Highland Park Independent School District

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Highland Park Independent School District
Type and location
Grades PreK-12
Established  ()
Region Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, Texas
Country United States
Location 7015 Westchester Dr Dallas, TX 75205-1061
Coordinates 32°51′02″N 96°48′24″W / 32.8506°N 96.8068°W / 32.8506; -96.8068 (District office)Coordinates: 32°51′02″N 96°48′24″W / 32.8506°N 96.8068°W / 32.8506; -96.8068 (District office)
District information
Superintendent Dawson Orr
Schools 7
NCES District ID 4823250[1]
Students and staff
Students 6689 [2]
Teachers 427 [2]
Student-teacher ratio 15.66 [2]
Other information
Website www.hpisd.org
This article is about the district, which serves the cities of Highland Park and University Park and part of North Dallas. For the east Amarillo area, see Highland Park Independent School District (Potter County, Texas).

Highland Park Independent School District (HPISD) is a public school district based in University Park, Texas, United States.[3]

HPISD serves most of the town of Highland Park, all of the city of University Park, and portions of Dallas. HPISD administers seven schools. It is consistently ranked among the top school districts in Texas.[citation needed][who?]

The Highland Park Independent School District first opened its doors in October of 1914 with John S. Armstrong School, a four-room building on Cornell Avenue. Since then, the district has grown to comprise seven campuses: four elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school and one high school. The district has an enrollment of approximately 7,000 students and employs 750 people, including more than 430 teachers.

From 1914-2014, HPISD has been led by seven superintendents. Dr. Dawson Orr officially became the seventh and current superintendent for Highland Park Independent School District on December 1, 2009. He replaced Dr. Cathy Bryce, who retired after eight years with the district. Dr. Orr has previously been superintendent in Wichita Falls, Texas, and Pampa, Texas. He also was president of the Texas Association of School Administrators. Orr has been given two prestigious awards, including Superintendent of the Year in 2008 by Communities in Schools and the Key Communicator of the Year award in 2005 by the Texas School Public Relations Association.

In 2009, the school district was rated "exemplary" by the Texas Education Agency.[4]

Schools[edit]

McCulloch Middle School and Highland Park Middle School
Armstrong Elementary School
Bradfield Elementary School

Secondary schools[edit]

High schools[edit]

1 in University Park

Middle schools[edit]

1 in Highland Park

Primary schools[edit]

Intermediate schools[edit]

1 in Highland Park

Elementary schools[edit]

2 in Highland Park, 2 in University Park

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