Booker T Washington Spva Magnet High School

3434 South R L Thornton

Dallas, TX 75224

Grades: 9-12

913 students

Booker T Washington Spva Magnet High School serves 913 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 70%.
Booker T Washington Spva Magnet High School operates within the Dallas Independent School District.
The school district's 57% graduation rate is lower than the TX state average of 80%.

Overview

The student population of 913 students has grown by 30% over five years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 913 students
Booker T Washington Spva Magnet High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 29% Male / 71%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 56 teachers
Booker T Washington Spva Magnet High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Booker T Washington Spva Magnet High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 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 14:1
Booker T Washington Spva Magnet High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
4%
Booker T Washington Spva Magnet High School Asian Students (1991-2013)
Hispanic
26%
51%
Booker T Washington Spva Magnet High School Black Students (1988-2013)
Black
22%
13%
Booker T Washington Spva Magnet High School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
47%
30%
Booker T Washington Spva Magnet High School White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
2%
2%
Booker T Washington Spva Magnet High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Booker T Washington Spva Magnet High School 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.
0.67 0.41
Booker T Washington Spva Magnet High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
19%
53%
Booker T Washington Spva Magnet High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2013)
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.
2%
7%
Booker T Washington Spva Magnet High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 175,788 students has grown by 11% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 57% has decreased from 94% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,267 is less than the state average of $11,947. The district revenue/student has grown by 13% over four years.
The district spending/student of $10,290 is less than the state average of $12,666. The district spending/student has declined by 11% over four years.
School District Name Dallas Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
243
3
Number of Students Managed 175,788 822
Dallas Independent   School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 57% 80%
Dallas Independent   School District Graduation Rate (2000-2009)
District Total Revenue $1,616 MM $9 MM
Dallas Independent   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,619 MM $9 MM
Dallas Independent   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,267 $11,947
Dallas Independent   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,290 $12,666
Dallas Independent   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy (0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Barbara M Manns Education Center (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Elementary' Disciplinary Alternative Education Prg Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • Dallas Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy
    1700 East Camp Wisdom
    DallasTX 75241
    (214)932-7300
    0 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 361 students                      
  • DallasElementary' Disciplinary Alternative Education Prg Elementary School
    Alternative School
    4949 Village Fair
    DallasTX 75224
    (972)925-7000
    Alternative School

    0.2 mi | Gr. 1-3 | 4 students                      
  • DallasFaith Family Academy Of Oak Cliff
    Alternative School
    Charter School
    300 West Kiest Blvd
    DallasTX 75224
    (214)375-7682
    Alternative School
    Charter School

    0.2 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 1294 students                      
  • DallasBarbara M Manns Education Center
    3313 South Beckley
    DallasTX 75224
    (214)932-7300
    0.2 mi | Gr. 8 | 154 students                      
  • DallasJohn Leslie Patton Junior Academic Center
    Alternative School
    3313 South Beckley Ave
    DallasTX 75224
    (214)932-5160
    Alternative School

    0.2 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 267 students                      

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