W H Gaston Middle School

9565 Mercer Dr, Dallas, TX 75228 | (972) 502-5400
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Student Enrollment: 1,058
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4.5 out of 5 | 10 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Susie Stauss
  • Fax: (972) 502-5401
  • 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: 1,058
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 76.6
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 13.8
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 530 (50.1%)
  • Females: 528 (49.9%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 91 (8.6%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 852 (80.5%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 943 (89.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
W H Gaston Middle School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian30.3%
Black13412.7%
Asian131.2%
Hispanic83979.3%
White696.5%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For W H Gaston Middle School
  Number Percent
6th Grade38936.8%
7th Grade35133.2%
8th Grade31830.1%
Faculty Breakdown (2010)
Average Teacher Experience
School:
9.1
District:
11.9
State:
11.3
Percent of Teachers With 1-5 Years Experience
School:
43.1%
District:
33.6%
State:
31.0%
Percent of Teachers With 6-10 Years Experience
School:
16.0%
District:
21.5%
State:
20.3%
Percent of Teachers With 11-20 Years Experience
School:
17.0%
District:
20.0%
State:
24.4%
Percent of Teachers With Greater Than 20 Years Experience
School:
15.5%
District:
21.0%
State:
18.3%
Faculty Salary (2010)
School Administration Average Base Salary
School:
$83,879
District:
$79,563
State:
$70,209
Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$52,537
District:
$54,645
State:
$48,263
Beginning Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$49,776
District:
$47,743
State:
$41,165
Teacher With 1-5 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$47,598
State:
$43,527
Teacher With 6-10 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$52,232
State:
$46,149
Teacher With 11-20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$54,232
State:
$50,153
Teacher With Greater Than 20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$66,260
State:
$58,427
Source: TX Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4.5

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10 reviews for W H Gaston Middle School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on June 19, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is bad. Do not torture your kids by putting them in this school.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on July 29, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • GASTON IS THE BEST HAHA:)
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 16, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Thia school is ghood 4 learning...and Mrs.Staus is the best principle ever....Good teachers and awwwsome students make gaston your number 1 choice!!!!Panthers
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 16, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • school is cool. we have a lot of fun and we get 2 learn not like the other schools.
  • Reviewed by Student on October 16, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • this school is awsome n only cuz i go here!!!!!GO PANTHERS N MR.CLIFTON
  • Reviewed by Student on August 23, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • the students are so immature.
    i think the teachers need to discipline their students more, because it is really getting out of hand.
  • Reviewed by Student on August 10, 2009
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • it was okay i guess but it is a good 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 Gaston Middle School performed on average worse than many 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
201078.0%73.0%82.0%
200968.0%73.0%80.0%
200871.0%74.0%80.0%
 
Reading Test
201080.0%78.0%86.0%
200989.0%86.0%91.0%
200891.0%88.0%91.0%
 

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201067.0%68.0%81.0%
200970.0%67.0%79.0%
200879.0%65.0%76.0%
 
Reading Test
201081.0%77.0%86.0%
200977.0%77.0%84.0%
200882.0%77.0%84.0%
 
Writing Test
201093.0%91.0%74.0%
200994.0%89.0%72.0%
200887.0%84.0%70.0%
 

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201085.0%77.0%80.0%
200980.0%73.0%79.0%
200873.0%73.0%75.0%
 
Reading Test
201093.0%89.0%91.0%
200995.0%91.0%93.0%
200894.0%90.0%92.0%
 
Science Test
201077.0%64.0%78.0%
200967.0%59.0%72.0%
200854.0%55.0%68.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201095.0%92.0%95.0%
200994.0%88.0%92.0%
200889.0%87.0%90.0%
 
Source: TX Department of Education 2009-2010

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