U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Dallas
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 01-14-2012, 11:23 PM
 
4 posts, read 17,544 times
Reputation: 16

Advertisements

My wife and I are looking at houses near each elementary school in HPISD. We like UP, but I've heard a couple of parkies make comments suggesting that Hyer is "so much" better and poo pooing UP. I assume that it's because the "poor" kids go to UP. Can someone please tell me the reputation of UP and the other elementary schools?
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-15-2012, 09:22 AM
 
2,695 posts, read 3,601,511 times
Reputation: 1555
Quote:
Originally Posted by kps123 View Post
My wife and I are looking at houses near each elementary school in HPISD. We like UP, but I've heard a couple of parkies make comments suggesting that Hyer is "so much" better and poo pooing UP. I assume that it's because the "poor" kids go to UP. Can someone please tell me the reputation of UP and the other elementary schools?

The schools, Hyer, Armstrong, Bradfield and UP are all effectively even. You can pull the scores and while there is usually shuffling, they're all great. Class size does vary and for a while UP did have larger classes, by 2-3 kids only. And all the kids go to the same Intermediate school, so you've got til 4th grade to deal with whatever elementary school they go to.

As for 'poor kids', 'apartment kids', it's all relative. Hyer, by home pricing is actually the least expensive area of UP to live in, however it's more homogenous as there are no apartments of note in Hyer's district. UP draws from rental homes/apts that poor...grad students/law students may live in.

Armstrong is in a great area, draws traditionally had the smallest class size and the draw was from some of the mega-homes off the creek. Bradfield, still nice, pulling kids from the Volk Estates.

As there is 0% free-lunch going on in HPISD, I wouldn't worry.

So all the schools are pretty even and besides the odd Lemonade stand, I wouldn't worry about UP kids panhandling any time soon.

Last edited by GreyDay; 01-15-2012 at 09:43 AM..
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-15-2012, 09:38 AM
 
11,675 posts, read 21,245,682 times
Reputation: 10069
HPISD graduate here. They're all great elementary schools!! UP is overcrowded right now probably due to the large amount of multi-family housing in it's zone, but most of the elementary schools have been overcrowded throughout the years and the district's families are great about approving bond elections to build new classrooms as needed and supporting minor rezoning as needed.

About 99-100% pass the state's standardized tests, with 90-100% making "commended" status.

All HPISD teachers have to get a Master's degree within 6 years or leave the district do the teaching quality is phenomenal across the whole district.

I really wouldn't worry!! Just buy/rent the house you like!!
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-16-2012, 12:52 PM
 
4 posts, read 17,544 times
Reputation: 16
Thank you both!
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-17-2012, 11:15 AM
 
59 posts, read 129,213 times
Reputation: 67
This is a question that seems to be commonly asked. If anyone could even comment on the different "feel" of the schools, that would be great!
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-17-2012, 03:13 PM
 
267 posts, read 366,449 times
Reputation: 380
My kids go to Armstrong, but I couldn't really comment on the other schools, as I've never been to them. Armstrong is a small school though and really gives that neighborhood feel, the teachers have been very communicative with me and the other kids, if a little spoiled, are great.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-18-2012, 12:04 AM
 
176 posts, read 408,994 times
Reputation: 176
Default from a former parkie

I grew up in UP on Caruth. I went to Hyer. That was back in the 70's. Loved it as a kid. My father grew up in HP and went to Armstrong and he loved Armstrong. That was in the 1930's
You really can't go wrong with any of the elementary schools. They all end up at the same Middle and High School anyway
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-18-2012, 05:34 AM
 
11,675 posts, read 21,245,682 times
Reputation: 10069
Quote:
Originally Posted by katefrisco View Post
They all end up at the same Middle and High School anyway
I think this is the key statement-> After 4th grade (HPISD elementary schools are K-4), all the kids are together in one building and move to MIS, HPMS, and HPHS together.

Especially for someone moving in who may have kids already in elementary school, where your kid spends 2-4th grades or whatever won't really matter over the course of a K-12 "academic career". While the Bradfield kids are "Broncos" and UP kids are "Panthers", the big consistent message throughout the district is that everyone is a HP Scot- right down to the "Class of 13 years from now" t shirt handed to all district kindergartens on their first day of school by HPHS seniors!

Every school has its own traditions (plays, mascots, etc) and fundraisers/ PTA's, but they're more similar than different.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-18-2012, 08:48 AM
 
2,695 posts, read 3,601,511 times
Reputation: 1555
Quote:
Originally Posted by TurtleCreek80 View Post
I think this is the key statement-> After 4th grade (HPISD elementary schools are K-4), all the kids are together in one building and move to MIS, HPMS, and HPHS together.

Especially for someone moving in who may have kids already in elementary school, where your kid spends 2-4th grades or whatever won't really matter over the course of a K-12 "academic career". While the Bradfield kids are "Broncos" and UP kids are "Panthers", the big consistent message throughout the district is that everyone is a HP Scot- right down to the "Class of 13 years from now" t shirt handed to all district kindergartens on their first day of school by HPHS seniors!

Every school has its own traditions (plays, mascots, etc) and fundraisers/ PTA's, but they're more similar than different.
Ditto- EVERYONE gets a SCOTS t-shirt in Park Cities...even this 60 year old guy at my gym.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Dallas
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top