2020 Rio Grande Valley 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 the Rio Grande Valley, there are 170 high performing schools which are A or B Pandemic Edition Ranked schools: 106 elementary schools, 37 middle schools, and 27 high schools. The Rio Grande Valley has 112 Pandemic Proof Schools: 72 elementary schools, 24 middle schools, and 16 high schools. There are 68 Consistent Gold Ribbon Schools: 64 elementary schools and 4 middle schools. For the newest ranking, PaceSetter Schools, Rio Grande Valley has 9: 5 elementary schools and 3 middle schools.


Top 10 Public High Schools in the Rio Grande Valley

1. Achieve Early College H S, McAllen ISD

2. Brownsville Early College H S, Brownsville ISD

3. Jimmy Carter Early College H S, La Joya ISD

4. IDEA Quest College Preparatory, IDEA Public Schools

5. Thelma Rosa Salinas STEM Early College H S, La Joya ISD

6. IDEA Frontier College Preparatory, IDEA Public Schools

7. The Science Academy of South Texas, South Texas ISD

8. Early College H S, Harlingen CISD

9. Mission Collegiate H S, Mission CISD

10. Vanguard Rembrandt, Vanguard Academy


Top 5 Middle Schools in the Rio Grande Valley

1. South Texas Preparatory Academy, South Texas ISD

2. Rising Scholars Academy of South Texas, South Texas ISD

3. IDEA McAllen College Preparatory, IDEA Public Schools

4. IDEA Quest College Preparatory, IDEA Public Schools

5. B L Gray Junior High, Sharyland ISD


Top 5 Elementary Schools in the Rio Grande Valley

1. Florence J Scott Elementary, Roma ISD

2. Emma Vera Elementary, Roma ISD

3. Olmito Elementary, Los Fresnos CISD

4. Ortiz Elementary, Brownsville ISD

5. Valley View North Elementary, Valley View ISD


Consistent Gold Ribbon 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 is the top Gold Ribbon School in the Rio Grande Valley.

Elementary

1. Florence J Scott Elementary, Roma ISD

2. Emma Vera Elementary, Roma ISD

3. Ortiz Elementary, Brownsville ISD

4. Valley View North Elementary, Valley View ISD

5. RT Barrera Elementary, Roma ISD

Middle

1. Liberty Memorial Middle, Los Fresnos CISD

2. Manzano Middle, Brownsville ISD

3. Valley View Junior High, Valley View ISD


Pace Setter 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.

Elementary

1. Amanda Garza-Pena Elementary, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD

2. Taylor Elementary, Mercedes ISD

3. Sullivan Elementary, San Benito CISD

4. North Bridge Elementary, Weslaco ISD

5. Sam Houston Elementary, La Feria ISD

Middle

1. La Villa Middle, La Villa ISD

2. Grulla Middle, Rio Grande City ISD

3. W B Green Junior High, La Feria ISD


Pandemic Proof 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.

Elementary Schools

1. Florence J Scott Elementary, Roma ISD

2. Emma Vera Elementary, Roma ISD

3. Ortiz Elementary, Brownsville ISD

Middle Schools

1. IDEA McAllen College Preparatory, IDEA Public Schools

2. IDEA Quest College Preparatory, IDEA Public Schools

3. IDEA Edinburg College Preparatory, IDEA Public Schools

High Schools

1. Brownsville Early College High School, Brownsville ISD

2. Jimmy Carter Early College High School, La Joya ISD

3. IDEA Quest College Preparatory, IDEA Public Charter Schools


Top Performing Schools in Racial Equity

Elementary Schools

1.Ortiz Elementary, Brownsville ISD

2.Putegnat Elementary, Brownsville ISD

3.R C Flores-Mark A Zapata Elementary, Edinburg CISD

Middle Schools

1.IDEA Quest College Preparatory, IDEA Public Charter Schools

2.IDEA Weslaco Pike College Preparatory, IDEA Public Charter Schools

3.IDEA Frontier College Preparatory, IDEA Public Charter Schools

High Schools

1. IDEA Quest College Preparatory, IDEA Public Charter Schools

2.IDEA Frontier College Preparatory, IDEA Public Charter Schools

3.Vangaurd Rembrandt, Vangaurd Academy


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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