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 (2014-15): 1,555

First graduating class: 2001-2002


School Leadership Team:


  • Karen Aikman, Associate Managing Director (K-8) 
    • Nicole Wallin, Primary School Director
      • Julie Hills, PYP Dean
      • Christina Ballinger, Primary Dean of Students
    • George Rutzen, Middle School Director
      • Nicolau Pereira, MYP Dean
      • Ben Hunt, Middle School Dean of Students


  • Karen Evans, Associate Managing Director (9-12)
    • Heather Pereira, High School Director
      • Jakkia Hollingsworth, HS Dean of College Prep
      • Stacy Stoyanoff, AP/DP Dean
      • Deborah Hargrove, High School Dean of Students


  • Michelle Schultz, Regional Director of Operations
    •  Rich Young, Operations Director

  • Ranked as the 2nd in the nation in America's Most Challenging High Schools by The Washington Post for 2014

  • Received a GOLD rating among Best High Schools in the nation as determined by US News & World Report

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

  • 100% of 2014 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