Sidney Lanier Expressive Arts Vanguard

1400 Walmsley Ave
Dallas, TX 75208
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Sidney Lanier Expressive Arts Vanguard serves 567 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Sidney Lanier Expressive Arts Vanguard placed in the top 30% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 57% (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 52% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Texas state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Sidney Lanier Expressive Arts Vanguard places among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

Sidney Lanier Expressive Arts Vanguard's student population of 567 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students567 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

Sidney Lanier Expressive Arts Vanguard 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 diversity score of Sidney Lanier Expressive Arts Vanguard is 0.35, which is less 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 Testing Rank
#1959 out of 7999 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
79%
52%
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Black
16%
13%
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White
3%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.350.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDallas Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Sidney Lanier Expressive Arts Vanguard is Houston Can Academy - Southwest (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Rosemont Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Winnetka Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Dallas Winnetka Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 820 students
    0.7 miles
    1151 S Edgefield Ave
    Dallas, TX 75208
    (972) 749-5100
    0.7 PK-5 820
  • Dallas Lorenzo De Zavala Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 409 students
    0.8 miles
    3214 N Winnetka Ave
    Dallas, TX 75212
    (972) 892-6400
    0.8 PK-5 409
  • Dallas Houston Can Academy - Southwest Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 378 students
    1.1 miles
    9745 Bissonnet St
    Dallas, TX 75208
    (214) 943-2244
    1.1 9-12 378
  • Dallas L G Pinkston High School Math: 40% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 906 students
    1.2 miles
    2200 Dennison St
    Dallas, TX 75212
    (972) 502-2700
    1.2 9-12 906
  • Dallas Rosemont Elementary School Math: 47% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 1,022 student
    1.2 miles
    719 N Montclair Ave
    Dallas, TX 75208
    (972) 749-5000
    1.2 PK-5 1,022

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