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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 2020 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.

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.

2020 DFW public high school rankings

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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%
51iUniversity PrepGrapevine-Colleyville ISD1075955.9A9427.6%41.4%21.6%
52Wylie High SchoolWylie ISD102,61155.8A9329.2%54.0%22.9%
53Aledo High School / Daniel Ninth Grade CenterAledo ISD101,78255.89328.0%60.7%35.5%
54Harmony Science Academy - CarrolltonHarmony Science Academy1049955.3A9150.0%84.8%1.4%
55Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts High SchoolFort Worth Academy of Fine Arts1033954.7A9232.6%65.2%32.6%
56Hebron High SchoolLewisville ISD103,66254.5A9242.1%61.1%27.6%
57Plano Senior High School / Clark High School / Vines High SchoolPlano ISD105,13154.19046.5%53.7%29.6%
58Grapevine High SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISD101,92253.5B8955.3%60.6%42.8%
59Early College High SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISD1033753.4A947.5%63.2%12.5%
60Waxahachie Global High SchoolWaxahachie ISD1035252.9A9467.5%16.9%
61McKinney North High SchoolMcKinney ISD102,11352.5A9238.5%45.5%23.4%
62Mansfield High SchoolMansfield ISD102,41752.3A9230.8%55.6%20.4%
63Plano East Senior High School / McMillan High School / Williams High SchoolPlano ISD95,42152.28940.8%54.9%28.4%
64Lone Star High SchoolFrisco ISD92,08952.2A9231.9%43.2%24.1%
65Uplift Williams Preparatory High SchoolUplift Education953451.6B7977.3%60.2%37.0%
66Central High SchoolKeller ISD92,53951.2A9138.0%52.3%18.3%
67Rockwall-Heath High SchoolRockwall ISD92,47451.2A9141.3%54.0%22.2%
68Pearce High SchoolRichardson ISD92,32351.0B9043.0%46.1%45.4%
69Gilliam Collegiate AcademyDallas ISD937350.6A9326.3%39.4%3.8%
70Timber Creek High SchoolKeller ISD93,24250.5A9232.4%45.7%19.0%
71Wylie East High SchoolWylie ISD91,93850.4A9226.6%44.1%16.3%
72Richardson High SchoolRichardson ISD92,69250.0A9136.6%40.1%30.7%
73Lebanon Trail High SchoolFrisco ISD91,41349.8B96
74Dubiski Career High SchoolGrand Prairie ISD91,69449.7A9234.6%53.3%3.4%
75Uplift Infinity High SchoolUplift Education932249.6A8267.6%42.3%38.0%
76Universal Academy - CoppellUniversal Academy91,33949.4A9350.0%20.0%
77Eaton High SchoolNorthwest ISD92,44349.0A9129.0%49.0%15.7%
78Guyer High SchoolDenton ISD92,61749.0A9227.3%42.1%21.4%
79TCCSE Early College High School at TimberviewMansfield ISD917048.3A95
80Sunnyvale High SchoolSunnyvale ISD955247.7A920.8%64.8%26.8%
81Harmony Science Academy - EulessHarmony Science Academy955647.5B8931.6%68.5%18.4%
82Martin High SchoolArlington ISD93,45646.7B9029.9%48.8%21.3%
83Bell High SchoolHurst-Euless-Bedford ISD92,31846.3A9034.2%39.6%15.4%
84Boswell High SchoolEagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD92,03246.3B9037.1%36.6%15.6%
85Forney High SchoolForney ISD91,51146.2A9121.1%38.9%13.4%
86McKinney High SchoolMcKinney ISD92,96346.0B8837.5%46.6%24.1%
