W W Samuell High School

  • W W Samuell High School serves 1,759 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 72% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 75%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 48% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 71%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • W W Samuell High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • W W Samuell High School operates within the Dallas Independent School District.
  • Dallas Independent School District's 87% graduation rate is lower than the Texas state average of 89%.

Top Placements

W W Samuell High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

  • W W Samuell High School's student population of 1759 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 125 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,759 students
W W Samuell High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %W W Samuell High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers125 teachers
W W Samuell High School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradeW W Samuell High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • W W Samuell High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7879 schools in Texas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of W W Samuell High School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
75%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
71%
Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
W W Samuell High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
Asian
n/a
4%
W W Samuell High School Asian Students (1988-1996)
Hispanic
78%
52%
W W Samuell High School Black Students (1988-2016)
Black
22%
13%
W W Samuell High School Black Students (1988-2016)
White
n/a
29%
W W Samuell High School White Students (1990-2014)
All Ethnic GroupsW W Samuell High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownTX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.350.41
W W Samuell High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
86%
89%
W W Samuell High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
96%
53%
W W Samuell High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
W W Samuell High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of W W Samuell High School is Dallas Independent School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1203 school districts in Texas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Dallas Independent School District's student population of 158,586 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 87% has increased from 77% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $11,126 is higher than the state average of $10,811. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $10,640 is less than the state average of $11,097. The district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
    School District NameDallas Independent School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    241
    3
    Number of Students Managed158,586831
    Dallas Independent School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    66%
    75%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    61%
    71%
    District Graduation Rate
    87%
    89%
    District Total Revenue$1,768 MM$9 MM
    District Spending$1,691 MM$9 MM
    District Revenue / Student$11,126$10,811
    District Spending / Student$10,640$11,097
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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