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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-
Highland Park High School is a top rated, public school located in Dallas, TX. It has 2,114 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 96% in reading.
Address
4220 Emerson Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
Telephone
(214) 780-3700

Highland Park High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
97%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1320
224 responses
Average ACT
30
217 responses
AP Enrollment
50%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$198,438
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,705
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,102,500
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.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Pep-rallies
    28%
  • All senior traditions
    17%
  • Football games
    17%
  • Howdy dance
    17%
  • Hilites
    10%
  • Whataburger after football games
    7%
  • 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
2,114
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,605
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.6%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 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.25 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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Highland Park High School Reviews

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Highland Park, overall, is a very good high school. Most teachers are well-experienced, and the school is sufficiently rigorous. The school has a good reputation among colleges, and many well-performing students go to great colleges and do very well. Of course, Highland Park is desperately lacking in terms of economic and racial diversity (I was one of the very few people of color in my grade), but Dallas isn't and neither is any college, so as long as you don't get too sucked into "the bubble," you can easily expose yourself to more diversity.
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Highland Park High School provides an amazing experience for me. It gives me the best education by hiring well educated teachers and obtaining nice facility equipment which further expand on my learning. Even though Highland Park is a small town and has a small school, I believe that the town is pretty diverse. A variety of students attend this school and everyone gets to say what they believe. Additionally, the school's order is terrific. In many other schools around the world face problems like HIV, suicidal, or other problems that danger the students. Even though there are several problems which bother the students, Highland Park High School provides a safe environment to obtain new knowledge. In many year, this high school did not face problems that harms the students. In my opinion, Highland Park High School is a friendly and safe school to go to.
Very encouraging and one-on-one. Prepares you for college and the real world. The teachers work very hard in order to help you set realistic goals in order to pursue your dreams. The students are also very close-netted, meaning there is a group for everyone. The sports are also placed in a very healthy and competitive environment, allowing students to grow as young adults and athletes.