School Details

Justin F Kimball High School

3606 S Westmoreland Rd, Dallas, TX 75233
(972) 502-2100
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1331 students 14 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

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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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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  • This school in 2013
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  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Justin F Kimball High School is a public high school in Dallas. The principal of Justin F Kimball High School is Earl Jones, who can be contacted at eajones@dallasisd.org. 1,331 children attend Justin F Kimball High School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 20% of the Justin F Kimball High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 73% of the 1,331 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 78% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Justin F Kimball High School is 14:1. Golden Rule Charter School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 55% 67%
Black, non-Hispanic 43% 28%
White, non-Hispanic 0.9% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.2%
Asian 0.6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 86%
Limited English proficiency 20% 33%
Economically disadvantaged 73% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    In response to one review Kimball doesn't have the technology that some of the DISD schools have; that is not always controlled by the school. There is access to "Parent Portal" by all DISD schools giving online access to assignments grades tardies and absences. There are two ways to contact teachers on the site. Parents can even be notified automatically if grades go above or below averages input by the parent and sent by e-mail or text. Parents can sign up at the school or return a waiver so the information for login can be given the the student. There is more information at www.dallasisd.org. There is information about SAT and ACT with Education is Freedom led by Ms. Ali. There is information about that organization at www.dallasisd.org/kimball. Parents are welcome to visit the school and/or classes Education is Freedom sign up for Parent Portal PTSA Meetings Saturday tutoring sessions sports events volunteering. Check out the school website more information will be added as it becomes available.

  • (2 years ago)

    Kimball is behind in Technology big time! Most schools have student parent access where you can see their assignments progress and grades. It's like they DON"T want you to see what's happening. My job teacher's emails are listed on the website with extensions. One female gives stacks of ridiculous work to prove what? Kimball has a caveman system- call the front office tell your private message she puts a note in the teachers' box. You won't get a call back. I have never received information for my senior on ACT or SAT information via letter or mass callings. I know the counselors are busy but what are they there for? Most HS school counselors over help seniors. Alsono info about getting a cap and gown. What will he wear? They need to add more programs and classes that match other prominent high schools. Something to boost the morale and enrich young men to deter trouble. The girls need to stop throwing their lives away getting pregnant. I have to pass by so many young girls hugged up on boys. Where are the programs and speakers??? DAEP is not the answer-change their outlook on life. Cussin them is not workin. Yeah Kimball Knights! One more year and I am outta here! Yeah!

  • (3 years ago)

    they have the most smartest and talented kids i have seen and they do what they are asked or told

  • (3 years ago)

    I graduated from Kimball in 1989; however I have a few cousins that go to this school; although it has changed a bit since I've been there I understand that it is still a great school and lots of activities.

  • (5 years ago)

    Kimball High is a good high school...their are teachers who cares about the student education and tries to do their best to make sure that if a child...hear me...wants to learn they can. The parent and the teacher has to work close together with their children teachers as we do.

  • (5 years ago)

    I do believe that Kimball has definitely seen better days but as a student (class of 2010) I am an eyewitness to the fact that students and teachers alike are stepping up their game and test scores are improving. Class participation is becoming more common and the academic competiton is increasing especially in the junior class.

  • (5 years ago)

    Hi I am the C.O.O. class officer of the graduated class of 2008. I must say kimball isnt a bad school at all. Most people who are speaking negative about this school are the ones who are on the outside looking in. I am a living testimony that kimball has made and will continue to make great students. Yea we all know that all schools are going to have it's ups and downs cause not all are perfect. Kimball have made me a better person all around. I attended kimball my 11th grade year coming from a small school from east texas. I must say it was different.But I must say after meeting new people and getting the encouragment from the staff and student body I was a class officer 1st runner up Mr.Kimball Varsity Football player a TAFE member and more. KEEP UP THE HARD WORK KNIGHTS!

  • (6 years ago)

    I think it is a pretty good school. Their academics aren't the best but their getting better.

  • (7 years ago)

    Im a freshmen at kimball graduate of 011 and as a freshmen a really enjoy goin to school and learning new things.

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm an student at J.F.Kimball high school...I am class of 2010...I feel that Kimball has come an long way from last school year...The staff are on top of students tomake sure we do our job to pass our test...We are getting to be the best at what we do...

  • (7 years ago)

    Kimball has had its ups and downs but over 50 years has turned out outstanding civic athletic societal and entertainment leaders. The school has finally had a makeover and has outstanding new leadership in Danny Stigers. As a member of the Board of Governors of Kimball Alumni Association we are 22 000 alumni that are proud of the efforts of all the teachers and staff who we find are very engaged in student life. We are dedicated to raising funds and the quality of student education. Our scholarship program is ongoing and we support many worthwhile projects at the school which are generated by concerned teachers coaches and staff. As a member of the first graduating class in 1960 I am very proud of the accomplishments of my alma mater. Ron Sills

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a great school. More funds are needed but overall it has a great curriculum.

  • (9 years ago)

    Kimball High School needs a serious make-over. The morale of the school is low and it is affecting the quality of education that the students receive.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am disappointed in Kimball it's leadership seems to have fallen by the wayside. I see children walking the halls and the assistant principles only wish to talk to you when there is a problem. There is no support for the child or the parent.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have a (Junior) 11th grade student attending Kimball I have gone on several occasions to the attendance office because the attendance records are not done correctly and I have to go down to school and look into their mistakes I am always greeted with an attitude that makes me feel unwelcomed as a parent. Other staff have given me the same treatment makes me think the school has an ongoing problem in greeting and treating people respectfuly. Teachers at parent conference were very nice and intrested in disscusing my childs grades and opportunities in this school. I think the school is run down lot's of improvements need to be made. And there needs to be more encouragement throughout the school for the children to continue enyoing to attend school and look forward to graduate. Maintenance is a must at the restrooms!

  • (10 years ago)

    I currently attend Kimball as a freshman. The moral of the students needs to be boosted. Then and only then will Kimball see real change. I feel that the principal is focused to much on test scores and how the school ranks comparatively. His concern really doesn't lie with the students who need the most help.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think that the new principal at Kimball has got to go. They should have kept the one they had. Someone needs to take a closer look at how that school is being ran. Kimball is about to or has already lost some good people/teachers. The students to say the least dislike the new principal very much.

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