Newsweek: Dallas School Is Top of the Class

The School for the Talented and Gifted and the School of Science and Engineering at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center ranked one and two on Newsweek's list of "America's Top Public High Schools."

TAG moved up from second in 2008 to the top of the list in 2009, while SEM moved from fourth to second.

"Public schools are ranked according to a ratio devised by Jay Mathews: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge tests taken by all students at a school in 2008 divided by the number of graduating seniors," according to Newsweek.

More than 30 other North Texas high schools made Newsweek's list of 1,500 top public schools:

9. North Hills Prep, Irving
23. Highland Park High School, Dallas
146. Paschal, Fort Worth
171. W.T. White, Dallas
173. Garland, Garland
179. Colleyville-Heritage, Colleyville
219. McKinney, McKinney
222. Grapevine, Grapevine
247. Plano West, Plano
250. Coppell, Coppell
456. Richardson, Richardson
457. Plano, Plano
461. J.J. Pearce, Richardson
563. Carroll, Southlake
623. McKinney North, McKinney
637. Woodrow Wilson, Dallas
651. Newman Smith, Carrollton
652. Keller, Keller
653. Plano East, Plano
699. Turner, Carrollton
707. Lake Highlands, Dallas
722. Lawrence D. Bell, Hurst
744. Trinity, Euless
831. Creekview, Carrollton
882. Allen, Allen
885. Flower Mound, Flower Mound
991. L.V. Berkner, Richardson
1018. Hebron, Carrollton
1052. Marcus, Flower Mound
1191. Central, Keller
1235. The Colony, The Colony
1291. Martin, Arlington
1365. Naaman Forest, Garland
1425. Centennial, Frisco

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