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Dallas Public High Schools

This page presents a comprehensive and fact-based, objective ranking of Dallas public high schools showing which currently are most effective both in providing their students a broad-based learning success and in preparing them for college. Evaluation factors for all 285 of the high schools included in this study are shown below in the 2019 DFW public high school rankings presented below. This complete set of evaluation metrics, which is presented in an interactive sortable and searchable table, makes possible apples-to-apples comparisons to help answer general questions such as which is the best public high school in the DFW area as well as more specific questions like which are the top performing high schools in the Dallas ISD.

Each of the Dallas area high schools included in this analysis was evaluated on its cumulative raw score for all State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests administered to district students during the 2017-2018 school year. Its success in preparing its students for college also was based on the number of students meeting the college-ready criteria specified in the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) for Advance Placement / International Baccalaureate (AP / IB) classes and SAT and ACT college admission tests.

Most Texas high schools offer a four-year curriculum at a single campus. Some school districts, however, have chosen to operate separate campuses for ninth grade students or for ninth and tenth grade students. In this analysis, the performance factors for the schools that are a part of these multiple campus arrangements were combined and the schools were evaluated in the same manner as the four-year, single-campus high schools. Other school districts and some charter districts operate schools that teach more than four grades. The STAAR assessment student performance metric used in this best Dallas high schools ranking is for all grade levels taught at those schools.

Unlike some other DFW high school rankings this analysis examines only the most current credible student academic performance data available and no consideration is given to student demographics, changes in student performance over time on the STAAR tests, and other such factors or to subjective factors such as anonymous self-selected reviews and statistically invalid online opinion surveys. Click on this Methodology jump link for additional information about how the performance of these DFW public high schools was evaluated and ranked.

To provide additional perspective regarding each schools’ academic performance, an academic performance index that indicates the relative performance of each Texas high school was constructed based on the four evaluation factors used in this analysis. Each school also has been assigned an academic performance score based on its relative position in the academic performance index. The top 10 percent of the high schools included in this study received an academic performance score of 10, high schools in the next lower, ninth decile received a score of 9, and so on.

2019 DFW public high school rankings

The data presented in this table can be sorted by clicking on the table headings. You also can limit the display of information by typing the name of a school or school district in the Search box. To display all schools, reset Show entries to All.

