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Dallas Magnet Schools Make Strong Showing in New Rankings



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    Houston non-profit group ranks North Texas schools on how well they prepare students for the future.

    It's the second year that Children at Risk, a Houston non-profit group, has ranked public schools in Texas and North Texas, and again magnet schools made a strong showing.

    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 RankState RankHigh SchoolDistrict
    11School of Science and EngineeringDallas
    22School for the Talented and GiftedDallas
    35School of Health ProfessionalsDallas
    47Highland ParkHighland Park
    510Magnet Center for Public ServicesDallas
    613School of Business and ManagementDallas
    721School of Education and Social ServicesDallas
    825Booker T. WashingtonDallas
    927Plano West Senior HighPlano
    1029Fort Worth Academy of Fine ArtsCharter School
    N. Texas RankState RankMiddle SchoolDistrict
    11William B. Travis AcademyDallas
    25C.M. RicePlano
    36G.B. Dealey InternationalDallas
    47Dallas Environmental Science AcademyDallas
    N. Texas RankState RankElementary SchoolDistrict
    12Walnut Glen Academy for ExcellenceGarland
    27TanglewoodFort Worth
    510Kimberlin Academy for ExcellenceGarland

    Source: Children at Risk

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