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Geographically, the Highland Park Independent School District is a six square mile residential community completely surrounded by the City of Dallas. HPISD was outside the city limits of Dallas when it was founded in 1914, but it is now surrounded by Dallas – a district within a district.

HPISD serves approximately 28,447 persons in the city of University Park, the town of Highland Park and a small portion of Dallas.

Highland Park schools receive strong support from all segments of a unique community. Approximately 30% of the families have a child in school, 25% of the homes are occupied by renters, and 20% of the residents claim senior citizen excemptions.

Total enrollment in HPISD is approximately 5,474.
The four elementary schools…

… enroll approximately 2234 children in kindergarten through grade four.

The schools …

  • Arch H. McCulloch Intermediate School
    serves 901 students in grades five and six. [website]
  • Highland Park Middle School
    serves 993 students in grades seven and eight. [website]
  • Highland Park High School’s
    enrollment (Grades 9-12) is approximately 1,918. [website]

Data updated as of 8/1/2005.



Dr. Cathy Bryce, Superintendent of Schools
7015 Westchester
Dallas, Texas 75205
(214) 780-3002 phone
(214) 780-3004 fax
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Highland Park High School:
Mr. Patrick Cates, Principal
4220 Emerson
Dallas, Texas 75205
(214) 780-3700
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Almost eighty years ago, the class of 1924 became the first HPHS graduating class, beginning a tradition of excellence and success that is still valued today. Recognized by the U.S. Office of Education as a “Blue Ribbon School” and rated “Exemplary” by the Texas Education Agency, Highland Park High School is consistently ranked among the best schools in the nation. It has been named a top school by such publications as Money, Parade Magazine, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, D Magazine, and Texas Monthly, just to name a few.

Highland Park Middle School
Dr. Kimbroly Pool, Principal
3555 Granada
Dallas, Texas 75205
(214) 780-3600
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Arch H. McCulloch Intermediate School
Ms. Laurie Norton, Principal
3555 Granada
Dallas, Texas 75205
(214) 780-3500
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John S. Armstrong Elementary School
Dr. Mary Richey, Principal
3600 Cornell
Dallas, Texas 75205
(214) 780-3100
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John S. Bradfield Elementary School
Dr. Gloria McNutt, Principal
4300 Southern
Dallas, Texas 75205
(214) 780-3200
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Robert S. Hyer Elementary School
Mr. Greg Smith, Principal
3920 Caruth
Dallas, Texas 75225
(214) 780-3300
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University Park Elementary School
Dr. Lynda Carter, Principal
3505 Amherst
Dallas, Texas 75225
(214) 780-3400
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