Norma Dorsey Elementary School

  • Norma Dorsey Elementary School serves 630 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 53% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Norma Dorsey Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%.

Top Placements

Norma Dorsey Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

  • Norma Dorsey Elementary School's student population of 630 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students630 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Norma Dorsey Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 7,999 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Norma Dorsey Elementary School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank#2226 out of 7999 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
8%
4%
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Hispanic
36%
52%
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Black
15%
13%
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White
36%
28%
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Two or more races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score0.720.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGarland Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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