Turner High School

Summary:

Turner High School is a public high school located in Carrollton, Texas, serving 2,107 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, which is ranked 451 out of 968 districts in Texas and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Turner High School faces significant academic challenges, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger and consistently lower performance on STAAR EOC exams compared to the district and state averages, particularly in Algebra I, English I Reading, and English II Reading. The school has a high percentage of Hispanic students (78.26%) and a large population of students (69.96%) who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a relatively low-income student body. Turner High School's four-year graduation rate has declined from 96.5% in 2018-2019 to 91.8% in 2021-2022, and its dropout rate has increased from 0.7% in 2017-2018 to 2.3% in 2021-2022.

Interestingly, the nearby schools, such as Ranchview High School, Creekview High School, and Early College High School, generally perform better academically and have higher graduation rates than Turner High School. This suggests that the academic challenges faced by Turner High School may be unique to the school or the district. Additionally, the school's performance varies significantly among different student subgroups, with Asian and White students performing relatively well, while Hispanic and African American students, as well as English Language Learners and students with low socioeconomic status, struggle academically compared to their peers.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1600 Josey Ln
       Carrollton, TX  75006-6045


(972) 968-5400

District: Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
1405th of 1,961 Texas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,479 Help


Feeder schools for Turner High School:

Elementary:    Blair Elementary
    Central Elementary
    Farmers Branch Elementary
    McLaughlin Strickland Elementary
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Middle:    Field Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  15.4 Help
Number of students:  2,107

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
78.3%
White:
9.3%
Asian:
5.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  70% Help


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Compare Details Turner High School ranks worse than 71.6% of high schools in Texas. It also ranks 4th among 6 ranked high schools in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Isd). (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 29.12. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Turner High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Turner High School has the largest high school student body size in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Isd). Racial makeup is: Hispanic (78.3%), White (9.3%), Asian (5.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 70% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Turner High School is 15.4. 4 high schools in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Isd) have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Turner High School is $10,479. 4 high schools in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Isd) spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Turner High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Turner High School 1405th of 1961 Texas public high schools. (See Turner High School in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Isd) 451st of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Turner High School

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Rank History for all students at Turner High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 55.33 776th 1427 45.6%
2005 52.40 813th 1429 43.1%
2006 47.24 943rd 1430 34.1%
2007 54.38 842nd 1497 43.8%
2008 52.02 889th 1510 41.1%
2009 57.74 776th 1539 49.6%
2010 55.35 881st 1568 43.8%
2011 60.52 782nd 1672 53.2%
2012 50.67 807th 1603 49.7%
2013 50.82 852nd 1652 48.4%
2014 49.15 952nd 1734 45.1%
2015 52.76 903rd 1743 48.2%
2016 45.48 1066th 1762 39.5%
2017 40.75 994th 1777 44.1%
2018 41.69 1001st 1797 44.3%
2019 37.64 1189th 1857 36.0%
2021 20.55 1514th 1861 18.6%
2022 26.89 1402nd 1876 25.3%
2023 29.12 1405th 1961 28.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Turner High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.21 318th 582 45.4%
2022 32.56 447th 664 32.7%
2023 45.07 355th 677 47.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Turner High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.65 652nd 1113 41.4%
2019 35.95 669th 1136 41.1%
2021 26.14 939th 1195 21.4%
2022 33.26 791st 1278 38.1%
2023 30.37 912th 1371 33.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Turner High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.71 484th 1347 64.1%
2019 53.64 453rd 1357 66.6%
2021 47.94 571st 1382 58.7%
2022 45.85 626th 1418 55.9%
2023 41.43 773rd 1478 47.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Turner High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.86 969th 1794 46.0%
2019 40.52 1082nd 1818 40.5%
2021 21.55 1521st 1848 17.7%
2022 27.39 1396th 1847 24.4%
2023 27.64 1427th 1897 24.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Turner High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.38 1065th 1781 40.2%
2019 33.33 1290th 1798 28.3%
2021 17.62 1527th 1815 15.9%
2022 23.92 1449th 1841 21.3%
2023 25.16 1433rd 1891 24.2%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Turner High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.73 480th 1137 57.8%
2019 55.38 678th 1145 40.8%
2021 48.73 810th 1177 31.2%
2022 54.32 719th 1172 38.7%
2023 68.35 412th 1182 65.1%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Turner High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.00 1345th 1784 24.6%
2019 34.01 1242nd 1810 31.4%
2021 19.38 1590th 1829 13.1%
2022 29.29 1317th 1837 28.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Turner High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.32 1078th 1803 40.2%
2019 38.53 1114th 1824 38.9%
2021 21.93 1459th 1840 20.7%
2022 27.71 1347th 1853 27.3%
2023 30.36 1325th 1913 30.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Turner High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.20 138th 486 71.6%
2019 56.40 234th 487 52.0%
2021 62.80 177th 488 63.7%
2022 67.18 155th 507 69.4%
2023 68.88 152nd 525 71.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Turner High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.99 480th 1013 52.6%
2019 41.45 548th 1024 46.5%
2021 45.27 482nd 1020 52.7%
2022 38.72 562nd 1031 45.5%
2023 52.09 403rd 1069 62.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Turner High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.60 994th 1691 41.2%
2019 36.31 1130th 1714 34.1%
2021 17.28 1489th 1743 14.6%
2022 23.09 1402nd 1762 20.4%
2023 25.06 1406th 1820 22.7%
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Rank History for White students at Turner High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.59 284th 1539 81.5%
2019 70.52 326th 1526 78.6%
2021 62.37 452nd 1510 70.1%
2022 65.61 389th 1525 74.5%
2023 62.62 477th 1576 69.7%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Texas Education Agency

