Tuesday, April 16, 2013

2013 The Washington Post List of Most Challenging High Schools - DFW area

The Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews creates this list every year which is published in The Washington Post (although he used to do it for Newsweek).  He ranks schools based on the number of AP/IB exams taken by students divided by the number of graduating seniors. It doesn' t matter how well the students did on the tests. Data is from 2012. Published 4-12-2013.

The 2014 List is linked here:

National Rank) School (district ISD)

2) Science/Engineering magnet (Dallas ISD)
3) Talented/Gifted magnet (Dallas ISD)
5) Rangel Women's Leadership magnet (Dallas ISD)

20) Westlake Academy (charter)
23) Uplift Summit Prep Arlington (charter)
24) Uplift Peak Prep Dallas (charter)
28) Uplift Williams Prep Dallas (charter)

78) Highland Park (Highland Park ISD)
83) Uplift North Hills Prep Irving (charter)
96) Law magnet (Dallas ISD)

151) Uplift Hampton Prep Dallas (charter)
160) Booker T. performing/visual arts magnet (Dallas ISD)

272) Business/Management magnet (Dallas ISD)
286) Grapevine (Grapevine-Colleyville ISD)

309) W.T. White (Dallas ISD)
377) J.J. Pearce (Richardson ISD)

407) Liberty (Frisco ISD)
491) Harmony Science Academy Dallas (charter)

504) Hillcrest (Dallas ISD)
530) Plano West (Plano ISD)
550) McKinney North (McKinney ISD)
583) Southlake Carroll (Carroll ISD)

628) R.L. Turner (Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD)
633) Paschal (Fort Worth ISD)
679) Allen (Allen ISD)

822) Guyer (Denton ISD)
845) Heritage (Frisco ISD)

927) L.D. Bell (HEB ISD)
938) Keller (Keller ISD)
957) Centennial (Frisco ISD)

1026) Flower Mound (Lewisville ISD)
1108) Creekview (Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD)
1202) Trinity (HEB ISD)

1301) Argyle (Argyle ISD)
1390) Newman Smith (Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD)
1504) Sherman (Sherman ISD)
1516) Denison (Denison ISD)