• Student, School and Faculty Awards

    • T.E.A. A Rating (2017-2018)
    • VEX Robotics Competition Team (2018)
    • T.E.A. 6 Star Distinction (2016-2017)
    • Numerous Donors Choose Grants
    • AT&T Innovative Classroom Initiative
    • Tzu Chi Recipients for Uniforms for All
    • 2017 Gardere MLK 1st Runner-Up
    • FLL Robotics Competition Participants
    • T.E.A. 6 Star Distinction (2015-2016)
    • CREST Award (2015-2016)
    • Counselor of the Year (2015-2016)
    • T. E. A. 5 Star Distinction (2014-2015)
    • Principal of the Year Nominee (2015-2016)
    • TEA STAAR Recognition - 3 Stars of Distinction for Performance  (2013-2014)
    • TEA STAAR Recognition - 2 Stars of Distinction for Performance (2012-2013)
    • Selected to participate in Design for Change: A partnership with students from Abilene Christian
    • Junior League Grant for Innovation for Girls Robotics Program (Sisters in Science) 2013 & 2014
    • Junior League Grant for Innovation for Boys Robotics Program (Junkyard Robotics) 2014
    • Reflex Math Grant Recipient
    • UIL first place winners
    • Destination Imagination Team Participation
    • Veteran's Day Art Competition Winner
    • First Lego League Team Participation
    • Real School Garden Recipient 2012
    • Exemplary Rating: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2002, 2001
    • Recognized school, 2011, 2006, 2004
    • March 2007 recognized as one of the Top 100 school by Texas Monthly Magazine
    • May 2005 D Magazine Recognition as one of the top five urban schools in the Dallas Metroplex
    • 2007-2008 Recognized by Just for the Kids as an effective school of progress
    • Recipient of Texas Educators Excellence Grant for 2007-2009
    • 2010 Starks was ranked #2 for have the highest SEI's in the District
    • 2011 Starks recognized as TBEC Honor Roll School
    • 2 Students received 1st and 2nd place in Art Competition held at Thanks-giving Square
    • 5 Students named to the District's All-City Honor's Choir
    • Technology grant received through African American Success Initiative
    • Principal of the Year Finalist, 2010-2011
    • Recipient of Texas Department of Agriculture Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Grant