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Best Public Schools In Dallas

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Here on one page are lists of the 2020 top ranked DFW independent schools districts, 2020 top ranked DFW public high schools, the 2020 top ranked DFW public middle schools and the 2020 top ranked DFW public elementary schools. The districts and schools identified in these lists also are among the top ranked districts and schools in the state of Texas.

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2020 top ranked Dallas school districts

% students met criteria
AP / IBSATACTmetro area
1Carroll ISD1096.4A9656.8%68.2%71.4%Colleyville, Grapevine, Southlake, Westlake
2Highland Park ISD
(University Park, TX)
1094.5A9465.6%54.3%71.2%Dallas, Highland Park, University Park
3Lovejoy ISD1094.1A9562.6%65.3%55.8%Fairview, Lucas, Allen, McKinney, Wylie
4Coppell ISD1093.1A9457.2%65.6%67.6%Coppell, Irving
5Allen ISD1081.7A9345.0%57.5%32.1%Allen, Lucas, McKinney, Parker
6Grapevine-Colleyville ISD1081.0A9148.3%58.9%36.2%Colleyville, Euless, Grapevine, Hurst
7Plano ISD1080.5A9146.7%59.9%35.1%Allen, Dallas, Lucas, Murphy, Parker, Plano, Richardson, Wylie
8Frisco ISD1079.1A9339.7%49.3%33.0%Frisco, Little Elm, McKinney, Plano
9Aledo ISD1076.4A9228.0%60.7%35.5%Aledo, Annetta, Cresson, Fort Worth, Hudson Oaks, Weatherford, Willow Park
10Prosper ISD1076.2A9233.9%45.2%37.9%Celina, Frisco, McKinney, Prosper
11Rockwall ISD1075.3A9138.5%54.3%22.0%Fate, Forney, Heath, McLendon Chisholm, Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City, Wylie
12McKinney ISD1075.0B9040.5%50.7%27.8%Fairview, Lowry Crossing, Lucas, McKinney, New Hope
13Keller ISD1073.9B9134.1%50.3%25.7%Colleyville, Fort Worth, Haltom City, Hurst, Keller, North Richland Hills, Southlake, Watauga, Westlake
14Argyle ISD1072.7A9214.3%56.6%41.8%Argyle, Bartonville, Denton, Flower Mound
15Northwest ISD1072.3A9034.2%54.3%18.7%Aurora, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Haslet, Justin, New Fairview, Newark, Northlake, Rhome, Roanoke, Southlake, Trophy Club
16Lewisville ISD1070.3B8832.5%53.2%26.7%Carrollton, Coppell, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Frisco, Lewisville, Little Elm, Plano, The Colony
17Wylie ISD
(Wylie, TX)
1068.5A9222.1%39.1%15.8%Lavon, Murphy, Sachse, St. Paul, Wylie
18Celina ISD1068.2A9127.6%13.5%36.8%Celina, McKinney, Weston
19Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD1068.0A9030.5%38.3%13.3%Arlington, Bedford, Colleyville, Euless, Fort Worth, Hurst, North Richland Hills
20Sunnyvale ISD1067.7A920.8%64.8%26.8%Sunnyvale
21Mansfield ISD1066.5A9022.4%44.2%13.5%Arlington, Burleson, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Mansfield
22Richardson ISD1063.9B8530.7%36.8%28.6%Dallas, Garland, Richardson
23Melissa ISD1061.8A922.6%31.6%17.1%McKinney, Melissa
24Midlothian ISD1061.8B8718.9%36.4%21.5%Cedar Hill, Midlothian, Ovilla, Waxahachie
25Brock ISD1061.0A911.0%36.8%18.4%Brock, Lipan, Millsap, Weatherford

The methodology used to produce this Dallas independent school districts academic performance ranking is described on this best DFW school districts page. Complete rankings for all 112 Dallas independent school districts and the methodology used to produce the rankings are presented on this DFW school districts rankings page.

