District high schools named nation’s best

U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2020 Best High Schools rankings, and once again, Garland ISD made the list. Five district campuses are among the top 40 percent of nearly 18,000 surveyed schools across the nation. 

Congratulations to Garland, Lakeview Centennial, North Garland, Rowlett and Sachse high schools. SHS actually ranked in the top 15 percent, based on six indicators:

  • College readiness, based on the proportions of 12th grade students who took and passed AP and/or IB exams.
  • College curriculum breadth, based on proportions of 12th grade students who took and passed AP and/or IB exams in multiple content areas.
  • Math and reading proficiency, based on student performance on state-required tests.
  • Math and reading performance, based on whether performance on state assessments exceeded expectations given the school's proportion of underserved students.
  • Underserved student performance, based on how black, Hispanic and low-income students performed on state assessments compared with those who are not underserved in the state.
  • Graduation rates, based on the proportion of students who entered ninth grade in 2013-14 and graduated four years later.

Comparing to other campuses in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Sachse and North Garland ranked among the top 100 schools. Visit the U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools website to see a complete breakdown of GISD’s rankings.

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