As a college student i look back at my HPHS days and realized this is a very good school. Many teachers are very concerned with students of all levels succeeding. The principal brad swanson is a very hands on principal but doesn't force the issue. He will observe teachers and check to make sure if they are feeling overwhelmed and actually involves himself in the school day. At our graduation he painted an image of my entire senior class by naming students and things he would see them do at sporting events in the halls public events etc. The think that muks the system up however and why I give the school 4/5 is a small group of parents and their children who will always exist in the community. These people often believe their child is the best and their child believes it too. This leads to some very elitist attitudes in the school and sometimes kids get marginalized and bullied by these kids because they either don't agree or are viewed lesser by the "richer" families. Bullying is a problem sometimes these kids will often pretend to be friends with other kids and start to rag on them especially in student feedback sheets on project these kids essentially call them stupid.
About This School
Highland Park High School is a public high school in Highland Park. The principal of Highland Park High School is Mr. Brad Swanson. 2,000 students go to Highland Park High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 4% of the Highland Park High School students have "limited English proficiency." 13% of the 2,000 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged". The student to teacher ratio at Highland Park High School is 15:1. North Shore Academy is one of the nearest high schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.6%||0.2%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.1%||%|
|Limited English proficiency||4%||2%|
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