Highland Park Middle

Summary:

Highland Park Middle is a public middle school in Dallas, Texas, serving 1,037 students in grades 7-8. The school is part of the Highland Park Independent School District (HPISD), which is ranked 2nd out of 968 districts in Texas and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. Highland Park Middle has consistently maintained a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger over the past decade, ranking among the top middle schools in the state.

Highland Park Middle stands out for its exceptional academic performance, with students consistently outperforming the state and district averages on STAAR tests across all subject areas. For example, in 2022-2023, 88% of 7th-grade students and 91% of 8th-grade students were proficient or better in STAAR Reading, compared to the state averages of 52% and 56%, respectively. The school also excels in the performance of various student subgroups, ranking among the top Texas middle schools for Asian students, multi-racial students, and students with special education needs. However, the school's performance for African American and English Language Learner (ELL) students is less impressive, with lower rankings compared to other subgroups.

When compared to nearby schools, such as Sudie L Williams Talented And Gifted Academy, Thomas J Rusk Middle, and Ignite Middle, Highland Park Middle stands out as a top-performing institution, with significantly higher academic achievement and lower dropout rates. However, the surrounding schools serve more diverse and economically disadvantaged student populations, highlighting the need for equitable access to high-quality education across the region.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 3555 Granada Ave
       Dallas, TX  75205-2299


(214) 780-3600

District: Highland Park Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
65th of 2,330 Texas Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,722 Help


Students who attend Highland Park Middle usually attend:

High:    Highland Park High School

Feeder schools for Highland Park Middle:

Elementary:    Armstrong Elementary
    Bradfield Elementary
    Hyer Elementary
    University Park Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  14.7 Help
Number of students:  1,037

Racial breakdown:

White:
80.0%
Asian:
8.1%
Hispanic:
7.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  0.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Highland Park Middle ranks better than 97.2% of middle schools in Texas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.3. (See more...)
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (80%), Asian (8.1%), Hispanic (7.1%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Highland Park Middle is 14.7. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Highland Park Middle is $9,722.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Highland Park Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Highland Park Middle 65th of 2330 Texas public middle schools. (See Highland Park Middle in the ranking list.)

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Highland Park Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Highland Park Independent School District (Isd) 2nd of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Highland Park Middle

