Monday, January 4, 2010

US News & World Report America's Best High Schools

On Dec. 9, 2009, US News & World Report magazine released its yearly list of America's Best High Schools. This is for the 2007-2008 school year. Their methodology is detailed here:

Here are the local schools that made the list:

Gold Winners (top 100 schools nation wide - this area had 3 schools in the top 100)

#5 Talented and Gifted Magnet School - Dallas ISD
#8 Science and Engineering Magnet School - Dallas ISD
#71 Highland Park High School - Highland Park ISD

Silver Winners (not ranked - this area had 8 schools in this group)

Coppell High School - Coppell ISD
The Academy - Irving ISD
JJ Pearce High - Richardson ISD
Richardson High - Richardson ISD
Business & Management Magnet School - Dallas ISD
Education & Social Services Magnet School - Dallas ISD
Law Magnet School - Dallas ISD
Health Professions Magnet - Dallas ISD

Bronze Winners (not ranked - this area had 3 schools in this group)

Gunter High - Gunter ISD
Middle College - Dallas ISD
Pegasus Charter School - downtown Dallas

Honorable Mention (not ranked - this area had 1 school in this group)

North Hills Prep Charter School - Irving