% students met criteria
1School for the Talented and GiftedDallas ISD102769 - 12100.09999.898.4%100.0%96.7%Met Standard
2School of Science and EngineeringDallas ISD104289 - 1297.298100.099.1%100.0%96.2%Met Standard
3Rangel Young Women's Leadership SchoolDallas ISD102449 - 1287.19875.275.7%86.4%59.3%Met Standard
4Westlake AcademyWestlake Academy Charter School10853KG - 1285.19591.0100.0%84.4%75.0%Met Standard
5Uplift Education - North Hills Preparatory High SchoolUplift Education105359 - 1280.59482.289.7%69.4%75.5%Met Standard
6II Academy of North TexasImagine International Academy of North Texas101,341KG - 1278.99384.9100.0%82.9%52.9%Met Standard
7Washington High School for the Performing and Visual ArtsDallas ISD101,0029 - 1278.09572.674.1%78.3%60.2%Met Standard
8Highland Park High SchoolHighland Park ISD102,1809 - 1277.99567.871.6%49.9%74.0%Met Standard
9Carroll Senior High School / Carroll High SchoolCarroll ISD102,7409 - 1277.49664.059.6%63.2%69.8%
10Lovejoy High SchoolLovejoy ISD101,4799 - 1277.09660.561.6%63.0%52.6%Met Standard
11Sanders Law MagnetDallas ISD104039 - 1273.69655.063.2%66.1%25.3%Met Standard
12Liberty High SchoolFrisco ISD101,9819 - 1271.59555.453.2%65.0%47.4%Met Standard
13School of Business and ManagementDallas ISD104919 - 1270.09550.456.1%63.6%23.7%Met Standard
14School of Health ProfessionsDallas ISD105469 - 1269.69546.442.2%70.0%29.3%Met Standard
15Obama Male Leadership AcademyDallas ISD101679 - 1269.19454.254.3%68.6%37.1%Met Standard
16Mansfield Frontier High SchoolMansfield ISD1017011 - 1268.89831.028.0%51.6%15.2%Met Standard
17Texas Academy of Biomedical SciencesFort Worth ISD103869 - 1268.79451.555.4%74.1%19.3%Met Standard
18Plano West Senior High School / Jasper High School / Shepton High SchoolPlano ISD105,6589 - 1267.89355.755.8%64.4%43.9%
19Coppell High SchoolCoppell ISD103,5059 - 1267.59260.156.1%60.7%63.8%Met Standard
20Grand Prairie Fine Arts AcademyGrand Prairie ISD108326 - 1267.29451.256.6%69.8%19.9%Met Standard
21Wakeland High SchoolFrisco ISD102,1909 - 1267.09446.943.2%53.7%44.7%Met Standard
22Centennial High SchoolFrisco ISD102,0199 - 1266.89446.645.5%55.4%37.7%Met Standard
23Flower Mound High SchoolLewisville ISD103,6169 - 1265.99350.841.3%68.6%49.1%Met Standard
24Garza Early College High SchoolDallas ISD104329 - 1265.79537.630.3%65.7%22.7%Met Standard
25Keller High SchoolKeller ISD102,9949 - 1265.59447.442.7%56.1%45.6%Met Standard
26Uplift Summit International High SchoolUplift Education104799 - 1264.59067.583.6%65.1%35.0%Met Standard
27Allen High School / Lowery Freshman CenterAllen ISD106,6609 - 1264.49347.645.5%66.2%31.2%
28Sorrells School of Education and Social ServicesDallas ISD103319 - 1264.39538.443.5%52.9%12.3%Met Standard
29Lassiter Early College High SchoolDallas ISD102269 - 1263.39532.923.7%66.1%16.9%Met Standard
30Independence High SchoolFrisco ISD101,9559 - 1262.89342.744.1%50.3%30.3%Met Standard
31Marcus High SchoolLewisville ISD103,2719 - 1262.59345.339.1%60.4%40.0%Met Standard
32Heritage High SchoolFrisco ISD102,1859 - 1262.29342.743.5%50.4%31.4%Met Standard
33Young Women's Leadership AcademyFort Worth ISD103916 - 1262.09345.754.3%67.2%5.7%Met Standard
34Academy High SchoolPlano ISD104479 - 1261.49432.39.2%68.9%39.8%Met Standard
35Plano Senior High School / Clark High School / Vines High SchoolPlano ISD105,1949 - 1260.69245.947.5%54.0%32.5%
36McKinney Boyd High SchoolMcKinney ISD102,8239 - 1260.39245.746.7%53.3%33.9%Met Standard
37Frisco High SchoolFrisco ISD101,5239 - 1259.89147.045.5%58.5%36.4%Met Standard
38Richland Collegiate High SchoolRichland Collegiate High School1058111 - 1259.59432.523.3%62.7%19.2%Met Standard
39Colleyville Heritage High SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISD102,0009 - 1259.19148.449.2%58.2%34.6%Met Standard
40Cedar Hill Collegiate High SchoolCedar Hill ISD104039 - 1259.09426.066.9%35.2%Met Standard
41Nelson High SchoolNorthwest ISD102,5089 - 1258.89243.842.9%62.8%24.7%Met Standard
42Hebron High SchoolLewisville ISD103,5839 - 1258.89144.544.9%58.1%28.1%Met Standard
43TCPA Founders Classical AcademyTexas College Preparatory Academies10902KG - 1258.59052.746.4%72.5%42.8%Met Standard
