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Reaching Higher: Children at Risk names Lassiter E.C. High School as a top performing school

DENISHA McKNIGHT | 6/22/2018, 11:40 a.m.
The school year has come to an end but the outpour of celebrations and congratulations continue.
Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr. Early College High School at El Centro College graduating class of 2015. The Dallas Examiner screenshots

These elements countered many issues that are often associated with schools in economically disadvantaged areas, which has resulted in school closures, such as low attendance, poor staff, and low academic performance and participation.

St. Ama advises Dallas ISD principals dealing with this dilemma to understand the key to overcoming these obstacles is ensuring staff, teachers, parents and students hold the same mindset to preserve “positive peer pressure.”

“I think all Dallas ISD principals have the same mindset, that Dallas ISD students can be successful in higher education,” he explained. “It’s just that the administrators and staff have to have high expectations and have the belief that these students – no matter what neighborhoods they’re coming from – have the ability to be successful in higher education. They just need the support and guidance to get them there.”

Children at Risk Top Ten Dallas ISD Schools

High Schools:

• School Of Science and Engineering

• School for the Talented and Gifted

• Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School

• Trinidad Garza Early College at Mountain View

• Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr. Early College

• School of Business and Management

• School of Health Professions

• Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy at Darrell HS

Middle Schools:

• William B. Travis Academy/Vanguard

• Dallas Environmental Science Academy

• Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership Middle

• Harry Stone Montessori Academy

• Henry W. Longfellow Career Exploration

• George Bannerman Dealey International

• Barack Obama Male Leadership ACA at BF Darrell

Elementary Schools:

• William B Travis Academy/Vanguard For Academically TAG

• George Bannerman Dealey Montessori