Where is Lake Highlands? Does it include the neighborhoods north of I-635? Are the neighborhood’s boundaries identical to the high school’s attendance zone? Is Old Lake Highlands or Hamilton Park part of our community?
In 2011 the Advocate interviewed five prominent Lake Highlands’ residents about our neighborhood’s boundaries. The conclusion: Lake Highlands is (sort of) Lake Highlands High School’s attendance area, with a multitude of exceptions.
“You’ve actually got Shoreview, behind the police station, that is part of the DISD attendance zone,” former City Councilman Alan Walne said. “That goes back to the time, post-WWII, when the L Streets were being built, that there was an African-American shanty type town — it was called Little Egypt* — and when Richardson ISD and Dallas ISD were deciding attendance lines, RISD didn’t want that.
“When we went through [city council] redistricting we tried to make sure all of Lake Highlands attendance zone was in District 10, so that the community would have that commonality.”
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