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
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
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
Hispanic
66%
50%
Black
29%
13%
White
3%
31%
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
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%
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%

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
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 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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • DallasHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Henry W Longfellow Career Exploration Academy
    Magnet School
    5314 Boaz St
    DallasTX 75209
    (972)749-5400
    Magnet School

    0.8 mi | 397 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • DallasSudie L Williams Elementary School
    4518 Pomona Rd
    DallasTX 75209
    (972)794-8700
    0.9 mi | 340 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • DallasMaple Lawn Elementary School
    3120 Inwood Rd
    DallasTX 75235
    (972)925-2500
    1.1 mi | 471 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • DallasThomas J Rusk Middle School
    2929 Inwood Rd
    DallasTX 75235
    (972)925-2000
    1.2 mi | 721 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • DallasObadiah Knight Elementary School
    2615 Anson Rd
    DallasTX 75235
    (972)749-5300
    1.2 mi | 668 students | Gr. PK-5                      

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Did You Know?
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.