K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted

K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted serves 575 students in grades PK - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the TX average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted operates within the Dallas Independent School District.

School Overview

The student population of 575 students has grown by 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 575 students
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
1%
4%
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
69%
52%
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Black Students (1988-2014)
Black
26%
13%
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Black Students (1988-2014)
White
4%
29%
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted White Students (1988-2014)
All Ethnic Groups K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.46 0.41
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
90%
53%
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
7%
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 159,713 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,255 is less than the state average of $12,250. The district revenue/student has grown by 16% over four years.
The district spending/student of $10,763 is less than the state average of $12,682. The district spending/student has declined by 5% over four years.
School District Name Dallas Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
238
3
Number of Students Managed 159,713 838
Dallas Independent   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $1,768 MM $9 MM
Dallas Independent   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $1,691 MM $10 MM
Dallas Independent   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $11,255 $12,250
Dallas Independent   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $10,763 $12,682
Dallas Independent   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Highland Park High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Henry W Longfellow Career Exploration Academy (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wilmer-hutchins Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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