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Rank History for all students at Highland Park Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 89.69 4th 1573 99.7%
2005 91.61 4th 1582 99.7%
2006 91.77 5th 1585 99.7%
2007 89.13 9th 1684 99.5%
2008 87.43 13th 1718 99.2%
2009 86.73 9th 1763 99.5%
2010 83.59 38th 1803 97.9%
2011 83.35 50th 1895 97.4%
2012 93.91 12th 1951 99.4%
2013 91.52 30th 1973 98.5%
2014 92.12 28th 1987 98.6%
2015 91.44 42nd 2043 97.9%
2016 91.64 31st 1987 98.4%
2017 98.68 20th 2027 99.0%
2018 96.66 51st 2080 97.5%
2019 96.02 60th 2193 97.3%
2021 97.16 39th 2252 98.3%
2022 95.53 59th 2254 97.4%
2023 95.30 65th 2330 97.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Highland Park Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.39 130th 720 81.9%
2019 80.28 96th 753 87.3%
2021 94.54 12th 743 98.4%
2022 92.05 25th 813 96.9%
2023 91.74 26th 817 96.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Highland Park Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 51.28 543rd 1445 62.4%
2021 68.00 257th 1592 83.9%
2022 99.72 5th 1643 99.7%
2023 54.40 612th 1720 64.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Highland Park Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.99 1st 1597 99.9%
2019 99.85 2nd 1626 99.9%
2021 99.97 1st 1712 99.9%
2022 94.93 33rd 1757 98.1%
2023 96.63 27th 1815 98.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Highland Park Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 99.83 3rd 2251 99.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Highland Park Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.31 53rd 2008 97.4%
2019 95.47 48th 2047 97.7%
2021 96.72 35th 2151 98.4%
2022 94.89 61st 2221 97.3%
2023 95.56 50th 2241 97.8%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Highland Park Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.29 61st 1430 95.7%
2019 77.52 164th 1446 88.7%
2021 84.54 40th 1501 97.3%
2022 79.68 127th 1488 91.5%
2023 77.44 153rd 1481 89.7%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Highland Park Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.18 38th 2008 98.1%
2019 89.91 83rd 2058 96.0%
2021 87.22 86th 2118 95.9%
2022 78.45 225th 2182 89.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Highland Park Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.92 41st 2030 98.0%
2019 95.51 61st 2069 97.1%
2021 96.64 48th 2168 97.8%
2022 95.11 66th 2228 97.0%
2023 94.15 78th 2245 96.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Highland Park Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.03 41st 587 93.0%
2019 77.01 104th 594 82.5%
2021 90.05 12th 589 98.0%
2022 82.31 54th 606 91.1%
2023 81.65 54th 616 91.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Highland Park Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.30 25th 1167 97.9%
2019 94.62 45th 1193 96.2%
2021 97.08 18th 1213 98.5%
2022 72.35 218th 1251 82.6%
2023 23.16 1064th 1273 16.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Highland Park Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.24 25th 1895 98.7%
2019 89.87 110th 1935 94.3%
2021 95.84 35th 2043 98.3%
2022 96.05 40th 2077 98.1%
2023 90.97 88th 2116 95.8%
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Rank History for White students at Highland Park Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.05 98th 1673 94.1%
2019 88.25 112th 1684 93.3%
2021 88.30 87th 1700 94.9%
2022 88.38 83rd 1723 95.2%
2023 86.59 120th 1749 93.1%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Highland Park Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 881 2 6 1 n/a n/a n/a 0 890
1989 844 0 8 11 0 n/a n/a 0 863
1990 892 2 10 12 0 n/a n/a 0 916
1991 912 3 17 10 0 n/a n/a 0 942
1992 942 5 11 15 0 n/a n/a 0 973
1993 990 2 14 14 0 n/a n/a 0 1020
1994 1062 2 20 15 0 n/a n/a 0 1099
1995 789 2 13 14 1 n/a n/a 0 819
1996 789 2 13 14 1 n/a n/a 0 819
1997 816 0 13 15 2 n/a n/a 0 846
1998 871 0 19 12 2 n/a n/a 0 904
1999 926 0 16 9 2 n/a n/a 0 953
2000 962 0 11 10 0 n/a n/a 0 983
2001 928 2 19 12 3 n/a n/a 0 964
2002 951 1 11 21 0 n/a n/a 0 984
2003 951 1 11 21 0 n/a n/a 0 984
2004 954 2 15 22 0 n/a n/a 0 993
2005 882 4 28 32 2 n/a n/a 0 948
2006 892 6 29 32 2 n/a n/a 0 961
2007 901 3 28 32 3 n/a n/a 0 967
2008 876 4 20 26 1 n/a n/a 0 927
2009 919 2 21 31 2 n/a n/a 0 975
2010 945 5 36 43 3 n/a n/a 0 1032
2011 931 5 36 46 4 1 9 0 1032
2012 949 3 30 41 2 1 10 0 1036
2013 1009 2 35 46 3 1 11 0 1107
2014 975 3 51 56 3 1 9 0 1098
2015 963 7 55 51 2 2 9 0 1089
2016 984 8 63 50 4 1 17 0 1127
2017 955 7 71 58 4 0 21 0 1116
2018 914 13 84 63 3 0 29 0 1106
2019 924 16 78 72 3 2 37 0 1132
2020 957 14 68 74 5 4 28 0 1150
2021 923 11 77 61 6 2 23 0 1103
2022 910 13 85 55 5 1 23 0 1092
2023 830 8 84 74 4 2 35 0 1037