87Birdville High SchoolBirdville ISD92,07746.0B9031.5%38.1%18.6%
88Mansfield Lake Ridge High SchoolMansfield ISD92,63245.4B9125.1%47.4%13.7%
89Wilson High SchoolDallas ISD91,95145.1B9030.1%41.4%20.9%
90Sachse High SchoolGarland ISD92,79644.6B9125.5%47.5%6.4%
91Marine Creek Collegiate High SchoolFort Worth ISD937044.4A9253.2%3.2%
92Midlothian Heritage High SchoolMidlothian ISD996744.0A9019.3%42.3%24.4%
93North Garland High SchoolGarland ISD92,72444.0B8832.3%49.7%10.4%
94Harmony School of Innovation - GarlandHarmony Science Academy955344.0A8619.5%72.0%24.4%
95Fossil Ridge High SchoolKeller ISD92,31443.7B9026.8%43.3%12.5%
96Trinity High SchoolHurst-Euless-Bedford ISD92,58243.6B9027.2%37.1%11.4%
97Northwest High SchoolNorthwest ISD91,81643.2B9027.2%43.4%7.8%
98Celina High SchoolCelina ISD884443.0B9027.6%13.5%36.8%
99IL Texas Keller Saginaw High SchoolInternational Leadership of Texas854242.8B8921.9%50.1%15.6%
100Melissa High SchoolMelissa ISD891842.5A922.6%31.6%17.1%
101Caddo Mills High SchoolCaddo Mills ISD848842.3A9236.9%5.1%
102Richland High SchoolBirdville ISD82,11442.1B8928.6%32.6%13.6%
103Creekview High SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISD81,86642.1B8340.1%41.1%7.9%
104Terrell Academy For STEM And Visual and Performing ArtsFort Worth ISD815241.9A93
105The Colony High SchoolLewisville ISD82,02841.9A8922.8%37.6%13.0%
106Mansfield Legacy High SchoolMansfield ISD82,17241.7B8820.7%44.1%16.4%
107IL Texas Arlington-Grand Prairie High SchoolInternational Leadership of Texas853741.7A8538.5%39.3%4.6%
108UME Preparatory AcademyUME Preparatory Academy862541.6A899.1%51.5%24.2%
109Brock High SchoolBrock ISD843541.6A911.0%36.8%18.4%
110Aubrey High SchoolAubrey ISD867641.2A9011.4%41.0%16.5%
111TCPA STEM Academy - LewisvilleTexas College Preparatory Academies837641.1B8322.2%50.0%23.3%
112Glen Rose High SchoolGlen Rose ISD853641.1A917.9%41.8%10.2%
113Memorial High SchoolFrisco ISD81,13440.7A93
114IL Texas Garland High SchoolInternational Leadership of Texas862240.6B8336.9%38.7%5.9%
115Grandview High SchoolGrandview ISD837940.4A9116.1%27.6%
116Grapevine-Colleyville Collegiate AcademyGrapevine-Colleyville ISD831739.8A8910.3%50.6%6.9%
117Uplift Peak Preparatory High SchoolUplift Education846039.5B7753.2%37.0%11.7%
118Paradise High SchoolParadise ISD835139.5A9035.9%19.9%
119Kennedale High SchoolKennedale ISD81,04939.5B8618.5%44.0%7.5%
120Burleson Collegiate High SchoolBurleson ISD819938.9A92
121GHT - IrvingGreat Hearts Texas888538.8A92
122Burleson Centennial High SchoolBurleson ISD81,80838.6B8224.0%41.5%12.0%
123Singley AcademyIrving ISD81,71238.6B7836.7%39.4%14.7%
124Saginaw High SchoolEagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD81,88638.6B8820.8%26.3%7.7%
125Bland High SchoolBland ISD821038.4A9123.5%2.0%
126Chisholm Trail High SchoolEagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD82,01938.3B8525.5%28.0%8.9%
127Tarrant County College South / Fort Worth ISD Collegiate High SchoolFort Worth ISD833738.3A92
