U.S. News and World Report: DISD Has Two of Top Three High Schools in the Country
School for the Talented and Gifted
Two Dallas high schools -- the School for the Talented and Gifted and the School of Science and Engineering Magnet -- didn't just survive the multi-stage culling process U.S. News and World Report used to arrive at a list of the country's 97 cream-of-the-crop schools. They snagged two of the top three slots.
Alongside the American Institutes for Research, USNWR analyzed data from nearly 22,000 schools in 49 states (except Nebraska, which didn't provide enough data). They set benchmarks for performance on state proficiency tests; preparedness for college-level work; and proportion of "economically disadvantaged" students bucking performance expectations.
The schools that remained were judged by the number of students taking Advanced Placement courses and participating in International Baccalaureate curricula. Whittled down to just under 5,000 of the highest-performing high schools, they were placed on a college-readiness continuum. Talented and Gifted took the first place slot; Science and Engineering Magnet took the third.
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