Houston non-profit group ranks North Texas schools on how well they prepare students for the future.
For the second consecutive year, The School of Science and Engineering at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center tops the list as the No. 1 high school in North Texas and in the state.
The organization evaluated 170 high schools in nine North Texas counties. Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Rockwall and Tarrant counties were included.
Researchers based their methodology on 14 measures of performance to evaluate how well Dallas public schools are preparing students for post-secondary success. Among them was the graduation rate, participation in advanced coursework, and performance on college entrance exams.
In addition, Children at Risk researched and ranked 309 middle schools and 769 elementary schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
|N. Texas Rank||State Rank||High School||District|
|1||1||School of Science and Engineering||Dallas|
|2||2||School for the Talented and Gifted||Dallas|
|3||5||School of Health Professionals||Dallas|
|4||7||Highland Park||Highland Park|
|5||10||Magnet Center for Public Services||Dallas|
|6||13||School of Business and Management||Dallas|
|7||21||School of Education and Social Services||Dallas|
|8||25||Booker T. Washington||Dallas|
|9||27||Plano West Senior High||Plano|
|10||29||Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts||Charter School|
|N. Texas Rank||State Rank||Middle School||District|
|1||1||William B. Travis Academy||Dallas|
|3||6||G.B. Dealey International||Dallas|
|4||7||Dallas Environmental Science Academy||Dallas|
|N. Texas Rank||State Rank||Elementary School||District|
|1||2||Walnut Glen Academy for Excellence||Garland|
|5||10||Kimberlin Academy for Excellence||Garland|
Source: Children at Risk