44Steele Accelerated High SchoolNorthwest ISD101449 - 1258.39428.517.1%64.3%14.3%Met Standard
45Prosper High SchoolProsper ISD102,9719 - 1258.29335.832.8%36.9%38.5%Met Standard
46Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts HighFort Worth Academy of Fine Arts103517 - 1257.59334.120.4%56.5%37.1%Met Standard
47Early College High SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISD103309 - 1257.29330.316.1%67.9%19.6%Met Standard
48Argyle High SchoolArgyle ISD108549 - 1257.29331.816.4%51.1%41.0%Met Standard
49Aledo High School / Daniel Ninth Grade CenterAledo ISD101,7379 - 1257.19237.230.6%53.8%32.0%
50Wylie High SchoolWylie ISD102,4279 - 1256.99332.728.8%48.0%23.7%Met Standard
51Lone Star High SchoolFrisco ISD102,1309 - 1256.99235.233.5%44.0%28.1%Met Standard
52Plano East Senior High School / McMillan High School / Williams High SchoolPlano ISD105,3459 - 1256.68941.040.0%54.2%27.9%
53Grapevine High SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISD101,8559 - 1256.48850.550.8%56.8%41.0%Met Standard
54McKinney North High SchoolMcKinney ISD102,0999 - 1256.29137.640.2%44.9%23.6%Met Standard
55Waxahachie Global High SchoolWaxahachie ISD103709 - 1256.09424.163.6%31.3%Met Standard
56Rockwall High SchoolRockwall ISD102,5979 - 1255.69235.132.3%50.4%23.8%Met Standard
57Gilliam Collegiate AcademyDallas ISD103469 - 1255.19231.932.0%49.0%13.5%Met Standard
58New Tech High School at CoppellCoppell ISD103169 - 1255.09232.719.8%42.0%46.9%Met Standard
59Rockwall-Heath High SchoolRockwall ISD92,4019 - 1254.59041.141.2%51.5%28.8%Met Standard
60TCCSE Early College High School at TimberviewMansfield ISD9729 - 954.497Met Standard
61Richardson High SchoolRichardson ISD92,7709 - 1253.99040.642.7%41.8%33.3%Met Standard
62Timber Creek High SchoolKeller ISD93,2379 - 1253.19132.332.9%43.0%19.0%Met Standard
63Central High SchoolKeller ISD92,5479 - 1252.89133.034.5%45.5%16.4%Met Standard
64Pearce High SchoolRichardson ISD92,3839 - 1252.78642.941.2%44.4%42.2%Met Standard
65Guyer High SchoolDenton ISD92,5239 - 1252.59131.129.3%44.7%19.9%Met Standard
66McKinney High SchoolMcKinney ISD92,9579 - 1252.58642.147.4%47.0%24.9%Met Standard
67Dubiski Career High SchoolGrand Prairie ISD91,7359 - 1252.49128.730.6%48.0%5.0%Met Standard
68Mansfield High SchoolMansfield ISD92,4689 - 1252.39132.128.5%51.5%18.6%Met Standard
69Uplift Williams Preparatory High SchoolUplift Education95109 - 1252.07359.377.1%53.0%27.7%Met Standard
70Sunnyvale High SchoolSunnyvale ISD95289 - 1251.79221.856.2%29.5%Met Standard
71iUniversity PrepGrapevine-Colleyville ISD96155 - 1251.39220.418.6%30.7%12.9%Met Standard
72Creekview High SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISD91,9259 - 1250.98835.942.7%43.7%13.3%Met Standard
73TCPA iSchool High of Lewisville Entrepreneurial AcademyTexas College Preparatory Academies9639 - 1250.68834.828.6%48.5%31.7%Met Standard
74Wylie East High SchoolWylie ISD91,8469 - 1250.59124.521.0%38.6%16.2%Met Standard
75Trinity High SchoolHurst-Euless-Bedford ISD92,52710 - 1250.09031.134.0%40.4%14.9%Met Standard
76Reedy High SchoolFrisco ISD91,8199 - 1249.795Met Standard
77Forney High SchoolForney ISD91,4539 - 1249.59121.617.9%37.7%12.1%Met Standard
78Arlington Collegiate High SchoolArlington ISD94049 - 1249.395Met Standard
79Bell High SchoolHurst-Euless-Bedford ISD92,31510 - 1249.29028.430.8%37.1%13.7%Met Standard
80Martin High SchoolArlington ISD93,4519 - 1249.18832.328.9%50.4%19.8%Met Standard
81Birdville High SchoolBirdville ISD92,0739 - 1249.08831.834.9%36.9%19.3%Met Standard
82Celina High SchoolCelina ISD97929 - 1248.79125.023.3%17.5%34.1%Met Standard
83Lebanon Trail High SchoolFrisco ISD99469 - 1248.594Met Standard
84Marine Creek Collegiate High SchoolFort Worth ISD93549 - 1248.59214.453.0%4.0%Met Standard
85Sachse High SchoolGarland ISD92,7659 - 1248.39027.425.5%49.6%8.1%Met Standard
86Mansfield Lake Ridge High SchoolMansfield ISD92,4139 - 1248.09024.922.7%39.7%13.4%Met Standard
87Richland High SchoolBirdville ISD92,1589 - 1247.88629.831.8%37.1%17.1%Met Standard
89Wilson High SchoolDallas ISD91,8659 - 1247.38332.632.7%42.1%21.3%Met Standard
90Northwest High SchoolNorthwest ISD91,7569 - 1247.28529.628.8%46.0%13.6%Met Standard
