Accountability rating

A

Highland Park ISD: A

Total students

2,148

Avg. teacher experience

15 years

Highland Park ISD: 13.3 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

99.1 %

Highland Park ISD: 99.1%

Statewide: 90%

Highland Park High School is a high school in Dallas, TX, in the Highland Park ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 2,148 students. The school received an accountability rating of A. 12% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 0.7% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $56,160, which is $2,038 more than the state average. The average SAT score at Highland Park High School was 1295. The average ACT score was 28.3. In the Class of 2018, 99.1% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 0.1%.

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 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.1 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 10.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

2,148

African American

11 (0.5%)

Highland Park ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

6 (0.3%)

Highland Park ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

159 (7.4%)

Highland Park ISD: 7.5%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

120 (5.6%)

Highland Park ISD: 5.6%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

2 (0.1%)

Highland Park ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

1,820 (84.7%)

Highland Park ISD: 83%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

30 (1.4%)

Highland Park ISD: 2.7%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

0.5%

American Indian

0.3%

Asian

7.4%

Hispanic

5.6%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

84.7%

Two or more races

1.4%

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

12 %

Highland Park ISD: 10.6%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

0 %

Highland Park ISD: 0%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

0.7 %

Highland Park ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

12.0%

Econ. disadvantaged

N/A

Limited Eng. proficiency

0.7%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2018-2019 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

0.7 %

Highland Park ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

40.5 %

Highland Park ISD: 16.1%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

17.3 %

Highland Park ISD: 13%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

7.4 %

Highland Park ISD: 8.8%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

0.7%

Career and technical

40.5%

Gifted and talented

17.3%

Special education

7.4%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Overall

A

Highland Park ISD: A

Student achievement

A

Highland Park ISD: A

School progress

B

Highland Park ISD: A

Closing the gaps

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 2019 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2014-2015 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2018. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

99.1 %

Highland Park ISD: 99.1%

Statewide: 90%

African American

Masked

Highland Park ISD: Masked

Statewide: 86.5%

American Indian

Masked

Highland Park ISD: Masked

Statewide: 85.1%

Asian

100 %

Highland Park ISD: 100%

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

100 %

Highland Park ISD: 100%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Highland Park ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.4%

White

99 %

Highland Park ISD: 99%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

100 %

Highland Park ISD: 100%

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

Masked

American Indian

Masked

Asian

100.0%

Hispanic

100.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

99.0%

Two or more races

100.0%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2017-2018 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

0.1 %

Highland Park ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

0 %

Highland Park ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.9%

African American

0 %

Highland Park ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

0 %

Highland Park ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

0 %

Highland Park ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Highland Park ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.7%

White

0.1 %

Highland Park ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

0 %

Highland Park ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.6%

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 2017-2018 school year.

All students

79.2 %

Highland Park ISD: 79.2%

Statewide: 25.8%

African American

66.7 %

Highland Park ISD: 66.7%

Statewide: 17%

American Indian

Masked

Highland Park ISD: Masked

Statewide: 21.9%

Asian

93.8 %

Highland Park ISD: 93.8%

Statewide: 60.9%

Hispanic

75.9 %

Highland Park ISD: 75.9%

Statewide: 23.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Highland Park ISD: N/A

Statewide: 20.2%

White

78.5 %

Highland Park ISD: 78.5%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

75 %

Highland Park ISD: 75%

Statewide: 28.9%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2017-2018 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

77.5 %

Highland Park ISD: 77.5%

Statewide: 50.7%

African American

Masked

Highland Park ISD: Masked

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

Masked

Highland Park ISD: Masked

Statewide: 51%

Asian

93.3 %

Highland Park ISD: 93.3%

Statewide: 74.6%

Hispanic

73.2 %

Highland Park ISD: 73.2%

Statewide: 38.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Highland Park ISD: N/A

Statewide: 52.5%

White

76.4 %

Highland Park ISD: 76.4%

Statewide: 64.8%

Two or more races

83.3 %

Highland Park ISD: 83.3%

Statewide: 62.8%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2018, 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

1295

Highland Park ISD: 1295

Statewide: 1036

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2018. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

28.3

Highland Park ISD: 28.3

Statewide: 20.6

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 the Class of 2018.

Reading

94.2 %

Highland Park ISD: 94.2%

Statewide: 58.2%

Math

92.6 %

Highland Park ISD: 92.6%

Statewide: 46%

Reading + Math

92.6 %

Highland Park ISD: 92.6%

Statewide: 42.1%

Reading

94.2%

Math

92.6%

Reading + Math

92.6%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

144.8

African American

2 (1.4%)

Highland Park ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

1 (0.7%)

Highland Park ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

3.7 (2.5%)

Highland Park ISD: 1.6%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

8 (5.5%)

Highland Park ISD: 3.2%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

2 (1.4%)

Highland Park ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

127.1 (87.8%)

Highland Park ISD: 92.3%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

1 (0.7%)

Highland Park ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 1.1%

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: 0.3%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

41.4 (28.6%)

Highland Park ISD: 31.3%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

98.8 (68.2%)

Highland Park ISD: 66.9%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

4.5 (3.1%)

Highland Park ISD: 1.5%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2018-2019.

Students per teacher

14.8

Highland Park ISD: 15.4

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2018-2019 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

15 years

Highland Park ISD: 13.3 years

Statewide: 11.1 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

$56,160

Highland Park ISD: $55,557

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$49,425

Highland Park ISD: $49,425

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$50,858

Highland Park ISD: $51,005

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$52,631

Highland Park ISD: $52,632

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$55,802

Highland Park ISD: $55,691

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$63,103

Highland Park ISD: $63,217

Statewide: $62,039

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