Dear HPISD Parents & Staff,
Today the University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced that Highland Park High School will move up to the new 6A classification. The change will take effect for all UIL athletic, academic and fine arts competitions for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years.
The move to 6A signifies moving up just one level under the UIL's new system. HPHS was previously 4A, the second-largest classification. But this year, the UIL introduced the new level of 6A (previously 5A) for large schools.
The cutoff for 6A is 2,100 students, and HPHS's October enrollment snapshot was 2,106. Click HERE
to see the cutoff numbers for all classifications
"The Scots are always competitive," HPISD Superintendent Dr. Dawson Orr said. "We look forward to the challenge."
Every two years, the UIL uses student enrollment figures to determine school districts' classifications (1A -6A), then realigns districts to balance the number of teams and to minimize travel.
Feb. 3 the UIL will announce the conference districts, which will list the schools that will compete with HPHS. We will send out that information as soon as it is available.
The change to 6A is not expected to affect Highland Park Middle School, as junior highs and middle schools set their own districts.