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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.

district               campus(es)               best
DFW schools
Highland Park ISD Highland Park High School 1
Plano ISD Plano West Senior High School / Jasper High School / Shepton High School 9
Richardson ISD

Pearce High School 25
Highland Park ISD

Highland Park Middle School 6
Highland Park ISD

McCulloch Intermediate School 35
Highland Park ISD Bradfield Elementary School 3
Highland Park ISD University Park Elementary School 8
Richardson ISD Spring Creek Elementary School 10
Richardson ISD Brentfield Elementary School 27
Highland Park ISD Hyer Elementary School 30

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.


Dallas Independent School District

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
Polk Center 72.5 406 12.7
Preston Hollow Elementary School 78.5 476 13.4
Walnut Hill Elementary School 94.5 381 11.9
Williams Elementary School

71.9 272 10.2
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

65.2 738 16.0
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

Plano Independent School District

Haggar Elementary School 79.8 579 12.5
Jackson Elementary School 74.1 577 10.4
Mitchell Elementary School

78.0 737 12.7
Frankford Middle School

80.3 1,037 14.7
Shepton High School 83.7 1,506 16.5
Plano West Senior High School 94.2 2,708 17.0

Richardson Independent School District

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

72.6 435 15.1
Parkhill Junior High School 84.5 620 15.4
Westwood Junior High School

82.3 676 14.3
Pearce High School 84.0 2,332 15.5
Richardson High School 84.2 2,724 15.1

Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District

McKamy Elementary School 74.6 483 14.6
McWhorter Elementary School

51.3 602 16.1
Polk Middle School

70.6 1,041 15.5
Smith High School 74.8 1,935 15.4

Highland Park Independent School District

Hyer Elementary School 96.0 697 15.5
University Park Elementary School

97.5 648 15.0
McCulloch Intermediate School

95.7 1,143 17.5
Highland Park Middle School

96.7 1,113 15.6
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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