Accountability rating (2018-2019)

A

Highland Park ISD: A

Total students

2,212

Avg. teacher experience

14.9 years

Highland Park ISD: 13.4 years

Statewide: 11.2 years

Four-year graduation rate

99.8 %

Highland Park ISD: 99.8%

Statewide: 90.3%

Highland Park High School is a high school in Dallas, TX, in the Highland Park ISD school district. As of the 2020-2021 school year, it had 2,212 students. 6.1% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 1% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2020-2021 school year. The school received an accountability rating of A for the 2018-2019 school year.

In the Class of 2020, 99.8% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier.

The average SAT score at Highland Park High School was 1297 for 2019-2020 graduates. The average ACT score was 28.2.

As of the 2020-2021 school year, an average teacher's salary was $56,968, which is $673 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 14.9 years of experience.

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Contact information

Address

4220 Emerson Ave
Dallas, TX 75205-1099

Office phone number

(214) 780-3700

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Highland Park High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 10. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.4 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 10.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

2,212

African American

16 (0.7%)

Highland Park ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 12.7%

American Indian

8 (0.4%)

Highland Park ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

166 (7.5%)

Highland Park ISD: 7.5%

Statewide: 4.7%

Hispanic

139 (6.3%)

Highland Park ISD: 6%

Statewide: 52.9%

Pacific Islander

2 (0.1%)

Highland Park ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

1,825 (82.5%)

Highland Park ISD: 82.1%

Statewide: 26.5%

Two or more races

56 (2.5%)

Highland Park ISD: 3.2%

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

0.7%

American Indian

0.4%

Asian

7.5%

Hispanic

6.3%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

82.5%

Two or more races

2.5%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

6.1 %

Highland Park ISD: 7.2%

Statewide: 49.2%

Economically disadvantaged

0.1 %

Highland Park ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

1 %

Highland Park ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 20.7%

At-risk students

6.1%

Econ. disadvantaged

0.1%

Limited Eng. proficiency

1.0%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2020-2021 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

1 %

Highland Park ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 21%

Gifted and Talented

17.1 %

Highland Park ISD: 14.8%

Statewide: 8.3%

Special Education

7.3 %

Highland Park ISD: 9.7%

Statewide: 11.1%

Bilingual/ESL

1.0%

Gifted and talented

17.1%

Special education

7.3%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2020-2021 school year. All Texas public school districts and campuses received the label “Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.” Our schools explorer shows the accountability ratings from the 2018-2019 school year when available.

Overall (2018-2019)

A

Highland Park ISD: A

Student achievement (2018-2019)

A

Highland Park ISD: A

School progress (2018-2019)

B

Highland Park ISD: A

Closing the gaps (2018-2019)

A

Highland Park ISD: A

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2021 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2016-2017 and received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2021. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

99.8 %

Highland Park ISD: 99.8%

Statewide: 90.3%

African American

Masked

Highland Park ISD: Masked

Statewide: 87%

American Indian

Masked

Highland Park ISD: Masked

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

100 %

Highland Park ISD: 100%

Statewide: 96.7%

Hispanic

95.5 %

Highland Park ISD: 95.5%

Statewide: 88.6%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Highland Park ISD: Masked

Statewide: 89.2%

White

100 %

Highland Park ISD: 100%

Statewide: 94%

Two or more races

100 %

Highland Park ISD: 100%

Statewide: 91.1%

African American

Masked

American Indian

Masked

Asian

100.0%

Hispanic

95.5%

Pacific Islander

Masked

White

100.0%

Two or more races

100.0%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 during the 2019-2020 school year. It is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by the number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year.

All students

0 %

Highland Park ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.6%

American Indian

0 %

Highland Park ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

0 %

Highland Park ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.5%

Asian

0 %

Highland Park ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Hispanic

0 %

Highland Park ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.9%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Highland Park ISD: Masked

Statewide: 1.5%

White

0.1 %

Highland Park ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.9%

Two or more races

0 %

Highland Park ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.5%

Chronic absenteeism

The chronic absenteeism rate for students during the 2019-2020 school year. It measures the number of students who were absent for at least ten percent of the school year.

