A+
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
Address
4220 Emerson Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
Telephone
(214) 780-3700
Website

Highland Park High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
97%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1310
195 responses
Average ACT
30
173 responses
AP Enrollment
44%
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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.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Pep-rallies
    29%
  • All senior traditions
    18%
  • Howdy dance
    18%
  • Football games
    14%
  • Hilites
    11%
  • Whataburger after football games
    7%
  • Cross country team traditions
    4%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,140
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.2%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 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
$19,614/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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Highland Park High School Reviews

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The teachers for the most part are ok. AP classes have very good teachers and courses, but general level typically get sport coaches who are forced to teach subjects they aren't passionate about and may not be well versed in. They do however do a very well job prepping students for college and have a very high rate of students who continue on to college.
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Cultural diversity kills this school, but for a public school in the DFW area, it’s the best of the best. Lots of rich kids make it very hard for new kids to fit in. The administration is horrible and the parent involvement is completely annoying because they can change a lot even though it’s a PUBLIC school.
I went to this school because it was one of the best public schools in the area, and it offered good courses with high academic standards. However, the lack of diversity in the school was highly apparent and overall damaging to the school culture and learning environment.