Dessau Middle

Public 6-8

 12900 Dessau Rd
       Austin, TX  78754


(512) 594-2600

District: Pflugerville Independent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1782nd of 2,211 Texas Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,918 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  12.7
Number of students:  795

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
65.4%
African American:
16.9%
Asian:
9.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  82%

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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 Dessau Middle ranks worse than 80.6% of middle schools in Texas. It also ranks last among 6 ranked middle schools in the Pflugerville Independent School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 22.04. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Dessau Middle has the smallest middle school student body size in the Pflugerville Independent School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (65.4%), African American (16.9%), Asian (9.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 82% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Pflugerville Independent School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dessau Middle is 12.7, which is the 2nd best among 6 middle schools in the Pflugerville Independent School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Dessau Middle is $10,918, which is the 2nd highest among 6 middle schools in the Pflugerville Independent School District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Dessau Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Dessau Middle 1782nd of 2211 Texas public middle schools. (See Dessau Middle in the ranking list.)

Pflugerville Independent School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Pflugerville Independent School District 527th of 963 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Dessau Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 26.57 1316th 1573 16.3%
2005 34.94 1174th 1582 25.8%
2006 31.95 1204th 1585 24.0%
2007 37.89 1223rd 1684 27.4%
2008 48.61 1030th 1718 40.0%
2009 46.46 1116th 1763 36.7%
2010 48.24 1123rd 1803 37.7%
2011 39.75 1404th 1895 25.9%
2012 40.63 1256th 1951 35.6%
2013 37.20 1395th 1973 29.3%
2014 31.41 1488th 1987 25.1%
2015 31.03 1550th 2043 24.1%
2016 33.52 1474th 1987 25.8%
2017 24.59 1629th 2027 19.6%
2018 21.67 1770th 2080 14.9%
2019 21.38 1857th 2193 15.3%
2021 22.04 1782nd 2211 19.4%

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

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by a parent
Friday, July 23, 2021

Open Quote I attended this school as a kid and even then it was not up to the standards as it should be. Your child will go down a wrong path going to this school. I have nephews who attended and dropped out because of the constant harassing and bullies. This is not a good school. When my daughter was rezoned to this school I immediately withdrew her from pfisd. And she is attending harmony charter school and thriving best decision I ever made. This school changes kids and not for the better. Dont believe me look all of it up the rating, look up stories. It's not a good place to have your child. Steer clear. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Open Quote The school is not as bad as they make it seem the teachers are great the coaches know what they are doing Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Open Quote The problem with Dessau Middle School is the almost complete apathy of the teachers and administration. These are children from families who are largely struggling. They are single parents often working long hours or more than one job or they are uneducated parents who can't get a good job and are incapable of helping their children much. Many parents don't even speak English and thus cannot communicate with the teachers. This situation takes special people who truly care about the students and are willing to work to treat them as individuals and give them special attention but that isn't the kind of people that Dessau Middle School hires. Some of the teachers and at least one of the principals are simply mean and unhappy people; they are not caring or nice and should not be working with children, especially not needy children. There is no allowance for the fact that these children are often home alone and if they get in trouble at school, the solution is to send them home... they don't care that that only makes it worse. If you want a school where the teachers and staff work with you and think of the care of your child as a team effort, this is the wrong school! It's sad and I hope the new Principal will finally do something about it. The other schools in this district are good. Delco was awesome and Dessau Elementary was fine. Connally High School is very good. It's just that very difficult middle school piece and it's such an important phase of a child's life. I hope they figure it out. We are leaving now; this was our last year and I have at least one child who was definitely negatively impacted by his time at Dessau. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Dessau Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 275 146 55 218 3 n/a n/a 0 697
2002 315 204 61 258 4 n/a n/a 0 842
2003 315 204 61 258 4 n/a n/a 0 842
2004 271 220 60 313 2 n/a n/a 0 866
2005 237 233 86 334 5 n/a n/a 0 895
2006 216 260 103 379 5 n/a n/a 0 963
2007 203 259 119 401 5 n/a n/a 0 987
2008 163 279 123 414 2 n/a n/a 0 981
2009 170 273 120 468 1 n/a n/a 0 1032
2010 167 275 124 461 0 n/a n/a 0 1027
2011 134 223 103 493 4 0 41 0 998
2012 112 234 109 516 5 3 28 0 1007
2013 117 239 112 592 2 4 29 0 1095
2014 51 191 118 441 1 4 17 0 823
2015 40 178 111 468 1 5 14 0 817
2016 38 163 105 439 0 3 12 0 760
2017 45 151 90 495 1 1 9 0 792
2018 42 174 95 541 1 1 6 0 860
2019 51 146 92 548 3 2 5 0 847
2020 55 134 72 520 2 0 12 0 795

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

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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 Dessau Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 697 45.2 15.4 41.5
2002 842 57.1 14.7 39.1
2003 842 57.1 14.7 39.1
2004 866 52.8 16.4 53.5
2005 895 52.3 17.1 53
2006 963 58.1 16.6 56.8
2007 987 59.2 16.7 54
2008 981 62.8 15.6 59.5
2009 1032 73.6 14.0 60.6
2010 1027 70.8 14.5 71.6
2011 998 71.0 14.0 72.9
2012 1007 64.8 15.5 76.5
2013 1095 70.7 15.4 77.6
2014 823 58.1 14.1 78.7
2015 817 61.0 13.3 81.2
2016 760 60.0 12.6 77.8
2017 792 64.0 12.3 75.5
2018 860 63.5 13.5 66.2
2019 847 71.0 11.9 80.5
2020 795 62.5 12.7 82

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 Dessau Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 697 45.2 15.4 41.5
2002 842 57.1 14.7 39.1
2003 842 57.1 14.7 39.1
2004 866 52.8 16.4 53.5
2005 895 52.3 17.1 53
2006 963 58.1 16.6 56.8
2007 987 59.2 16.7 54
2008 981 62.8 15.6 59.5
2009 1032 73.6 14.0 60.6
2010 1027 70.8 14.5 71.6
2011 998 71.0 14.0 72.9
2012 1007 64.8 15.5 76.5
2013 1095 70.7 15.4 77.6
2014 823 58.1 14.1 78.7
2015 817 61.0 13.3 81.2
2016 760 60.0 12.6 77.8
2017 792 64.0 12.3 75.5
2018 860 63.5 13.5 66.2
2019 847 71.0 11.9 80.5
2020 795 62.5 12.7 82

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 Dessau Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $982 (9.0%) $9,936 (91.0%) $10,918

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.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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