School Profile & Financial Information

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Uplift North Hills Preparatory

(Grades K-12)

606 E. Royal Lane

Irving, TX 75039



Year opened: 1997-98

Number of students (2013-14): 1,527

First graduating class: 2001-2002


School Leadership Team:

, Managing Director
  • Richard Young, Associate Managing Director
  • Tracy Odom, Upper School Director
  • George Rutzen, Middle School Director
  • Becky Christensen, Primary School Director
  • Deborah Hargrove, Upper School Dean of Students 
  • Ben Hunt, Middle School Dean of Students
  • Christina Ballinger, Primary School Dean of Students
  • Nicolau Pereira, MYP Dean 
  • Megan Goodhew, PYP Dean
  • Heather Pereira, AP/DP Dean
  • Ray Chavez, Operations Director 
2011-12 Accountability Ratings:
Primary: Exemplary

Middle: Exemplary

High: Exemplary
  • Ranked as the 24th best public high school in America by The Washington Post for 2011

  • Ranked in the top 20 public high schools in America by Newsweek 2006-2012

  • International Baccalaureate certified for Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme

  • 100% of 2012 graduates are attending college

  • North Hills Prep is located in Northwest Dallas county and has no district boundaries. It serves students from Irving, Coppell, Dallas, Denton, Grapevine-Colleyville, Carrollton-Farmers Branch and Lewisville school districts. North Hills Prep’s charter was approved by the state of Texas in April 1996, and the first graduating class of 2002 contained 18 seniors.

It is the policy of
North Hills Preparatory not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.


Es norma del distrito de North Hills Preparatory no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en susprogramas, servicios o actividades vocacionales, tal comolo requieren el Título VI de la Leyde Deprechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IXde las Emmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 dela Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.

Last Modified on January 27, 2014