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Old 07-20-2007, 12:50 PM
 
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Dallas (158,059 students)
5% White
31% African-American
62% Hispanic
1% Asian
1% Other

Fort Worth (80,336 students)
16% White
27% African-American
55% Hispanic
1% Asian
1% Other

Arlington (62,454 students)
38% White
23% African-American
32% Hispanic
6% Asian
1% Other

Garland (57,088 students)
32% White
19% African-American
41% Hispanic
7% Asian
1% Other

Plano (52,679 students)
56% White
10% African-American
15% Hispanic
18% Asian
1% Other

Lewisville (45,000 students)
68% White
8% African-American
16% Hispanic
7% Asian
1% Other

Mesquite (35,451 students)
35% White
24% African-American
37% Hispanic
3% Asian
1% Other

Richardson (35,000 students)
38% White
25% African-American
28% Hispanic
8% Asian
1% Other

Irving (32,836 students)
20% White
13% African-American
62% Hispanic
4% Asian
1% Other

Carrollton - Farmers Branch(26,231 students)
28% White
14% African-American
46% Hispanic
11% Asian
1% Other

Mansfield (25,654 students)
53% White
24% African-American
17% Hispanic
5% Asian
1% Other

Grand Prairie (23,956 students)
21% White
16% African-American
58% Hispanic
4% Asian
1% Other

Keller (23,747 students)
73% White
6% African-American
13% Hispanic
6% Asian
2% Other

Birdville (22,470 students)
63% White
6% African-American
25% Hispanic
5% Asian
1% Other

Frisco (20,215 students)
67% White
10% African-American
13% Hispanic
9% Asian
1% Other

Hurst/Euless/Bedford (19,978 students)
55% White
20% African-American
14% Hispanic
10 Asian
1% Other

Denton (19,722 students)
55% White
12% African-American
29% Hispanic
2% Asian
2% Other

McKinney (19,536 students)
64% White
11% African-American
21% Hispanic
3% Asian
1% Other

Allen (14,766 students)
74% White
9% African-American
10% Hispanic
?% Asian
7% Other

Grapevine-Colleyville (13,911 students)
76% White
4% African-American
12% Hispanic
7% Asian
1% Other

Duncanville (11,736 students)
14% White
46% African-American
36% Hispanic
3% Asian
1% Other

Rockwall (10,573 students)
75% White
6% African-American
16% Hispanic
2% Asian
1% Other

Coppell (10,072 students)
67% White
5% African-American
9% Hispanic
18% Asian
1% Other

Eagle Moutain - Saginaw (9,405 students)
65% White
5% African-American
24% Hispanic
5% Asian
1% Other

Wylie (8,973 students)
62% White
13% African-American
18% Hispanic
5% Asian
2% Other

Source - Dallas Business Journal Book of Lists for 2007
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:50 PM
 
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The Dallas Business Journal only looked at the biggest 25. I looked up a few more on the Just 4 Kids website:

Highland Park (6279 students)
94.14% Caucasian
.32% African-American
3.11% Hispanic
2.20% Asian
.24% Native American

Carroll (Southlake) (7559 students)
88.25% Caucasian
2.10% African-American
4.41% Hispanic
4.91% Asian
.33% Native American

Little Elm (4657 students)
51.39% Caucasian
11.53% African-American
34.70% Hispanic
1.89% Asian
.49% Native American
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:26 PM
 
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the link that was post a week or so ago with the free-lunch/low-income % and TAKS scores--remember that....HEB scored better than Keller and several of the other districts w/higher Caucasian % --- think that shows there is good teaching going on there...Coppell also has pretty good stats as I recall...
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:42 PM
 
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5% may not seem like much for Dallas but think of it this way - DISD has more Whites than Highland Park, Carroll, Wylie,Coppell and Rockwall.
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:39 PM
 
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Hmmm, but then w/ these large districts being so LARGE it can play havoc on the real percentages as it varies from one side of town to the other. Like Garland shows 32% White but for one of the local schools here are the demographics where it is more than 50%:

Elementary School Students by Race Total
American Indiana/Alaskan 3
Asian/Pacific Islander 56
Hispanic 148
Black (Non-Hispanic) 40
White (Non-Hispanic) 457

Or how about the G&T Middle School that has to accept a certain % of students from the neighborhood:
Austin Academy For Excell Students by Race Total
American Indiana/Alaskan 3
Asian/Pacific Islander 54
Hispanic 271
Black (Non-Hispanic) 122
White (Non-Hispanic) 478

Better yet what about good ol Garland High School:
Garland High School Students by Race Total
American Indiana/Alaskan 11
Asian/Pacific Islander 127
Hispanic 875
Black (Non-Hispanic) 360
White (Non-Hispanic) 1110

So even just looking at the district as a whole CAN be VERY misleading if one is concerned about how mixed a school is.
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:57 PM
 
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True mom -- that's why I get so irritated when someone tries to say that every one of the DISD's 160,000 students is dumb and going to a terrible school.

BTW, I had no idea Garland High School is so large! Is the IB program the big factor? Or is that just a section of the school?
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Old 07-20-2007, 05:05 PM
 
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True mom -- that's why I get so irritated when someone tries to say that every one of the DISD's 160,000 students is dumb and going to a terrible school.

BTW, I had no idea Garland High School is so large! Is the IB program the big factor? Or is that just a section of the school?
Well DUH!!! That is what is wrong w/ me and my family. We went to DISD schools. Now I know, what a relief. Of course I only went one year in elem before we moved to the burbs but my parents are products of the DISD. I KNEW I was smarter than them

Yes, GHS has right at 2400 students for a 4 year school. I'd say the IB program along w/ the other programs are what keep it very popular. Where else in the burbs do you have parents WANTING their kids to go to the oldest school in the district. Most of the high schools in GISD have some sort of "magnet" be it a trade or academic. This week there was the Lady Owls volleyball camp and they had a HUGE turnout w/ tons of kids even from other districts.
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:50 AM
 
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It might be interesting to see the spreads of student funding by the districts and individual schools within the districts, as well.

Do you all know of any compiled source information for that, as well?

Thanks.
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Old 07-21-2007, 11:18 AM
 
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Phillip, I'm not sure what you mean. How much is spent per student? The Dallas Business Journal's list provides the following info:

enrollment
number of schools in district
number of teachers
super's name and salary
average salary per teacher
cost per student as paid by school district and state of Texas
year established
demographics which is what I posted above

You can get individual school demographics on the just 4 kids website.
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Old 07-21-2007, 12:25 PM
 
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Phillip, I'm not sure what you mean. How much is spent per student? The Dallas Business Journal's list provides the following info:

enrollment
number of schools in district
number of teachers
super's name and salary
average salary per teacher
cost per student as paid by school district and state of Texas
year established
demographics which is what I posted above

You can get individual school demographics on the just 4 kids website.
Thanks. That is a good question regarding my question.

What I was particularly interested about would be for per student spending per individual schools within districts. As Lakewooder observed, the mass stats of any district do not give the true school-by-school picture. Does not give the full picture for school-by-school spending anymore than it does school-by-school demographics.

For example, maybe what is spent per student at a Dallas ISD magnet v. what is spent on a Dallas ISD school in the 'hood?
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