Hillcrest High School (Dallas)

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Hillcrest High School
Hillcrest HS Dallas front.jpg
Address
9924 Hillcrest Road
Dallas, Texas, 75230
United States
Coordinates 32°52′59″N 96°47′06″W / 32.882954°N 96.785024°W / 32.882954; -96.785024Coordinates: 32°52′59″N 96°47′06″W / 32.882954°N 96.785024°W / 32.882954; -96.785024
Information
Type Public, Secondary
School district Dallas Independent School District
Principal Ronald Jones
Faculty 105
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,697
Color(s) Black, Red and White             
Mascot panther
Information 972-502-6800
Website
[1][2]

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.

History[edit]

The school opened in 1938 as Vickery Meadows High School. In 1945 it was renamed to Hillcrest High School[3]

Campus[edit]

The Franklin Stadium is located at Hillcrest. In June 2011 the DISD board voted against renaming the stadium after John McClamrock.[4]

Neighborhoods served[edit]

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.[5][6]

Statistics[edit]

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."[7]

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.[7]

The average class sizes at Hillcrest are 21 students for English, 20 for foreign language, 18 for math, 20 for science, and 24 for social studies.[7]

Teachers at the school carry, on average, 12 years of teaching experience and 10% of the teachers on staff are first-year teachers.[7]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dallas ISD - Hillcrest High School[dead link]. Retrieved on 4 October 2006.
  2. ^ Texas Education Agency - School Directory - type in school number "057905006" and select "view report." Retrieved on 4 October 2006.
  3. ^ "Schools-Hillcrest High School[dead link]." http://www.dallasisd.org/. Accessed October 31, 2010.
  4. ^ Haag, Matthew. "Dallas ISD to consider selling naming rights at schools, stadiums." The Dallas Morning News. July 5, 2011. Retrieved on November 26, 2011.
  5. ^ "Fall 2008 Hillcrest High School Attendance Zone Grades 9-12[dead link]." Dallas Independent School District.
  6. ^ "Maps." City of Dallas. Accessed October 12, 2008.
  7. ^ a b c d Great Schools - Hillcrest High School - Dallas, Texas. Information originally from the Texas Education Agency. Retrieved on 4 October 2006.
  8. ^ "Player Bio: Colin Allred." Baylorbears.net, Retrieved October 31, 2010.
  9. ^ Simnacher, Mark. "John McClamrock: Paralysis didn't keep former Hillcrest football player down[dead link]." The Dallas Morning News. Saturday March 22, 2008. Retrieved on May 18, 2009.
  10. ^ Rick Atkison. "Ex-Pro Pegram Helping Others Reach Fitness Goals[dead link]." McKinneyNews.net, September 14, 2006. Retrieved October 31, 2010.
  11. ^ Ken Parish Perkins. "Ajai Sanders stands up to any naysayers," The Dallas Morning News, May 19, 1992.
  12. ^ "NBA.com: Kurt Thomas Info Page[dead link]." NBA.com, Retrieved October 31, 2010.

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