School Details

Thomas J Rusk Middle School

2929 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75235
(972) 925-2000
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 721 students 14 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

50%
58%
71%
68%
61%
74%
50%
58%
71%

TX00194

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  • Dallas Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
67%
77%
61%
60%
71%
58%
67%
77%
49%
57%
70%

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

68%
77%
84%
56%
62%
77%
68%
77%
84%
58%
66%
75%
44%
59%
63%

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

95%
68%
78%

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

Thomas J Rusk Middle School is a public middle school in Dallas. The principal of Thomas J Rusk Middle School is James Roe, whose e-mail is jaroe@dallasisd.org. 721 children attend Thomas J Rusk Middle School and are mostly Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 30% of the Thomas J Rusk Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 91% of the 721 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 90% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Thomas J Rusk Middle School is 14:1. Our Lady of Perpetual Help School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 82% 67%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Asian 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 2% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 28%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.2%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 86%
Limited English proficiency 30% 33%
Economically disadvantaged 91% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Past student from years ago but it sounds like things have not changed much. If I had to choose between placing my child in this school or quitting my job and homeschooling I would choose homeschooling hands down. This school was a huge detriment to my future and I witnessed things there I should never have seen as a child.

  • (7 years ago)

    This being a small school does not get the resources that I would like to see my child entitled to. As a low performing school there should be more resources to help the teachers be successful. Administration lacks a lot to be desired. It is time for change in this building. The environment is not the safest for students. There is lack of parental involvement. I would not recommend my friends to sent their children there until someone cleans house. It does have potential! Low performing teachers are allowed to stay there and not make a positive impact on our children. Until then they will continue to struggle.

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Overall score

(based on 5 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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