Accountability rating

Improvement required

Dallas ISD: B

Total students

806

Avg. teacher experience

12 years

Dallas ISD: 9.9 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Dallas ISD: 88.3%

Statewide: 89.7%

Oliver Wendell Holmes Humanities/Communications 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 806 students. The school received an accountability rating of Improvement required. 78.9% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 26.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $56,104, which is $2,770 more than the state average.

Contact information

Website

www.dallasisd.org/owholmes

Address

2001 E Kiest Blvd
Dallas, TX 75216-3399

Office phone number

(972) 925-8500

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Oliver Wendell Holmes Humanities/Communications 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

806

African American

484 (60%)

Dallas ISD: 22.5%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Dallas ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Dallas ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

310 (38.5%)

Dallas ISD: 69.6%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Dallas ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

8 (1%)

Dallas ISD: 5.4%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

4 (0.5%)

Dallas ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

60.0%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

38.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

1.0%

Two or more races

0.5%

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

78.9 %

Dallas ISD: 63.2%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

84.5 %

Dallas ISD: 86.7%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

29.5 %

Dallas ISD: 44.2%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

78.9%

Econ. disadvantaged

84.5%

Limited Eng. proficiency

29.5%

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

26.6 %

Dallas ISD: 42%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

15.4 %

Dallas ISD: 23.4%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

14.4 %

Dallas ISD: 13.9%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

11.5 %

Dallas ISD: 8.2%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

26.6%

Career and technical

15.4%

Gifted and talented

14.4%

Special education

11.5%

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

Improvement required

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

47.5

African American

37.5 (79%)

Dallas ISD: 34.9%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Dallas ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Dallas ISD: 2.9%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

3 (6.3%)

Dallas ISD: 29.8%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Dallas ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

4 (8.4%)

Dallas ISD: 29.5%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

3 (6.3%)

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

0 (0%)

Dallas ISD: 2.9%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

35.5 (74.8%)

Dallas ISD: 69.8%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

12 (25.2%)

Dallas ISD: 26.1%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

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

17

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

12 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

$56,104

Dallas ISD: $56,788

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$42,001

Dallas ISD: $49,420

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$52,500

Dallas ISD: $54,084

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$55,750

Dallas ISD: $57,908

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$55,562

Dallas ISD: $58,849

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$66,799

Dallas ISD: $64,369

Statewide: $61,428

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