91Boswell High SchoolEagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD91,8989 - 1247.08627.429.6%37.3%12.2%Met Standard
92Grand Prairie Collegiate InstituteGrand Prairie ISD92906 - 1246.794Met Standard
93The Colony High SchoolLewisville ISD92,0529 - 1246.68826.027.0%36.7%12.4%Met Standard
94Burleson Centennial High SchoolBurleson ISD91,7389 - 1246.18625.924.4%42.8%11.0%Met Standard
95Melissa High SchoolMelissa ISD98269 - 1246.19212.23.9%21.1%18.8%Met Standard
96Universal Academy - CoppellUniversal Academy81,385KG - 1245.993Met Standard
97Paschal High SchoolFort Worth ISD82,5219 - 1245.77737.738.8%52.2%19.6%Met Standard
98Midlothian Heritage High SchoolMidlothian ISD89149 - 1245.68823.315.5%35.2%25.7%Met Standard
99Mansfield Legacy High SchoolMansfield ISD82,0619 - 1245.18227.522.9%47.8%15.4%Met Standard
100UME Preparatory AcademyUME Preparatory Academy9570KG - 1245.18821.567.4%17.4%Met Standard
101Fossil Ridge High SchoolKeller ISD82,3189 - 1245.08822.023.1%29.2%11.6%Met Standard
102North Garland High SchoolGarland ISD82,6839 - 1244.88029.631.3%43.8%10.8%Met Standard
103Glen Rose High SchoolGlen Rose ISD85279 - 1244.89015.78.5%33.1%11.8%Met Standard
104Grandview High SchoolGrandview ISD83699 - 1244.89110.81.2%15.5%24.4%Met Standard
105Uplift Heights Preparatory High SchoolUplift Education84879 - 1244.07143.376.9%17.7%Met Standard
106Lake Dallas High SchoolLake Dallas ISD81,2599 - 1242.88221.817.6%37.3%13.9%Met Standard
107Krum High SchoolKrum ISD86529 - 1242.88222.922.8%29.8%15.1%Met Standard
108Brock High SchoolBrock ISD84039 - 1242.88815.41.0%31.0%27.3%Met Standard
109Burleson High SchoolBurleson ISD81,6139 - 1242.68023.021.9%36.3%11.0%Met Standard
110Saginaw High SchoolEagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD81,8989 - 1242.58023.327.1%28.1%10.0%Met Standard
111Lakeview Centennial High SchoolGarland ISD82,2889 - 1242.58319.817.9%37.4%5.4%Met Standard
112Peaster High SchoolPeaster ISD83349 - 1242.48814.96.9%29.3%15.5%Met Standard
113Caddo Mills High SchoolCaddo Mills ISD85089 - 1242.4917.30.8%19.6%7.5%Met Standard
114Aubrey High SchoolAubrey ISD86849 - 1242.38517.19.0%34.0%15.7%Met Standard
115Farmersville High SchoolFarmersville ISD85089 - 1242.39011.77.0%14.0%18.0%Met Standard
116Arlington High SchoolArlington ISD82,7679 - 1242.07824.726.5%35.9%9.3%Met Standard
117Paradise High SchoolParadise ISD83499 - 1241.68911.23.3%24.5%13.0%Met Standard
118Decatur High SchoolDecatur ISD81,0549 - 1241.68318.114.0%23.5%19.8%Met Standard
119Garland High SchoolGarland ISD82,4949 - 1241.37431.732.9%45.6%14.1%Met Standard
120Chisholm Trail High SchoolEagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD82,0789 - 1241.37921.624.2%28.8%8.5%Met Standard
121Poteet High SchoolMesquite ISD81,8489 - 1241.27724.227.3%32.7%8.6%Met Standard
122Midlothian High SchoolMidlothain ISD81,7839 - 1241.17822.818.8%33.5%18.8%Met Standard
123Joshua High School / Joshua Ninth Grade CampusJoshua ISD81,4989 - 1240.98415.06.9%37.3%8.2%
124Rowlett High SchoolGarland ISD82,5779 - 1240.77724.423.6%43.8%5.9%Met Standard
125Weatherford High SchoolWeatherford ISD82,3089 - 1240.67919.219.9%24.4%11.7%Met Standard
126MacArthur High SchoolIrving ISD72,7929 - 1240.67527.831.2%34.1%13.8%Met Standard
127Berkner High SchoolRichardson ISD72,6369 - 1240.47722.722.6%28.4%16.0%Met Standard
128Wolfe City High SchoolWolfe City ISD72049 - 1240.1904.910.3%9.1%Met Standard
129Pilot Point High SchoolPilot Point ISD74239 - 1240.08313.37.5%24.3%13.1%Met Standard
130Tarrant County College South / Fort Worth ISD Collegiate High SchoolFort Worth ISD72559 - 1140.091Met Standard
131Bland High SchoolBland ISD82069 - 1240.08511.534.1%11.4%Met Standard
132Uplift Peak Preparatory High SchoolUplift Education74389 - 1239.97133.841.3%40.7%10.7%Met Standard
133North Forney High SchoolForney ISD71,5859 - 1239.98314.111.7%28.0%4.7%Met Standard
134Hillcrest High SchoolDallas ISD71,1269 - 1239.97525.930.2%30.4%11.9%Met Standard
135Grapevine-Colleyville Collegiate AcademyGrapevine-Colleyville ISD73259 - 1239.891Met Standard
136Princeton High SchoolPrinceton ISD71,1749 - 1239.88512.310.1%21.8%6.6%Met Standard
