Hightower Elementary School

School Overview


2601 Decator Dr

Plano, TX 75093

(469) 752-1800

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 500

Students Per Teacher: 22

Parent Reviews

11 Parent Reviews for Hightower Elementary School

Getting ready for my youngest to follow her older sister's footsteps and start kindergarten at Hightower. Great group of educators, given some are young and lack years of experience, however they are knowledgeable and genuinely care for the young boys and girls they teach. My oldest is sad to leave Hightower ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/17/12

My daughter just finished kindergarten at hightower. I would highly recommend this school. Small school. Excellent education curriculum. Focus on Math and Reading. Amazed at my daughters progress from when she started. She loves it here.

Posted by a parent on 06/19/12

I too felt the teachers does not want to help the kids who needs more attention including avoiding their parents. Just pointing out the shortcomings of kids who need help would not do teachers as well special ed need to get more involved. Trying to avoid involvement due to reasons liks budget cuts does ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/06/12

I have two children at Hightower, and I am especially impressed with the active PTA and the many programs they provide. Since the parents are very involved, the teachers are appreciative and caring. I have found the current principal to be rather aloof, but have seen much improvement in her performance ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/09/08

My daughter went to the 1st grade at Hightower. The previous parent was spot on when they wrote that Hightower is not a welcoming environment. I definately got the feeling that we were not welcome, and that parents are to stay out of the classroom. When my child had issues, I wanted to observe in ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/03/08

I have a KG student and a 2nd grader and I couldn't be more pleased with the quality of the work and the atmosphere of the school. I have had interaction with the principal and found her to be quite enthusiastic and pleasant and welcoming. We moved from another Plano ISD school district and I believe ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/22/08

We selected our new home based on the PISD reputation and Hightower's exemplary rating. The rating has since lowered and we are disappointed in the quality of instruction. The teachers are young and have few years exp. at best. This school is so committed to its rating and stats that the students ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/30/07

I think that this school could be better. I don't feel the warmth and welcoming atmosphere I was expecting. The first day I introduced my son to the principal, she said, 'hello'. Not 'welcome to Hightower.' that would have been more appropriate in my opinion. Teachers - the ones we have had do ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/09/07

Teachers definitely not what they used to be. Note that the ESOL teacher Ms. Teng is superior.

Posted by a parent on 05/20/06

Excellent school. Personal attention to kids.

Posted by a parent on 04/03/06

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Test scores for Hightower Elementary School

TAKS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2011
Hightower Elementary School
Plano Isd
* In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Plano schools — Hightower Elementary School is located at 2601 Decator Dr, Plano TX 75093. 2601 Decator Dr is in the 75093 ZIP code in Plano, TX The school district for Hightower Elementary School is the Plano Isd. Hightower Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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