Alex W Spence Talented/Gifted Academy

Public, Magnet 6-8

 4001 Capitol Ave
       Dallas, TX  75204-3617


(972) 925-2300

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District: Dallas Independent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
894th of 2,193 Texas Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,525 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  15.9
Number of students:  724

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
68.5%
African American:
23.8%
White:
4.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  81.6%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Texas Education Agency did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Alex W Spence Talented/Gifted Academy ranks better than 59.2% of middle schools in Texas. It also ranks 8th among 35 ranked middle schools in the Dallas Independent School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 52.82. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (68.5%), African American (23.8%), White (4.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 81.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Alex W Spence Talented/Gifted Academy is 15.9. 23 middle schools in the Dallas Independent School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Alex W Spence Talented/Gifted Academy employs 45.5 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Alex W Spence Talented/Gifted Academy is $9,525, which is the 19th highest among 35 middle schools in the Dallas Independent School District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Alex W Spence Talented/Gifted Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Alex W Spence Talented/Gifted Academy 894th of 2193 Texas public middle schools. (See Alex W Spence Talented/Gifted Academy in the ranking list.)

Dallas Independent School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Dallas Independent School District 553rd of 971 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Alex W Spence Talented/Gifted Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 18.20 1414th 1573 10.1%
2005 17.75 1411th 1582 10.8%
2006 26.76 1294th 1585 18.4%
2007 36.41 1244th 1684 26.1%
2008 37.31 1303rd 1718 24.2%
2009 35.51 1368th 1763 22.4%
2010 19.08 1671st 1803 7.3%
2011 30.97 1601st 1895 15.5%
2012 32.52 1446th 1951 25.9%
2013 33.78 1470th 1973 25.5%
2014 22.06 1686th 1987 15.1%
2015 25.40 1689th 2043 17.3%
2016 28.67 1580th 1987 20.5%
2017 48.20 934th 2027 53.9%
2018 55.47 767th 2080 63.1%
2019 52.82 894th 2193 59.2%

Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Alex W Spence Talented/Gifted Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 93 98 83 393 4 n/a n/a 0 671
1989 90 117 57 443 5 n/a n/a 0 712
1990 79 114 45 415 4 n/a n/a 0 657
1991 75 111 45 448 3 n/a n/a 0 682
1992 75 123 55 477 5 n/a n/a 0 735
1993 78 104 50 507 1 n/a n/a 0 740
1994 77 109 67 551 5 n/a n/a 0 809
1995 71 113 73 557 5 n/a n/a 0 819
1996 71 113 73 557 5 n/a n/a 0 819
1997 65 139 68 585 3 n/a n/a 0 860
1998 73 155 68 644 4 n/a n/a 0 944
1999 71 155 70 621 4 n/a n/a 0 921
2000 73 177 63 697 4 n/a n/a 0 1014
2001 18 152 42 773 4 n/a n/a 0 989
2002 28 151 33 729 1 n/a n/a 0 942
2003 28 151 33 729 1 n/a n/a 0 942
2004 28 167 41 640 3 n/a n/a 0 879
2005 26 174 40 618 6 n/a n/a 0 864
2006 17 173 35 576 3 n/a n/a 0 804
2007 22 211 56 907 2 n/a n/a 0 1198
2008 23 212 41 856 6 n/a n/a 0 1138
2009 30 201 42 812 6 n/a n/a 0 1091
2010 36 188 35 809 4 n/a n/a 0 1072
2011 32 205 31 830 7 0 3 0 1108
2012 25 198 29 846 6 1 7 0 1112
2013 36 217 29 848 6 3 14 0 1153
2014 39 205 29 746 8 2 7 0 1036
2015 31 172 26 664 9 1 11 0 914
2016 25 169 18 603 8 0 9 0 832
2017 38 152 17 568 4 0 8 0 787
2018 42 173 19 490 5 1 5 0 735
2019 42 162 20 481 0 1 7 0 713
2020 33 172 16 496 2 0 5 0 724

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 Alex W Spence Talented/Gifted Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 671 51.0 13.1 n/a
1989 712 n/a n/a n/a
1990 657 57.0 11.5 n/a
1991 682 56.6 12.0 n/a
1992 735 52.6 13.9 68.2
1993 740 55.0 13.5 73.1
1994 809 54.7 14.8 68.9
1995 819 59.3 13.8 74.2
1996 819 59.3 13.8 74.2
1997 860 63.1 13.6 76.3
1998 944 62.4 15.1 71.5
1999 921 62.0 14.9 74.3
2000 1014 68.1 14.9 63.5
2001 989 69.9 14.1 79
2002 942 74.7 12.6 70.2
2003 942 74.7 12.6 70.2
2004 879 67.6 13.0 74.5
2005 864 61.6 14.0 80.3
2006 804 58.6 13.7 88.4
2007 1198 106.6 11.2 90.4
2008 1138 107.5 10.6 90.4
2009 1091 103.0 10.6 89
2010 1072 81.0 13.2 89.4
2011 1108 80.3 13.7 89.7
2012 1112 78.4 14.1 86.3
2013 1153 75.1 15.3 90.5
2014 1036 70.0 14.8 92.1
2015 914 69.0 13.2 87.7
2016 832 61.0 13.6 91.1
2017 787 56.3 13.9 89.2
2018 735 51.0 14.4 80
2019 713 44.2 16.1 83.6
2020 724 45.5 15.9 81.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Alex W Spence Talented/Gifted Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 671 51.0 13.1 n/a
1989 712 n/a n/a n/a
1990 657 57.0 11.5 n/a
1991 682 56.6 12.0 n/a
1992 735 52.6 13.9 68.2
1993 740 55.0 13.5 73.1
1994 809 54.7 14.8 68.9
1995 819 59.3 13.8 74.2
1996 819 59.3 13.8 74.2
1997 860 63.1 13.6 76.3
1998 944 62.4 15.1 71.5
1999 921 62.0 14.9 74.3
2000 1014 68.1 14.9 63.5
2001 989 69.9 14.1 79
2002 942 74.7 12.6 70.2
2003 942 74.7 12.6 70.2
2004 879 67.6 13.0 74.5
2005 864 61.6 14.0 80.3
2006 804 58.6 13.7 88.4
2007 1198 106.6 11.2 90.4
2008 1138 107.5 10.6 90.4
2009 1091 103.0 10.6 89
2010 1072 81.0 13.2 89.4
2011 1108 80.3 13.7 89.7
2012 1112 78.4 14.1 86.3
2013 1153 75.1 15.3 90.5
2014 1036 70.0 14.8 92.1
2015 914 69.0 13.2 87.7
2016 832 61.0 13.6 91.1
2017 787 56.3 13.9 89.2
2018 735 51.0 14.4 80
2019 713 44.2 16.1 83.6
2020 724 45.5 15.9 81.6

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 Alex W Spence Talented/Gifted Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,317 (13.8%) $8,208 (86.2%) $9,525

Data source: Texas Department of Education




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