North Texas Rankings (PANDEMIC EDITION)

Due to the pandemic, this year’s rankings will focus on three-year analyses that showcase campus and district consistency overtime via its Three Year Strong ranking. Overall, in North Texas, there are 588 high-performing schools which are A or B Pandemic Edition Ranked schools: 353 elementary schools, 154 middle schools, and 81 high schools. North Texas has 29 Pandemic Proof Schools: 19 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, and 4 high schools. There are 18 Consistent Gold Ribbon Schools: 17 elementary schools and 1 middle school. For the newest ranking, PaceSetter Schools, North Texas has 45 schools: 40 elementary schools and 5 middle schools.

Watch our Press Conference with the top-performing North Texas Schools HERE. You can also download the full regional rankings lists via the buttons below.

Top 10 Public High Schools in North Texas

1. Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership Academy, Dallas ISD

2. Trinidad Garza Early College at Mt, Dallas ISD

3. School of Health Professions, Dallas ISD

4. Dr. Wright L Lassiter Jr Early College, Dallas ISD

5. School of Business and Management, Dallas ISD

6. Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet H S, Dallas ISD

7. Rosie Sorrells Education and Social, Dallas ISD

8. School of Science and Engineering, Dallas ISD

9. Young Women’s Leadership Academy, Fort Worth ISD

10. Waxahachie Global HS, Fort Worth ISD

Top 5 Middle Schools in North Texas

1. William B Travis Vanguard Academy, Dallas ISD

2. Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, Dallas ISD

3. Dallas Environmental Science Academy, Dallas ISD

4. George B Dealey Montessori Academy, Dallas ISD

5. Cedar Hill Collegiate Academy, Cedar Hill ISD

Top 5 Elementary Schools in North Texas

1. William B Travis Vanguard Academy, Dallas ISD

2. School for the Highly Gifted, Grand Prairie ISD

3. George B Dealey Montessori Academy, Dallas ISD

4. Kimberlin Academy for the Excellent, Garland ISD

5. Beverly Elementary, Plano ISD

Consistent Gold Ribbon Elementary Schools

Gold Ribbon Schools are schools that are neither a charter nor magnet, have a high concentration of economically disadvantaged students, and receive an A or B grade. Below are the top Gold Ribbon Schools in North Texas.

1. Walnut Hill Elementary, Dallas ISD

2. Margaret B Henderson Elementary, Dallas ISD

3. Jimmie Tyler Brashear Elementary, Dallas ISD

4. Central Elementary, Dallas ISD

5. Annie Webb Blanton Elementary, Dallas ISD

Pace Setter Elementary Schools

Pace Setters are Gold Ribbon eligible schools (schools with 75% or more of a campus’ students classified as low-income that do not classify as charter or magnet programs) that have shown significant improvements from prior years and are on track to becoming Gold Ribbon schools in the future.

1. Martin Luther King Jr Learning Center, Dallas ISD

2. Paul L Dunbar Learning Center, Dallas ISD

3. L L Hotchkiss Elementary, Dallas ISD

4. William Lee Hastings Elementary, Duncanville ISD

5. Charles Acton Elementary, Duncanville ISD

Pandemic Proof High Schools

Pandemic Proof Schools are schools with 75% or more of a campus’ students classified as low-income that have been classified as high performing campuses (receiving A or B C@R Grades) for three years running.

1. Trinidad Garza Early College at Mt View, Dallas ISD

2. Early College High School, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD

3. Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy, Dallas ISD

4. Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy at BF Darrell High School, Dallas ISD

The omission of any school or district in any ranking or sublist is based on methodological decisions related to available data and does not reflect positive or negative statements.

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