Hillcrest Forest Neighborhood Association
Serving over 1,500 Homes in North Dallas
Our Neighborhood Public Schools
In addition to the many great private schools in our part of North Dallas, our
neighborhood public schools are among the best in Dallas Independent School

Kramer Elementary  (on Midbury Drive) - East of Hillcrest Road
Pershing Elementary (on Meadors Lane) - West of Hillcrest Road
Franklin Middle School  (on Hillcrest Road at Meadow Road)
Hillcrest High School  (on Hillcrest Road)

Believing that strong public schools enrich the neighborhood, create a sense of
community, and contribute to the appeal of the area and to higher property
values, the HFNA is a strong supporter of our local public schools.  We know of
parents who moved to our neighborhood specifically so they could send their
children to these schools.

(click the school name to reach their web site)
Arthur Kramer Elementary School
(for residents east of Hillcrest Road)

Kramer recently became DISD's first elementary school to qualify as an
elite International Baccalaureate School.
Read the story in the
Dallas Morning News.

Kramer is highly competitive in regional academic events.
In 2013, it added an optional, leading edge dual-language program.

Kramer is an award-winning
Green Ribbon School and in 2016 was honored by
the Texas Education Agency
for being among the 1 out of every 17 Texas schools
to earn 'Distinction' in all possible categories.


Pershing Elementary School
(for residents west of Hillcrest Road)
Awarded the highest rating of
Exemplary by the
Texas Education Agency for the 2010-2011 school year.
Currently a superior-performing TEA "
Recognized School".

Benjamin Franklin Middle School

Franklin offers an extensive list of academics, after school programs, and
extracurricular activities.
 See the list here.
Hillcrest High School
Time magazine ranked Hillcrest in the top 5% of American high schools for
college AP (Advanced Placement) exams.  It has an extensive AP program for
college-bound students, with several members of last year's class being
selected by Ivy League schools.

Hillcrest is being certified as an International Baccalaureate school.

Academic Decathlon team came in 1st in Texas
(medium size high school) and ranked 7th nationally.

For 3 consecutive years: 2014, 2015, and 2016, Hillcrest's
Mock Trial team took
2nd place in the state of Texas.
The Learning Garden at Kramer Elementary
Click photo for more pictures.
Hillcrest's Anne Gilliam took the Class 5A State tennis title in 2016