|W. W. Samuell High School|
Together We Make It Happen
|8928 Palisade Drive
Dallas, TX 75217
|School district||Dallas Independent School District|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Information||+1 (972) 892-5100
Fax: +1 (972) 892-5101
|Trustee dist.||4, Nancy Bingham|
|Area||1, Ivonne Durant|
W. W. Samuell High School is a public secondary school located in the Pleasant Grove area of Dallas, Texas (USA). Samuell High enrolls students in grades 9-12 and is a part of the Dallas Independent School District.
The school serves portions of southeast Dallas and a portion of the city of Balch Springs.
Dallas ISD annexed Pleasant Grove ISD in 1955, and Pleasant Grove High School was replaced by Samuell High School the same year.
The alma mater is "Hail Samuell High, Hail Samuell High", written in 1955 by a music teacher at the school. The school has only won one athletic state title: the 1965 Spartan baseball team won the title while competing in Class AA (2A). Samuell High is currently in Class 4A.
Dr. William Worthington Samuell was a wealthy individual who before his death donated millions of dollars to the City of Dallas Parks and Recreation Department. There are now at least six institutions named for Dr. Samuell in the Dallas area, including the high school, a boulevard, a City of Dallas ranch, a city park and two streets in bordering cities. Dr. W. W. Samuell purchased the first ambulance for the City of Dallas in 1911.
The school yearbook is The Torch, the school newspaper is The Sentinel, the seniors annual memory book was The Pub, a publication of senior moments which covered all levels of the school, from the classroom funnies to athletics to activities. The school also has The Senior Assembly, an assembly in which most seniors perform either alone or in a group.
The ethnic makeup of the school is 60% Hispanic, 37% Black, 2% White, 1% Asian/Pacific Islander, and less than 1% Native American.
As of 2007, Fred F. Florence and John B. Hood Middle Schools feed into Samuell High School. John Quincy Adams, Pleasant Grove, John W. Runyon, and Edward Titche Elementary Schools all feed into Florence Middle School, and ultimately into Samuell High School. Annie Webb Blanton, Nathaniel Hawthorne, John Ireland, San Jacinto, and C. A. Tatum Jr. Elementary Schools feed into Hood Middle School, and ultimately into Samuell High School.
|High schools||… full list Adams | Adamson | Carter | Conrad | Hillcrest | Jefferson | Kimball | Lincoln | Madison | Molina | North Dallas | Pinkston | Roosevelt | Samuell | Seagoville | Skyline | Smith | South Oak Cliff | Spruce | Sunset | W. T. White | Wilson|
|Middle schools||… full list Anderson | Hill | Marsh | Quintanilla|
|Elementary schools||… full list Hooe | Preston Hollow|
|Magnet schools||Townview magnets: Government, Law, & Law Enforcement | Science and Engineering Magnet | Talented & Gifted | Business and Management | Education and Social Services | Health Professions
Other High Schools: Washington HS for Performing and Visual Arts | Lincoln Humanities/Communications Magnet | Skyline
Middle/High: Rangel Young Women's | PreK-8: Dealey Montessori | Stone Montessori | 4-8: Travis Academy/Vanguard