K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted

K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted serves 550 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 70%.
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted operates within the Dallas Independent School District.

Overview

The student population of 550 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 550 students
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Total Teachers (1987-2013)
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 14:1
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
68%
51%
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Black Students (1988-2013)
Black
29%
13%
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Black Students (1988-2013)
White
3%
30%
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted White Students (1988-2013)
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 (1988-2013)
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.
86%
53%
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted 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.
6%
7%
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted 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 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)
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 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)
 All Schools  | High Schools High Schools  | Middle Schools Middle Schools  | Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  | Preschools Preschools  | Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • DallasWilmer-hutchins Elementary School
    7475 J J Lemmon Rd
    DallasTX 75241
    (972)925-2600
    0.5 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 811 students                      
  • Dallas Henry W Longfellow Career Exploration Academy
    Magnet School
    5314 Boaz St
    DallasTX 75209
    (972)749-5400
    Magnet School

    0.8 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 430 students                      
  • DallasSudie L Williams Elementary School
    4518 Pomona Rd
    DallasTX 75209
    (972)794-8700
    0.9 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 345 students                      
  • DallasMaple Lawn Elementary School
    3120 Inwood Rd
    DallasTX 75235
    (972)925-2500
    1.1 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 594 students                      
  • DallasThomas J Rusk Middle School
    2929 Inwood Rd
    DallasTX 75235
    (972)925-2000
    1.2 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 663 students                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 14, 2014 - This school is NOT what I expected it to be. - Posted by Student/Alumni

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?        

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
Co-teaching Offers New Opportunities for Students with Special Needs.
Co-teaching Offers New Opportunities for Students with Special Needs.
Although there are some drawbacks, co-teaching is an effective way to help special education students succeed in mainstream classrooms.
Life Beyond High School: The Innovative Frontier
Exploring post graduation options for high school students.
5 Ways Parents Can Inspire Children to Love Reading
Children are reading less and less in this country, and the effects of that are showing in their performance in school. However, there are a variety of ways parents can encourage their children to read – and hopefully to love reading!