137Lewisville High SchoolLewisville ISD74,5619 - 1239.87820.019.5%29.8%10.5%Met Standard
138Ranchview High SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISD78789 - 1239.87524.724.4%39.9%9.5%Met Standard
139Tolar High SchoolTolar ISD72419 - 1239.3886.924.2%3.2%Met Standard
140Eaton High SchoolNorthwest ISD72,1909 - 1239.391Met Standard
141Smith New Tech High SchoolDallas ISD73639 - 1239.27622.328.6%26.8%4.5%Met Standard
142Haltom High SchoolBirdville ISD72,6409 - 1239.27523.827.8%30.6%8.0%Met Standard
143Denton High SchoolDenton ISD72,0259 - 1239.27524.124.1%33.6%13.6%Met Standard
144Mabank High SchoolMabank ISD71,0339 - 1239.18013.612.3%22.2%7.2%Met Standard
145Kennedale High SchoolKennedale ISD71,0199 - 1239.17720.419.2%34.4%8.0%Met Standard
146Little Elm High SchoolLittle Elm ISD72,0889 - 1238.97720.521.6%27.1%11.1%Met Standard
147Mansfield Timberview High SchoolMansfield ISD71,8539 - 1238.87816.413.3%32.8%5.8%Met Standard
148Azle High SchoolAzle ISD71,8149 - 1238.88013.710.4%26.3%7.3%Met Standard
149Smith High SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISD71,9559 - 1238.77130.239.5%33.1%7.9%Met Standard
150Royse City High SchoolRoyse City ISD71,6559 - 1238.77816.614.0%29.2%8.6%Met Standard
151Treetops School InternationalTreetops School International7381KG - 1238.6839.437.5%Met Standard
152Singley AcademyIrving ISD71,7339 - 1238.67227.233.5%31.5%9.3%Met Standard
153Granbury High SchoolGranbury ISD71,9659 - 1238.57719.813.6%34.3%16.9%Met Standard
154Seguin High SchoolArlington ISD71,5959 - 1238.47718.016.2%32.4%6.4%Met Standard
155Palmer High SchoolPalmer ISD73149 - 1238.4858.225.0%7.4%Met Standard
156ILTexas Keller Middle SchoolInternational Leadership of Texas74339 - 1238.390Met Standard
157Lake Highlands High SchoolRichardson ISD72,7939 - 1238.27227.026.2%29.6%24.6%Met Standard
158Burleson Collegiate High SchoolBurleson ISD71489 - 1038.190Met Standard
159Alvord High SchoolAlvord ISD72129 - 1237.8838.515.7%17.6%Met Standard
160South Grand Prairie High SchoolGrand Prairie ISD73,3819 - 1237.77618.716.7%36.0%5.0%Met Standard
161Lone Oak High SchoolLone Oak ISD73549 - 1237.68011.66.0%20.2%13.4%Met Standard
162Scurry-Rosser High SchoolScurry-Rosser ISD73189 - 1237.6856.21.1%18.0%4.5%Met Standard
163Life School Oak CliffLife School79319 - 1237.67912.24.4%30.0%9.3%Met Standard
164Ponder High SchoolPonder ISD74189 - 1237.58010.431.0%10.1%Met Standard
165TCPA STEM Academy - LewisvilleTexas College Preparatory Academies74966 - 1237.490Met Standard
166Crandall High SchoolCrandall ISD71,0829 - 1237.37717.115.7%23.8%12.3%Met Standard
167Maypearl High SchoolMaypearl ISD73749 - 1237.3828.329.6%3.5%Met Standard
168Turner High SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISD62,0489 - 1237.27223.229.6%26.0%6.9%Met Standard
169Red Oak High SchoolRed Oak ISD71,8349 - 1237.27715.012.6%26.1%8.1%Met Standard
170Uplift Luna Preparatory High SchoolUplift Education64689 - 1237.27127.331.3%21.9%23.5%Met Standard
171Adams High SchoolDallas ISD62,0269 - 1237.07420.225.3%25.9%3.6%Met Standard
172Horn High SchoolMesquite ISD62,3869 - 1236.57616.115.9%26.5%5.4%Met Standard
173Bowie High SchoolArlington ISD62,7139 - 1236.57518.017.5%30.6%5.9%Met Standard
174Waxahachie High SchoolWaxahachie ISD62,2019 - 1236.47616.110.4%31.3%11.6%Met Standard
175Mansfield Summit High SchoolMansfield ISD62,1829 - 1236.47320.717.6%39.4%7.6%Met Standard
176Arlington Heights High SchoolFort Worth ISD61,9239 - 1236.37124.126.0%37.8%6.1%Met Standard
177Blue Ridge High SchoolBlue Ridge ISD62339 - 1236.3826.320.0%5.0%Met Standard
178Ryan High SchoolDenton ISD62,0479 - 1236.07615.011.2%28.2%8.8%Met Standard
179Leadership Prep Secondary CampusLeadership Prep School65995 - 1036.086Met Standard
180Uplift Hampton Preparatory High SchoolUplift Education63299 - 1235.97416.520.5%10.3%13.7%Met Standard
181Bridgeport High SchoolBridgeport ISD66519 - 1235.97614.711.1%23.4%12.6%Met Standard
182Young Women's Leadership Academy at ArnoldGrand Prairie ISD68956 - 1235.77319.313.3%50.0%Met Standard
183Anna High SchoolAnna ISD69249 - 1235.77416.912.3%34.1%8.1%Met Standard
184Sanger High SchoolSanger ISD68199 - 1235.47711.27.0%16.8%13.3%Met Standard
