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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 High School is a top rated, public school located in Dallas, TX. It has 2,160 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 97% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.
Address
4220 Emerson Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
Telephone
(214) 780-3700
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Highland Park High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
97%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1310
279 responses
Average ACT
30
267 responses
AP Enrollment
50%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$211,741
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,834
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,193,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
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  • Pep-rallies
    25%
  • All senior traditions
    19%
  • Howdy dance
    19%
  • Football games
    16%
  • Hilites
    9%
  • Whataburger after football games
    6%
  • Cross country team traditions
    3%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,160
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,269
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.6%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$20,895/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Highland Park High School Reviews

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This high school is amazing, with excellent academics and athletics, ranking Top 30 high schools in the nation!

The diversity definitely needs some work, with the school being a whopping 89% Caucasian, and that some of the minorities aren't proud of their own culture. Diversity gets 3 stars.

Teachers are a mix. Due to the repulsively sadistic nature of my freshman English teacher, this category fails to obtain a 5-star rating.

As for Music and Arts, one star is cut down because the school orchestra program is terribly underfunded, despite the director's intense efforts to raise money.

For food, I can say that it is, in the least, digestible,greasy, and filling, What can I complain about? Maybe it's the overpriced sandwiches-a whopping $8 per sandwich!!!
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Highland Park High School is an incredible school with opportunities for any type of student due to the various clubs, teams, and classes spanning almost any interest possible. Teachers are all incredible and qualified and will, without a doubt, well prepare any student that they have the opportunity to teach. These teachers, as well as the various classes, clubs, etc. that any student has the ability to take creates an environment for students that will easily allow them to prepare for higher education, given that they are willing to accept the hard work that goes into achieving greatness. While the school is not incredibly diverse, the school has been striving to improve its diversity over the past few years.
HPHS is a good school. I'm having fun here. At its worst it's no worse than a typical high school. At its best, HP is excellent.
My teachers can be frustrating. They have teaching styles that make it hard to learn, but I'm doing okay in every class except Biology. I'm under a lot of stress maintaining good grades.
The food is good, but it's worse than HPMS in both quality and variety.
There's a lot of options for clubs and classes here. The counselors can be difficult to work with, so it's best to know the rules before you contact them about anything to do with your classes.
The student body is very white (I’m not) and pretty wealthy which is obviously related to HPHS’ quality. The neighborhood is well-off so it has none of the problems that come with poverty.
I take Talented and Gifted/TAG classes so I'm probably in a little bit of a bubble, but I've heard standard courses can be crowded, especially as kids drop more advanced courses.