• Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, recently awarded the prestigious 2015 Texas Medal of Art, is the first educational institution in its history to earn this distinction. It is part of the Dallas Independent School District and the first school in the district to receive the National Blue Ribbon Award for Exemplary Education by the U.S. Department of Education. Located in a world class arts district, Booker T. Washington HSPVA earns national recognition in the arts annually: more than 400 awards through the National Young Arts Foundation, 25 Presidential Scholars in the Arts, 245 music awards from Downbeat Magazine (the largest number of any school, college or university in North America), a record 5 graduates accepted to The Juilliard School, national and regional play-writing awards, graduate Wendy Calhoun, award-winning co-producer/writer of Empire, Grammy Awards to Norah Jones, Roy Hargrove, Erykah Badu and God’s Property, Fulbright scholars and graduates currently appearing on Broadway.

     

    • BTW Wind Ensemble - 2020 National winner in the Mark of Excellence Recording Project sponsored by the Foundation for Music Education
    • Dallas Summer Musical's High School Musical Award
    • DISD Teacher of the Year Nominee
    • Ranked #1 - Best High Schools for the Arts in Texas from Niche
    • Texas Education Agency Accountability System - received all 7 academic performance distinctions
    • 25 Presidential Scholars in the Arts (Recognition program administered by the U.S. Department of Education for excellence in academics and the arts)
    • Top 100 ranked schools in the USA - National Rank for Gold Medal in the Best High Schools Rankings from U.S. News and World Report
    • 2015 Texas Medal of Art
    • Exemplary School by the Arts School Network
    • Top 5 ranked Arts High Schools in the country by the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts
    • 8 scholarship recepients for the Gates Program
    • Texas Mock Trial Competition - Honorable Mention
    • Dallas Urban Debate Alliance
    • BTW Jazz Singers - Monterey, California Next Generation Jazz Festival winners
    • Various Film Awards including Aurora Video/Audio/Installation Festival, TXU Light Up the Red Carpet winner, 24-Hour Video Race competition
    • National Blue Ribbon Award for Examplary Education by the US Department of Education