School Details

Wilson J High School

P O Box 248, Dayton, TX 77535
(936) 258-2309
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 818 students 15 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

68%
68%
77%
68%
68%
71%
68%
68%
77%
64%
64%
70%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Dayton Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
75%
84%
78%
78%
77%
75%
75%
84%
64%
64%
75%
49%
49%
63%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Dayton Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
89%
78%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Dayton Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wilson J High School is a public middle school in Dayton. The principal of Wilson J High School is RITA GILMORE, who can be contacted at rita.gilmore@daytonisd.net. 818 students attend Wilson J High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 8% of the Wilson J High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 44% of the 818 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 61% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Wilson J High School is 15:1. Nottingham Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 54% 55%
Hispanic 34% 34%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Asian 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 61%
Limited English proficiency 8% 16%
Economically disadvantaged 44% 50%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers need to focus more on education and behavior and less on uniform. For behavior they yell at students all day and never get far. However there are a few very good teachers. The health standards are less than desirable but what can you expect a student with allergies to say? About 25% of the students are the least bit polite or attentive.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think the dress code is rediculous because children should be able to wear what ever they want. And I think that the school could have more activities for the children to enroll in.

  • (6 years ago)

    When my daughter began the seventh grade here in Dayton it was the eighth school district she has been enrolled in. I grew up here in Dayton and am very proud of this town. The move home for me has proven to be the best choice as far as my daughters education is concerned. She is absolutely thrilled at the thought of going to school everyday now. The dress code doesn't bother either of us at all. As for the parents who have commented on the staff of this campus I have a question. If you believe YOU could make a difference in the representation of this campus or this school district what are you waiting for? By all means please apply for a position within the school disrict !! But until then ...

  • (7 years ago)

    I don't think they do enough for the students when it comes to them having trouble they don't even contact the parents to let them know..and when you try to contact them they don't have time to discuss it..the office staff is rude..I feel like they spend to much time worrying on what they wear then the education

  • (8 years ago)

    There isn't enough art and writing activities at that school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Academic programs good as far as I can see! Staff friendly most of the time

  • (10 years ago)

    Two things I realized about this school when I went to visit it last year was the wardrobe change! Children can't show there true self if they're wearing a uniform like a prison. Also there staff is really rude to grown-ups just as well as kids. -Philip

  • (11 years ago)

    When visiting school found Office Staff and Teachers to be very disrespectful and unfriendly. Not only to parents but also to children. Almost like a prison not a School. I believe children need positive enviroment to learn. The lunch program and the quality of food was really bad. I feel my chidren are safe living in Dayton. The crime rate is low. But very worried about their Education and Self Esteem.

  • (11 years ago)

    I love this school it has the best teachers and the principal there is great. If you would like a good back home school where your children learn and not how good the Jones looks this is the one. Thank you for a job well done Dayton!

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Overall score

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