School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

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The School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove is a public middle school in Dallas, Texas, serving grades 4-8 with 383 students. This exceptional school consistently outperforms the Dallas Independent School District and the state of Texas on standardized tests, ranking among the top 1-2% of middle schools in the state.

The school's academic performance is particularly impressive, with 95-99% of students proficient or better in STAAR Reading and Mathematics, compared to just 40-52% for the district and 44-56% for the state. The school has also maintained very low dropout rates, outpacing nearby schools like Agnew Middle and Wilkinson Middle within the Mesquite Independent School District. This exceptional performance is especially noteworthy given the school's predominantly Hispanic (96.08%) and economically disadvantaged student population.

The school's high spending per student, ranging from $10,702 to $11,471 over the past three years, may contribute to its success. Additionally, the school's specialized focus on talented and gifted students, as well as its effective strategies for supporting diverse learners, likely play a role in its consistently outstanding academic outcomes. The School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove is a shining example of what can be achieved when a school prioritizes equity, inclusion, and academic excellence.


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Public 4-8

 9610 Bruton Rd
       Dallas, TX  75217


(972) 925-3700

District: Dallas Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
9th of 2,330 Texas Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,702 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  15.6 Help
Number of students:  383

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
96.1%
African American:
1.6%
White:
1.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  86.4% Help


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Compare Details School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove ranks better than 99.4% of elementary schools in Texas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.99. (See more...)
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Compare Details School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove ranks better than 99.6% of middle schools in Texas. It also ranks 3rd among 37 ranked middle schools in the Dallas Independent School District (Isd). (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.03. (See more...)
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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 Racial makeup is: Hispanic (96.1%), African American (1.6%), White (1.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 86.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove is 15.6. 32 middle schools in the Dallas Independent School District (Isd) have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove employs 24.5 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove is $10,702. 29 middle schools in the Dallas Independent School District (Isd) spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove:

SchoolDigger ranks School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove 26th of 4647 Texas public elementary schools. (See School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove 9th of 2330 Texas public middle schools. (See School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove in the ranking list.)

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Dallas Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Dallas Independent School District (Isd) 547th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

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Rank History for all elementary school students at School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.34 28th 4578 99.4%
2022 99.17 14th 4581 99.7%
2023 98.99 26th 4647 99.4%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.90 6th 3446 99.8%
2022 99.73 1st 3487 100.0%
2023 99.60 5th 3556 99.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.97 2nd 4451 100.0%
2022 99.89 5th 4477 99.9%
2023 99.89 9th 4521 99.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 98.19 65th 4499 98.6%
2022 97.79 40th 4561 99.1%
2023 97.99 38th 4588 99.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Gifted and Talented students at School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 60.29 1381st 3006 54.1%
2022 60.34 1396th 2958 52.8%
2023 64.85 1184th 2980 60.3%
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Rank History for elementary school At Risk students at School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.99 3rd 4331 99.9%
2022 99.97 3rd 4461 99.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.31 17th 4498 99.6%
2022 99.42 5th 4563 99.9%
2023 99.14 15th 4585 99.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.79 6th 4329 99.9%
2022 99.71 5th 4376 99.9%
2023 99.66 10th 4401 99.8%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

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Rank History for all middle school students at School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 97.22 36th 2252 98.4%
2022 99.50 3rd 2254 99.9%
2023 99.03 9th 2330 99.6%
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Rank History for middle school English Language Learner students at School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.97 2nd 1592 99.9%
2022 99.98 1st 1643 99.9%
2023 99.95 3rd 1720 99.8%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.49 5th 2172 99.8%
2022 99.95 2nd 2220 99.9%
2023 99.90 2nd 2251 99.9%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 94.10 73rd 2151 96.6%
2022 99.01 7th 2221 99.7%
2023 98.07 14th 2241 99.4%
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Rank History for middle school Gifted and Talented students at School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 60.68 685th 1501 54.4%
2022 71.05 377th 1488 74.7%
2023 68.71 449th 1481 69.7%
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Rank History for middle school At Risk students at School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.98 1st 2118 100.0%
2022 100.00 1st 2182 100.0%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 98.19 20th 2168 99.1%
2022 99.57 2nd 2228 99.9%
2023 99.32 7th 2245 99.7%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.08 6th 2043 99.7%
2022 99.87 2nd 2077 99.9%
2023 99.69 3rd 2116 99.9%
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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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Enrollment information for School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 1 0 0 207 0 0 0 0 208
2020 3 6 1 290 1 0 0 0 301
2021 4 5 1 379 1 0 0 0 390
2022 9 5 1 367 3 0 0 0 385
2023 5 6 1 368 2 0 1 0 383

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 School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 208 12.1 17.1 86.1
2020 301 17.7 16.9 86.7
2021 390 22.0 17.7 89
2022 385 23.5 16.3 87.3
2023 383 24.5 15.6 86.4

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 School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 208 12.1 17.1 86.1
2020 301 17.7 16.9 86.7
2021 390 22.0 17.7 89
2022 385 23.5 16.3 87.3
2023 383 24.5 15.6 86.4

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 School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,683 (14.7%) $9,788 (85.3%) $11,471
2020 $2,123 (19.6%) $8,713 (80.4%) $10,837
2021 $1,272 (11.9%) $9,431 (88.1%) $10,702

Data source: Texas Department of Education
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Impact of COVID-19 on School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students208383
 84.1%
African American06
American Indian02
Asian01
Hispanic207368
 77.8%
Pacific Islander00
White15
 400%
Two or More Races01
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients86.1%86.4%
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Frequently Asked Questions about School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

Students at School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove are 96% Hispanic, 2% African American, 1% White.

Yes! School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 9th of 2330 Texas middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 383 students attended School For The Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove.


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