Our Neighborhood Public Schools


The Learning Garden at Kramer Elementary


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 District.

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.

Arthur Kramer Elementary

serves residents east of Hillcrest Road

Kramer is an award-winning Green Ribbon School and 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. It also offers optional, leading edge Spanish immersion and dual-language programs.

John J. Pershing Elementary School

for residents west of Hillcrest Road

In addition to outstanding academics, Pershing offers extracurricular activities including Art, Choir, Robotics, UIL teams, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Soccer, and Basketball.

Benjamin Franklin Middle School

Franklin has won numerous academic, UIL, and sports awards.

Franklin is working toward certification as an International Baccaluareate school.

Hillcrest High School

Hillcrest was recently certified as an International Baccalaureate school.

It has an extensive AP program for college-bound students.

Hillcrest's Academic Decathlon team came in first 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.