185Trimble Technical High SchoolFort Worth ISD61,6989 - 1235.27415.216.2%25.0%3.1%Met Standard
186Community High SchoolCommunity ISD66229 - 1235.1779.95.6%21.9%6.3%Met Standard
187Keene High SchoolKeene ISD63169 - 1235.07415.612.5%30.5%6.3%Met Standard
188CityLab High SchoolDallas ISD5809 - 934.783Met Standard
189Brewer High SchoolWhite Settlement ISD61,9549 - 1234.77414.310.8%27.2%7.7%Met Standard
190Springtown High SchoolSpringtown ISD69819 - 1234.67512.47.9%24.5%8.7%Met Standard
191Naaman Forest High SchoolGarland ISD52,1499 - 1234.67218.817.1%35.1%5.3%Met Standard
192Boles High SchoolBoles ISD61629 - 1234.5778.724.0%10.4%Met Standard
193Boyd High SchoolBoyd ISD53969 - 1234.57611.48.3%20.0%8.3%Met Standard
194Mesquite High SchoolMesquite ISD52,8959 - 1234.47217.819.2%26.9%5.3%Met Standard
195W.T. White High SchoolDallas ISD52,2309 - 1234.16724.227.1%31.1%10.8%Met Standard
196Celeste High SchoolCeleste ISD51699 - 1234.1793.89.5%5.4%Met Standard
197Nimitz High SchoolIrving ISD52,4789 - 1234.07118.620.1%25.1%8.5%Met Standard
198North Crowley High SchoolCrowley ISD52,4569 - 1234.07314.114.2%23.2%4.5%Met Standard
199Rio Vista High SchoolRio Vista ISD52399 - 1234.0776.71.6%21.9%1.6%Met Standard
200Sunset High SchoolDallas ISD51,9839 - 1233.87215.819.0%20.4%4.2%Met Standard
201Godley High SchoolGodley ISD55379 - 1233.7759.73.8%27.1%3.8%Met Standard
202Worlds Languages InstituteFort Worth ISD53196 - 1033.680Met Standard
203Kemp High SchoolKemp ISD54699 - 1233.3775.718.9%3.5%Met Standard
204Ennis High SchoolEnnis ISD51,6649 - 1233.17410.811.3%11.9%8.2%Met Standard
205Millsap High SchoolMillsap ISD53009 - 1233.07311.46.8%22.9%8.5%Met Standard
206Lamar High SchoolArlington ISD52,8389 - 1232.96720.218.8%32.7%9.7%Met Standard
207Lipan High SchoolLipan ISD51607 - 1232.7773.614.3%Met Standard
208Slidell SchoolsSlidell ISD5242EE - 1232.7757.625.0%5.0%Met Standard
209Young Men's Leadership AcademyFort Worth ISD53786 - 1232.679Met Standard
210Irving High SchoolIrving ISD42,5719 - 1232.46719.824.1%23.2%7.1%Met Standard
211Molina High SchoolDallas ISD42,2219 - 1232.47310.411.3%17.0%1.6%Met Standard
212Braswell High SchoolDenton ISD41,7569 - 1232.379Met Standard
213Southwest High SchoolFort Worth ISD41,3089 - 1232.16718.318.9%31.5%3.6%Met Standard
214Seagoville High SchoolDallas ISD41,4529 - 1232.16916.422.4%17.7%2.7%Met Standard
215Newman International Academy at ArlingtonNewman International Academy of Art4870PK - 1232.0756.523.1%2.6%Met Standard
216Skyline High SchoolDallas ISD44,5339 - 1232.07114.212.3%27.1%4.6%Met Standard
217International Leadership of TexasInternational Leadership of Texas45099 - 1232.078Met Standard
218Kaufman High SchoolKaufman ISD41,1619 - 1231.9739.97.1%18.9%6.0%Met Standard
219Western Hills High SchoolFort Worth ISD49189 - 1231.86717.617.1%34.5%1.3%Met Standard
220Universal AcademyUniversal Academy4775PK - 1231.7755.521.9%Met Standard
221Venus High SchoolVenus ISD45909 - 1231.7746.319.1%5.9%Met Standard
222North Side High SchoolFort Worth ISD41,6519 - 1231.66718.120.6%25.8%5.1%Met Standard
223Uplift Grand High SchoolUplift Education41489 - 1031.477Met Standard
224West Mesquite High SchoolMesquite ISD42,0779 - 1231.46915.918.9%19.6%5.6%Met Standard
225Adamson High SchoolDallas ISD41,4809 - 1231.37210.18.6%20.6%2.5%Met Standard
226Lake Worth High SchoolLake Worth ISD48689 - 1231.26914.712.3%26.2%7.4%Met Standard
227Alvarado High SchoolAlvarado ISD41,1079 - 1231.0736.62.5%19.3%2.1%Met Standard
228Chico High SchoolChico ISD41609 - 1230.9745.317.0%4.0%Met Standard
229Greenville High SchoolGreenville ISD41,3639 - 1230.9745.91.3%16.4%4.3%Met Standard
230North Mesquite High SchoolMesquite ISD42,8059 - 1230.87111.311.6%18.7%2.9%Met Standard
231Everman High SchoolEverman ISD41,5129 - 1230.6719.89.6%15.9%3.9%Met Standard
232Cleburne High SchoolCleburne ISD41,7649 - 1230.66914.815.5%23.9%3.8%Met Standard
233Newman International Academy at Cedar HilNewman International Academy of Art41,025PK - 1230.5728.227.5%5.0%Met Standard
234Avalon SchoolAvalon ISD4399PK - 1230.4735.923.5%Met Standard
235Castleberry High SchoolCastleberry ISD31,0089 - 1229.9726.94.8%16.3%1.6%Met Standard
