When the U.S. Department of Education announced 335 campuses across the country as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015, just 25 campuses in Texas received this prestigious honor. Among them was Garland ISD’s Kimberlin Academy for Excellence.
Garland ISD received its seventh Best Communities for Music Education designation from the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation in 2016, joining an elite group of just 476 districts recognized nationwide.
Nominated for a 2016 Blue Ribbon Schools award, Hillside Academy for Excellence adds an eighth name to Garland ISD's list of campuses receiving this national recognition. Hillside is among just 26 private and public campuses honored in Texas.