Sunset High School

Public 9-12

 2120 W Jefferson Blvd
       Dallas, TX  75208-5599


(972) 502-1500

District: Dallas Independent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1489th of 1,861 Texas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,871 Help

Feeder schools for Sunset High School:

Elementary:    Anson Jones Elementary
    George Peabody Elementary
    Lida Hooe Elementary
    Louise Wolff Kahn Elementary
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Middle:    W E Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy

Student/teacher ratio:  15.4
Number of students:  2,026

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
96.2%
African American:
2.0%
White:
1.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  75.8%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 5, 2021.


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Compare Details Sunset High School ranks worse than 80% of high schools in Texas. It also ranks 23rd among 36 ranked high schools in the Dallas Independent School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 20.95. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (96.2%), African American (2%), White (1.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 75.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sunset High School is 15.4, which is the 9th best among 36 high schools in the Dallas Independent School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sunset High School is $8,871. 28 high schools in the Dallas Independent School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Sunset High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Sunset High School 1489th of 1861 Texas public high schools. (See Sunset High School in the ranking list.)

Dallas Independent School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Dallas Independent School District 636th of 963 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Sunset High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 31.93 1165th 1427 18.4%
2005 31.88 1145th 1429 19.9%
2006 39.96 1041st 1430 27.2%
2007 32.38 1199th 1497 19.9%
2008 41.56 1093rd 1510 27.6%
2009 44.42 1101st 1539 28.5%
2010 48.92 1062nd 1568 32.3%
2011 53.31 1006th 1672 39.8%
2012 31.19 1255th 1603 21.7%
2013 36.93 1168th 1652 29.3%
2014 45.63 1033rd 1734 40.4%
2015 44.63 1088th 1743 37.6%
2016 51.06 934th 1762 47.0%
2017 40.79 992nd 1777 44.2%
2018 38.98 1071st 1797 40.4%
2019 38.37 1170th 1857 37.0%
2021 20.95 1489th 1861 20.0%

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

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by a parent
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Open Quote Used to be a good school. The current principal and administration is clueless. After the old principal left in 2013 things have gone down, and continue to decline now. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Sunset High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 319 216 6 1340 28 n/a n/a 0 1909
1989 272 200 9 1514 27 n/a n/a 0 2022
1990 248 166 5 1609 28 n/a n/a 0 2056
1991 195 156 6 1585 20 n/a n/a 0 1962
1992 171 143 5 1799 18 n/a n/a 0 2136
1993 152 162 7 1948 24 n/a n/a 0 2293
1994 141 155 4 1958 25 n/a n/a 0 2283
1995 122 144 2 2020 28 n/a n/a 0 2316
1996 122 144 2 2020 28 n/a n/a 0 2316
1997 107 112 3 2135 23 n/a n/a 0 2380
1998 82 81 6 1789 18 n/a n/a 0 1976
1999 64 84 3 1635 20 n/a n/a 0 1806
2000 49 67 5 1609 14 n/a n/a 0 1744
2001 49 77 5 1558 17 n/a n/a 0 1706
2002 65 64 6 1932 13 n/a n/a 0 2080
2003 65 64 6 1932 13 n/a n/a 0 2080
2004 51 54 6 1929 13 n/a n/a 0 2053
2005 43 47 4 1960 15 n/a n/a 0 2069
2006 41 47 4 2004 15 n/a n/a 0 2111
2007 37 56 2 2118 15 n/a n/a 0 2228
2008 33 48 2 2182 13 n/a n/a 0 2278
2009 35 39 6 2209 10 n/a n/a 0 2299
2010 35 32 3 2298 6 n/a n/a 0 2374
2011 33 33 3 2237 12 1 0 0 2319
2012 33 38 0 2129 10 1 2 0 2213
2013 35 39 3 2154 12 1 2 0 2246
2014 26 30 1 2079 6 1 1 0 2144
2015 21 23 0 2021 9 1 3 0 2078
2016 19 27 0 1988 9 0 5 0 2048
2017 22 26 2 1907 5 1 3 0 1966
2018 20 44 2 1900 10 2 5 0 1983
2019 17 44 5 1947 9 2 2 0 2026
2020 23 40 2 1949 9 1 2 0 2026

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 Sunset High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1909 93.0 20.5 n/a
1989 2022 n/a n/a n/a
1990 2056 107.0 19.2 n/a
1991 1962 107.0 18.3 n/a
1992 2136 99.5 21.4 29.8
1993 2293 105.0 21.8 50.2
1994 2283 116.0 19.7 38.5
1995 2316 120.0 19.3 45.3
1996 2316 120.0 19.3 45.3
1997 2380 121.5 19.6 42.2
1998 1976 110.7 17.9 43.3
1999 1806 100.8 17.9 48.2
2000 1744 103.3 16.9 45.6
2001 1706 106.6 16.0 46.7
2002 2080 122.4 17.0 61.7
2003 2080 122.4 17.0 61.7
2004 2053 112.9 18.2 71.4
2005 2069 115.0 18.0 64.2
2006 2111 113.7 18.6 70.2
2007 2228 120.0 18.6 70.8
2008 2278 141.1 16.1 70.1
2009 2299 146.2 15.7 74.6
2010 2374 147.1 16.1 76.4
2011 2319 148.6 15.6 77.4
2012 2213 129.5 17.0 68.3
2013 2246 124.2 18.0 82
2014 2144 115.2 18.6 84
2015 2078 124.0 16.7 84.5
2016 2048 123.0 16.6 93.9
2017 1966 120.5 16.3 96
2018 1983 124.3 15.9 95.8
2019 2026 124.1 16.3 78.7
2020 2026 131.0 15.4 75.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Sunset High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1909 93.0 20.5 n/a
1989 2022 n/a n/a n/a
1990 2056 107.0 19.2 n/a
1991 1962 107.0 18.3 n/a
1992 2136 99.5 21.4 29.8
1993 2293 105.0 21.8 50.2
1994 2283 116.0 19.7 38.5
1995 2316 120.0 19.3 45.3
1996 2316 120.0 19.3 45.3
1997 2380 121.5 19.6 42.2
1998 1976 110.7 17.9 43.3
1999 1806 100.8 17.9 48.2
2000 1744 103.3 16.9 45.6
2001 1706 106.6 16.0 46.7
2002 2080 122.4 17.0 61.7
2003 2080 122.4 17.0 61.7
2004 2053 112.9 18.2 71.4
2005 2069 115.0 18.0 64.2
2006 2111 113.7 18.6 70.2
2007 2228 120.0 18.6 70.8
2008 2278 141.1 16.1 70.1
2009 2299 146.2 15.7 74.6
2010 2374 147.1 16.1 76.4
2011 2319 148.6 15.6 77.4
2012 2213 129.5 17.0 68.3
2013 2246 124.2 18.0 82
2014 2144 115.2 18.6 84
2015 2078 124.0 16.7 84.5
2016 2048 123.0 16.6 93.9
2017 1966 120.5 16.3 96
2018 1983 124.3 15.9 95.8
2019 2026 124.1 16.3 78.7
2020 2026 131.0 15.4 75.8

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 Sunset High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,268 (14.3%) $7,603 (85.7%) $8,871

Data source: Texas Department of Education




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Texas Education Agency. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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