West Dallas Community School

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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
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


Ruling year: 1995

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2009


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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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: K-12 Schools/Academies

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating47 of 10772 of 48
Fund acquisition rating5 of 10783 of 48
Resource allocation rating164 of 10788 of 48
Asset utilization rating299 of 107714 of 48

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$545,448$543,518$419,548$583,742$808,909
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,264,004$899,740$698,760$681,729$1,378,928
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,864,767$3,913,710$3,933,304$4,105,778$4,256,742
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$3,864,767$3,913,710$3,933,304$4,105,778$4,256,742
Total assets$5,128,771$4,813,450$4,632,064$4,787,507$5,635,670
Payables and accrued expenses$40,467$785,824$648,810$380,126$310,680
Other current liabilities$291,400$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$331,867$785,824$648,810$380,126$310,680
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$45,833$67,833$89,833$86,833$123,383
Total long-term liabilities$510,699$67,833$89,833$86,833$123,383
Total liabilities$842,566$853,657$738,643$466,959$434,063
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$3,782,080$3,348,326$3,281,188$3,873,963$4,648,266
With donor restrictions$504,125$611,467$612,233$446,585$553,341
Net assets$4,286,205$3,959,793$3,893,421$4,320,548$5,201,607
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,230,221$3,231,352$2,816,332$2,411,936$3,085,814
Program service revenue$323,821$294,169$307,375$272,395$273,097
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$248($495)$66($822)$256
Other revenue($28,882)($55,268)($7,484)($14,760)($10,407)
Total other revenue$295,187$238,406$299,957$256,813$262,946
Total revenue$3,525,408$3,469,758$3,116,289$2,668,749$3,348,760
Program services$2,786,267$2,881,185$3,070,033$2,999,034$3,042,216
Management and general$154,356$229,717$217,609$284,873$240,593
Total expenses$3,198,996$3,403,386$3,543,416$3,549,808$3,490,991
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$326,412$66,372($427,127)($881,059)($142,231)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$326,412$66,372($427,127)($881,059)($142,231)


David ValverdeHeadmaster$78,604
Tom McWhorterFinancial Manager$77,979
Stan NewtonFormer Headmaster$45,835
Arrvel Wilson-Sch OFormer President & Founder$22,000

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

Response from ministry

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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