H Grady Spruce High School

9733 Old Seagoville Rd, Dallas, TX 75217 | (972) 892-5500
  • Grades: 9-10
  • Student Enrollment: 737
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Leon James
  • 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: 737
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 65.7
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 11.2
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 394 (53.5%)
  • Females: 343 (46.5%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 41 (5.6%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 632 (85.8%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 673 (91.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
H Grady Spruce High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black21028.5%
Asian--
Hispanic50969.1%
White182.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For H Grady Spruce High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade42357.4%
10th Grade31442.6%
Breakdown of College Ready Graduates (2009)
Percent Ready For College in Reading
School:
27.0%
District:
49.0%
State:
62.0%
Percent Ready For College in Math
School:
27.0%
District:
29.0%
State:
60.0%
Faculty Breakdown (2010)
Average Teacher Experience
School:
11.1
District:
11.9
State:
11.3
Percent of Teachers With 1-5 Years Experience
School:
33.1%
District:
33.6%
State:
31.0%
Percent of Teachers With 6-10 Years Experience
School:
22.8%
District:
21.5%
State:
20.3%
Percent of Teachers With 11-20 Years Experience
School:
24.8%
District:
20.0%
State:
24.4%
Percent of Teachers With Greater Than 20 Years Experience
School:
16.3%
District:
21.0%
State:
18.3%
Faculty Salary (2010)
School Administration Average Base Salary
School:
$81,133
District:
$79,563
State:
$70,209
Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$54,880
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:
$48,963
State:
$43,527
Teacher With 6-10 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$51,112
State:
$46,149
Teacher With 11-20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$57,121
State:
$50,153
Teacher With Greater Than 20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$70,520
State:
$58,427
Source: TX Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 5

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11 reviews for H Grady Spruce High School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on January 13, 2012
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I went to spruce my freshman and sophomore year and now i am at skyline my jr. year. loved and miss that school. all hail spruce.
  • Reviewed by Student on August 07, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i was a freshman at spruce and i'm looking for another school year. im really happy that spruce is a good school. I hope it doesn't close down
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on July 30, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • DEAR.LEON
    THIS IS RON HERNDON WITH HERNDON PANORAMICS. WE ARE SETTING DATES FOR THIS YEARS UP COMMING SENIOR CLASS PANORAMIC GROUP PICTURE. WE WOULD LIKE TO ACQUIRE YOUR BUSINESS. OUR PANORAMIC PICTURES ARE $20.00 FOR A BIG 10 X 32 PANORAMIC OR 3 PANORAMIC PACKAGE FOR $25.00 WITH $5.OO OFF EACH PACKAGE GOING BACK TO THE SENIOR CLASS OR SCHOOL.ALL LIFE SKILL STUDENTS, SPECIAL NEED STUDENTS, AND TEACHERS GET FREE PHOTOS. GIVE US A TRY ONE YEAR AND YOU WILL SEE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN QUALITY AND PRICE. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT WWW.HERNDONPANORAMICS.COM

    SINCERELY, RON HERNDON
  • Reviewed by Student on January 06, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Great News: Spruce is getting better and better. They now have an outstanding Principal in this school as well as caring teachers. I can clearly see they care for the students. I look forward to a wonderful school year!! Hurraay For Spruce!! hope it doesnt shut down

  • Reviewed by Student on January 06, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I actually made a decision to transfer schools from Samuell to Spruce!! because my opinion is that Spruce is so much better than Samuell..because at samuell there are way to many kids and here at Spruce there are less...since it is know 9 & 10th grade(: wich that is very good..i hope Spruce never ever shuts down!!...I didnt learn much at samuell but here at Spruce i am learning much more..Thank You Spruce...& Spruce staff for doing your jobs!!(:
  • Reviewed by Student on January 06, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My opinion is that Spruce is a really great school!! im a Freshman at spruce this year (2009-2010) but so far its all good(: there are great teachers and great staff members who help students alot. its only some kids that act a fool but its all good!!....and just because H. Grady Spruce is located in Pleasant Grove doesnt mean its a bad school!! you people should know not to judge a book by its cover!!...well i hope Spruce will open doors for many kids and i really do hope it doesnt shut down because of test scores!! Go spruce T-Wolves!! =)
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 17, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • can i get a copy of the trascrip of karina hernandez the last yaer she was in the school was 2006
  • Reviewed by Former Student on December 17, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • looking for past year books
  • Reviewed by Student on July 22, 2008
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I think this is a good school with great teachers but it could be better if the students that are bringing the school down with low test scores and the ones who seem not to be focused on their work be informed to do better.
  • Reviewed by Student on February 05, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i am a senior at this school and till this day i don't feel like this school gets any better every year its the same ...... i mean i guess they did try to make it look more presentable but its not working what this school needs is organization .., and also what this school is most focused on is this TAKS TEST it really dont get much goin on but that hopefully when i graduate it will improve but who knows ?

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that H Grady Spruce High School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on TAKS state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
AYP and Performance (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Yes
SAT & ACT Exam Details (2009)
Percent of Students Taking SAT or ACT Exam
School:
63.5%
District:
64.5%
State:
61.5%
Percent of Test Takers Above Exam Criteria
School:
1.1%
District:
10.5%
State:
26.9%
SAT Average Score
School:
778.0
District:
861.0
State:
985.0
ACT Average Score
School:
14.9
District:
17.1
State:
20.5

TAKS - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201061.0%60.0%70.0%
200963.0%56.0%67.0%
200820.0%45.0%60.0%
 
Reading Test
201084.0%87.0%92.0%
200982.0%83.0%87.0%
200861.0%76.0%84.0%
 
Science Test
200810.0%--
 
Social Studies Test
20085.0%--
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201082.0%87.0%90.0%
2009---
200863.0%80.0%86.0%
 
Math Test
201064.0%68.0%74.0%
2009---
200822.0%51.0%63.0%
 
Science Test
201054.0%65.0%74.0%
2009---
200827.0%50.0%64.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201093.0%92.0%93.0%
2009---
200880.0%86.0%88.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
200879.0%86.0%90.0%
 
Math Test
200855.0%74.0%79.0%
 
Science Test
200858.0%75.0%80.0%
 
Social Studies Test
200888.0%95.0%95.0%
 
Source: TX Department of Education 2009-2010

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