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Highland Park Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 890 66.0 13.4 n/a
1989 863 n/a n/a n/a
1990 916 66.0 13.8 n/a
1991 942 65.5 14.3 n/a
1992 973 71.0 13.7 n/a
1993 1020 71.0 14.4 0
1994 1099 76.9 14.3 0
1995 819 55.3 14.8 0
1996 819 55.3 14.8 0
1997 846 56.3 15.0 0
1998 904 67.3 13.4 0
1999 953 72.3 13.2 0
2000 983 67.8 14.5 0
2001 964 63.5 15.2 0
2002 984 62.5 15.7 0
2003 984 62.5 15.7 0
2004 993 64.6 15.4 0
2005 948 60.9 15.6 0
2006 961 64.9 14.8 0
2007 967 63.3 15.3 0
2008 927 62.7 14.8 0
2009 975 63.7 15.3 0
2010 1032 68.9 14.9 0
2011 1032 68.1 15.1 0
2012 1036 66.0 15.6 0
2013 1107 64.1 17.2 0
2014 1098 68.1 16.1 0
2015 1089 69.0 15.7 0
2016 1127 72.0 15.6 0
2017 1116 74.2 15.0 0
2018 1106 72.1 15.3 0
2019 1132 70.5 16.0 0
2020 1150 72.0 15.9 0.3
2021 1103 69.4 15.8 0.4
2022 1092 70.5 15.4 0.5
2023 1037 70.2 14.7 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Highland Park Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 890 66.0 13.4 n/a
1989 863 n/a n/a n/a
1990 916 66.0 13.8 n/a
1991 942 65.5 14.3 n/a
1992 973 71.0 13.7 n/a
1993 1020 71.0 14.4 0
1994 1099 76.9 14.3 0
1995 819 55.3 14.8 0
1996 819 55.3 14.8 0
1997 846 56.3 15.0 0
1998 904 67.3 13.4 0
1999 953 72.3 13.2 0
2000 983 67.8 14.5 0
2001 964 63.5 15.2 0
2002 984 62.5 15.7 0
2003 984 62.5 15.7 0
2004 993 64.6 15.4 0
2005 948 60.9 15.6 0
2006 961 64.9 14.8 0
2007 967 63.3 15.3 0
2008 927 62.7 14.8 0
2009 975 63.7 15.3 0
2010 1032 68.9 14.9 0
2011 1032 68.1 15.1 0
2012 1036 66.0 15.6 0
2013 1107 64.1 17.2 0
2014 1098 68.1 16.1 0
2015 1089 69.0 15.7 0
2016 1127 72.0 15.6 0
2017 1116 74.2 15.0 0
2018 1106 72.1 15.3 0
2019 1132 70.5 16.0 0
2020 1150 72.0 15.9 0.3
2021 1103 69.4 15.8 0.4
2022 1092 70.5 15.4 0.5
2023 1037 70.2 14.7 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Highland Park Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $94 (0.9%) $10,065 (99.1%) $10,159
2020 $100 (1.0%) $9,643 (99.0%) $9,743
2021 $105 (1.1%) $9,617 (98.9%) $9,722

Data source: Texas Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Highland Park Middle

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Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 60th of 2193 Middle schoolsRanks 65th of 2330 Middle schools
 0.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade Reading (Highland Park Middle)7688
 12%
   7th Grade Reading (Highland Park Independent School District (Isd))7688
 12%
   7th Grade Reading (Texas)4752
 5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Highland Park Middle)7661
 15%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Highland Park Independent School District (Isd))7671
 5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4135
 6%
8th Grade Reading (Highland Park Middle)9191
   8th Grade Reading (Highland Park Independent School District (Isd))9191
   8th Grade Reading (Texas)5356
 3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Highland Park Middle)8685
 1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Highland Park Independent School District (Isd))8685
 1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Texas)5544
 11%
8th Grade Science (Highland Park Middle)7367
 6%
   8th Grade Science (Highland Park Independent School District (Isd))7367
 6%
   8th Grade Science (Texas)4945
 4%
8th Grade Social Studies (Highland Park Middle)6466
 2%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Highland Park Independent School District (Isd))6466
 2%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Texas)3531
 4%
End of Course Algebra I (Highland Park Middle)9898
   End of Course Algebra I (Highland Park Independent School District (Isd))8385
 2%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students11321037
 8.4%
African American168
 50%
American Indian34
 33.3%
Asian7884
 7.7%
Hispanic7274
 2.8%
Pacific Islander22
White924830
 10.2%
Two or More Races3735
 5.4%


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Yes! Highland Park Middle is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 65th of 2330 Texas middle schools.

Students who attend Highland Park Middle usually go on to attend Highland Park High School

Students at Highland Park Middle are 80% White, 8% Asian, 7% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,037 students attended Highland Park Middle.


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