Hillside Academy for Excellence, a magnet school in Garland, TX

Our mission

Hillside Academy strives to ensure that every student has the opportunity to reach his/her academic potential and to develop self-control, self-respect, and respect for others.

Elementary student doing an education activity on a Chromebook

Technology in the classroom promotes collaboration, critical thinking and personalized instruction.

Students pose in front of Texas Bluebonnet book award promotional material

Eligible students voted for their favorite Bluebonnet books of 2024. Which book will win the top award?

Elementary students sitting on a classroom mat reading

Reading is more fun with friends.

Line of students competing in the Hillside spelling bee

Hillside hosts the annual campus spelling bee. Congratulations to 5th grader Stephanie N on her amazing spelling. Good luck in the next round!

Students lay in the library with their Chromebooks to learn

Each day presents valuable learning opportunities

Recent News

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Interested in working for our district? Come to our June 18 Summer Job Fair! We're hiring Teachers, Librarians, Counselors, Instructional Aides, and Athletic Coaches.


Teachers, students and staff will enjoy a Memorial Day holiday.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday for mourning and honoring those who lost their lives serving our country through the military.

This day is a student and staff holiday.

The fourth grading period ends on May 30.

The fourth grading period runs from March 18 to May 30.

May 26 is the last day of school.

Students will be released early from school in the afternoon. Staff will stay for staff development.



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Award-winning Robotics Team

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Garden Club