128Paschal High SchoolFort Worth ISD82,53238.2B7540.2%56.5%16.9%
129Tolar High SchoolTolar ISD822638.1A911.9%34.3%3.7%
130Burleson High SchoolBurleson ISD81,68838.1B8324.2%33.6%7.6%
131Mansfield Timberview High SchoolMansfield ISD81,87937.6B8616.2%34.4%7.3%
132Lake Dallas High SchoolLake Dallas ISD71,31437.2B8510.4%44.1%10.2%
133Poteet High SchoolMesquite ISD71,78737.2B8028.5%31.5%8.4%
134Crandall High SchoolCrandall ISD71,20137.1A8614.2%20.4%16.1%
135New Tech at Darrell High SchoolDallas ISD727036.8B8026.8%31.5%9.8%
136Lakeview Centennial High SchoolGarland ISD72,39836.7B8317.0%42.8%5.6%
137North Forney High SchoolForney ISD71,78536.5B8313.3%35.0%9.1%
138MacArthur High SchoolIrving ISD72,76936.4B7736.6%36.8%12.9%
139Joshua High School / Joshua Ninth Grade CampusJoshua ISD71,51636.2857.8%32.3%8.9%
140Farmersville High SchoolFarmersville ISD753036.1B888.0%23.5%11.5%
141Arlington High SchoolArlington ISD72,69336.1B7923.1%37.7%9.5%
142Harmony School of Business - DallasHarmony Science Academy736735.9B7715.2%66.7%12.1%
143Braswell High SchoolDenton ISD72,00735.9B8313.6%34.2%11.7%
144PTAA GreenvillePioneer Technology & Arts Academy723035.8A91
145Ponder High SchoolPonder ISD743435.6B827.9%36.2%25.3%
146Young Women's Leadership Academy at ArnoldGrand Prairie ISD781435.6B7135.9%62.8%34.6%
147Mabank High SchoolMabank ISD71,01735.5A8515.1%24.2%7.7%
148Lone Oak High SchoolLone Oak ISD734535.5B8011.4%27.2%30.4%
149Garland High SchoolGarland ISD72,38635.4B7633.1%43.0%9.7%
150Rowlett High SchoolGarland ISD72,58535.3B7823.1%38.8%5.2%
151Decatur High SchoolDecatur ISD71,05235.3B8215.4%22.8%17.1%
152Treetops School InternationalTreetops School International739135.2B9111.6%
153Krum High SchoolKrum ISD763035.1B866.9%23.5%14.2%
154Lake Highlands High SchoolRichardson ISD72,72835.0B7723.6%34.1%23.8%
155Young Men's Leadership AcademyFort Worth ISD736535.0A7814.6%54.9%7.3%
156Azle High SchoolAzle ISD71,82434.8B857.9%29.5%5.9%
157Denton High SchoolDenton ISD72,00534.7B7531.6%37.1%14.8%
158Midlothian High SchoolMidlothain ISD71,82534.6B7718.7%33.3%20.0%
159Royse City High SchoolRoyse City ISD71,75234.5B8210.9%30.5%10.8%
160Uplift Luna Preparatory High SchoolUplift Education746334.4B7256.8%11.7%18.5%
161Leadership Prep Secondary CampusLeadership Prep School774234.3A91
162Harmony Science Academy - DallasHarmony Science Academy71,14734.3B7334.3%54.6%11.1%
163Ranchview High SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISD791034.0B7721.3%39.9%10.9%
164Palmer High SchoolPalmer ISD732033.8A8823.8%3.0%
165TCPA iSchool High of Lewisville Entrepreneurial AcademyTexas College Preparatory Academies77033.7A8625.0%11.1%
166Little Elm High SchoolLittle Elm ISD72,12733.7B7723.6%30.3%9.7%
167Lewisville High SchoolLewisville ISD74,47833.7B7818.1%33.1%9.0%
168Seguin High SchoolArlington ISD71,56433.6B7914.2%35.8%6.8%
169Smith High SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISD71,96633.5B7339.8%34.9%7.1%
170Waxahachie High SchoolWaxahachie ISD72,35733.4B7911.8%34.4%8.7%
171Pilot Point High SchoolPilot Point ISD743133.4B838.1%15.6%10.9%
