School Details

Leslie A Stemmons Elementary School

2727 Knoxville St, Dallas, TX 75211
(972) 794-4900
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 992 students 17 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

68%
68%
79%
70%
57%
69%
68%
68%
79%

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

64%
62%
72%
41%
58%
68%
64%
62%
72%
58%
64%
71%

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

66%
68%
77%
55%
62%
75%
66%
68%
77%
77%
65%
73%

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

Leslie A Stemmons Elementary School is a public elementary school in Dallas. The principal of Leslie A Stemmons Elementary School is Arnoldo Zuniga and can be contacted at arzuniga@dallasisd.org. 992 students go to Leslie A Stemmons Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 52% of the Leslie A Stemmons Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 92% of the 992 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 92% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Leslie A Stemmons Elementary School is 17:1. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 92% 67%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 28%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 1% %
White, non-Hispanic 0.9% 5%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 86%
Limited English proficiency 52% 33%
Economically disadvantaged 92% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    i have two children here and i really like the way the teachers teach and handle the kids. i do think they need more of a playground area for the kids and they need to offer an after school program. Also extra-curricular activities such as basketball would be great here.

  • (7 years ago)

    The academic program at Stemmons is good. It interlocks the State based objectives and the District's Curriculum so that the State TAKS Test objectives are all met...the students are not just taught the test. The school provides before and after school tutoring for those who need extra help. The school is low in Parental Involvement. Parents refuse to be involved in the school. It is apparent that the Parents do not support the school or are involved in their children's lives in the way the kids dress behavior at school and the parent's lack of response or admittance that there is a behavior problem. PTA has a board but only the President shows up or works it. President of PTA tries to raise money for the school but has little help from any of the parents. The school has a small play yard for preschool one slide for the older students.

  • (7 years ago)

    Fantastic School! Majority of the teachers are highly qualified. They enjoy working with the students. The school provides before and after school tutoring programs for those who seek extra help. The building is well secured for safety. The low point is in the overall parent involvement. There is none to speak of. A handful of volunteers out of 950 students. PTA is a joke. no one attends except for the grade level who is performing and the President. They have a board but only the President works it. They try to have a fundraiser but little support from the parents. If there were more support and involvement from parents the school could really be something. Students misbehave and are discourteous to the faculty. Administration does what little it can; but the parents refuse to do their part in correction. Extracurricular activites are great..Student council Art Club Choir Baseball; could use a few more.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter has been in Stemmons 2 year and I am very involved in what is going on in the community. Stemmons Will have a new look this year thanks to SBDM. We need more parents involvement and try to promote our PTA this year. The staff at Stemmons are working hard with our children and have several goals. I would like to invite all the parents to stand together to make our school a great experience this year. Irene Olivares

  • (11 years ago)

    My experience with Leslie A. Stemmons was not as good as it could have been. My sons teacher was absolutely terrific. She was particulary good at communicating with me when there was reason for concern. My daughters teachers were good about half the time. This was dependent on what mood the teachers were in. The school in general needs to be renovated and possibly even gutted. It is located in the bowels of South Dallas and is occupied by extremly racially motivated students. There is a severe problem with racial slurring graffiti destruction of property and overall behavior. An example of this is there is no toilet paper in the bathrooms because the students find it amusing to overflow the toilets. There are new bullet holes in the windows on a weekly basis. The few decent children that do attend Leslie Stemmons are ridiculed and even physically abused by other students. There is absolutely no scheduled recess at this school in part due to school being a place to learn not to burn and also in part because the overall performance level is not high enough to dedicate any time to taking an outside break. I respect the office staff for putting up with all that they do. However the facility and programs ran at this school need to be completely overhauled and behavior management needs to become top priority. Out of fear that my children would become what they were around I moved my children out of Dallas and into a school district that has control over their students.

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