Accountability rating

D

Dallas ISD: B

Total students

785

Avg. teacher experience

11.4 years

Dallas ISD: 9.9 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Dallas ISD: 87.3%

Statewide: 90%

William Hawley Atwell Law Academy is a middle school or junior high school in Dallas, TX, in the Dallas ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 785 students. The school received an accountability rating of D. 71.8% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 17.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $57,074, which is $2,952 more than the state average.

Contact information

Website

www.dallasisd.org/atwellacademy

Address

1303 Reynoldston Ln
Dallas, TX 75232-2409

Office phone number

(972) 794-6400

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in William Hawley Atwell Law 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

785

African American

542 (69%)

Dallas ISD: 22%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

4 (0.5%)

Dallas ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Dallas ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

224 (28.5%)

Dallas ISD: 69.6%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Dallas ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

11 (1.4%)

Dallas ISD: 5.6%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

4 (0.5%)

Dallas ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

69.0%

American Indian

0.5%

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

28.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

1.4%

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

71.8 %

Dallas ISD: 62.9%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

99.5 %

Dallas ISD: 86.2%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

19.2 %

Dallas ISD: 44.7%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

71.8%

Econ. disadvantaged

99.5%

Limited Eng. proficiency

19.2%

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

17.6 %

Dallas ISD: 42.8%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

20.1 %

Dallas ISD: 23.6%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

11.7 %

Dallas ISD: 15%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

13.1 %

Dallas ISD: 8.8%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

17.6%

Career and technical

20.1%

Gifted and talented

11.7%

Special education

13.1%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Overall

D

Dallas ISD: B

Student achievement

D

Dallas ISD: C

School progress

C

Dallas ISD: B

Closing the gaps

F

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.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

53.7

African American

42.8 (79.7%)

Dallas ISD: 34.1%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Dallas ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Dallas ISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

3 (5.6%)

Dallas ISD: 30.8%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Dallas ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

5.9 (11%)

Dallas ISD: 29.1%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

2 (3.7%)

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

0 (0%)

Dallas ISD: 2.9%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

32.8 (61.1%)

Dallas ISD: 70.5%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

20.9 (38.9%)

Dallas ISD: 25.4%

Statewide: 24.3%

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 2018-2019.

Students per teacher

14.6

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

11.4 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

$57,074

Dallas ISD: $58,012

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

N/A

Dallas ISD: $51,471

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$53,438

Dallas ISD: $54,919

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$55,768

Dallas ISD: $59,296

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$58,505

Dallas ISD: $60,407

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$65,061

Dallas ISD: $65,016

Statewide: $62,039

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