2020 top ranked Dallas high schools

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% students met criteria
1School for the Talented and GiftedDallas ISD10359100.0A9998.5%98.5%100.0%
2School of Science and EngineeringDallas ISD1049795.4A9899.0%98.6%95.6%
3Rangel Young Women's Leadership SchoolDallas ISD1054991.6A9890.8%93.9%83.1%
4Uplift North Hills Preparatory High SchoolUplift Education1053183.2A9590.8%81.7%85.2%
5Westlake AcademyWestlake Academy Charter School1087980.5A9496.9%73.1%78.5%
6Highland Park High SchoolHighland Park ISD102,14878.0A9672.1%59.7%78.2%
7Carroll Senior High School / Carroll High SchoolCarroll ISD102,71276.29656.8%68.2%71.4%
8Imagine International Academy of North TexasImagine International Academy of North Texas101,40675.8A93100.0%86.0%53.1%
9Lovejoy High SchoolLovejoy ISD101,52474.6A9662.6%65.3%55.8%
10Washington High School for the Performing and Visual ArtsDallas ISD1099973.7A9570.0%74.9%56.3%
11Lassiter Early College High SchoolDallas ISD1024573.5A9650.9%82.7%50.9%
12Sanders Law MagnetDallas ISD1040971.7A9653.3%72.3%26.7%
13School of Health ProfessionsDallas ISD1054971.0A9738.8%76.1%31.7%
14Reedy High SchoolFrisco ISD101,88270.9A9654.4%60.9%46.0%
15Wakeland High SchoolFrisco ISD102,06370.1A9549.4%65.2%46.3%
16Coppell High SchoolCoppell ISD103,59869.6A9458.1%66.5%68.3%
17Liberty High SchoolFrisco ISD101,96769.4A9553.1%66.8%45.1%
18School of Business and MagementDallas ISD1050568.5A9643.3%75.8%23.5%
19Garza Early College High SchoolDallas ISD1043867.5A9631.7%73.3%21.3%
20Centennial High SchoolFrisco ISD101,98366.8A9547.4%60.3%39.9%
21Sorrells School of Education and Social ServicesDallas ISD1030666.2A9454.8%71.5%20.2%
22Mansfield Frontier High SchoolMansfield ISD1012866.1A9731.7%49.5%23.1%
23Plano West Senior High School / Jasper High School / Shepton High SchoolPlano ISD105,61165.89355.8%70.2%45.6%
24Young Women's Leadership AcademyFort Worth ISD1041665.4A9286.1%75.0%22.2%
25Independence High SchoolFrisco ISD102,07065.1A9451.4%58.8%37.1%
26Grand Prairie Collegiate InstituteGrand Prairie ISD1031063.8A9440.0%90.0%10.0%
27Grand Prairie Fine Arts AcademyGrand Prairie ISD1083063.6A9452.2%70.1%16.9%
28Texas Academy of Biomedical SciencesFort Worth ISD1039763.5A9348.9%89.7%21.2%
29Flower Mound High SchoolLewisville ISD103,61563.3A9342.1%74.5%42.8%
30Keller High SchoolKeller ISD103,07562.4A9438.0%58.8%48.8%
31New Tech High School at CoppellCoppell ISD1031962.4A9347.6%55.6%60.3%
32Arlington Collegiate High SchoolArlington ISD1040761.5A9535.1%70.6%3.1%
33Richland Collegiate High SchoolRichland Collegiate High School1059261.4A9523.9%74.9%23.9%
34Heritage High SchoolFrisco ISD101,99261.0A9440.3%51.9%34.0%
35Steele Accelerated High SchoolNorthwest ISD1018660.4A9427.3%65.9%27.3%
36Obama Male Leadership AcademyDallas ISD1046160.3B9342.0%79.0%35.0%
37Allen High School / Lowery Freshman CenterAllen ISD106,82660.19345.0%57.5%32.1%
38Nelson High SchoolNorthwest ISD102,49959.2A9344.8%66.5%28.8%
39TCPA Founders Classical AcademyTexas College Preparatory Academies1092159.2A9151.8%74.1%50.0%
40Marcus High SchoolLewisville ISD103,19558.5A9336.9%58.2%40.9%
41Cedar Hill Collegiate High SchoolCedar Hill ISD1037158.1A9564.5%39.0%
42McKinney Boyd High SchoolMcKinney ISD102,83157.2A9245.2%58.9%35.0%
43Colleyville Heritage High SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISD101,97357.1A9155.5%65.2%40.1%
44Prosper High SchoolProsper ISD103,44856.7A9333.9%45.2%37.9%
45Academy High SchoolPlano ISD1043856.7A945.9%62.3%47.6%
46Frisco High SchoolFrisco ISD101,56456.6A9241.7%51.7%34.4%
47Uplift Summit International High SchoolUplift Education1048456.4B8579.7%65.6%41.2%
48Harmony School of Innovation - Fort WorthHarmony Science Academy1089356.2A9057.1%87.8%21.4%
49Argyle High SchoolArgyle ISD1091956.1A9414.3%56.6%41.8%
50Rockwall High SchoolRockwall ISD102,68455.9A9335.9%54.6%21.8%

