Alex W Spence Talented/gifted Academy School

Serves grades 6 - 8

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
4001 Capitol Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
Phone
(972) 925-2300
District
DALLAS ISD
County
DALLAS COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
Yes
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
787
Classroom Teachers
56

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Texas

5

(10 is best)

Better than 42.4% of TX schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

4

(10 is best)

Alex W Spence Talented/gifted Academy School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 6

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 38 39
Proficiency in Reading 34 36
Proficiency in Math 41 42

Grade 7

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 33 40
Proficiency in Reading 48 45
Proficiency in Math 17 36

Grade 8

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 50 46
Proficiency in Reading 52 45
Proficiency in Math 47.0 47

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 13.97
AVG FOR DISTRICT 15.02
AVG FOR STATE 15.19
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 6 280 35.6%
Grade 7 249 31.6%
Grade 8 258 32.8%
Total 787 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 4.9% 5.2% 28.9%
Black 19.5% 22.7% 12.9%
Hispanic 72.9% 70.4% 53.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.2% 1.4% 4.3%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.5% 0.4% 0.5%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 89.2% 87.8% 58.6%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 87.4% 86.0% 52.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.8% 1.8% 6.0%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 1,095,514 28,304,596
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 2,877.4 106
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 7.6% 7.2%
5-19 YEARS OLD 20.3% 21.9%
20-44 YEARS OLD 39.7% 35.3%
45-64 YEARS OLD 22.5% 23.8%
65 OR OLDER 10.0% 11.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 410,018 9,430,419
Single Parent Households With Children 14.2% 12.5%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 73.2% 82.8%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 28.7% 28.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 10.6% 12.0%
$100,000 - $149,999 9.5% 14.0%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.0% 12.0%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.3% 17.9%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.4% 18.1%
$15,000 - $29,999 17.9% 14.7%
$15,000 or less 14.4% 11.3%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,771 $915,199,806 48.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $551 $87,380,886 4.6%
Staff $701 $111,168,786 5.9%
General Administration $91 $14,431,326 0.8%
School Administration $600 $95,151,600 5.0%
Operation $785 $124,490,010 6.6%
Transportation $345 $54,712,170 2.9%
Other $484 $76,755,624 4.1%
Total Support $3,557 $564,090,402 29.8%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,591 $410,896,326 21.7%
Total Expenditures $11,920 $1,890,345,120 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,397 $28,918,524,308 47.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $442 $2,367,389,970 3.9%
Staff $436 $2,333,971,970 3.8%
General Administration $128 $686,315,674 1.1%
School Administration $527 $2,824,943,065 4.6%
Operation $710 $3,802,009,903 6.2%
Transportation $249 $1,333,957,706 2.2%
Other $416 $2,230,530,750 3.7%
Total Support $2,908 $15,579,381,241 25.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,052 $16,350,528,291 26.9%
Total Expenditures $11,357 $60,848,895,653 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%