Academic Performance & Results
Highland Park ISD students continue to outperform students throughout the state and country, contrary to recent misleading information sent to some members of the community. HPISD’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, arts, athletics and community service for more than 100 years is why so many families choose to move to the Park Cities and data proves that the district is strong in each of these areas today.
From ACT and SAT scores that exceed state and national averages (and the gap is widening), hundreds of National Merit Semifinalists and Finalists honorees, nationally-recognized fine arts programs, 12 UIL Lone Star Cup awards (most of any high school in Texas) and a total of 123 state team championships, to state accountability ratings, assessment scores, and innovative programming like TAG, STEAM and the Moody Advanced Professional Studies (MAPS) program, HPISD’s historical data provides a clear picture that the district offers an educational foundation that leads to post-secondary success.
What makes HPISD teachers unique?
Academic success fundamentally begins with a highly-qualified educator in the classroom. HPISD leads the state in the percentage of teachers who have earned a master’s degree. Sixty-three percent of HPISD teachers have a master’s degree, compared to the state average of 24 percent.