April 24, 2014
U.S. News names HPHS top comprehensive public high school in Texas 

Highland Park High School is the top comprehensive public high school in Texas, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine's latest Top 100 list. On the national level, HPHS ranked 13th among comprehensive high schools.

The magazine's Gold Medal list ranks schools by state and by category (charter, magnet and public). HPHS ranked 14th overall in Texas and 98th overall in the nation on the list, which includes academies, charter, magnet and other schools that use selective or limited enrollment criteria. Click HERE to read the story.

"Highland Park High School is proud of the entire community's commitment to providing a wide array of top-notch courses and competitive extracurricular programs," HPHS Principal Walter Kelly said. "I believe that this recognition demonstrates how our students embrace and flourish in this environment."


Click HERE to see the methodology used to determine the rankings. 

"What a tremendous honor this is for our high school, district and entire community," HPISD Superintendent Dr. Dawson Orr said. "Our students are carrying on the legacy of academic excellence that makes HPISD such a remarkable place. We couldn't be prouder of them, their families and our inspirational teachers."
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