Hillcrest High School4

Dallas, TX | Dallas County

August 22, 2014

School has absolutely great teachers, but bullying is an awful problem. Principals are mediocre, and the bag checks are .. excessive.

May 26, 2013

This school was great once upon a time, however, it is quickly going downhill. Scores in all areas are plummeting. The leadership is allowing the school to continue to decline by creating an environment of hostility that causes teachers to leave. There are so many great teachers leaving and retiring this year that it is only going to get worse. It's sad to see a great school that turns into something as bad as this one has.

November 10, 2012

As a Hillcrest alumni, I will tell you that this school is truthfully an excellent school. The AP scores are substantial (and way better than woodrow's), and as long as you're a student that cares about their grades and works hard then you will succeed at this school. Basically if you slack then the teachers wont waste their time on you, but if you show interest then the teachers will help you learn. That's why this high school shapes such great minds, it forces you to do things yourself instead of having your teachers hand everything to you. Could use a better football team... basketball is great. Lots of minorities but odds are you wont have to deal with the trouble making hoodrats if you stick to ap and pre ap classes and do extra curricular. Lots of fun, truly a great high school experience all in all!

Submitted by a student

December 12, 2009

As a student of Hillcrest High School, I can say honestly that this school is average. The only reason I gave this two stars is because of the teachers. The teachers try their best to help every student be successful and get his/her education. The students behavior is appalling. Half don't care about their education and are a roadblock in other students trying to get their education. I enjoy the after school activities and that's the only thing I like about Hillcrest. If you care about your teenager's education, don't send your teen to school here. They will be much better off somewhere else which proves my point of trying to get out of Hillcrest as fast as humanely possible.

Submitted by a student

September 16, 2008

HHS has a lot of courses like DIgital Graphics and Animation, and other great computer classes that no other school offer. I learned so many things there and I was able to graduate in 3 years!n By taking Credit by exams, and attending their after school programs. Its all about taking in consideration what this scool has to offer, and you'll be succesful!

July 22, 2008

I am a graduate of HHS, and a graduate of College. The experience is one I will never forget. Strong community support, well knowledge instructors, just a great school overall!

Submitted by a student

January 29, 2008

This school is full of people who care about the students and their education. They do not only act as teachers but friends as well. The student body as a whole is actually quite impressive; they all try to get along and help each other. This is in deed one of the best schools, if not the best, in DISD.

Submitted by a student

October 17, 2007

This is one of the best school in the DISD because is not like one of those schools were there is a lot of fights. This school offers many AP courses for you to take.

Submitted by a student

June 7, 2007

I give Hillcrest High School a 9 only because there is always room for improvement. Both of my daughters attended this school, one will graduate 2010. The Principal is great (student comes first attitude) teachers, administrative staff all awesome. GO Panthers!

Submitted by a parent

May 26, 2007

I think this school does not meet the needs of people with special needs. Where are these kids? Not included into regular classrooms or the level of involvement with peers is not happening. The principal remains unavailable and nothing gets done.

Submitted by a parent

February 7, 2007

This school is simply the best!

Submitted by a former student

September 27, 2006

The AP classes are excellent. My daughter earned 45 hours of college credit by passing her AP exams during her 4 years at Hillcrest High School. The AP teachers did a great job teaching the students the AP curriculum. The extracurricular activities are numerous so if your student wants to get involved, they can! Overall, Hillcrest High School was a great school for my daughter.

Submitted by a parent

September 25, 2006

My feedback is primarily in regards to the teachers and the academic programs. This is my daughter's third year at Hillcrest. Every year I continue to be very gratefully impressed at how organized and dedicated the teachers are. Each time I am on campus, I feel welcome. The climate is one of acceptance, high expectations, and support. My daughter is getting an excellent education and preparation for college. The counselors are encouraging and resourceful, especially in regards to helping students get into the college of their choice. My exposure to the fine arts program has been somewhat limited. The musicals are very impressive each fall. The coaches seem very supportive of individuals' interests in the athletics programs

Submitted by a parent

September 19, 2006

After having our children in exclusive private schools in Dallas from elementary though middle school, we decided to transfer them to Hillcrest for high school. It was the best decision we ever made! At Hillcrest, our kids were enrolled in all pre-AP and then AP courses. While their academic work load remained vigorous, we were really impressed with the character of the neighborhood kids and their families who befriended our children. Hillcrest provides a warm, caring environment in which every kid is given ample opportunity to fit in and grow up, and make contributions to numerous academic, social, athletic and service organizations. Each of our kids thanked us for transferring them to Hillcrest and tells us that the experiences received at Hillcrest enabled them not only to compete at a top academic level, but also made them more savvy in dealing comfortably with 'real world' problems.

Submitted by a parent

September 19, 2006

Like any big city public school, Hillcrest has to accept students of every socio-economic, ethnic and academic background. That said, they do an excellent job of providing top-level academics to the brighter students in their AP program. Last year, every student in AP calculus (25) passed the AP exam! An amazing feat. The theater program is outstanding, as is their choir. However, it is up to you to become involved and enroll in the best classes and extracurricular activities. Hillcrest has a strong PTA that raises nearly $60,000 for the school every year, but again, you must join it and attend meetings. Every public school in Texas is dealing with non-English speaking students, and Hillcrest is no different, but All students are made to feel welcome and encouraged to join a club, sport or activity. They just started a TV-film class that is producing programming for Dallas Cable TV. Good school.

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