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Dallas ISD School for the Talented and Gifted and School of Science and Engineering rank among the top ten high schools in the nation by national publications

Students work on a project in May 2012 at the School of Science and Engineering. DALLAS–Five Dallas Independent School District High Schools have been named America’s Best High Schools 2012 according to Newsweek magazine, while 10 schools are on the 2012 WashingtonPost’s America’s Most Challenging High Schools.

 
The School for the Talented andGifted and the School for Science and Engineering, both at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center, rank among both publications’ top ten schools rankings.
 
The School for the Talented andGifted is ranked number two for the second consecutive year in Newsweek’s America’s Best High Schools andhas been among the magazine’s best high schools in the nation since 2006, landing in first or second place.  In The Washington Post poll, the school was ranked No. 6.    
 
In addition to placing fourth on the Newsweeklist, the School of Science and Engineering came in third on The Washington Post top school’s list. 
 
 We have had a great spring - No. 1 with U.S. News and World Report, No. 2 with Newsweek, and No. 6 with the Washington Post,” said Michael Satarino, principal at the School for the Talented and Gifted.  “We are honored to have received such recognition.  We are humbled to be ranked so high with all of the great schools in this country, but we are gratified that the hard work of our students and our teachers is being recognized.  When asked about how we do it, I goback to the simple formula I learned in my first year as a principal 29 years ago:  a successful school is one where there is an equilateral triangle and the vertices are the student, the teacher, and the parent. If these three entities are working together for the education of the student, you will have a successful school.”
 

It is an honor to be recognized by Newsweek and The Washington Post as one of the top high schools in America,” said Jovan Wells, principal at the School of Science and Engineering.  Our faculty and staff are committed to providing our students with an educational environment that will help prepare them for the future.  Providing a rigorous college preparatory education continues to be our No. 1 goal at the School of Science and Engineering and it truly takes a focused team effort in order to ensure that our students are prepared for success in college and beyond.
 
According to Newsweek, the 1,000 public high schools on their best school’s list have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads. The list is based on six components provided by school administrators: graduation rate, college matriculation rate, Advanced Placement /International Baccalaureate/Advanced International Certificate of Education tests taken per student, average SAT/ACT scores, average AP/IB/AICE scores, andAP courses offered per student.
 
            Other Dallas ISD schoolsin Newsweek’s 2012America’s Best High Schools are:
 
  • Judge Barefoot Sanders Magnet Center For Public Service: Govt., Law & Law Enforcement (116)
  • School of Business and Management at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center (184)
  • Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (206)

 

The Washington Post’s rankings are determined by looking at the total number of college-level tests given, divided by the number of graduating seniors as well as the percentage of graduates who pass at least one college-level test. It also takes into account the number of students who qualify for subsidized lunch.

 
Scores for more than 1900 public schools are listed in the Washington Post Challenge Index.
The other eight Dallas ISD schools in the 2012 Washington Post’sAmerica’s Most Challenging High Schools are:
 
  • Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School (92)
  • Judge Barefoot Sanders Magnet Center for Public Service: Government, Law and Law Enforcement (94)
  • Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (109)
  • School of Health Professions at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center (140)
  • School of Business and Management at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center (164)
  • W.T. White High School (276)
  • Woodrow Wilson High School (429)
  • Hillcrest High School (554)

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he School of Science and Engineering was No. 1 on the Post’s list last year, and has consistently placed on top of the Newsweek  list since 2006.
 
“As always, it is a tremendous honor and a great source of pride for Dallas ISD and the City of Dallas to have our schools, including our comprehensive high schools, recognized on a national level for their commitment to excellence,” said Interim Superintendent of Schools Alan King. “The staff and students of each school should be congratulated for their dedication.” 
 
Also recently, the School for the Talented and Gifted and the School of Science and Engineering were named Nos. 1 and 3, respectively, according to U. S. News and World Report.  Other 11 Dallas ISD schools were also recognized in this list.  U.S. News and World Report determines its Best High Schools rankings by analyzing student performance on state assessments, looking at how well the school educates their minority and disadvantaged students, and how they educate their college-bound students basedon student scores, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate programs.
 
For more information about these three publications rankings, visit http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/05/20/america-s-best-high-schools.html,

http://apps.washingtonpost.com/local/highschoolchallenge/schools/2012/list/national/andhttp://www.usnews.com/best-high-schools/features/bhs-homepage.

 
            Summary of Dallas ISD best schoolsin the nation rankings:

 

U. S. News & World Report

Newsweek

Washington Post

School for the Talented and Gifted

 

1

2

6

School of Science and Engineering

 

3

4

3

Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School

 

286

92

Judge Barefoot Sanders Magnet Center for Public Service: Government, Law and Law Enforcement

 

320

116

94

Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts

 

134

206

109

School of Health Professions at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center

 

578

140

School of Business and Management at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center

448

184

164

W.T. White High School

 

657

276

Woodrow Wilson High School

 

429

Hillcrest High School

 

554

Rosie Sorrells School of Education and Social Services

1103

Skyline High School

1613

Moises E. Molina High School

1879

Middle College High School

Bronze Medal Award

            

Trinidad "Trini" Garza Early College High School

Bronze Medal Award