School Details

Emmett J Conrad High School

Test Scores by grade

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Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)

In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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  • Dallas Independent School District average
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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

About this school

Emmett J Conrad High School is a public high school in Dallas. The principal of Emmett J Conrad High School is Lucy Hakemack and can be contacted at Lhakemack@dallasisd.org. 1,374 students attend Emmett J Conrad High School and are mostly Asian, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic. 49% of the Emmett J Conrad High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 87% of the 1,374 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 86% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Emmett J Conrad High School is 14:1. Lake Highlands Freshman Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
Hispanic 51% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 32% 28%
Multiracial 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 86%
Limited English proficiency 49% 33%
Economically disadvantaged 87% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    New principal every couple of years (Fitzgibbon was the only good leader) staff like to bicker among each other and cause drama more than the kids. This school is the basic DISD trash heap the staff for the most part can care less for the kids and are targeted and run down by very poor administration. The few good teachers that are there are forced to leave the district because of horrible administration. Academics are horrid athletics is a joke since Duke was forced out. PARENTS KEEP YOUR KIDS AWAY FROM THIS NIGHTMARE OF A SCHOOL!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Emmett J. Conrad turns out to be another "DISD DISASTER"!!! The front office staff are just 'RUDE" & "UNWELCOMING"!!! I've visited the school on several occations and each visit was "Horrible"!! I can say that most of the teaching staff that came through the office for whatever reason were very "PLEASANT & COURTEOUS". The young lady at the front desk was not very helpful nor did she have any knowledge of the info in which I needed. She continually had to go ask the office manager information & the manager never came out of her office.The principal is not very accessible either you have a better chance talking with the assistant principal (whom is a pleasant lady). There is no PTA & the school doesn't communicate very well with parents. I have emailed &/or called my child's teachers and to date I've gotten no response. This school is such a DISAPPOINTMENT!

  • (4 years ago)

    I think uniforms are a great idea you can't tell even if the kids only have 2 -3 sets of them which they can wear alternately for the whole school year it is more expensive for parents to buy several kinds of clothes because high schol kids want to have different clothes to wear for each day! With the same color and style each day you can't tell how many sets of uniforms they have and students who can't afford to buy the latest trends won't be feeling left out and insecure!

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a parent I find this school and the administered staff to be poorly operator. I had really high expectations of this school in the beginning but its turning out to be like any other Dallas ISD poorly developed. We as parents need to really get involve in our children school and community of the school. As I drop my child off to school every morning I sit there and watch how our children are being mis-treated and rudely talking too. This could be a better school if they just get the right admin staff. I just know that Dr. Conrad is just turning over in his grave and looking at the mess this school has is turning out to become.

  • (5 years ago)

    Iam at a 10 grader at conrad high schhol and i think its a great school. they have wonderful classies and teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    Ok so im a 9th grader going to conrad and i hace to agree with what other student reviews say about this school. The dumb security guards blowing the whistles during classes is so anoying and the dress code is also a bad idea since some people cant get the clothes needed. But seriously the uniforms are DUMB!

  • (5 years ago)

    As an 11th grader at Conrad I find this school to be diverse. Our school is like the united nations and there's nothing wrong with a lot of diversity. There's plenty of activities but how this school has been rated academically unacceptable is a whole other story. I can't say that I particularly like going here but it's okay. Also I hate having to wear uniforms because they cost too much money which effects parents because of the recession. Also they're kinda stupid. I don't see any other district in the DFW that makes students wear uniforms so why should we?

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a 10th grade student at Conrad. As another student previously stated the school has a great atmosphere (if you don't count the innumerable rent-a-cops relentlessy blowing whistles every 5 seconds between classes causing half the students --okay maybe just me-- to suffer constant headaches during school hours. The majority of the students are intelligent to an extent and the teachers are okay creating a good learning environment. There are plenty of extracurricular activities and student clubs allowing just about any student to make plenty of friends. A diverse student body understandable teachers and friendly staff are the main reasons this school is so great.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school. I can't say anything about what might have happened in the past but this year so far has been amazing. The teachers are great and all the students are good to each other. I can't say too much because i have been at the school for a couple of weeks but one thing I can say is that from a students perspective I think that the school is great and has many different opportunities.

  • (6 years ago)

    i dont think this is a good school... I dont think uniforms are a good idea... more work for the parents.. and more trouble for students its not gonna chage anything in da students....

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm a parent and I think uniforms should have been implemented at the first of the next school year and not 2nd semester. It was unfair to the parents. It can cause a strain for single parents with two children attending school here.

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