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Highland Park Independent School District is a top rated, public school district located in Dallas, TX. It has 7,081 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.
About Highland Park Independent School District...
Address
7015 Westchester Dr
Dallas, TX 75205
Telephone
(214) 780-3000
Website

Highland Park Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1320
243 responses
Average ACT
30
229 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,081
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,269
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$136,620,000
Expenses Per Student
$20,895/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    2%

Highland Park Independent School District Reviews

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My child started attending school in HP in 4th grade. His teacher was inept, to say the least. She told me and the counselor he couldn't read because he didn't want to read out loud in front of the class. He was a new student, didn't know anybody, and he is terrified of public speaking. She would embarrass him in front of the students.I could go on for hours. He did get to switch teachers, which is unprecedented at that school.
MIS was much worse. The teachers did very little and expected the parents to do their job. The other day I was going thru my email and one of the English teachers, who is no longer there, emailed me over 50 times. She was so hard on my son, he couldn't concentrate.They overreact instead of teaching. I think it's mostly the ones who are about to be or are tenured.The high school is amazing. The counselors seem to genuinely care and want to make sure the student is comfortable in all aspects so they are able to teach their potential.
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Highland Park High School is one of the few schools that feels and treats you like a private school while still public. We are EXTREMELY inclusive and although we love sports, all activities are greatly acknowledged and allreciated by all. Teacher typically try to work with you and it's very easy to find a place where you fit in!
The staff and academics are amazing, and as a participant in several school activities I can say that there is ample opportunity to be involved in the school community, however, the administration lacks a strong grip on student discipline, and parents easily sway decisions in their own favor.