236Crowley High SchoolCrowley ISD32,1379 - 1229.87010.710.0%19.4%3.1%Met Standard
237Jefferson High SchoolDallas ISD31,7019 - 1229.76911.614.1%16.3%1.5%Met Standard
238Conrad High SchoolDallas ISD31,3079 - 1229.7718.16.6%18.2%1.0%Met Standard
239Cedar Hill High School / Ninth Grade CenterCedar Hill ISD32,2579 - 1229.1698.04.8%17.6%4.5%
240Benbrook Middle-High SchoolFort Worth ISD31,5986 - 1229.074Met Standard
241Houston High SchoolArlington ISD33,6279 - 1228.96215.220.6%16.5%2.6%Met Standard
242South Hills High SchoolFort Worth ISD32,1529 - 1228.96512.212.3%21.6%2.2%Met Standard
243Carter-Riverside High SchoolFort Worth ISD31,2679 - 1228.66214.816.7%23.6%2.0%Met Standard
244Pinkston High SchoolDallas ISD39069 - 1228.3714.32.4%11.1%1.2%Met Standard
245Duncanville High SchoolDuncanville ISD34,2679 - 1228.26510.27.2%22.4%3.8%Met Standard
246Terrell High SchoolTerrell ISD21,1909 - 1227.6713.81.3%9.0%3.3%Met Standard
247Italy High SchoolItaly ISD22597 - 1227.6720.93.8%Met Standard
248Uplift Infinity High SchoolUplift Education23459 - 1227.672Met Standard
249Commerce High SchoolCommerce ISD24499 - 1227.5695.40.8%12.2%7.6%Met Standard
250Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship AcademyDallas ISD22639 - 1127.572Met Standard
251Lancaster High SchoolLancaster ISD22,1309 - 1227.4695.65.2%9.5%2.3%Met Standard
252High Point AcademyHigh Point Academy2945KG - 1127.072Met Standard
253Kimball High SchoolDallas ISD21,4549 - 1226.86210.19.1%18.9%3.2%Met Standard
254Manara Leadership AcademyManara Academy21497 - 1126.772Met Standard
255DeSoto High SchoolDeSoto ISD23,2539 - 1226.7649.44.5%23.8%4.5%Met Standard
256Grand Prairie High SchoolGrand Prairie ISD22,8069 - 1225.95911.912.2%21.3%1.7%Met Standard
257Wh Ford High SchoolQuinlan ISD28219 - 1225.9628.24.4%18.9%4.7%Met Standard
258Samuell High SchoolDallas ISD21,9449 - 1225.8645.96.0%9.8%1.7%Met Standard
259Carter High SchoolDallas ISD21,1359 - 1225.7654.93.8%10.0%1.9%Met Standard
260Spruce High SchoolDallas ISD21,7949 - 1225.6626.88.3%10.4%Met Standard
261North Dallas High SchoolDallas ISD21,0489 - 1225.2599.112.1%9.9%1.9%Met Standard
262South Garland High SchoolGarland ISD22,1679 - 1224.6598.38.7%13.8%1.9%Met Standard
263Campbell High SchoolCampbell ISD21816 - 1224.5606.918.8%8.3%Met Standard
264Ferris High SchoolFerris ISD27589 - 1224.4606.14.0%11.4%4.7%Met Standard
265Uplift Mighty High SchoolUplift Education13239 - 1224.367Met Standard
266Poolville High SchoolPoolville ISD11639 - 1224.3642.49.5%Met Standard
267A+ Secondary SchoolA+ Academy15547 - 1224.267Met Standard
268Milford SchoolMilford ISD2273PK - 1224.2597.228.6%Met Standard
269Madison High SchoolDallas ISD14709 - 1224.1605.520.8%1.2%Met Standard
270Eastern Hills High SchoolFort Worth ISD11,1459 - 1223.7579.611.6%13.8%1.3%Improvement Required
271Polytechnic High SchoolFort Worth ISD11,2099 - 1223.4587.37.8%13.4%Improvement Required
272Advantage AcademyAdvantage Academy11,666PK - 1223.2577.027.8%Met Standard
273Diamond Hill-Jarvis High SchoolFort Worth ISD19369 - 1223.15511.914.0%15.5%3.9%Improvement Required
274Roosevelt High SchoolDallas ISD17129 - 1223.1568.58.0%15.5%2.3%Met Standard
275IVA High SchoolInspired Vision Academy15807 - 1223.1594.02.2%10.5%1.1%Met Standard
276Village Tech SchoolsVillage Tech Schools1920PK - 1223.164Met Standard
277Lincoln Humanities/Communications SchoolDallas ISD16309 - 1222.9594.12.2%10.9%1.1%Met Standard
278Life Middle School WaxahachieLife School11,537KG - 1222.4576.121.8%2.6%Met Standard
279TCPA Founders Classical Academy Of MesquiteTexas College Preparatory Academies1511KG - 1022.360Met Standard
280Wyatt High SchoolFort Worth ISD11,4409 - 1221.9567.99.3%12.7%Improvement Required
281Dunbar High SchoolFort Worth ISD19329 - 1221.6566.03.1%17.6%Improvement Required
282South Oak Cliff High SchoolDallas ISD11,2029 - 1221.3572.40.4%7.4%1.3%Met Standard
283Gateway Charter Academy Middle CampusGateway Charter Academy12966 - 1221.2581.66.3%Met Standard
284Wilmer-Hutchins High SchoolDallas ISD18579 - 1220.5562.90.6%9.2%1.2%Met Standard
285Jean Massieu AcademyJean Massieu Academy1196PK - 1119.356Met Standard
286Legacy Prep Charter AcademyLegacy Preparatory11,052KG - 1216.352Improvement Required