172Hillcrest High SchoolDallas ISD71,20133.4C7724.1%29.8%8.4%
173Berkner High SchoolRichardson ISD72,62033.3B7721.0%28.1%16.8%
174Alvord High SchoolAlvord ISD621133.3B8530.4%7.8%
175Mansfield Summit High SchoolMansfield ISD62,12733.3B7717.9%39.6%8.6%
176Princeton High SchoolPrinceton ISD61,32233.2B835.6%21.9%8.6%
177Sanger High SchoolSanger ISD681133.2B7910.1%34.9%13.8%
178Community High SchoolCommunity ISD665033.1B7814.5%38.2%7.6%
179Granbury High SchoolGranbury ISD61,99832.8B7713.9%33.2%19.5%
180Peaster High SchoolPeaster ISD635632.8A834.3%26.4%7.1%
181Ryan High SchoolDenton ISD62,06732.7B7715.7%32.4%12.4%
182South Grand Prairie High SchoolGrand Prairie ISD63,33532.5B7714.6%37.4%2.9%
183Uplift Hampton Preparatory High SchoolUplift Education636132.3B7526.7%22.2%15.6%
184Uplift Heights Preparatory High SchoolUplift Education653632.2B6571.1%1.2%24.1%
185Trimble Technical High SchoolFort Worth ISD61,69832.1B7720.0%33.5%1.3%
186Horn High SchoolMesquite ISD62,61932.1B7718.5%28.0%4.9%
187Adams High SchoolDallas ISD62,16432.0B7718.8%24.1%6.8%
188Red Oak High SchoolRed Oak ISD61,88532.0B7813.2%19.3%15.6%
189Celeste High SchoolCeleste ISD617931.9B8520.3%6.3%
190Weatherford High SchoolWeatherford ISD62,30731.6B7912.2%23.4%6.2%
191Anna High SchoolAnna ISD694331.5B799.6%24.4%8.2%
192Turner High SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISD62,12731.2B7238.9%26.2%5.5%
193Bridgeport High SchoolBridgeport ISD662531.0B7710.1%29.7%13.2%
194Haltom High SchoolBirdville ISD62,69131.0B7524.7%30.5%6.0%
195Newman International Academy at ArlingtonNewman International Academy of Art689631.0B7610.5%43.4%7.9%
196Wolfe City High SchoolWolfe City ISD620330.8B823.0%19.6%
197Bowie High SchoolArlington ISD62,65330.5B7519.7%33.7%5.8%
198Blue Ridge High SchoolBlue Ridge ISD625230.5B8022.7%9.4%
199Keene High SchoolKeene ISD634130.4B779.8%39.4%6.6%
200Maypearl High SchoolMaypearl ISD638030.3B7832.3%8.9%
201Lipan High SchoolLipan ISD618630.3B784.3%23.9%8.7%
202PTAA MesquitePioneer Technology & Arts Academy634530.2B86
203Scurry-Rosser High SchoolScurry-Rosser ISD531630.0B791.2%23.3%8.3%
204Life School Oak CliffLife School596930.0B793.0%21.4%8.3%
205Mesquite High SchoolMesquite ISD52,63430.0B7422.8%23.8%7.3%
206Universal AcademyUniversal Academy571930.0B7837.5%
207Molina High SchoolDallas ISD52,25429.9B7522.3%22.4%3.0%
208Benbrook Middle-High SchoolFort Worth ISD51,74529.5C7316.8%42.9%2.5%
209North Crowley High SchoolCrowley ISD52,56629.4B7614.6%26.7%6.8%
210Skyline High SchoolDallas ISD54,22929.1C7419.2%29.9%5.8%
211Boyd High SchoolBoyd ISD541029.0B777.3%18.8%6.3%
212Slidell SchoolsSlidell ISD527029.0B7636.7%20.0%
213Ennis High SchoolEnnis ISD51,66128.9B7516.2%22.7%9.2%
214Brewer High SchoolWhite Settlement ISD51,95628.8C7512.9%30.9%8.7%
215Naaman Forest High SchoolGarland ISD52,17428.8C7415.7%33.3%1.2%
216Uplift Grand High SchoolUplift Education522228.7B83
217Kaufman High SchoolKaufman ISD51,17028.7B784.6%16.3%4.9%
218Alvarado High SchoolAlvarado ISD51,10528.5B783.6%21.8%1.6%
