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School For The Talented And Gifted

This page presents key academic performance metrics for School for the Talented and Giifted and where its student academic performance ranks among DFW public high schools.

Best DFW selective enrollment public high schools rank: 1

Academic performance score: 10

In addition to ranking first in this top Dallas area high schools ranking, School for the Talented and Gifted ranked first in this 2018 best high schools in Texas study. The ranking methodology used for both the state and metropolitan area best high schools analyses is described on this complete 2019 DFW public high school rankings page. High schools with combined State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and college readiness academic performance indexes ranked in the top ten percent of Texas high schools are awarded an academic performance score of 10, high schools in the next lower, ninth decile receive an academic performance score of 9, and so on.

2018 Texas Education Agency (TEA) scaled STAAR score: 99

As described in the Texas Education Agency 2018 Accountability Manual, the STAAR scaled score is calculated by first adding equal weightings of the percentage of STAAR evaluations on which students’ performance mastered grade level, met grade level and approached grade level, dividing the sum by 3 and rounding it to the nearest whole percentage. The TEA refers to this as the STAAR raw component score. This raw score is then adjusted or “scaled” by using a conversion table to align letter grades and scores of Texas public school districts and campuses.

School for the Talented and Gifted's 2018 academic accountability rating is Met Standard, the top campus rating awarded in 2018 by the TEA.

2018 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) results

Scaled STAAR component scores 99 98 99 100 100

2017 college readiness indicators

Percentage of students meeting TSI college-ready criteria 98.4% 100.0% 96.7%

The Advance Placement/International Baccalaureate (AP/IB) and SAT and ACT college admission tests metrics shown above are the percentage of students meeting college-ready criteria specified in the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), a state-legislated program to improve student success in college.

2019 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists: 9

2016-2017 enrollment

School for the Talented And Gifted 261  
  Ninth grade 66  
  Tenth grade 67  
  Eleventh grade 67  
  Twelfth grade 61  

2016-2017 teaching staff

Number of students per teacher 15.3
Average years teaching experience 15.9

Campus address and phone number

Ewell Townview Center
1201 E. Eighth Street
Dallas, TX 75203
972 925-5970

For information about Dallas suburbs served by Dallas ISD schools, click on these Dallas and Highland Park links.

Sources: Dallas Independent School District, Texas Education Agency and National Merit Scholarship Corporation


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