Source: Texas Education Agency

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The Texas Education Agency 2018 Accountability Manual describes the methodology used by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to award district and campus accountability ratings and how the four metrics used in this study to rank the academic performance of DFW school districts were derived. The first of these metrics, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) score is the scaled score of all STAAR assessments administered to district students during the 2017-2018 school year. The Advanced Placement / International Baccalaureate (AP/IB) and the SAT and ACT college admission tests metrics are the number of students meeting college-ready criteria specified in the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), a state-legislated program to improve student success in college.

Within each evaluation category, the top rated Texas high school was awarded the maximum points allocated to that category and all other schools were awarded a proportional number of points based on how their individual scores compared to the score of the top rated school. Scores from both evaluation categories were then added together to arrive at the school's academic performance index.

Performance on STAAR tests: 60 points

A maximum of 60 points was awarded based on the percentage of a school's students meeting the TEA's achievement standards on the STAAR reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies subject assessments. The STAAR score shown in the table above is calculated by first adding equal weightings of the percentage of assessments on which students’ performance mastered grade level, met grade level and approached grade level, dividing the sum by 3 and rounding it to the nearest whole percentage. The TEA refers to this as the raw STAAR component score. This raw score is then adjusted or “scaled” by using a conversion table to align letter grades and raw component scores of Texas public school districts and campuses. Because the precision of the scaled STAAR star is significantly diminished by this process, but otherwise unchanged for comparison purposes, the raw STAAR component score is used in this analysis to measure relative performance on the STAAR tests.

College readiness indicators: 40 points

A maximum of 20 points was awarded based on percentage of students in grades 11-12 participating and successfully completing AP/IB courses. The school with the highest scores on the College Board AP examinations or IB examinations in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies was awarded the maximum points for each subject area category. A maximum of 20 points also was awarded to the school with the top SAT and ACT scores.


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