Additional information about how the academic performance of DFW public high schools was evaluated and ranked and the rankings for all 1,620 high schools included in the Dallas high schools ranking analysis are available by clicking on this DFW public high schools rankings link. The top traditional open enrollment high schools and the cities/towns they serve, the top ranked magnet high schools and the top charter high schools are identified on this Dallas best public high schools page.


2020 top ranked Dallas middle schools

1Travis Vanguard AcademyDallas ISD10521100.0B98
2Dawson Middle SchoolCarroll ISD1065191.5A97
3Lawler Middle SchoolFrisco ISD1070989.9A97
4Rice Middle SchoolPlano ISD101,04488.5A96
5Dallas Environmental Science AcademyDallas ISD1046087.7A96
6Fowler Middle SchoolFrisco ISD101,04486.7A96
7Carroll Middle SchoolCarroll ISD1072386.5A96
8Dealey Montessori AcademyDallas ISD1060485.9B96
9Coppell Middle School EastCoppell ISD1095585.6A96
10Longfellow Career Explorations AcademyDallas ISD1042985.0A96
11Willow Springs Middle SchoolLovejoy ISD1072584.3A96
12Pioneer Heritage Middle SchoolFrisco ISD1094583.7A95
13Pearson Middle SchoolFrisco ISD1086882.4A95
14Uplift North Hills Preparatory Middle SchoolUplift Education1048581.7A95
15McKamy Middle SchoolLewisville ISD1088179.1A95
16Coppell Middle School WestCoppell ISD101,28978.8A94
17Nelson Middle SchoolFrisco ISD1078878.7A95
18Coppell Middle School NorthCoppell ISD1098378.5A94
19Ereckson Middle SchoolAllen ISD101,24177.9A94
20Griffin Middle SchoolFrisco ISD1084476.4A94
21Vandeventer Middle SchoolFrisco ISD1085476.2A94
22Murphy Middle SchoolPlano ISD101,21476.0A94
23Schimelpfenig Middle SchoolPlano ISD1085675.5A94
24Downing Middle SchoolLewisville ISD1050775.5A94
25Smithfield Middle SchoolBirdville ISD1080775.4A94
26Highland Park Middle SchoolHighland Park ISD101,13075.2A94
27Shadow Ridge Middle SchoolLewisville ISD1069475.1A94
28Curtis Middle SchoolAllen ISD101,34574.5A94
29Cedar Hill Collegiate AcademyCedar Hill ISD1030074.3A94
30Harwood Junior High SchoolHurst Euless-Bedford ISD1099471.6A93
31Rogers Middle SchoolProsper ISD101,62771.6A93
32Hunt Middle SchoolFrisco ISD1083671.5A93
33Wester Middle SchoolFrisco ISD1080771.1A93
34Austin AcademyGarland ISD1097870.9A93
35Maus Middle SchoolFrisco ISD1097270.8A93
36Colleyville Middle SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISD1062970.8A93
37Trent Middle SchoolFrisco ISD1091970.7A93
38Cooper Junior High SchoolWylie ISD1092970.2A93
39Medlin Middle SchoolNorthwest ISD101,12170.0A93
40Ford Middle SchoolAllen ISD1092569.6A93
41Sunnyvale Middle SchoolSunnyvale ISD1060169.6A93
42Bedford Junior High SchoolHurst Euless-Bedford ISD1085969.4A93
43Cockrill Middle SchoolMcKinney ISD101,27468.9A93
44Dowell Middle SchoolMcKinney ISD101,18268.0A93
45Williams Middle SchoolRockwall ISD1082467.9A92
46Indian Springs Middle SchoolKeller ISD1098267.7A92
47Harpool Middle SchoolDenton ISD1091367.6A92
48Scoggins Middle SchoolFrisco ISD1091167.2A92
49Robinson Middle SchoolPlano ISD1091467.0A92
50Forestwood Middle SchoolLewisville ISD1091166.8A92

