Accountability rating

Met standard

Dallas ISD: B

Total students

1,944

Avg. teacher experience

9 years

Dallas ISD: 9.9 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

88.3 %

Dallas ISD: 88.3%

Statewide: 89.7%

W W Samuell High School is a high school in Dallas, TX, in the Dallas ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 1,944 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 74.3% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 39.4% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $56,598, which is $3,264 more than the state average. The average SAT score at W W Samuell High School was 818. The average ACT score was 14.0. In the Class of 2017, 88.3% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 1.5%.

Contact information

Website

www.dallasisd.org/Page/1542

Address

8928 Palisade Dr
Dallas, TX 75217-2099

Office phone number

(972) 892-5100

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in W W Samuell 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

1,944

African American

367 (18.9%)

Dallas ISD: 22.5%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

3 (0.2%)

Dallas ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

3 (0.2%)

Dallas ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

1,538 (79.1%)

Dallas ISD: 69.6%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

3 (0.2%)

Dallas ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

22 (1.1%)

Dallas ISD: 5.4%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

8 (0.4%)

Dallas ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

18.9%

American Indian

0.2%

Asian

0.2%

Hispanic

79.1%

Pacific Islander

0.2%

White

1.1%

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

74.3 %

Dallas ISD: 63.2%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

96.4 %

Dallas ISD: 86.7%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

43.6 %

Dallas ISD: 44.2%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

74.3%

Econ. disadvantaged

96.4%

Limited Eng. proficiency

43.6%

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

39.4 %

Dallas ISD: 42%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

74 %

Dallas ISD: 23.4%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

8.5 %

Dallas ISD: 13.9%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

11.5 %

Dallas ISD: 8.2%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

39.4%

Career and technical

74.0%

Gifted and talented

8.5%

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

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.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2013-2014 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2017. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

88.3 %

Dallas ISD: 88.3%

Statewide: 89.7%

African American

84.1 %

Dallas ISD: 86.7%

Statewide: 86.1%

American Indian

Masked

Dallas ISD: 87%

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

Masked

Dallas ISD: 85.6%

Statewide: 96%

Hispanic

90.1 %

Dallas ISD: 88.7%

Statewide: 87.7%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Dallas ISD: 100%

Statewide: 88.6%

White

Masked

Dallas ISD: 90.5%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

Masked

Dallas ISD: 85.4%

Statewide: 91.7%

African American

84.1%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

Masked

Hispanic

90.1%

Pacific Islander

Masked

White

Masked

Two or more races

Masked

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2016-2017 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

1.5 %

Dallas ISD: 2.4%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

Masked

Dallas ISD: 3.9%

Statewide: 2.6%

African American

3.1 %

Dallas ISD: 2.4%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

Masked

Dallas ISD: 4.4%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

1.1 %

Dallas ISD: 2.4%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Dallas ISD: 2.6%

Statewide: 2.2%

White

0 %

Dallas ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

Masked

Dallas ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 1.3%

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

34.2 %

Dallas ISD: 41.3%

Statewide: 26.2%

African American

27.5 %

Dallas ISD: 32.9%

Statewide: 17.4%

American Indian

Masked

Dallas ISD: 35.4%

Statewide: 20.7%

Asian

Masked

Dallas ISD: 59.2%

Statewide: 61.2%

Hispanic

36.7 %

Dallas ISD: 41%

Statewide: 24%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Dallas ISD: 65.2%

Statewide: 24.4%

White

10 %

Dallas ISD: 72%

Statewide: 28.2%

Two or more races

Masked

Dallas ISD: 50.6%

Statewide: 29.5%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2016-2017 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

10.9 %

Dallas ISD: 32.2%

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

4.3 %

Dallas ISD: 15.7%

Statewide: 27.9%

American Indian

N/A

Dallas ISD: 58.8%

Statewide: 48.2%

Asian

Masked

Dallas ISD: 56.3%

Statewide: 73%

Hispanic

12.5 %

Dallas ISD: 30.9%

Statewide: 36.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Dallas ISD: 66.7%

Statewide: 46.8%

White

Masked

Dallas ISD: 64.5%

Statewide: 63.5%

Two or more races

N/A

Dallas ISD: 39.5%

Statewide: 61%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2017, 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

818

Dallas ISD: 921

Statewide: 1019

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2017. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

14.0

Dallas ISD: 16.8

Statewide: 20.3

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 2017.

Reading

25.5 %

Dallas ISD: 46.1%

Statewide: 53.2%

Math

12.9 %

Dallas ISD: 28.5%

Statewide: 42%

Reading + Math

7.9 %

Dallas ISD: 25.5%

Statewide: 37.8%

Reading

25.5%

Math

12.9%

Reading + Math

7.9%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

121.8

African American

47.3 (38.8%)

Dallas ISD: 34.9%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Dallas ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

8 (6.6%)

Dallas ISD: 2.9%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

22.2 (18.2%)

Dallas ISD: 29.8%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Dallas ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

44.3 (36.4%)

Dallas ISD: 29.5%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

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

5.2 (4.3%)

Dallas ISD: 2.9%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

85.3 (70%)

Dallas ISD: 69.8%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

26.3 (21.6%)

Dallas ISD: 26.1%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

5 (4.1%)

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

16

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

9 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

$56,598

Dallas ISD: $56,788

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$51,000

Dallas ISD: $49,420

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$54,447

Dallas ISD: $54,084

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$60,161

Dallas ISD: $57,908

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$57,828

Dallas ISD: $58,849

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$61,606

Dallas ISD: $64,369

Statewide: $61,428

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