University Park opened in 1928! The school enjoys a 91-year excellence tradition educating the children of the UP Community.
- UP was honored as a DOE Blue Ribbon School both in 1987 and 2006
- Recognized as a Texas Blue Ribbon School 2006
UP Elementary Recognized by Texas Monthly as a 5 Star School
- UP was recognized as a State of Texas Exemplary School for 17 years
- UP earned the TBEC Honor Roll School Award for 7 years
- UP Elementary NCEA Higher Performing Schools Award 2009, 2010, 2011
- UP earned TEA Academic Distinction Awards in ELAR 2013, 2014, 2015
- UP earned TEA Academic Distinction in Post-Secondary Readiness 2014, 2015
- 2014 ELAR, Quartile 1, Academic Distinction in—Reading 3rd, Reading 4th, Writing 4th
- 61 Fourth Graders (2014) were recognized by Duke Talent Identification Program
- A+ Elementary School, Ranked 2nd in Texas and 28th in the Nation by Niche.Com.
- Texas Performance Report 2015, UP Elementary Quartile 1 Reading 3rd, Reading 4th, and Writing 4th; Distinctions in English Language Arts and Post-Secondary Readiness
- 68 Fourth Graders (2015) were recognized by Duke Talent Identification Program in Reading, Math or Both Subjects
- Education Results Partnership rankings of Texas Public and Private Schools.
- University Park has been named a Scholar Honor Roll School for 2015, a category reserved for schools with less than 33% low SES students.