K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted

  • K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted serves 545 students in grades PK-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the TX average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.
  • K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted operates within the Dallas Independent School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 545 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 545 students
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same 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 16:1
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
1%
4%
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Asian Students (1989-2015)
Hispanic
67%
52%
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
28%
13%
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Black Students (1988-2015)
White
4%
29%
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
n/a
2%
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
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.
0.48 0.41
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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%
52%
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
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.
3%
6%
K B Polk Center For Academically Talented & Gifted Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Dallas Independent School District's student population of 160,246 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,548 in this district is less than the state average of $12,126. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,090 is less than the state average of $11,704. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Dallas Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
234
3
Number of Students Managed 160,246 825
Dallas Independent School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $1,685 MM $10 MM
Dallas Independent School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $1,612 MM $10 MM
Dallas Independent School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,548 $12,126
Dallas Independent School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,090 $11,704
Dallas Independent School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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