The Highland Park Independent School District, with an unyielding commitment to excellence, will provide an exceptional academic program that recognizes the unique potential of each student and integrates the intellectual, social, cultural, and physical aspects of learning.
This program will empower each student to become an eager lifelong learner committed to academic excellence, integrity, responsible citizenship, and service to others.
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HPISD Elementary Schools:
–Armstrong Elementary (Armstrong)
–John S. Bradfield Elementary (Bradfield)
–Robert S. Hyer Elementary (Hyer)
–University Park Elementary (U.P)
HPISD Middle School:
McCulloch Intermediate School (McCulloch, Grades 5 and 6:)
Highland Park Middle School (HPMS, Grades 7 and 8)
HPISD High School:
Highland Park High School (Grades 9 – 12)
Dear HPISD Parents & Friends,Highland Park High School is listed this month among the top high schools in the nation by Newsweek magazine. Newsweek includes HPHS, ranked number 14, for its students’ academic participation and success on Advanced Placement exams.
This is the fourth year Highland Park High School has made Newsweek’s “Top 100” listing. HPHS was the highest ranked comprehensive high school, outscored only by magnet or charter programs.
Newsweek’s article, “America’s Best High Schools,” compiled a listing of 1,000 high schools, with public schools ranked according to a ratio that divides the number of Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate tests taken schoolwide by the number of graduating seniors in the school.
Using that ratio, Highland Park High School scored a 5.727, up from 4.735 in 2006 and 4.558 in 2004.
“We are absolutely delighted to be recognized by Newsweek magazine as the 14th-best high school in America,” said HPHS Principal Patrick Cates.
“This recognition brings honor to our students, their parents, our school district, and to our faculty and staff. The combination of bright, talented, hard-working students, supportive families, and the highly creative and talented adults who inspire and mentor these students makes HPHS one of the truly outstanding high schools in this country.”
Superintendent Dr. Cathy Bryce was also thrilled by the recognition.
“This is a tribute to our incredible students, who choose to challenge themselves by taking Advanced Placement courses to prepare for college,” she said. “This would not be possible without dedicated teachers who work diligently to ensure their students’ success. Finally, we thank our parents for working in partnership with us by supporting their students’ decisions to follow this rigorous learning journey.”
To read the article, go to: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id /18754326/site/newsweek