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About This School

School of Science and Engineering is a public high school in Dallas. The principal of School of Science and Engineering is Donnie Breedlove and can be contacted at dbreedlove@dallasisd.org. 388 students attend School of Science and Engineering and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0% of the School of Science and Engineering students have "limited English proficiency." 48% of the 388 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 59% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at School of Science and Engineering is 15:1. School of Health Professions is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Cheerleading
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 1%
Hispanic 58% 67%
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 28%
White, non-Hispanic 13% 5%
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Multiracial 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 86%
Limited English proficiency 0% 33%
Economically disadvantaged 48% 85%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    When your student body is the best and brightest available there is small wonder how this school can be ranked first.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a former student of the School of Science and Engineering. The education is world class. The training I received there was very instrumental to my educational and personal development. Now I am a parent and would not hesitate to enroll my child into the school or and of the schools at Townview Magnet Center.

  • (4 years ago)

    It is one of the most challenging and helpful schools in the Dallasisd. It prepares students for college and life. The best teachers and counselors my son has ever had.

  • (4 years ago)

    SEM offers a challenging environment for its students. I have noticed a great deal of support by the teachers with tutoring to help the students keep up with the demanding pace. There are numerous clubs and activities available so that students can stay engaged in their interests.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a place where intellectual curiosity and motivation to learn are the only requirements. I tell people that a one-eyed-flying purple people eater would fit right in if he/she/it were interested in science and math.

  • (4 years ago)

    SEM has a great math and science curriculum Both of my sons have/will gratuate and their experience at SEM was great prepared them for a great future and opened doors for them. Great school Talented teachers Dedicated administration!

  • (4 years ago)

    The School of Science and Engineering does an outstanding job preparing students for their post-secondary education. They give them the knowledge confidence and tools that they need to succeed in their college 'careers'.

  • (4 years ago)

    The School of Science/Engineering is a great school that offers a college preparatory and rigorous learning environment for all students.

  • (4 years ago)

    I think this is a great school. It prepares the students to enter prominent schools and get great scholarships.

  • (4 years ago)

    We at SEM have the greatest teachers in the nation the greatest learning environment and the greatest communal support!

  • (4 years ago)

    It's small and we're like a family. The teachers actually care here and don't teach TAKS!

  • (4 years ago)

    Our high school is one of the top in the nation and offers great coursework. Besides where else can you have a legitimate conversation about the physics of Pokemon?

  • (4 years ago)

    I have no idea where I'd be without SEM. Not only does SEM offer the best education and teachers possible but it also has helped me to discover new interests and possibilities to the point of questioning my entire planned life. What's more SEM has the best student body one could ask for. Virtually ever person there will go out of their way to be straight-up nice to everyone. There will never be real enmity between SEM students nor will they seek enmity elsewhere because we're about the nicest most caring and most intelligent students around.

  • (4 years ago)

    I entered Cornell with 54 credits after going to SEM... booyah

  • (4 years ago)

    The school offers an abundance of AP courses that gives the students an opportunity to work and learn in a college-level environment. The teachers are helpful and there is such an amazing chemistry (pun not intended) between the SEM students. If you're looking for a school that offers the best education in math and science in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex this school is the one.

  • (4 years ago)

    My school is always ranked among top 10 in the nation and is filled with extremely talented teachers

  • (4 years ago)

    As a senior this year I have been doing a lot of looking back on my time at SEM. I wouldn't be able to find the same group of driven students (nerds of course!) anywhere else.

  • (4 years ago)

    As an alumna of SEM and someone who spent a year helping out the counselor there I can see how much SEM is only getting better and better. This school offers students the chance to graduate High School with many college credits (I've seen a recent graduate with 40+ hours) millions of dollars in college scholarships but more importantly - the students have a strong sense of self and goals. The alumni from SEM succeed in a wide range of fields not only science and engineering ones because this school teaches students to think to reason and to ask questions. Great school!

  • (4 years ago)

    awesome teachers + awesome environment = SEM

  • (4 years ago)

    The instructors are awesome and made my college transition flawless!

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