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by a parent
Thursday, August 19, 2021

Open Quote I had several children attend this high school. They allowed a completely incompetent woman to continue working as a counselor after she endangered my child's safety. They encouraged my child to lie to parents. Don't send your child to this school unless you want an indoctrination of values that are unhealthy. Don't trust their counseling staff at all. They will lie to you and encourage your child to do dangerous things, and the district will not fire them. The school community is also filled with drugs, they didn't monitor children roaming hallways during classes, leaving campus, etc. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Turner High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1438 82 135 365 8 n/a n/a 0 2028
1989 1328 99 152 412 9 n/a n/a 0 2000
1990 1238 123 163 488 10 n/a n/a 0 2022
1991 1205 124 163 593 10 n/a n/a 0 2095
1992 1158 133 168 634 9 n/a n/a 0 2102
1993 1065 128 187 641 9 n/a n/a 0 2030
1994 1005 132 186 646 11 n/a n/a 0 1980
1995 1028 143 246 748 13 n/a n/a 0 2178
1996 1028 143 246 748 13 n/a n/a 0 2178
1997 1012 155 272 786 10 n/a n/a 0 2235
1998 1045 155 266 874 12 n/a n/a 0 2352
1999 943 169 256 771 6 n/a n/a 0 2145
2000 835 156 234 789 12 n/a n/a 0 2026
2001 799 191 219 851 10 n/a n/a 0 2070
2002 678 210 196 1133 12 n/a n/a 0 2229
2003 678 210 196 1133 12 n/a n/a 0 2229
2004 611 162 179 1176 5 n/a n/a 0 2133
2005 500 126 158 1300 5 n/a n/a 0 2089
2006 454 96 133 1326 5 n/a n/a 0 2014
2007 400 89 122 1398 4 n/a n/a 0 2013
2008 357 83 120 1392 4 n/a n/a 0 1956
2009 340 78 117 1438 2 n/a n/a 0 1975
2010 340 80 109 1439 4 n/a n/a 0 1972
2011 315 103 104 1477 11 3 6 0 2019
2012 312 106 105 1585 7 2 7 0 2124
2013 289 103 89 1630 10 1 12 0 2134
2014 278 108 81 1648 5 1 19 0 2140
2015 260 91 79 1615 7 0 20 0 2072
2016 248 100 73 1647 8 1 19 0 2096
2017 230 86 76 1622 7 1 22 0 2044
2018 223 84 82 1631 5 1 22 0 2048
2019 200 99 85 1710 2 1 30 0 2127
2020 197 88 74 1718 2 0 27 0 2106
2021 198 107 75 1719 4 0 32 0 2135
2022 191 107 87 1664 4 0 36 0 2089
2023 196 108 116 1649 4 0 34 0 2107

