These Dallas-Fort Worth high schools sit at head of the class as Texas' best
Several districts in Dallas-Fort Worth have earned extra credit for having the best high schools in Texas.
In the latest rankings of the state's best high schools from education review website Niche, these DFW school districts dominated among the top 10 in Texas:
- Carroll ISD in Southlake, No. 3
- Lovejoy ISD in Addison, No. 5
- Coppell ISD, No. 6
- Frisco ISD, No. 7
- Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, No. 8
- Highland Park ISD, No. 9
- Prosper ISD, No. 10
Other Dallas-Fort Worth public high schools in the state’s top 10 this year are Dallas ISD’s School of Science & Engineering (No. 3) and Carroll ISD’s Carroll High School (No. 7).
Aside from St. Mark’s, three other DFW schools appear in the top 10 for the state’s best private high schools: Greenhill School in Addison (No. 3), The Hockaday School in Dallas (No. 5), and Cistercian Preparatory School in Irving (No. 8).
The highest-ranking Fort Worth private school was Trinity Valley School, which landed at No. 25. Fort Worth Country Day School was close behind it, at No. 27. The Oakridge School in Arlington is No. 30. Roanoke's E.A. Young Academy for Gifted and Talented Scholars is No. 34, and Fort Worth's All Saints' Episcopal School is No. 39.
“Some of the biggest decisions that parents face have to do with their children’s education,” Luke Skurman, founder and CEO of Niche, says in a news release. “We strive to put as much power in their hands as possible so they can make informed decisions with confidence.”
Niche says that while traditional rankings rely heavily on metrics like test scores and academic performance, its rankings combine ratings from current students, alumni, and parents with data from the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate teachers, resources, facilities, extracurricular activities and more.
Here’s how other Texas schools and school districts fared in this year’s Niche rankings.
- Austin ISD’s Liberal Arts & Science Academy, No. 2 among public high schools
- Eanes ISD’s Westlake High School, No. 6 among public high schools
- Round Rock ISD’s Westwood High IB World School, No. 8 among public high schools
- St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, No. 4 among private high schools
- Eanes ISD, No. 1 among best school districts
- Houston ISD’s Carnegie Vanguard High School, No. 4 among public high schools
- Houston ISD’s Debakey High School for Health Professions, No. 5 among public high schools
- Houston ISD’s Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, No. 9 among public high schools
- Katy ISD’s Seven Lakes High School, No. 10 among public high schools
- The John Cooper School in The Woodlands, No. 6 among private high schools
- The Village School in Houston, No. 7 among private high schools
- The Kincaid School in Houston, No. 10 among private high schools
San Antonio area
- Keystone School in San Antonio, No. 9 among private high schools
- BASIS Texas Charter Schools in San Antonio, No. 4 among school districts
Rio Grande Valley
- South Texas ISD in Mercedes, No. 2 among school districts