Similar campus information, ranking data and 2019 TEA accountability ratings for all 380 Dallas area middle schools evaluated are presented on this complete DFW public middle schools ranking page. Top open enrollment, magnet and charter middle schools in Dallas are identified on this Dallas best public middle schools page.


2020 top ranked Dallas elementary schools

1Old Union Elementary SchoolCarroll ISD1046898.0A97
2School for Highly GiftedGrand Prairie ISD1013495.6A97
3McSpedden Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD1059394.7A97
4Carroll Elementary SchoolCarroll ISD1058594.7A97
5Talley Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD1052193.7A96
6Skaggs Elementary SchoolPlano ISD1038791.6A96
7Evans Elementary SchoolAllen ISD1069691.6A96
8Eubanks Intermediate SchoolCarroll ISD1056991.1A96
9Williams Talented and Gifted SchoolDallas ISD1020490.0B96
10Tanglewood Elementary SchoolFort Worth ISD1087489.7A96
11Kerr Elementary SchoolAllen ISD1070489.2A96
12Beverly Elementary SchoolPlano ISD1043788.9A96
13Wyatt Elementary SchoolPlano ISD1045988.7A96
14Prairie Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISD1032488.6A96
15Kimberlin AcademyGarland ISD1046088.4A95
16School For The Talented & GiftedDallas ISD1020888.3A95
17Boon Elementary SchoolAllen ISD1070987.9A95
18Rockenbaugh Elementary SchoolCarroll ISD1052887.8A95
19Durham Intermediate SchoolCarroll ISD1074987.0A95
20Walnut Grove Elementary SchoolCarroll ISD1070086.9A95
21Preston Elementary SchoolAllen ISD1053186.4A95
22Lakewood Elementary SchoolDallas ISD1094286.1B95
23Sloan Creek Intermediate SchoolLovejoy ISD1070586.0A95
24Johnson Elementary SchoolCarroll ISD1065985.8A95
25McCoy Elementary SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISD1045685.5A95
26University Park Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISD1064085.4A95
27Mathews Elementary SchoolPlano ISD1048185.4A95
28Borchardt Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD1076485.3A95
29Cheatham Elementary SchoolAllen ISD1061185.3A95
30Puster Elementary SchoolLovejoy ISD1043885.1A95
31Lee Elementary SchoolCoppell ISD1084885.0A95
32Glenhope Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISD1048584.7A95
33Valley Ranch Elementary SchoolCoppell ISD1066784.6A95
34Hyer Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISD1066484.2A95
35Norton Elementary SchoolAllen ISD1049583.4A95
36Castle Hills Elementary SchoolLewisville ISD1069083.2A95
37McCulloch Intermediate SchoolHighland Park ISD101,08283.1A95
38Andrews Elementary SchoolPlano ISD1057483.1A95
39Walnut Glen AcademyGarland ISD1041383.0A94
40Nichols Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD1072582.7A94
41Lovejoy Elementary SchoolLovejoy ISD1041282.5A94
42Bradfield Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISD1062982.2A94
43Hightower Elementary SchoolPlano ISD1053182.1A94
44Bluebonnet Elementary SchoolLewisville ISD1048382.1A94
45Brentfield Elementary SchoolRichardson ISD1081381.9A94
46Canyon Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISD1028381.7A94
47Bear Creek Intermediate SchoolKeller ISD1098981.2A94
48Lakeside Elementary SchoolCoppell ISD1059080.7A94
49Anderson Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD1070480.6A94
50Mohawk Elementary SchoolRichardson ISD1047080.3A94
51Curtsinger Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD1051880.2A94
