Accountability rating (2018-2019)

Not rated

Denton ISD: B

Total students

46

Avg. teacher experience

13.7 years

Denton ISD: 9.8 years

Statewide: 11.2 years

Four-year graduation rate

14.3 %

Denton ISD: 97.1%

Statewide: 90.3%

Joe Dale Sparks Campus is a high school in Denton, TX, in the Denton ISD school district. As of the 2020-2021 school year, it had 46 students. 97.8% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 15.2% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2020-2021 school year. The school received an accountability rating of Not rated for the 2018-2019 school year.

In the Class of 2020, 14.3% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 1% during the 2019-2020 school year.

As of the 2020-2021 school year, an average teacher's salary was $61,535, which is $3,894 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 13.7 years of experience.

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Contact information

Address

210 S Woodrow
Denton, TX 76205

Office phone number

(940) 349-2468

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Joe Dale Sparks Campus are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 11. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 24.3 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 11.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

46

African American

11 (23.9%)

Denton ISD: 18.5%

Statewide: 12.7%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Denton ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

2 (4.3%)

Denton ISD: 3.3%

Statewide: 4.7%

Hispanic

13 (28.3%)

Denton ISD: 33.7%

Statewide: 52.9%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Denton ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

17 (37%)

Denton ISD: 41.2%

Statewide: 26.5%

Two or more races

3 (6.5%)

Denton ISD: 2.7%

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

23.9%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

4.3%

Hispanic

28.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

37.0%

Two or more races

6.5%

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

97.8 %

Denton ISD: 30.2%

Statewide: 49.2%

Economically disadvantaged

50 %

Denton ISD: 47.8%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

17.4 %

Denton ISD: 16%

Statewide: 20.7%

At-risk students

97.8%

Econ. disadvantaged

50.0%

Limited Eng. proficiency

17.4%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2020-2021 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

15.2 %

Denton ISD: 17%

Statewide: 21%

Gifted and Talented

0 %

Denton ISD: 10.3%

Statewide: 8.3%

Special Education

39.1 %

Denton ISD: 12.4%

Statewide: 11.1%

Bilingual/ESL

15.2%

Gifted and talented

N/A

Special education

39.1%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2020-2021 school year. All Texas public school districts and campuses received the label “Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.” Our schools explorer shows the accountability ratings from the 2018-2019 school year when available.

Overall (2018-2019)

Not rated

Denton ISD: B

Student achievement (2018-2019)

Not rated

Denton ISD: B

School progress (2018-2019)

Not rated

Denton ISD: B

Closing the gaps (2018-2019)

Not rated

Denton ISD: B

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 2021 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2016-2017 and received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2021. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

14.3 %

Denton ISD: 97.1%

Statewide: 90.3%

African American

Masked

Denton ISD: 95.3%

Statewide: 87%

American Indian

N/A

Denton ISD: 100%

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

N/A

Denton ISD: 100%

Statewide: 96.7%

Hispanic

Masked

Denton ISD: 96.5%

Statewide: 88.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Denton ISD: Masked

Statewide: 89.2%

White

Masked

Denton ISD: 97.9%

Statewide: 94%

Two or more races

N/A

Denton ISD: 96.9%

Statewide: 91.1%

African American

Masked

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

Masked

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

Masked

Two or more races

N/A

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 during the 2019-2020 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 %

Denton ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 1.6%

American Indian

Masked

Denton ISD: 1.5%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

0 %

Denton ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 2.5%

Asian

Masked

Denton ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Hispanic

1.3 %

Denton ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 1.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Denton ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.5%

White

1.4 %

Denton ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.9%

Two or more races

0 %

Denton ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 1.5%

Chronic absenteeism

The chronic absenteeism rate for students during the 2019-2020 school year. It measures the number of students who were absent for at least ten percent of the school year.

All students

22.3 %

Denton ISD: 3.5%

Statewide: 6.7%

American Indian

Masked

Denton ISD: 4.7%

Statewide: 7.8%

African American

43.2 %

Denton ISD: 5.4%

Statewide: 8.9%

Asian

Masked

Denton ISD: 1.2%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

15.3 %

Denton ISD: 3%

Statewide: 7.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Denton ISD: 0%

Statewide: 7.2%

White

13.3 %

Denton ISD: 3.2%

Statewide: 5.2%

Two or more races

28.6 %

Denton ISD: 5.9%

Statewide: 6.7%

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 2019-2020 school year.

All students

0 %

Denton ISD: 18.7%

Statewide: 22%

African American

Masked

Denton ISD: 8.8%

Statewide: 13.3%

American Indian

N/A

Denton ISD: 7.4%

Statewide: 17.2%

Asian

N/A

Denton ISD: 42.3%

Statewide: 59.1%

Hispanic

Masked

Denton ISD: 14.8%

Statewide: 18.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Denton ISD: 0%

Statewide: 19.5%

White

Masked

Denton ISD: 23.3%

Statewide: 25.4%

Two or more races

Masked

Denton ISD: 20%

Statewide: 25.8%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students in grades 11 and 12 who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2019-2020 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

N/A

Denton ISD: 62.8%

Statewide: 59%

African American

N/A

Denton ISD: 41.8%

Statewide: 40.4%

American Indian

N/A

Denton ISD: Masked

Statewide: 57.6%

Asian

N/A

Denton ISD: 77.3%

Statewide: 81.2%

Hispanic

N/A

Denton ISD: 65.3%

Statewide: 47.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Denton ISD: N/A

Statewide: 58.9%

White

N/A

Denton ISD: 62.8%

Statewide: 69%

Two or more races

N/A

Denton ISD: 69.2%

Statewide: 69.1%

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2019-2020, 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

N/A

Denton ISD: 1065

Statewide: 1019

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2019-2020. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

N/A

Denton ISD: 22.4

Statewide: 20.2

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 students graduating in 2019-2020.

Reading

Masked

Denton ISD: 66.7%

Statewide: 59.7%

Math

Masked

Denton ISD: 45.8%

Statewide: 47.9%

Reading + Math

Masked

Denton ISD: 43.5%

Statewide: 43.2%

Reading

Masked

Math

Masked

Reading + Math

Masked

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2020-2021 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

15.5

African American

1.5 (9.5%)

Denton ISD: 8.3%

Statewide: 11.1%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Denton ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Denton ISD: 1%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

0 (0%)

Denton ISD: 14.4%

Statewide: 28.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Denton ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

14 (90.5%)

Denton ISD: 74%

Statewide: 56.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Denton ISD: 1.6%

Statewide: 1.2%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

0 (0%)

Denton ISD: 1.2%

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

6 (38.8%)

Denton ISD: 68.2%

Statewide: 73%

Master's

8.5 (54.7%)

Denton ISD: 29.9%

Statewide: 25%

Doctorate

1 (6.5%)

Denton ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2020-2021.

Students per teacher

3

Denton ISD: 12.7

Statewide: 14.5

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2020-2021 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

13.7 years

Denton ISD: 9.8 years

Statewide: 11.2 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

$61,535

Denton ISD: $60,097

Statewide: $57,641

Beginner

N/A

Denton ISD: $55,806

Statewide: $50,849

1 to 5 years

$56,800

Denton ISD: $57,159

Statewide: $53,288

6 to 10 years

$60,280

Denton ISD: $59,581

Statewide: $56,282

11 to 20 years

$61,510

Denton ISD: $62,201

Statewide: $59,900

21 to 30 years

$61,938

Denton ISD: $65,442

Statewide: $64,637

30+ years

$76,840

Denton ISD: $74,857

Statewide: $69,974

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