School Details

Edward High Cary Middle School

3978 Killion Drive, Dallas, TX 75229
(972) 502-7600
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 628 students 11 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

55%
58%
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74%
55%
58%
71%

TX00194

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  • Dallas Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
67%
77%
46%
60%
71%
57%
67%
77%
43%
57%
70%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Dallas Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
77%
84%
60%
62%
77%
72%
77%
84%
46%
66%
75%
48%
59%
63%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Dallas Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
68%
78%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Dallas Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Edward High Cary Middle School is a public middle school in Dallas. The principal of Edward High Cary Middle School is ARMANDO RENDON, whose e-mail is ARENDON@dallasisd.org. 628 children attend Edward High Cary Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 69% of the Edward High Cary Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 93% of the 628 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 93% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Edward High Cary Middle School is 11:1. Oak Hill Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 93% 70%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 23%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.2%
White, non-Hispanic 0.6% 5%
Asian 0.2% %
Multiracial 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.04%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 89%
Limited English proficiency 69% 40%
Economically disadvantaged 93% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    It is A school recovering from its fallen pride but it will soon flourish to the top of the list! Sure its had bad reviews but it will soon be the best. Bulling problem is being solved. My child has a great time when he goes to school and the principal is dedicated to fix this from bottom to top.

  • (2 years ago)

    The school was horrible for bullying students when I attended back in 1969-1972 and needs martial law to protect the students now 40 yrs later. It should either be taken back in control by the staff with armed security guards or shut down completely imo. I'd rather send my kid to "Zombie High" than E H Cary. At least they'd stand a fighting chance of coming home with their teeth in tact! Disgusting school.

  • (2 years ago)

    What you put into a school is what you will get out of a school. I really have enjoyed working here this school year. The faculty and staff are all hard working individuals. The students absorb all the positive attention they can get. This school is no different than any others as far as challenges. The kids here are happy to be here. The faculty and staff are like family. I can't think of anything that I would change about Edward H. Cary Middle School because I do believe that what one puts in a school one will get out of a school. The school is going in the right direction and the Administration Faculty and staff have much to be proud of.

  • (2 years ago)

    As a teacher I can safely say this school is not safe. I have seen 3 different principals in 3 years. Rampant bullying is not addressed and the administration is incompetent. This place is a zoo. They keep the problem kids in the classroom (DISD policy not local) and expect the teachers to be Mr. Fixit and make the kids behave. The fact is teachers are not magic fairies who can be both parent and instructor. But that is what they expect. The teachers are the only thing holding this school together. I would not send my child here for all the money in the world and no parent in their right mind should either.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a former student of Cary I have the honor to say that it is a great school. I am tired of hearing so many people complaining about the school because they are begining to make it look bad. I was part of this school for 3 years. While i was there i did see many fights take place but also many other students including myself devoted to their education. Therefore I can say that its not the school its YOU. It all depends who u want to be. Currently I am a senior at Thomas Jefferson High on my way to graduation... -s g

  • (6 years ago)

    GOOD Administrative Leadership is definitly a need. The principal seems to have women and playing on his mind rather than students and their learning. With the problems in the district administrators like this should be GONE. A once highly active school is should now be considered useless.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have been fortunate to teach at Cary for the past 17 years. The administrative staff and teachers are not only highly qualified but have a sincere devotion for the well-being of each and every student. I am proud to be a member of this faculty and wouldn't want to teach anywhere else.

  • (7 years ago)

    I attended E .H Cary middle school for one year. I think that there needs to be more safety and disiplinary rules. I dont think this is were a student like me wants to learn at its not a very safe enviorment.

  • (7 years ago)

    Parent involvment is one of the major factors that needs improvement. It's a shame when parents will only show up only after a second parents conference is scheduled due to a no-show. Some parents don't show their support for their kids which I think causes the student not to give school their all. The teachers and staff care a great deal about these students....that they take time out of their own lives to schedule tutoring...which they don't get paid for....while off-the-clock. On the other hand this school has very smart kids which is why so many of them get accepted to some of the top rated magnet schools in the country (also part of DISD) )

  • (7 years ago)

    I attending E.H. Cary for 3 years and i would agree that this school needs way more security. It seems as this school gets more dangerous by the years. During my years i witnessed so many fights. It almost feels as if Cary is turning into a juvenile center.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school has seen it's better days. At this time it suffers in leadership. There is no consistency of rules or discipline. The Principal is not a people person-nor does he make the parents feel welcomed. Extracurricular activities are a thing of the past-the school had an award winning choir the community would look forward to attending the musicals that were presented but the choir was never given the credit that was due and students along with staff gave up. With the right leadership the school could and should be back near the top-it has plenty of potential

  • (10 years ago)

    Hello I just wanted to say that this school is a good school but my opinion is this school should deserve more safety and more discipline rules. From a parent's opinion I think we should know what are kids are doing and if their in a safe place we can trust on. I also think our kids should deserve better teachers. My child has been complaining about her teacher. She has been saying that her teacher does not do absolutely nothing but just sit around in the computer. Insted of teaching my daughter all the teacher does is sit down in his chair on the computer and that really upsets me knowing that my daughter is not getting a good education. Thank you.

  • (10 years ago)

    I attended Cary when I was in middle school and now I have an 8th grader that goes there. This school has changed for the worst. I am so glad that this is my childs last year up there. I feel like 90% of the staff is only there to collect a paycheck.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am not pleased with the environment my child often feels picked on and believes that coming forward will only cause more harm. Child does not believe that teachers or staff can do anything about it. Continual being afraid is not condusive to a good learning environment.

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