The Hockaday School

The Hockaday School (HM1S4X)

Location: Dallas, TX 75229 Dallas County
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N 32° 54.413', W 96° 49.774'

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Ela Hockaday (1875 - 1956) received her early education in the public schools of Bonham, Texas. After graduating from the Denton Normal School (now University of North Texas), she pursued graduate studies at both Columbia University and the University of Chicago. An experienced teacher, she was contacted in 1913 by a group of Dallas residents with an offer to head a new preparatory school for girls and was thus able to realize a long-held dream of promoting quality education for girls in Texas.

Opened on September 25, 1913, in a large house on Haskell Avenue, the school became known as the Miss Hockaday School for Girls. With an initial enrollment of ten students and four part-time teachers, the school began a tradition of excellence in education following Hockaday's cornerstones of "character, scholarship, courtesy, and athletics."

Experiencing steady growth in enrollment of resident and day students, the school expanded its primary and secondary curriculum in later years to establish a junior college, in operation from 1931 to 1951.

Moved in 1919 to a campus on Greenville Avenue, the Hockaday School was relocated to a 100-acre site on Welch Road in 1961.

(Incise on Base) Virginia Maxson Buchanan-Smith '60 Mary Maxson Thompson '67
HM NumberHM1S4X
Marker Number6742
Year Placed1988
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 9th, 2016 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 702985 N 3643053
Decimal Degrees32.90688333, -96.82956667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 54.413', W 96° 49.774'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 54' 24.78" N, 96° 49' 46.44" W
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Area Code(s)214, 972, 817, 469, 512
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11592-11682 Welch Rd, Dallas TX 75229, US
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