May 25, 2016
Dallas City Council unanimously approves site plan for new elementary school

Highland Park ISD passed another milestone in its plans to construct the first new elementary school in the district since 1948. Today, the Dallas City Council unanimously approved HPISD's request for a zoning change on property adjacent to Northway Christian Church. HPISD received unanimous approval from the Dallas City Plan Commission on May 5, and receiving approval from City Council is one of the final steps in the process.
"Today's decision from the City Council was integral to beginning construction on the school this summer," said HPISD Superintendent Dr. Tom Trigg. "On behalf of HPISD, I would like to thank the City Council and Council Member Jennifer S. Gates, the Plan Commission and Dallas city staff for their thoughtful consideration of this project. I also appreciate our neighbors, parents and community leaders who attended the City Council and Plan Commission meetings and voiced their support."
Construction on the new school will begin this summer with a planned opening in August 2017. The school will temporarily be used by students while three other elementary schools - Bradfield, Hyer and UP - are being rebuilt over a three-year period.

The school is being designed to accommodate 770 students. It will feature an outdoor classroom and flexible learning spaces for small and large group instruction. The latest plans for the school can be found online at, which will be updated as the project progresses.