Texas might be about to make it a lot easier to graduate from its public high schools, but three Dallas ISD schools have been ranked among the 15 most challenging in the country by The Washington Post.
The district's Talented and Gifted and Science and Engineering Magnets -- both located in Oak Cliff's Townview Magnet Center -- in addition to Fair Park's Rangel Young Women's Leadership School made the cut. The Townview schools were third and fourth, respectively, and Rangel came in 15th.
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The metric used by the Post was pretty simple: just divide the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or Advanced International Certificate of Education taken by a school's students each year by the number of kids who graduate. Both magnet schools had ratios of more than 17-to-1, Rangel's was just more 11-to-one.
The survey also notes that at both TAG and SEM, 100 percent of graduates passed at least one of the college-level tests during their time at the school.
"This is further evidence of what we already know: Dallas ISD has some of the best students, teachers, and schools in the country," superintendent Mike Miles said in a statement, and then, we're guessing, ducked.