W H Atwell Middle School

1303 Reynoldston Ln, Dallas, TX 75232 | (972) 794-6400
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Student Enrollment: 905
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3 out of 5 | 23 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Harnell Williams
  • Fax: (972) 794-6401
  • Website: www.dallasisd.org
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 905
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 67.3
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 13.5
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 458 (50.6%)
  • Females: 447 (49.4%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 104 (11.5%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 632 (69.8%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 736 (81.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
W H Atwell Middle School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.1%
Black67374.4%
Asian--
Hispanic22825.2%
White30.3%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For W H Atwell Middle School
  Number Percent
6th Grade29232.3%
7th Grade31935.2%
8th Grade29432.5%
Faculty Breakdown (2010)
Average Teacher Experience
School:
14.5
District:
11.9
State:
11.3
Percent of Teachers With 1-5 Years Experience
School:
34.2%
District:
33.6%
State:
31.0%
Percent of Teachers With 6-10 Years Experience
School:
20.8%
District:
21.5%
State:
20.3%
Percent of Teachers With 11-20 Years Experience
School:
13.4%
District:
20.0%
State:
24.4%
Percent of Teachers With Greater Than 20 Years Experience
School:
30.2%
District:
21.0%
State:
18.3%
Faculty Salary (2010)
School Administration Average Base Salary
School:
$79,196
District:
$79,563
State:
$70,209
Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$55,607
District:
$54,645
State:
$48,263
Beginning Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$45,350
District:
$47,743
State:
$41,165
Teacher With 1-5 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$48,451
State:
$43,527
Teacher With 6-10 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$51,215
State:
$46,149
Teacher With 11-20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$55,449
State:
$50,153
Teacher With Greater Than 20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$67,324
State:
$58,427
Source: TX Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3

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3 out of 5 | 23 Reviews
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23 reviews for W H Atwell Middle School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on November 11, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i graduated from atwell and it sucks so bad that i made my mother transfer my brothers from there. now they are at a better school.
  • Reviewed by Student on August 03, 2011
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i've loved this school. it was the best year of my life. it was fun, all the teachers are great and i nearly got commended and i've been promoted.
  • Reviewed by Student on February 20, 2011
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Best school ever just amazing you'll love everyday that u go there you'll never wanna move fun fun fun :)
  • Reviewed by Student on February 03, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i would think the administrator would handle her school why is she not doing her job teachers need try there best to get parents up there to the school i think they get it from there parents because when the sudents do something bad they do it because they know there parents are not going to care
  • Reviewed by Student on January 21, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • atwell is good but the teachers need to stop useing bad language around the sudents
  • Reviewed by Student on January 14, 2011
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i went ta atwell but its nt whyt i expected it ta be its awsome and iluved all my teachers i had and i was known so even better
  • Reviewed by Student on December 15, 2010
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • this school calls its self academy but it has very bad students.. My friend failed 6th grade and still managed to stay in the academy????
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on December 07, 2010
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • WASSUHP DHIS IS A GOOD SCHOOL BUT SUM OF DESE TEACHERS ARE MEAN HOPE YUH LAST :)
  • Reviewed by Student on December 07, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • GREATEST SCHOOL EVERR ! ANDD YESS I GOO HERE !
    - CITYY CHAMPSS !
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 16, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • not a good school at all out of that he at all my child used to go their but i took him
  • Reviewed by Student on August 23, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • hey this denise n im a student at atwell well i had my tyms at this school but its a gud school sooooo keep it up atwell archers . i love u mz.tony lol
  • Reviewed by Former Student on July 03, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • BASiCALLY iTS THA STUDENT MiSBEHAViNG BEHiND THEiR PARENTS BACK...iTS NOTHiN WRONG WiTH THE TEACHER...THE KiDS JUS HAVE TO APPLY THEiRSELF..

    DATS WHAT i THiNK
  • Reviewed by Student on May 06, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Ghetto. Ghetto. Ghetto. Ghetto. Ghetto. Ghetto.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on March 10, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • love that school best years of my life. i learn so much from that school! the teaches were great! sometimes i visit just to say hi & thanks for everything!
  • Reviewed by Former Student on January 09, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • this schoool is horrible the last time i visited to visit my former teachers they had crude attitude. there were new teachers as well , all...well MEAN. one of them almost cussed me out1 O_O
    i prefer not to send your kids here
  • Reviewed by Student on October 22, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • my name is diamond b and im am going to w.h atwell as we specch to day i love this school is alsome im in the 8thn and i have been here since 6th and i ts nun better for all the people that dnt like it thats u and your child getion in fights and stuff u dnt no wat the studnet is dsoin gwell anyways i love my teachers and they are wonderful in everything they do by come to atwell u will pass and im on te cheerleading team go archers
  • Reviewed by Community Member on September 29, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I don't know how good of a school it is but i know that some of the staff members i.e. Ms or Mrs Brown is stupid,ghetto, and less than professional.
  • Reviewed by Student on August 10, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Well i got friends that go to that school n they say its a good school n bad,im goin to that school i'll see
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on February 02, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I don't like this school one bit.

    My child wanted to transfer to another school because the kids would beat him up every day. He told the teacher and the teacher didn't care. she didn't even tell the principal or didn't even do anything.

    Bad school :[
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on December 11, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • W.H Atwell Middle School and Academy is a terrific school and it serves students from the 6th grade to the 8th grade. THe teachers are a little mean though and they don't explain thoroughly. You can get law studies and debate studies and prepare yourself for a career in law in no time! So yeah Atwell is a fabulous school! :)

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that W H Atwell Middle School performed on average much worse than most other schools across the state on TAKS state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Writing
AYP and Performance (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Yes

TAKS - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 6 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201070.0%73.0%82.0%
200964.0%73.0%80.0%
200872.0%74.0%80.0%
 
Reading Test
201076.0%78.0%86.0%
200984.0%86.0%91.0%
200883.0%88.0%91.0%
 

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201069.0%68.0%81.0%
200967.0%67.0%79.0%
200862.0%65.0%76.0%
 
Reading Test
201075.0%77.0%86.0%
200984.0%77.0%84.0%
200881.0%77.0%84.0%
 
Writing Test
201089.0%91.0%74.0%
200991.0%89.0%72.0%
200889.0%84.0%70.0%
 

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201075.0%77.0%80.0%
200975.0%73.0%79.0%
200876.0%73.0%75.0%
 
Reading Test
201092.0%89.0%91.0%
200995.0%91.0%93.0%
200893.0%90.0%92.0%
 
Science Test
201064.0%64.0%78.0%
200966.0%59.0%72.0%
200866.0%55.0%68.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201091.0%92.0%95.0%
200989.0%88.0%92.0%
200890.0%87.0%90.0%
 
Source: TX Department of Education 2009-2010

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