School of Science and Engineering at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center

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Basic Information

Address: 1201 East 8th Street, Dallas, TX 75203
County: Dallas County
District: Dallas Independant School District
Phone Number: (972) 925-5960
Fax Number: (972) 925-6016
Principal: Tiffany Huitt, Principal

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Additional Information

School Type: Magnet High School
Accreditation: Yes
School ID: 057905026
Grade Level: 9-12
Founded: 1982
School Setting:

The School of Science and Engineering Magnet at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center (known as the School of Science and Engineering or SEM) is a magnet college prepratory high school located in the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center, home of six magnet high schools in the Dallas Independent School District.

School Colors: Maroon
School Mascot: Eagle
School Size: 386 in 2013-14
PTA Organization: Yes
Lunch Availability: On campus cafeteria where all students eat Breakfast and Lunch free
Parking Spaces/Availability:

Parking available for students, faculty, and visitors

Uniform Guidelines:

Uniforms are not worn, but students adhere to dress guidelines

Mission Statement:

The Science / Engineering Magnet High School (SEM) is a learning community providing students with a rigorous college preparatory academic and technical program. Curriculum core subjects focus on the sciences, mathematics and engineering fields with emphasis in Advanced Placement coursework.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

“SEM…Where the possibilities are endless”

Enrollment Characteristics: Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity African American 21.2% Hispanic 51.6% White 14.2% Asian 10.9% Economically Disadvantaged 59.6%
School History:

The School of Science and Engineering was created in 1982 as part of a federal court desegregation solution to increase the number of under-represented minorities in the career fields of professional science and engineering.

Nationally, employers and colleges were also clamoring to find qualified minority students and degreed professionals in these areas. The Science and Engineering Magnet has responded by creating one of the most comprehensive college preparatory public high schools in the nation. We are NUMBER ONE in the nation with the number of minority students passing the AP Calculus test and obtaining college credit for it.

We currently have students of all ethnicities in prestigious universities like MIT, Stanford, Rice, the University of Texas at Dallas, Austin, Arlington and University of Texas A&M.

We have been a Texas Exemplary School for nine straight years. We are recognized as a College Board Advanced Placement World Leader School.

In 1995 we moved to the newly constructed Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center. This is a wonderful new facility with six magnet high schools in one building. They include:

  • Science and Engineering,
  • Talented and Gifted,
  • Health Professions,
  • Business and Management,
  • Judge Barefoot Sanders School of Government,
  • Law and Law Enforcement, and the
  • Rosie Sorrells Education and Social Services Magnet.

The teaching staff at SEM share a common goal of preparing our students for the rigorous demands that today's colleges of science and engineering place on students. Our faculty includes a number of exceptional teachers with over 75 percent having advanced degrees in the areas they teach.