Four Garland ISD high schools were selected as some of North Texas’ top campuses. Garland, North Garland, Rowlett and Sachse high schools placed within ranking-based website Niche’s 100 Best Public High Schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Niche used public data, statistics and surveys to evaluate public high schools across the nation. A variety of factors were weighed to determine a campus’ rating, with an “academics grade” accounting for 60 percent of the overall evaluation. Advanced Placement (AP), ACT, SAT and state assessment scores, as well as AP enrollment, graduation rates and student-teacher ratios affected the academics grade.
After assessing all eight factors, schools were given one of 12 overall grades ranging from A+ to D-.
Sachse was the highest-ranking GISD campus, securing 38th place and an A. The Mustangs even made the list of top 100 high schools in Texas. Rowlett, North Garland and Garland ranked No. 63, 73 and 76 in DFW, respectively, with all receiving an A-.