My son has moderate to severe dyslexia and was diagnosed through testing by Highland Park ISD during the third grade. He is now in 7th grade and HPISD has supported him through every grade since his diagnosis. HPISD uses a co-teacher system for students with learning differences so there is a teacher who is specifically dedicated to supporting my son's learning challenges. Each year, every co-teacher has been active and engaged, both in the classroom and with every ARD meeting. His current co-teacher communicates with parents daily and is always supportive and responsive when I reach out to her with questions or concerns. She also acts as an intermediary between my son and the regular classroom teacher when needed. Short of attending a school specifically dedicated to dyslexic students, I believe my son is getting the best possible support he can receive for his learning differences.
This middle school is comprised of grades 5, 6, 7, and 8. The 5th and 6th graders are contained in the east wing of this two story school and the 7th and 8th graders are contained in the west wing. The middle portion of the building is admin, lunchroom, gym etc. "Google Earth" for street view.
Best public school in Texas.......Period! We have 3 kids at Armstrong Elementary and they are just THRIVING and loving it!! Teachers and staff rock.
Highland Park is an excellent school with an exceptional academically talented student body. The only concerns I have about this school fall into three categories: availability of extracurricular activities, lack of emphasis on foreign language and extremely limited access to Talented and Gifted Programming. Due to funding limitations, art and foreign are no longer offered as part of core corriculum in the 6th grade; the music program is small and not well supported; and TAG has become the domain of high performing ADD and ADHD children and excludes children who learn 'normally' and perform at an exceptional academic level (96% and higher). Nothing of note is offered to challenge these children above normal classroom work and I feel they are short-changed in their learning experience.
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