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Turner High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2028 128.0 15.8 n/a
1989 2000 n/a n/a n/a
1990 2022 128.0 15.7 n/a
1991 2095 17.1 122.5 n/a
1992 2102 130.7 16.0 23.1
1993 2030 136.0 14.9 35.5
1994 1980 142.4 13.9 26
1995 2178 147.5 14.8 27
1996 2178 147.5 14.8 27
1997 2235 150.1 14.9 24.8
1998 2352 158.2 14.9 28.4
1999 2145 159.1 13.5 19.4
2000 2026 152.7 13.3 28.6
2001 2070 161.8 12.8 32.7
2002 2229 153.7 14.5 44.6
2003 2229 153.7 14.5 44.6
2004 2133 153.9 13.9 51
2005 2089 140.0 14.9 49.8
2006 2014 147.6 13.6 56
2007 2013 161.6 12.5 55.3
2008 1956 162.0 12.1 59.1
2009 1975 153.0 12.9 64.6
2010 1972 152.6 12.9 67.1
2011 2019 145.8 13.8 67.3
2012 2124 136.6 15.5 69
2013 2134 135.0 15.8 68.3
2014 2140 132.8 16.1 67.7
2015 2072 136.0 15.2 70.7
2016 2096 135.0 15.5 70.3
2017 2044 136.4 14.9 67.8
2018 2048 135.5 15.1 69.9
2019 2127 133.9 15.8 72.7
2020 2106 135.0 15.5 71.9
2021 2135 131.1 16.2 74.3
2022 2089 137.5 15.1 67.2
2023 2107 136.2 15.4 70

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Turner High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2028 128.0 15.8 n/a
1989 2000 n/a n/a n/a
1990 2022 128.0 15.7 n/a
1991 2095 17.1 122.5 n/a
1992 2102 130.7 16.0 23.1
1993 2030 136.0 14.9 35.5
1994 1980 142.4 13.9 26
1995 2178 147.5 14.8 27
1996 2178 147.5 14.8 27
1997 2235 150.1 14.9 24.8
1998 2352 158.2 14.9 28.4
1999 2145 159.1 13.5 19.4
2000 2026 152.7 13.3 28.6
2001 2070 161.8 12.8 32.7
2002 2229 153.7 14.5 44.6
2003 2229 153.7 14.5 44.6
2004 2133 153.9 13.9 51
2005 2089 140.0 14.9 49.8
2006 2014 147.6 13.6 56
2007 2013 161.6 12.5 55.3
2008 1956 162.0 12.1 59.1
2009 1975 153.0 12.9 64.6
2010 1972 152.6 12.9 67.1
2011 2019 145.8 13.8 67.3
2012 2124 136.6 15.5 69
2013 2134 135.0 15.8 68.3
2014 2140 132.8 16.1 67.7
2015 2072 136.0 15.2 70.7
2016 2096 135.0 15.5 70.3
2017 2044 136.4 14.9 67.8
2018 2048 135.5 15.1 69.9
2019 2127 133.9 15.8 72.7
2020 2106 135.0 15.5 71.9
2021 2135 131.1 16.2 74.3
2022 2089 137.5 15.1 67.2
2023 2107 136.2 15.4 70

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Turner High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $583 (6.2%) $8,800 (93.8%) $9,383
2020 $1,216 (12.4%) $8,569 (87.6%) $9,784
2021 $1,208 (11.5%) $9,270 (88.5%) $10,479

Data source: Texas Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Turner High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1189th of 1857 High schoolsRanks 1405th of 1961 High schools
 7.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Turner High School)4719
 28%
   End of Course Algebra I (Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Isd))6443
 21%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%
End of Course Biology (Turner High School)5650
 6%
   End of Course Biology (Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Isd))6354
 9%
   End of Course Biology (Texas)6357
 6%
End of Course English I Reading (Turner High School)3944
 5%
   End of Course English I Reading (Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Isd))4347
 4%
   End of Course English I Reading (Texas)4954
 5%
End of Course English II Reading (Turner High School)4238
 4%
   End of Course English II Reading (Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Isd))4648
 2%
   End of Course English II Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
End of Course U.S. History (Turner High School)6661
 5%
   End of Course U.S. History (Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Isd))7363
 10%
   End of Course U.S. History (Texas)7571
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students21272107
 0.9%
African American99108
 9.1%
American Indian24
 100%
Asian85116
 36.5%
Hispanic17101649
 3.6%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White200196
 2%
Two or More Races3034
 13.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients72.7%70%
 2.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Turner High School

Students at Turner High School are 78% Hispanic, 9% White, 6% Asian, 5% African American, 2% Two or more races.

Turner High School ranks 1405th of 1961 Texas high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,107 students attended Turner High School.

Turner High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Blair Elementary
Elementary : Central Elementary
Elementary : Farmers Branch Elementary
Elementary : McLaughlin Strickland Elementary
Elementary : Stark Elementary
Middle : Field Middle


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