Booker T Washington Spva Magnet High School

3434 South R L Thornton

Dallas, TX 75224

Tel: (972)925-1200
Grades: 9-12

895 students

Booker T Washington Spva Magnet High School serves 895 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 69%.
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 895 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 895 students
Gender % 29% Male / 71%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 58 teachers
Students by Grade Booker T Washington Spva Magnet High School Students 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 0.68 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)
Asian
2%
3%
Hispanic
26%
50%
Black
23%
13%
White
45%
31%
All Ethnic Groups Booker T Washington Spva Magnet High School Sch Ethnicity Booker T Washington Spva Magnet High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.68 0.41
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.
21%
44%
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%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 171,677 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 57% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Dallas Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
237
4
Number of Students Managed 171,677 730
Dallas Independent   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 57% 80%
Dallas Independent   School District Graduation Rate (2000-2009)
District Total Revenue $1,616 MM $9 MM
Dallas Independent   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,619 MM $9 MM
Dallas Independent   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,267 $11,947
Dallas Independent   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,290 $12,666
Dallas Independent   School 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 Faith Family Academy Of Oak Cliff (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Elementary' Disciplinary Alternative Education Prg Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • DallasHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy
    1700 East Camp Wisdom
    DallasTX 75241
    (214)932-7300
    0 mi | 340 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • DallasElementary' Disciplinary Alternative Education Prg Elementary School
    Alternative School
    3313 South Beckley
    DallasTX 75224
    (972)502-8970
    Alternative School

    0.2 mi | 7 students | Gr. KG-4                      
  • DallasJohn Leslie Patton Junior Academic Center
    Alternative School
    3313 South Beckley Ave
    DallasTX 75224
    (214)932-5160
    Alternative School

    0.2 mi | 647 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • 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 | 272 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • 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 | 339 students | Gr. 6-8                      

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Dallas, TX public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.42, which is higher than the Texas average of 0.39. The most diverse school in Dallas is Richland Collegiate High School Of Math Science Engineering. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Texas or national school diversity statistics.