K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted

K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted serves 552 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 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 69%.
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted operates within the Dallas Independent School District.

Overview

The student population of 552 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 552 students
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 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 15:1 14:1
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
66%
50%
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
29%
13%
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Black (1988-2012)
White
3%
31%
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Sch Ethnicity K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted 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.
0.48 0.41
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
81%
44%
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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 (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 171,677 students has grown by 9% 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)
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: 2012 (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 Sudie L Williams Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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