W W Samuell High School

8928 Palisade Dr, Dallas, TX 75217 | (972) 892-5100
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 2,073
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Daniel Johnson
  • 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: 2,073
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 131.1
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.8
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 1,101 (53.1%)
  • Females: 972 (46.9%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 92 (4.4%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 1,592 (76.8%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 1,684 (81.2%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
W W Samuell High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian20.10%
Black74636.0%
Asian40.2%
Hispanic1,30262.8%
White190.9%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For W W Samuell High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade72334.9%
10th Grade47422.9%
11th Grade44721.6%
12th Grade42920.7%
Breakdown of College Ready Graduates (2009)
Percent Ready For College in Reading
School:
42.0%
District:
49.0%
State:
62.0%
Percent Ready For College in Math
School:
34.0%
District:
29.0%
State:
60.0%
Graduation & Dropout Rates (2009)
Graduation Rate
School:
49.6%
District:
67.6%
State:
80.6%
Dropout Rate
School:
27.3%
District:
19.1%
State:
9.4%
Faculty Breakdown (2010)
Average Teacher Experience
School:
9.4
District:
11.9
State:
11.3
Percent of Teachers With 1-5 Years Experience
School:
41.9%
District:
33.6%
State:
31.0%
Percent of Teachers With 6-10 Years Experience
School:
14.9%
District:
21.5%
State:
20.3%
Percent of Teachers With 11-20 Years Experience
School:
19.6%
District:
20.0%
State:
24.4%
Percent of Teachers With Greater Than 20 Years Experience
School:
15.2%
District:
21.0%
State:
18.3%
Faculty Salary (2010)
School Administration Average Base Salary
School:
$77,066
District:
$79,563
State:
$70,209
Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$53,243
District:
$54,645
State:
$48,263
Beginning Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$45,441
District:
$47,743
State:
$41,165
Teacher With 1-5 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$47,494
State:
$43,527
Teacher With 6-10 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$53,939
State:
$46,149
Teacher With 11-20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$56,833
State:
$50,153
Teacher With Greater Than 20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$68,133
State:
$58,427
Source: TX Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that W W Samuell 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:
47.2%
District:
64.5%
State:
61.5%
Percent of Test Takers Above Exam Criteria
School:
1.8%
District:
10.5%
State:
26.9%
SAT Average Score
School:
767.0
District:
861.0
State:
985.0
ACT Average Score
School:
16.3
District:
17.1
State:
20.5

TAKS - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201047.0%60.0%70.0%
200940.0%56.0%67.0%
200830.0%45.0%60.0%
 
Reading Test
201080.0%87.0%92.0%
200978.0%83.0%87.0%
200872.0%76.0%84.0%
 
Science Test
200814.0%--
 
Social Studies Test
200812.0%--
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201082.0%87.0%90.0%
200979.0%83.0%88.0%
200872.0%80.0%86.0%
 
Math Test
201057.0%68.0%74.0%
200944.0%56.0%65.0%
200830.0%51.0%63.0%
 
Science Test
201052.0%65.0%74.0%
200939.0%52.0%66.0%
200829.0%50.0%64.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201090.0%92.0%93.0%
200983.0%88.0%90.0%
200877.0%86.0%88.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201086.0%91.0%93.0%
200987.0%90.0%92.0%
200880.0%86.0%90.0%
 
Math Test
201074.0%86.0%89.0%
200960.0%77.0%81.0%
200860.0%74.0%79.0%
 
Science Test
201078.0%88.0%91.0%
200970.0%82.0%85.0%
200855.0%75.0%80.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201097.0%98.0%98.0%
200995.0%97.0%97.0%
200890.0%95.0%95.0%
 
Source: TX Department of Education 2009-2010

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