Highland Hills, Dallas
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Highland Hills
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Dallas
City Dallas
Area Oak Cliff
Elevation 498 ft (152 m)
ZIP code 75241
Area code(s) 214, 469, 972

Highland Hills is a neighborhood in the southern sector of Dallas, Texas (USA). .The neighborhood is centered on the intersection of Bonnie View and Simpson Stuart roads. Established in the early 1960s, it was a racially tense neighborhood, which was divided by poor whites and well to do blacks. Through the early '70s, many blacks flocked to Highland Hills, and it became a close knit community creating many businesses and revenue for the area. In the '80s, there was a downfall in the area, and it fell victim to a sharp increase in crime. Today, it is an overwhelming majority African American community.

Education

The neighborhood is served by the Dallas Independent School District (DISD). The portion of the neighborhood south of Simpson Stuart Road was served by the Wilmer-Hutchins Independent School District until July 1, 2006, when the district was dissolved, and the schools absorbed into DISD.[1] Students in the neighborhood living north of Simpson Stuart Road attend J. N. Ervin Elementary School, Sarah Zumwalt Middle School, and A. Maceo Smith High School.[2] Students in the neighborhood living north of Simpson Stuart Road attend either John Neely Bryan, N. W. Harllee, William Brown Miller, or Roger Q. Mills Elementary School, Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School and Classical Academy, and Franklin D. Roosevelt High School.[3]

Libraries

The Highland Hills Branch Library, part of the Dallas Public Library system, is located within the neighborhood.

References

  1. ^ Clipfile.org - "U.S. Justice allows dissolution of W-H district; Scandal-plagued district is set to merge with DISD schools July 1", by Joshua Benton, originally published by The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved on 29 April 2007.
  2. ^ Dallas ISD - 2007 School Feeder Patterns Archived 2007-05-31 at the Wayback Machine. - A. Maceo Smith High School. (Maps: ES: Ervin Archived 2007-06-16 at the Wayback Machine.; MS: Zumwalt Archived 2007-06-16 at the Wayback Machine.; HS: Smith Archived 2007-06-16 at the Wayback Machine..) Retrieved on 29 April 2007.
  3. ^ Dallas ISD - 2007 School Feeder Patterns Archived 2007-05-31 at the Wayback Machine. - Franklin D. Roosevelt High School. (Maps: ES: Bryan Archived 2007-06-16 at the Wayback Machine., Harllee Archived 2007-06-16 at the Wayback Machine., Miller Archived 2007-06-16 at the Wayback Machine., Mills Archived 2007-06-16 at the Wayback Machine.; MS: Holmes Archived 2007-06-16 at the Wayback Machine.; HS: Roosevelt Archived 2007-06-16 at the Wayback Machine..) Retrieved on 29 April 2007.



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