Ten North Texas high schools have been named the "2016 Top High Schools" by Children at Risk.
Children at Risk is a non-profit organization aimed at improving the quality of life for children through research, education and public policy.
The organization's annual report measures 1,635 schools across the state of Texas. 347 of these schools are middles schools in the North Texas area, and 1,087 are elementary schools in the metroplex.
The ranking for each school was measured by academic “achievement indicators,” performance and overall growth overtime on standardized test scores.
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High Schools were assessed on college readiness, graduation rates, ACT/SAT participation rate and scores, AP/IB participation rate and scores.
2016 School Rankings Press Conference – Dallas, TX
Gold Ribbon Elementary Schools
- Sam Houston Elementary School
- Charles Nash Elementary School
- Walnut Hill Elementary School
- H.I. Holland Elementary School
- John J Pershing Elementary School
Gold Ribbon Middle Schools
- Keene Junior High School
- Gunn Junior High School
- Milford School
- Young Women’s Leadership Academy at Bill Arnold
- Young Men’s Leadership Academy
- John F Kennedy Middle School
Gold Ribbon High Schools
- Milford School
- West Mesquite High School
Top Elementary Schools
- Kerr Elementary School
- Beverly Elementary School
- Skaggs Elementary School
- Mathews Elementary School
- Carroll Elementary School
Top Middle Schools
- Fowler Middle School
- William B Travis Academy
- C M Rice Middle School
- Vanderventer Middle School
- Schimelpfenig Middle School
Top High Schools
- Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School
- School for the Talented and Gifted
- Westlake Academy
- School of Science and Engineering
- Cedar Hill Collegiate High School
- Trinidad Garza Early College at Mt. View High School
- Highland Park High School
- Lovejoy High School
- Uplift Education – North Hills Preparatory High School
- Liberty High School