Hillcrest High School (Dallas)
|Hillcrest High School|
|9924 Hillcrest Road
Dallas, Texas, 75230
|School district||Dallas Independent School District|
|Color(s)||Black, Red and White|
Hillcrest High School, formerly Vickery Meadows High School is a public secondary school located in North Dallas, Texas (USA). Hillcrest High School enrolls students in grades 9-12 and is a part of the Dallas Independent School District.
The school opened in 1938 as Vickery Meadows High School. In 1945 it was renamed to Hillcrest High School
Several Dallas communities such as portions of Preston Hollow (including a portion of Old Preston Hollow, Preston Hollow North, and Preston Hollow West), a small portion of Vickery Meadow, and a portion of Addison are zoned to Hillcrest.
The attendance rate for students at the school is 91%, compared with a state average of 96%. 52% of the students at Hillcrest are economically disadvantaged, 10% enroll in special education, 9% enroll in gifted and talent programs, and 34% are considered "limited English proficient."
As of the 2007-2008 school year, the racial and ethnic makeup of the school was 55% Hispanic, 27% African American, 16% European American, non-Hispanic, 2% Asian/Pacific Islander, and less than 1% American Indian/Alaskan Native.
Teachers at the school carry, on average, 12 years of teaching experience and 10% of the teachers on staff are first-year teachers.
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- Hillcrest High School
- School profile[dead link] (PDF)
- Attendance zone map[dead link] (PDF)