Hillcrest is extremely successful in many educational areas.  The school is recognized for its AP program, as well as its competitive academic decathlon program and theatre program. Extra-curricular activities such as journalism, theatre, athletics, drill team, and band have been traditionally successful, annually, since the school opened as Vickery Meadows High in 1938.

The student body and faculty take pride in the fact that Hillcrest’s diverse population makes it such a unique and attractive place for an educational experience, as a student or educator.
Our mission is to inspire and nurture students to flourish in a diverse and complex world.

Our purpose is to educate and graduate students ready for college and the workforce

Extracurricular Activities

UIL Athletics: volleyball, football, cross country. men and women’s basketball, swimming, men and women’s soccer, baseball, fastpitch softball, men and women’s track, tennis, golf, wrestling, Club Sport Teams (men and women’s lacrosse)

Student Leadership: student council, class council, Principal’s Student Advisory Team Competitions: competitive debate, competitive cheer, competitive dance, The Panaders, competitive multi-media Publications: Calliope, The Hurricane, The Panther DISD Teen Board and SchoolZone

The Academic Success Center who guides seniors through the college application, financial aid, and enrollment process, coordinating local visits to colleges for interested students.

Fine Arts: Theatre Productions, UIL One Act, Speech, Glee Club, and orchestra : marching, concert, jazz, International Reading Cafe UIL/Academic: Academic Decathlon, Math Olympiad, all competitive UIL academic teams and  JROTC


Hillcrest students are eligible for an exclusive scholarship each year from the Mullen & Mullen Law Firm. Talk to your counselor to learn how to apply. 

Hillcrest High School

Opened 1938 as Vickery Meadows High School.

Our mascot is the Panther and our school colors are Red and White

Leadership Team

Contact our principal, administrators, or other staff.