W. W. Samuell High School

W. W. Samuell High School
Together We Make It Happen[1]
8928 Palisade Drive
Dallas, TX 75217

School district Dallas Independent School District
Principal Daniel Johnson[1]
Students 1,905[2]
Faculty 125[1]
Type Public, Secondary
Grades 9-12
Mascot Spartan[1]
Color(s) Blue and Gold[1]          
Information +1 (972) 892-5100[3]
Fax: +1 (972) 892-5101[4]
Trustee dist.  4, Nancy Bingham[5]
Area   1, Ivonne Durant[6]

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.

Feeder patterns

As of 2007, Fred F. Florence and John B. Hood Middle Schools feed into Samuell High School.[7] 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.[7] 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.[7]

Notable alumni



  1. ^ a b c d e Dallas ISD - North Dallas High School. Retrieved on 22 April 2007.
  2. ^ Texas Education Agency - School Directory - type in school number "057905014" and select "view report." Retrieved on 22 April 2007.
  3. ^ Dallas ISD - School telephone numbers. (PDF). Retrieved on 22 April 2007.
  4. ^ Dallas ISD - School fax numbers. (PDF). Retrieved on 22 April 2007.
  5. ^ Dallas ISD - Schools by Trustee. (PDF). Retrieved on 22 April 2007.
  6. ^ Dallas ISD - Schools by Area. (PDF). Retrieved on 22 April 2007.
  7. ^ a b c Dallas ISD - 2007 School Feeder Patterns - W. W. Samuell High School. Retrieved on 22 April 2007.

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