewide: 25.8%

African American

21.4 %

Dallas ISD: 30.2%

Statewide: 17%

American Indian

Masked

Dallas ISD: 41.5%

Statewide: 21.9%

Asian

Masked

Dallas ISD: 56.1%

Statewide: 60.9%

Hispanic

14 %

Dallas ISD: 40.4%

Statewide: 23.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Dallas ISD: 56.3%

Statewide: 20.2%

White

Masked

Dallas ISD: 68.2%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

Masked

Dallas ISD: 46.6%

Statewide: 28.9%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2017-2018 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

4.2 %

Dallas ISD: 32.6%

Statewide: 50.7%

African American

3.8 %

Dallas ISD: 15.3%

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Dallas ISD: 40.9%

Statewide: 51%

Asian

N/A

Dallas ISD: 63.6%

Statewide: 74.6%

Hispanic

5.9 %

Dallas ISD: 31.6%

Statewide: 38.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Dallas ISD: 55.6%

Statewide: 52.5%

White

N/A

Dallas ISD: 62.2%

Statewide: 64.8%

Two or more races

N/A

Dallas ISD: 46.3%

Statewide: 62.8%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2018, 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

844

Dallas ISD: 929

Statewide: 1036

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2018. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

14.1

Dallas ISD: 16.7

Statewide: 20.6

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in Reading or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for the Class of 2018.

Reading

43.2 %

Dallas ISD: 48.7%

Statewide: 58.2%

Math

10.2 %

Dallas ISD: 29.4%

Statewide: 46%

Reading + Math

9.2 %

Dallas ISD: 27.1%

Statewide: 42.1%

Reading

43.2%

Math

10.2%

Reading + Math

9.2%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

78.3

African American

56.8 (72.6%)

Dallas ISD: 34.1%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

1 (1.3%)

Dallas ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

1 (1.3%)

Dallas ISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

6.5 (8.2%)

Dallas ISD: 30.8%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Dallas ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

9 (11.5%)

Dallas ISD: 29.1%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

4 (5.1%)

Dallas ISD: 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

1 (1.3%)

Dallas ISD: 2.9%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

44.6 (57%)

Dallas ISD: 70.5%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

27.7 (35.3%)

Dallas ISD: 25.4%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

5 (6.4%)

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 2018-2019.

Students per teacher

15.1

Dallas ISD: 15.5

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2018-2019 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 years

Dallas ISD: 9.9 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

$59,319

Dallas ISD: $58,012

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$52,000

Dallas ISD: $51,471

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$53,785

Dallas ISD: $54,919

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$56,806

Dallas ISD: $59,296

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$62,010

Dallas ISD: $60,407

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$63,999

Dallas ISD: $65,016

Statewide: $62,039

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