LAKEHILL PREPARATORY

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2720 HILLSIDE DR
DALLAS, TX 75214
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Phone: 214-826-2931
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 12th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 9:1
  • Students/Grade: 35.2
  • Number Students: 457
  • Number Teachers: 50
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Mr Roger Perry
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (64 ratings)
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    School Reviews (59 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-07-10
    "We have two children at Lakehill. Both have attended from lower school to high school. We found upon our move to Lakehill that the parents and children were friendly and welcoming. In all those years, we have never witnessed bullying. The school does a fine job of balancing appropriate responses to parents who complain about everything to those who are positive, and rather than complain, commit their volunteer time and energy to making it a better place for everyone. Academically, Lakehill is very challenging.Occasionally, the projects and workload become overwhelming (especially the middle school group projects), but high school is considerably more relaxed. Overall, it has been a wonderful experience and we know our children are exceptionally well-prepared for an elite college experience. Another reviewer mentioned that the students are more like siblings - agreed on that! We perceive they will keep their good friends for life. Lakehill is a neighborhood gem, with open arms for those who drive a long distance for the experience. It's not always perfect, but it IS the perfect size for parents who appreciate teachers and administrators who care. Lakehill is a caring community."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-29
    "Sent two kids there K - 8, both wanted to go on to larger schools for 9 - 12. Pros: - Very small school - small classrooms, good teacher interaction - Diversity in student body for a private school - Seems teachers have a lot of free rein for creative instruction methods - Did a fantastic job preparing kids for high school. Instilled creative and critical thinking skills - Great focus on encouraging reading from K - onward Cons: - The "family" aspect noted in other reviews becomes a bit inbred over time - not a lot of variety of thought/social difference tolerated by the tribe by the time they hit 7/8th grade. This is a critical developmental time and it may be hard to find acceptance if your child is different from the gene pool - Some teachers are there for their kids' free/discounted tuition - School can't offer the same depth/breadth of classes, athletics and extracurricular activities of larger schools - Some parents and kids believe themselves large fish in a very teeny pond and try to wield undue influence - You don't see Lakehill seniors moving on to the very top schools as you'd expect for the $ (very rarely do you see a Duke. Stanford, Ivy League)"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-28
    "This is an outstanding independent school with excellent academic programs in the lower, middle and upper schools. The academic programs are designed to fit the needs of the students who attent this small private school. Dedicated teachers and administration along with strong support from the families make this school one of the best in Dallas. I have children who have graduated from Lakehill and a current student. These students are challenged academically and have so many opportunities to participate in the arts, athletic programs, community service programs and take part in leadership opportunities. You name it. These students work very hard and are well prepared to succeed in college and to be future leaders when they graduate from Lakehill. The respect the students have for their classmates and for teachers is very admirable. The headmaster is one of the most respected headmasters in the country. He greets each child as they enter the school every morning."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-27
    "The school can be a good environment for some classes/grades and not for others. I have heard this consistently from the teachers, administrators and the parents. We made a decision to move our child because they did not thrive and bloom as we expected and hoped. They entered the school a happy, healthy child but withered there over time. The administration really does not make the effort to instill character and kindness in the students and do not intervene when it's needed. Our child was not bullied but many are and very little is done to address those types of issues or inappropriate behavior toward eachother. It's a bit of a gamble here."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-20
    "I have attended Lakehill since 3rd grade. In lower school, I had amazing teachers and I enjoyed school. In middle school, however I was bullied, and because of the size of the school, I could not make any new friends or escape bullies. Rumors also spread fast in a school so small. I am more excited than I should be to attend a different high school. There are some amazing teachers, but I would not recommend Lakehill for middle or high school."
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