School Details

North Dallas High School

3120 North Haskell Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204
(972) 925-1500

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1272 students 14 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


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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  • 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

North Dallas High School is a public high school in Dallas. The principal of North Dallas High School is DINNAH ESCANILLA, who can be contacted at DESCANILLA@DALLASISD.ORG. 1,272 students attend North Dallas High School and identify as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 27% of the North Dallas High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 82% of the 1,272 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 87% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at North Dallas High School is 14:1. Dallas Can Academy Charter is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 77% 70%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Asian 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 3% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 23%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.2%
Multiracial 0.4% 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 87% 89%
Limited English proficiency 27% 40%
Economically disadvantaged 82% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I was looking for a condo unit around Uptown and saw this school in the realtor's page. The name sounds familiar so I search a little bit. Guess what my grandfather graduated from North Dallas! My dad and his family turned out great. Thanks to my grandad's education from this school. I will definitely check it out one of these days.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school! My daughter graduated two years ago and my youngest son is a senior this year. My children went to three different high schools in Dallas ISD and only in North Dallas we found stability. The principal is such a good hearted person and puts students interest above all else. The teachers are very caring and do their best to help my children succeed. This school has changed my impression about Dallas ISD. There are great employees in the district and they are lumped in one high school in North Dallas. Thank you Bulldogs for caring so much for my children. My daughter now attends UT Austin with a scholarship.

  • (1 year ago)

    As a resident who lives directly across the street from North Dallas High school I can honestly say that this has to be the worst school in all of DISD. Everyday I see kids roaming Cole Ave and hanging out at the park - during school hrs! What's worse is the graffiti they leave behind. I see nothing but 'hood-rats' and kids headed for trouble. Shame on DISD for not making this the best school in the district. After-all it is in the best neighborhood in Dallas!

  • (1 year ago)

    Hay oportunidades en esta escuela como tutoria gratis y el s bado. La directora es muy bueno y los maestros tambien.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is my first year at North Dallas High School and my first year being a student of DISD. North Dallas is very unqualified. The teachers and administrators are HORRIBLE! I am a student and I don't think I would not recommend ND to anyone I know. This school has lack of skills the students can choose when they want to come to school the teachers and principals have no control over the student body. The school was rated by the State Of Texas the lowest of the low. ACADEMICALLY UNNACEPTABLE! This school has one of the HIGHEST dropout rates. I am withdrawing from ND and if your reading this please don't enroll you children into this school. You will get wrongfully accused of skipping class you will have to go to court pay fines.. for nothing. this faculty is highly disrespectful. ND WORST SCHOOL IN DALLAS

  • (4 years ago)

    This was my daughter first and last time atteding North Dallas High School. She was wrongfully accused of skipping class as well as cheating in a class. I don't even think the school has central air and central heat. As of currently this school has been deemed academically unacceptable and students are being given the option of transfering to an academically acceptable campus for next school year. DISD has me so angry I am looking at moving to another city just so my daughter can get the education she rightfully deserves.

  • (7 years ago)

    I enjoy Going to ND I have transfer to many schools and I think that ND was the best so far not just because is in a Hispanic community but the teachers really do care even if some students don't the teachers tried there best to teach the students ) Ima very happy to have spend time in a school that takes care of me even if they do say its low performing but is a great school for people who want to learn

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a graduated student from North Dallas High School.I must say that the time spent studying at North Dallas High where the greatest years of my life teachers are perfectly trained to do their jobs and they do everything possible in their hands to make sure that their students will graduate satisfactory.

  • (8 years ago)

    North Dallas has come a long way. Things have been rocky as they would be for urban schools with transient populations. However NDHS has been able to sustain millions of dollars in scholarships a Millenium Gates scholarship receipient increasing AP scores and a dedicated and diverse population. Only students serious about their education and needing extra help should attend NDHS. The teachers WILL help!

  • (8 years ago)

    I think that North Dallas is the best School ever.Because they don't care what color you are they only teach not like others teacher in other school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think that the teacher and faculty takes minor incidents and turns them into a big deal.

  • (9 years ago)

    Up to now Ido not think this school is worth my child going to this school just took out the Folkloriko class which was part of the hispanic heritage. Also this school has been low performance for a while now and doesnt stand a chance this year.

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