How and why we choose the schools our children attend is difficult to quantify, but the results of our choices are evident from Richardson ISD’s 2015-16 enrollment data. These numbers come from the district’s reports to the Lake Highlands Reflector Committee and from Templeton Demographics’ January 2016 projections.
All Lake Highlands students are assigned to a neighborhood school, but between voluntary transfers, space limitations and programs unique to certain campuses, such as bilingual education, they may end up elsewhere. Below are the transfer/overflow numbers at Lake Highlands elementary schools in spring 2016, compared to students who overflow or opt to attend elsewhere.
Studies show that a school’s socioeconomic diversity can be a strong indicator in how its students perform academically. How do Lake Highlands schools stack up?
Merriman Park Elementary is one of the most ethnically diverse schools in Lake Highlands, with a population that closely resembles Richardson ISD’s diversity.