52Hillside AcademyGarland ISD1046280.2A94
53Hunt Elementary SchoolPlano ISD1070480.1A94
54Centennial Elementary SchoolPlano ISD1056479.9A94
55Liberty Elementary SchoolLewisville ISD1050979.8A94
56Colleyville Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISD1049879.7A94
57Pinkerton Elementary SchoolCoppell ISD1042779.5A94
58Spring Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISD1033679.3A94
59Heritage Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISD1050979.3A94
60Wellington Elementary SchoolLewisville ISD1089179.3A94
61Parks-Heath Elementary SchoolRockwall ISD1051279.3A94
62Beck Elementary SchoolNorthwest ISD1081979.1A94
63Hidden Lakes Elementary SchoolKeller ISD1040078.9A94
64Sem Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD1065478.6A94
65Newman Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD1068478.5A94
66Denton Creek Elementary SchoolCoppell ISD1047278.5A94
67Barksdale Elementary SchoolPlano ISD1063877.8A94
68Town Center Elementary SchoolCoppell ISD1057877.7A94
69Bransford Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISD1045977.6A93
70Hart Elementary SchoolLovejoy ISD1045777.4A93
71Stinson Elementary SchoolPlano ISD1063677.4A93
72Walker Elementary SchoolMcKinney ISD1052777.4A93
73Sparks Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD1075477.3A93
74Mockingbird Elementary SchoolCoppell ISD1048477.2A93
75Bledsoe Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD1069277.1A93
76Purefoy Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD1052177.1A93
77Bridlewood Elementary SchoolLewisville ISD1040177.1A93
78Whitt Elementary SchoolWylie ISD1065877.0A93
79White Rock Elementary SchoolRichardson ISD1090776.9B93
80Vaughan Elementary SchoolAllen ISD1071876.9A93
81Gulledge Elementary SchoolPlano ISD1072876.5A93
82Allen Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD1056876.5A93
83Lakeview Elementary SchoolNorthwest ISD1058876.4A93
84Liscano Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD1075376.3A93
85Williams Elementary SchoolRockwall ISD1048576.2A93
86Bowie Elementary SchoolRichardson ISD1064376.1B93
87Stuard Elementary SchoolAledo ISD1059175.9A93
88North Joshua Elementary SchoolJoshua ISD1056975.8A93
89Norris Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD1041175.6A93
90Riddle Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD1076975.4A93
91Draper Intermediate SchoolWylie ISD1098075.3A93
92Lyon Elementary SchoolRockwall ISD1049775.2A93
93McKillop Elementary SchoolMelissa ISD1072075.2A93
94Cockrell Elementary SchoolProsper ISD1078575.1A93
95Hosp Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD1070174.9A93
96Armstrong Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISD1050874.8A93
97Solar Preparatory School for GirlsDallas ISD1046074.7A93
98Ashley Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD1065074.3A93
99Vaughn Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD1059874.3A93
100Florence Elementary SchoolKeller ISD1047074.3A93

Similar campus information, ranking data and 2019 TEA accountability ratings for all 1,184 elementary and intermediate schools evaluated are presented on this complete Dallas area public elementary schools ranking page. DFW's top open enrollment, magnet and charter elementary schools are identified on this Dallas best public elementary schools page.


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