North Dallas Schools
Best north Dallas schools
Listed below are schools attended by north Dallas students that earned 2018 top DFW open enrollment high schools, 2018 top DFW open enrollment middle schools and 2018 top DFW open enrollment elementary schools rankings. Student achievement indexes, numbers of students and student-teacher ratios for all north Dallas public schools are provided at the bottom of this page.
Highland Park High School, Plano West Senior High School / Jasper High School / Shepton High School, Highland Park Middle School, Bradfield Elementary School and University Park Elementary School additionally earned spots on the 2018 Texas best high schools, 2018 Texas best middle schools and 2018 Texas best elementary schools rankings.
Most students living in far north Dallas are eligible to attend Plano ISD schools, except those residing in all or part of six communities and neighborhoods. Most students living in these neighborhoods attends Dallas ISD schools or Richardson ISD schools, as do most students who reside in the southern part of north Dallas. Students from two neighborhoods in far north Dallas attend Carrolton-Farmers Branch ISD schools and a small number of students who reside in the southern part of north Dallas attend Highland Park ISD schools.
More than 90 percent of the students who attend only ten of the forty-four public schools that serve the north Dallas area met or exceeded the Texas Education Agency (TEA) 2017 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) achievement standard. Parental dissatisfaction with student performance at the public schools attended by most students living in north Dallas is probably the major reason that a relatively large number of private schools have chosen to locate their campuses in this general area.
The 2017 accountability rating for forty-three of the forty-four campuses serving the north Dallas area is Met Standard, currently the TEA top campus and district rating. Rusk Middle School received an Improvement Required rating. Dallas Independent School District, Plano Independent School District, Richardson ISD, Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District and Highland Park ISD also all received Met Standard ratings. Highland Park ISD and Plano Independent School District are ranked among the 2018 best school districts in Texas.
Additional performance evaluation information for all north Dallas public schools, including subject level STAAR tests results and Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB), SAT and ACT scores for high schools, and numbers of students by grade, campus addresses and phone numbers are available by clicking on campus names listed below.
|Adams, N. Elementary School||74.8||546||14.3|
|Junkins Elementary School||74.6||658||14.7|
|Kramer Elementary School||79.0||566||12.2|
|Maple Lawn Elementary School||72.1||463||14.0|
|Pershing Elementary School||82.0||553||14.3|
|Preston Hollow Elementary School||78.5||476||13.4|
|Walnut Hill Elementary School||94.5||381||11.9|
|Williams Elementary School
|Cary Middle School||55.3||630||14.7|
|Franklin Middle School||66.4||966||15.0|
|Marsh Middle School||57.0||912||15.8|
|Rusk Middle School||50.4||621||14.1|
|Walker Middle School
|Hillcrest High School||74.9||1,097||15.7|
|Jefferson High School||63.6||1,701||15.8|
|North Dallas High School||65.1||1,059||14.5|
|W.T. White High School||68.5||2,261||17.0|
|Haggar Elementary School||79.8||579||12.5|
|Jackson Elementary School||74.1||577||10.4|
|Mitchell Elementary School
|Frankford Middle School
|Shepton High School||83.7||1,506||16.5|
|Plano West Senior High School||94.2||2,708||17.0|
|Bowie Elementary School||92.7||608||13.3|
|Brentfield Elementary School||96.3||729||16.5|
|Hamilton Park Elementary School||75.9||666||13.0|
|Northwood Hills Elementary School||78.7||453||14.6|
|Prestonwood Elementary School||81.0||464||15.2|
|Spring Creek Elementary School||97.0||338||14.4|
|Spring Valley Elementary School
|Parkhill Junior High School||84.5||620||15.4|
|Westwood Junior High School
|Pearce High School||84.0||2,332||15.5|
|Richardson High School||84.2||2,724||15.1|
|McKamy Elementary School||74.6||483||14.6|
|McWhorter Elementary School
|Polk Middle School
|Smith High School||74.8||1,935||15.4|
|Hyer Elementary School||96.0||697||15.5|
|University Park Elementary School
|McCulloch Intermediate School
|Highland Park Middle School
|Highland Park High School||98.3||2,159||13.7|
Student Achievement Index is the percentage of total number of student assessments for all subjects tested that met or exceeded TEA achievement standards. Click on this TEA accountability link for additional 2017 accountability information and general guidelines.
Source: Texas Education Agency.
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