We are pleased to report that Dallas' Talented and Gifted Magnet placed second in Newsweek’s ranking of America’s Best High Schools 2012.
Six components were considered in the ranking: graduation rate, college matriculation rate, AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student, average SAT/ACT scores, average AP/IB/AICE scores, and AP courses offered per student.
“We believe that there is a triangle of excellence in education – the vertices of which are parent, student, and teacher,” says Principal Michael Satarino. “When these three parties are working together for the education of the student, an equilateral triangle is formed and you will have an excellent school.”
Joining the ranks of excellent schools in fourth place is Dallas’ School of Science and Engineering Magnet. Uplift Education North Hills Preparatory School in Irving came in 14th place.
As students return to school in the coming weeks, let’s hope the positive trend continues in DFW.
Ty Pressley hails from the world of corporate communications and public relations. He is a Dallas native and avid Cowboys' fan.
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