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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 High School is a top rated, public school located in Dallas, TX. It has 2,148 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 81% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.

Highland Park High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
81%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1320
317 responses
Average ACT
30
321 responses
AP Enrollment
50%
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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

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
  • 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
2,148
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
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,694
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
$30,090/ 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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Excellent! Everything you want in a school district - excellent academics, athletics, social, tradition and school spirit. Students move on to attend all the top colleges in America. The football team recently won 3 consecutive Texas state championships to add to many more from the past. HPHS is competitive in every boys and girls sport and arts with alumni like Matt Stafford (highest paid NFL player) and Clayton Kershaw (highest paid MLB player). And all located just a few minutes north of downtown Dallas, adjacent to SMU, and in one of the safest and most gorgeous neighborhoods in Texas. With all of these benefits the surrounding real estate is expensive but totally worth it. A public school in a private school wrapper.
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I really enjoyed the hustle and hard work I had to learn and engage with at HPHS. The teachers are very hard, but are motivating and always there to help me. I found that they accommodating to students with different needs and always tried to put in a lot of effort with getting kids to learn. The math and science department here is top notch. My most favorite teacher was my junior year aquatics teacher, Mrs. BBG! The history department is very knowledgable and the teachers are very caring. The only thing I did not enjoy was the lack in the arts department. I am going into fashion business and I could not find one fashion art class that would prepare me or allow me to explore my interests. The school should provide either a fashion merchandising, fashion design, or costume science class to students who want to pursue fashion.
Overall, excellent teachers and administration! I absolutely feel prepared for college based on my experience with AP classes. As far as things to change, they are much too focused on sports and don't make any attempt to spread honors and awards outside a small group of students.