West Texas Rankings (PANDEMIC EDITION)

Due to the pandemic, this year’s rankings will focus on three-year analyses that showcase campus and district consistency over time via its Three Year Strong ranking. Overall, in West Texas, there are 144 high performing schools which are A or B Pandemic Edition Ranked schools: 68 elementary schools, 38 middle schools, and 38 high schools. West Texas has 24 Pandemic Proof Schools: 15 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, and 5 high schools. There are 18 Consistent Gold Ribbon Elementary Schools in the West Texas Region: 14 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 1 high school. For the newest ranking, Pace Setter Schools, West Texas has 15: 9 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 1 high school.


Top 10 Public High Schools in West Texas

1. Silva Health Magnet, El Paso ISD

2. Transmountain Early College High School, El Paso ISD

3. Klondike ISD High School, Klondike ISD

4. Talkington School for Young Women, Lubbock ISD

5. Mission Early College High School, Socorro ISD

6. Early College High School at Midland College, Midland ISD

7. Valle Verde Early College High School, Ysleta ISD

8. Harmony Science Academy at El Paso, Harmony Science Academy

9. Sundown High School, Sundown ISD

10. Sands CISD High School, Sands CISD


Top 5 Middle Schools in West Texas

1. Young Women’s Leadership Academy, Ysleta ISD

2. Klondike ISD Middle, Klondike ISD

3. Talkington School for Young Women, Lubbock ISD

4. Rise Academy, Rise Academy

5. Alicia R Chacon Middle, Ysleta ISD


Top 5 Elementary Schools in West Texas

1. Carver Center Elementary, Midland ISD

2. El Magnet at Reagan Elementary, Ector County ISD

3. Klondike ISD Elementary, Klondike ISD

4. Polk Elementary, El Paso ISD

5. Tippin Elementary, El Paso 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 is the top Gold Ribbon School in West Texas.

1. Lamar Elementary, El Paso ISD

2. Vista Hills Elementary, Ysleta ISD

3. Ramona Elementary, Ysleta ISD

4. Glen Cove Elementary, Ysleta ISD

5. Hawkins Elementary, El Paso ISD


PaceSetter 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. Douglass Elementary, El Paso ISD

2. Lorenzo Elementary, Lorenzo ISD

3. Wilson Elementary, Wilson ISD

4. Montana Vista Elementary, Clint ISD

5. Tornillo Elementary, Tornillo ISD


Pandemic Proof Middle 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. Rise Academy, Rise Academy

2. Bill Sybert Middle, Socorro ISD

3. Ernesto Serna Middle, Socorro ISD

4. Jane A Hambric Middle, Socorro 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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