219Legacy Preperatory Charter Academy - PlanoLegacy Preparatory535328.5B7255.6%22.2%
220North Mesquite High SchoolMesquite ISD52,58828.4B7611.9%22.2%3.8%
221West Mesquite High SchoolMesquite ISD52,09428.3B7222.2%25.1%6.7%
222IL Texas Lancaster Desoto High SchoolInternational Leadership of Texas54428.2A82
223Arlington Heights High SchoolFort Worth ISD51,85828.2C7122.9%41.2%6.5%
224Harmony School of Nature and Athletics - DallasHarmony Science Academy556428.1B7118.2%51.5%8.4%
225W.T. White High SchoolDallas ISD52,20727.7C7124.2%31.4%7.0%
226Nimitz High SchoolIrving ISD52,53027.5B7318.4%23.2%5.1%
227Godley High SchoolGodley ISD557027.5B7727.3%3.3%
228Springtown High SchoolSpringtown ISD599227.5C758.2%21.2%7.7%
229Castleberry High SchoolCastleberry ISD599227.3B757.3%32.0%1.9%
230Millsap High SchoolMillsap ISD430127.2B748.5%28.2%4.2%
231Worlds Languages InstituteFort Worth ISD438527.2B80
232Kemp High SchoolKemp ISD445627.1B7721.2%8.1%
233Irving High SchoolIrving ISD42,64627.0B7126.3%26.1%5.8%
234Boles High SchoolBoles ISD417727.0B7624.3%13.5%
235Village Tech SchoolsVillage Tech Schools41,11426.9B728.2%41.8%13.7%
236Sunset High SchoolDallas ISD42,02626.9B7316.9%19.1%1.7%
237Adamson High SchoolDallas ISD41,61926.8C7315.2%18.6%4.1%
238Moore High SchoolDenton ISD47226.6D772.7%10.8%
239Lamar High SchoolArlington ISD42,81326.4C7119.2%31.3%6.7%
240Boulevard Heights SchoolFort Worth ISD44926.2B79
241Italy High SchoolItaly ISD426025.9B772.1%8.3%
242Greenville High SchoolGreenville ISD41,42925.8B743.3%21.8%5.2%
243Crowley High SchoolCrowley ISD42,09825.7B737.1%23.7%4.4%
244Lancaster High SchoolLancaster ISD42,09125.5B764.0%8.6%4.0%
245Chico High SchoolChico ISD416225.1B7418.8%9.4%
246Poolville High SchoolPoolville ISD416125.0B7429.6%3.7%
247Jefferson High SchoolDallas ISD41,72224.9B7215.4%15.1%1.7%
248Venus High SchoolVenus ISD458024.9B740.7%21.1%5.9%
249Newman International Academy at Cedar HilNewman International Academy of Art41,12624.9B725.9%20.6%11.8%
250CityLab High SchoolDallas ISD314724.7B77
251Cleburne High SchoolCleburne ISD31,73824.6C7019.1%23.7%5.5%
252Everman High SchoolEverman ISD31,68724.6B7114.0%26.8%4.3%
253Seagoville High SchoolDallas ISD31,51424.5C6925.2%15.3%2.9%
254North Side High SchoolFort Worth ISD31,76224.1C6521.7%35.1%5.1%
255Rio Vista High SchoolRio Vista ISD323623.8B731.8%17.6%1.8%
256Cedar Hill High SchoolCedar Hill ISD32,26623.7C724.6%17.5%5.6%
257Uplift Mighty High SchoolUplift Education341023.6C5842.1%21.1%10.5%
258Southwest High SchoolFort Worth ISD31,33423.5C6518.6%37.7%3.0%
259Duncanville High SchoolDuncanville ISD34,34623.0B717.4%24.9%3.6%
260DeSoto High SchoolDeSoto ISD33,10123.0B724.0%27.2%2.7%
261Conrad High SchoolDallas ISD31,28923.0B7110.0%16.3%2.0%
262Carter-Riverside High SchoolFort Worth ISD31,15522.9C6229.9%23.1%2.1%
263Avalon SchoolAvalon ISD336222.6B7229.6%1.9%
264Lake Worth High SchoolLake Worth ISD387822.2C6712.5%26.5%6.3%
265Commerce High SchoolCommerce ISD345822.2B711.8%20.2%8.3%
266A+ Secondary SchoolA+ Academy358621.8B714.3%25.0%
