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Highland Park High School


Overview

Student Enrollment
2,140
Best High School in Texas
#5
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District HIGHLAND PARK ISD
Type Public
 Phone (214)780-3700
 Location 4220 EMERSON AVE
DALLAS, TX 75205
Charter School No

Highland Park High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Texas high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 5th in the best public high schools in Texas.

Demographics

Race

The Highland Park High School student body is mostly White with a small Hispanic population and has very low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White89.2%1,909
Black0.2%5
Hispanic5.2%111
Asian Pacific4%85
Native American Indian0.3%6
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%2
Two or more races1%22

Family Income

vs. other Texas high schools
Upper 0.3%

0% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Texas high school median of 41.7%. By this measure, HIGHLAND PARK H S students are largely wealthy and rank 3rd in Texas for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman561
Sophomore533
Junior500
Senior546
Total2,140

Academics

State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 1st in Texas

Students at Highland Park High School scored an average 98% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Texas Education Agency. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 73% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 1% of Texas high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls95% or more*99% or more*
Boys95% or more*97%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islandersuppressed*90% or more*
Black-suppressed*
Hispanic80% or more*90% or more*
Multiracialsuppressed*50% or more*
White97%98%
With Disabilites60% to 79%*75% to 79%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*50% or more*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1212

The average SAT score for Highland Park High School students in 2015 was 1212.

College Admission Test Participation

8 out of 10

Rank: 176th in Texas

607 out of 1,046 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (58%). College admission testing participation is well above the Texas median rate of 33% and in the top 16% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 13th in Texas

Highland Park High School offers 35 AP courses. 44 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 93% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Texas schools of 17%. Highland Park High School had 923 taking AP exams with a 927 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 98% percentile and significantly above the state median of 42 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 100% 42%
Students enrolled in an AP class 44% 17%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 9%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 15%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 42%
AP Courses Offered 35

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%15%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate9%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Texas Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Texas Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.9%18
Boys1.6%16
Girls0.2%2
Texas Median11.7%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Location

Highland Park High School
4220 EMERSON AVE
DALLAS, TX
75205
(214)780-3700

10 out of 10 1

District

HIGHLAND PARK ISD
DALLAS, TX