West Dallas Community School

The information on this page was last updated 3/22/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Summary

West Dallas Community School provides a private, christian education to an underserved community, and we've been doing it for 25 years.


Contact information

Mailing address:
West Dallas Community School
2300 CANADA DRIVE
Dallas, TX 75212

Website: wdcschool.org

Phone: 214.634.1927

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 752576975

CEO/President: Jenny Pierson

Chairman: Marie Brown

Board size: 14

Founder:

Ruling year: 1995

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2009


Purpose

We are determined to level the playing field by providing the education that all children deserve. It is through God's abundant grace and your generosity that we are able to do so.


Mission statement

At West Dallas Community School, we are firmly committed to changing the narrative that a child's zip code determines his or her academic success.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: K-12 Schools/Academies

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating568 of 111030 of 49
Fund acquisition rating4 of 11113 of 49
Resource allocation rating583 of 111126 of 49
Asset utilization rating1102 of 111049 of 49

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
11%8%12%8%9%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
3%8%10%7%8%8%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
16%94%81%92%93%90%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
3%9%9%8%9%7%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
84%6%19%8%7%10%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%83%80%87%85%87%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
94%89%114%91%98%114%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%73%90%79%83%99%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
6%11%-14%9%2%-14%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
4%2%-13%8%2%-11%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
14%8%12%5%7%6%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.490.180.930.620.710.76
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.1530.347.334.065.356.63
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.595.496.792.533.785.07
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
2.794.375.993.811.141.08
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.360.230.170.260.870.93
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
3.541.691.473.500.400.17
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
32%1%13%16%18%16%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
9%0%11%9%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
147%545%94%134%116%110%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$480,468$399,786$718,556$356,222$279,212
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$171,262$196,930$545,448$543,518$419,548
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$651,730$596,716$1,264,004$899,740$698,760
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,887,378$3,775,132$3,864,767$3,913,710$3,933,304
Other long-term assets$15,236,500$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$19,123,878$3,775,132$3,864,767$3,913,710$3,933,304
Total assets$19,775,608$4,371,848$5,128,771$4,813,450$4,632,064
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$149,199$99,668$40,467$785,824$648,810
Other current liabilities$0$0$291,400$0$0
Total current liabilities$149,199$99,668$331,867$785,824$648,810
Debt$0$468,365$464,866$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$122,081$0$45,833$67,833$89,833
Total long-term liabilities$122,081$468,365$510,699$67,833$89,833
Total liabilities$271,280$568,033$842,566$853,657$738,643
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$3,887,535$3,424,178$3,782,080$3,348,326$3,281,188
With donor restrictions$15,616,793$379,637$504,125$611,467$612,233
Net assets$19,504,328$3,803,815$4,286,205$3,959,793$3,893,421
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$3,796,514$2,878,582$3,230,221$3,231,352$2,816,332
Program service revenue$318,349$292,607$323,821$294,169$307,375
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,865$202$248($495)$66
Other revenue($76,888)$399,067($28,882)($55,268)($7,484)
Total other revenue$243,326$691,876$295,187$238,406$299,957
Total revenue$4,039,840$3,570,458$3,525,408$3,469,758$3,116,289
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$2,959,359$3,229,948$2,786,267$2,881,185$3,070,033
Management and general$302,054$474,468$154,356$229,717$217,609
Fundraising$314,414$348,432$258,373$292,484$255,774
Total expenses$3,575,827$4,052,848$3,198,996$3,403,386$3,543,416
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$464,013($482,390)$326,412$66,372($427,127)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$464,013($482,390)$326,412$66,372($427,127)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Jenny PiersonChief Advancement Officer$128,263
Ricardo BrambilaExecutive Director$96,015
Tom McWhorterFinancial Manager$76,330

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022


Response from ministry

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History

Founded in 1995, West Dallas Community School is committed to providing a private Christian education for the children of West Dallas - one of the most economically, socially and academically challenged neighborhoods in the country. We are dedicated to the development of the whole child with special attention to the intellectual, spiritual, moral and physical well-being of each one of our students.

When we opened our doors 25 years ago, we welcomed twenty students. Today, we provide a comprehensive curriculum to more than 250 students from Pre-K through 8th grade. We are proud to report that our students go on to attend local private and public high schools. We boast a 96 percent high school graduation rate, and 81 percent of our graduates attend college. These numbers will only increase as WDCS students currently attending high school graduate and continue to nurture the educational foundation developed here.


Program accomplishments

99% of WDCS students graduate High School

81% Of WDCS students go on to college

100% OF WDCS students receive financial aid


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