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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Highland Park Independent School District is a top rated, public school district located in Dallas, TX. It has 6,840 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 84% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.

Highland Park Independent School District Rankings

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High Schools in Highland Park Independent School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
84%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1320
306 responses
Average ACT
30
308 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,840
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,694
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$30,090/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$214,477
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,990
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,230,200
National
$184,700

Highland Park Independent School District Reviews

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I feel very lucky to have attended Highland Park ISD for almost all of my school years (I moved to HP in 2nd grade). Although the academics are rigorous, students will graduate from Highland Park prepared for the expectations they will face in college. The social life at HP also plays a huge part in the student's lives, but there are countless extracurricular activities offered to ensure each student can find their place. I wouldn't trade my time there for the world!
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This school is a very credible school for many reasons; it has higher-reaching classes on the Pre-AP, AP, and college-based (non-AP but still higher education) levels, traditions that have last for many consecutive years like football championships, organized dinners for many sports or extra-curricular teams, and it also has a lot of student presence not just during school hours but after. HPISD has many strong student leaders that achieve fro the highest possible; most students enrolled at the school try for higher GPAs and to be more inclusive at the school.
You get an okay educational experience here, but the problem is some of the staff members and teachers. They know if you come from a wealthy family or not, and they definitely show favoritism if you come from a wealthier family. If you don't, they don't care about you as a student.
Also, forget trying out for anything in theater as you'll be competing against people who had thousands of dollars in acting classes or voice lessons already.
There is also not much diversity in the student body.