267Houston High SchoolArlington ISD23,68621.6C6716.0%18.1%1.5%
268Terrell High SchoolTerrell ISD21,20221.2B713.1%11.8%8.4%
269Ford High SchoolQuinlan ISD278620.9C713.9%12.4%1.3%
270Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship AcademyDallas ISD231820.8B73
271South Garland High SchoolGarland ISD22,18120.8B6711.4%18.1%1.7%
272South Hills High SchoolFort Worth ISD22,07620.6C659.7%22.7%2.3%
273Ferris High SchoolFerris ISD276720.3C6711.4%5.8%7.5%
274Western Hills High SchoolFort Worth ISD286420.2C6215.8%26.0%1.0%
275North Dallas High SchoolDallas ISD21,06019.6C6216.4%16.4%2.4%
276High Point Academy - Fort WorthHigh Point Academy21,04119.2C72
277Grand Prairie High SchoolGrand Prairie ISD22,94219.0C6411.9%16.6%0.4%
278Kimball High SchoolDallas ISD21,44518.7D646.3%18.5%2.0%
279Carter High SchoolDallas ISD21,18118.7C672.4%17.5%0.8%
280Samuell High SchoolDallas ISD21,94118.5C648.1%16.2%2.7%
281Jean Massieu AcademyJean Massieu Academy219518.3B70
282Spruce High SchoolDallas ISD21,82617.9C646.8%11.6%1.9%
283Manara Leadership AcademyManara Academy116217.0C69
284Polytechnic High SchoolFort Worth ISD11,23016.9C598.6%19.7%0.4%
285Gateway Charter Academy Middle CampusGateway Charter Academy128816.8C675.9%
286Wyatt High SchoolFort Worth ISD11,42416.5C599.8%16.0%
287Eastern Hills High SchoolFort Worth ISD11,12016.4D5716.0%14.3%1.3%
288Inspired Vision Academy Secondary SchoolInspired Vision Academy157515.8C605.1%11.7%
289South Oak Cliff High SchoolDallas ISD11,07315.5C620.4%9.9%0.4%
290Campbell High SchoolCampbell ISD116515.5B5921.2%7.7%
291Madison High SchoolDallas ISD149014.5C607.5%
292Dunbar High SchoolFort Worth ISD191814.3C577.0%16.3%1.0%
293Roosevelt High SchoolDallas ISD172714.3D583.1%17.9%3.1%
294Wilmer-Hutchins High SchoolDallas ISD191414.1C591.2%12.9%
295Pinkston High SchoolDallas ISD11,28314.0C583.3%13.6%0.7%
296Lincoln Humanities/Communications SchoolDallas ISD164513.7C5817.2%0.5%
297Texas Leadership of ArlingtonTexas Leadership146813.5C60
298Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy - MesquiteLegacy Preparatory11,03713.3C593.4%1.7%
299KIPP Oak Cliff AcademyKIPP Texas Public Schools111213.2D59
300Life Middle School WaxahachieLife School11,53913.1C561.8%17.6%2.7%
301Milford SchoolMilford ISD126512.4F5711.1%
302Advantage AcademyAdvantage Academy11,68912.3C5711.3%
303Diamond Hill-Jarvis High SchoolFort Worth ISD198211.7D545.9%24.0%3.3%
304TCPA Founders Classical Academy Of MesquiteTexas College Preparatory Academies16529.4D56
305IL Texas East Fort Worth North Richland Hills High SchoolInternational Leadership of Texas1287.7F53
306Kauffman Leadership AcademyKauffman Leadership Academy11054.7F50
307Links AcademyGodley ISD1180.0F45

Source: Texas Education Agency

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The Texas Education Agency 2019 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 2018-2019 school year. The Advance 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, 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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