Accountability rating (2018-2019)

A

Pearland ISD: B

Total students

2,567

Avg. teacher experience

11.8 years

Pearland ISD: 11.4 years

Statewide: 11.2 years

Four-year graduation rate

99.5 %

Pearland ISD: 98.9%

Statewide: 90.3%

Glenda Dawson High School is a high school in Pearland, TX, in the Pearland ISD school district. As of the 2020-2021 school year, it had 2,567 students. 26.6% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 2.3% 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 A for the 2018-2019 school year.

In the Class of 2020, 99.5% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier.

The average SAT score at Glenda Dawson High School was 1201 for 2019-2020 graduates. The average ACT score was 26.8.

As of the 2020-2021 school year, an average teacher's salary was $63,441, which is $5,800 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 11.8 years of experience.

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Contact information

Address

2050 Cullen Blvd
Pearland, TX 77581-8978

Office phone number

(281) 412-8800

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Glenda Dawson High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 04. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 23.9 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 04.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

2,567

African American

618 (24.1%)

Pearland ISD: 14.9%

Statewide: 12.7%

American Indian

3 (0.1%)

Pearland ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

487 (19%)

Pearland ISD: 11.1%

Statewide: 4.7%

Hispanic

585 (22.8%)

Pearland ISD: 36.8%

Statewide: 52.9%

Pacific Islander

2 (0.1%)

Pearland ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

783 (30.5%)

Pearland ISD: 33%

Statewide: 26.5%

Two or more races

89 (3.5%)

Pearland ISD: 3.9%

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

24.1%

American Indian

0.1%

Asian

19.0%

Hispanic

22.8%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

30.5%

Two or more races

3.5%

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

26.6 %

Pearland ISD: 33.4%

Statewide: 49.2%

Economically disadvantaged

22 %

Pearland ISD: 31.5%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

2.9 %

Pearland ISD: 9.7%

Statewide: 20.7%

At-risk students

26.6%

Econ. disadvantaged

22.0%

Limited Eng. proficiency

2.9%

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

2.3 %

Pearland ISD: 11.6%

Statewide: 21%

Gifted and Talented

15.8 %

Pearland ISD: 11%

Statewide: 8.3%

Special Education

9.5 %

Pearland ISD: 10.1%

Statewide: 11.1%

Bilingual/ESL

2.3%

Gifted and talented

15.8%

Special education

9.5%

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)

A

Pearland ISD: B

Student achievement (2018-2019)

A

Pearland ISD: A

School progress (2018-2019)

B

Pearland ISD: A

Closing the gaps (2018-2019)

B

Pearland 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

99.5 %

Pearland ISD: 98.9%

Statewide: 90.3%

African American

99.3 %

Pearland ISD: 99.3%

Statewide: 87%

American Indian

Masked

Pearland ISD: 100%

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

99.2 %

Pearland ISD: 99.5%

Statewide: 96.7%

Hispanic

100 %

Pearland ISD: 98.9%

Statewide: 88.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Pearland ISD: Masked

Statewide: 89.2%

White

99.5 %

Pearland ISD: 98.8%

Statewide: 94%

Two or more races

100 %

Pearland ISD: 97.4%

Statewide: 91.1%

African American

99.3%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

99.2%

Hispanic

100.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

99.5%

Two or more races

100.0%

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

0 %

Pearland ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.6%

American Indian

Masked

Pearland ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

0 %

Pearland ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 2.5%

Asian

0 %

Pearland ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Hispanic

0 %

Pearland ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.9%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Pearland ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.5%

White

0 %

Pearland ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.9%

Two or more races

0 %

Pearland ISD: 0%

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

2.9 %

Pearland ISD: 2.6%

Statewide: 6.7%

American Indian

Masked

Pearland ISD: 4.7%

Statewide: 7.8%

African American

3.3 %

Pearland ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 8.9%

Asian

1 %

Pearland ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

4.6 %

Pearland ISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 7.4%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Pearland ISD: 0%

Statewide: 7.2%

White

2.3 %

Pearland ISD: 2.7%

Statewide: 5.2%

Two or more races

5.4 %

Pearland ISD: 3%

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

47.8 %

Pearland ISD: 33.8%

Statewide: 22%

African American

24.4 %

Pearland ISD: 21.6%

Statewide: 13.3%

American Indian

Masked

Pearland ISD: 34.8%

Statewide: 17.2%

Asian

81.2 %

Pearland ISD: 72.4%

Statewide: 59.1%

Hispanic

33.6 %

Pearland ISD: 21.8%

Statewide: 18.6%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Pearland ISD: 20%

Statewide: 19.5%

White

54.5 %

Pearland ISD: 37.3%

Statewide: 25.4%

Two or more races

54.3 %

Pearland ISD: 49%

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

82.5 %

Pearland ISD: 74.6%

Statewide: 59%

African American

64.6 %

Pearland ISD: 64.6%

Statewide: 40.4%

American Indian

N/A

Pearland ISD: 62.5%

Statewide: 57.6%

Asian

92.9 %

Pearland ISD: 89.1%

Statewide: 81.2%

Hispanic

74.2 %

Pearland ISD: 62.8%

Statewide: 47.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Pearland ISD: Masked

Statewide: 58.9%

White

81.6 %

Pearland ISD: 73.6%

Statewide: 69%

Two or more races

88 %

Pearland ISD: 89.6%

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

1201

Pearland ISD: 1151

Statewide: 1019

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

26.8

Pearland ISD: 25.0

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

79.6 %

Pearland ISD: 69.2%

Statewide: 59.7%

Math

69.5 %

Pearland ISD: 55.1%

Statewide: 47.9%

Reading + Math

67.4 %

Pearland ISD: 53.4%

Statewide: 43.2%

Reading

79.6%

Math

69.5%

Reading + Math

67.4%

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

144.4

African American

16.9 (11.7%)

Pearland ISD: 10.4%

Statewide: 11.1%

American Indian

2 (1.4%)

Pearland ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

6.5 (4.5%)

Pearland ISD: 2.4%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

20.9 (14.5%)

Pearland ISD: 16.6%

Statewide: 28.4%

Pacific Islander

1 (0.7%)

Pearland ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

92.2 (63.8%)

Pearland ISD: 68.3%

Statewide: 56.9%

Two or more races

5 (3.4%)

Pearland ISD: 1.7%

Statewide: 1.2%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

1 (0.7%)

Pearland ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

86.8 (60.1%)

Pearland ISD: 71.6%

Statewide: 73%

Master's

53.6 (37.1%)

Pearland ISD: 26.7%

Statewide: 25%

Doctorate

3 (2.1%)

Pearland 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 2020-2021.

Students per teacher

17.8

Pearland ISD: 15.9

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

11.8 years

Pearland ISD: 11.4 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

$63,441

Pearland ISD: $63,005

Statewide: $57,641

Beginner

$59,673

Pearland ISD: $60,656

Statewide: $50,849

1 to 5 years

$60,130

Pearland ISD: $60,124

Statewide: $53,288

6 to 10 years

$61,680

Pearland ISD: $61,871

Statewide: $56,282

11 to 20 years

$65,440

Pearland ISD: $63,923

Statewide: $59,900

21 to 30 years

$66,687

Pearland ISD: $67,445

Statewide: $64,637

30+ years

$64,136

Pearland ISD: $71,466

Statewide: $69,974

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