All students

3 %

Highland Park ISD: 1.9%

Statewide: 6.7%

American Indian

12.5 %

Highland Park ISD: 4.3%

Statewide: 7.8%

African American

16.7 %

Highland Park ISD: 5%

Statewide: 8.9%

Asian

0 %

Highland Park ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

6.2 %

Highland Park ISD: 4.7%

Statewide: 7.4%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Highland Park ISD: 0%

Statewide: 7.2%

White

2.8 %

Highland Park ISD: 1.8%

Statewide: 5.2%

Two or more races

6.1 %

Highland Park ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 6.7%

College readiness

AP/IB participation

The percentage of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in any subject during the 2019-2020 school year.

All students

74.1 %

Highland Park ISD: 74.1%

Statewide: 22%

African American

Masked

Highland Park ISD: Masked

Statewide: 13.3%

American Indian

Masked

Highland Park ISD: Masked

Statewide: 17.2%

Asian

92.6 %

Highland Park ISD: 92.6%

Statewide: 59.1%

Hispanic

64.9 %

Highland Park ISD: 64.9%

Statewide: 18.6%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Highland Park ISD: Masked

Statewide: 19.5%

White

72.8 %

Highland Park ISD: 72.8%

Statewide: 25.4%

Two or more races

100 %

Highland Park ISD: 100%

Statewide: 25.8%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students in grades 11 and 12 who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2019-2020 school year. A passing score on the AP exam is a 3, 4 or 5. On an IB exam, it is a 4, 5, 6 or 7.

All students

86.7 %

Highland Park ISD: 86.7%

Statewide: 59%

African American

Masked

Highland Park ISD: Masked

Statewide: 40.4%

American Indian

Masked

Highland Park ISD: Masked

Statewide: 57.6%

Asian

93.3 %

Highland Park ISD: 93.3%

Statewide: 81.2%

Hispanic

83.8 %

Highland Park ISD: 83.8%

Statewide: 47.4%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Highland Park ISD: Masked

Statewide: 58.9%

White

86 %

Highland Park ISD: 86%

Statewide: 69%

Two or more races

93.3 %

Highland Park ISD: 93.3%

Statewide: 69.1%

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2019-2020, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400. For the small percentage of students who took the redesigned SAT with a maximum score of 1600, their scores were converted to the equivalent scores on the previous SAT using College Board concordance tables.

Avg. SAT score

1297

Highland Park ISD: 1297

Statewide: 1019

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2019-2020. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

28.2

Highland Park ISD: 28.2

Statewide: 20.2

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in Reading or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for students graduating in 2019-2020.

Reading

91.8 %

Highland Park ISD: 91.8%

Statewide: 59.7%

Math

89.7 %

Highland Park ISD: 89.7%

Statewide: 47.9%

Reading + Math

89 %

Highland Park ISD: 89%

Statewide: 43.2%

Reading

91.8%

Math

89.7%

Reading + Math

89.0%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2020-2021 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

144.2

African American

3 (2.1%)

Highland Park ISD: 1.7%

Statewide: 11.1%

American Indian

1 (0.7%)

Highland Park ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

3.6 (2.5%)

Highland Park ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

12.2 (8.5%)

Highland Park ISD: 5.5%

Statewide: 28.4%

Pacific Islander

3 (2.1%)

Highland Park ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

120.4 (83.5%)

Highland Park ISD: 89.5%

Statewide: 56.9%

Two or more races

1 (0.7%)

Highland Park ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 1.2%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

0 (0%)

Highland Park ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

48.4 (33.5%)

Highland Park ISD: 37.4%

Statewide: 73%

Master's

93.8 (65%)

Highland Park ISD: 61.8%

Statewide: 25%

Doctorate

2.1 (1.5%)

Highland Park ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2020-2021.

Students per teacher

15.3

Highland Park ISD: 14.5

Statewide: 14.5

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2020-2021 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

14.9 years

Highland Park ISD: 13.4 years

Statewide: 11.2 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$56,968

Highland Park ISD: $55,771

Statewide: $57,641

Beginner

$50,300

Highland Park ISD: $50,300

Statewide: $50,849

1 to 5 years

$51,938

Highland Park ISD: $51,554

Statewide: $53,288

6 to 10 years

$53,382

Highland Park ISD: $53,641

Statewide: $56,282

11 to 20 years

$56,885

Highland Park ISD: $56,540

Statewide: $59,900

21 to 30 years

$61,615

Highland Park ISD: $60,827

Statewide: $64,637

30+ years

$69,224

Highland Park ISD: $68,641

Statewide: $69,974

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