Recent News

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The Evening Study Center is offering free adult virtual classes for family members of English Learners.


Hillside Academy celebrated receiving an rating of A from Texas Education Agency with our superintendent, Dr. Ricardo Lopez and district officials.


At no-cost, qualifying students can get access to no-cost eye exams and eyewear.

Check the Eye exam clinic page to see if your child qualifies for free vision services and for details on signing up. 

Upcoming vision screenings:

  • 10/13: Handley ES, 3725 Broadway Blvd, Garland, TX 75043
  • 10/20: Bradfield ES, 3817 Bucknell Dr, Garland, TX 75042
  • 10/27: Pearson ES, 5201 Nita Pearson Dr, Rowlett, TX 75088




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School garden


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Our 2020-21 School operations page has information and resources to support you and your student as we start school. #GISDAlwaysConnected

Richmond Punch Orchestra

Students in orchestra were inspired by professional electric violinist, Richmond Punch in a working concert!

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Robo-Eagles Team B has won the Judges Award and Excellence Award this year and will be moving on to the state robotics competition!

Collage of TEA Grade A celebration with Dr. Ricardo Lopez

Hillside Academy soared to success and celebrated receiving an A rating from the Texas Education Agency with Superintendent Dr. Ricardo Lopez.

Erik Cork 4th Grade Writing Workshop

International expert Erik Cork works with 4th grade students in a full day workshop to improve and inspire their writing.

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Four teachers at Hillside won grants from the Garlisd ISD Education Foundation.