Two Dallas ISD schools ranked among nation’s best in college readiness

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Two Dallas Independent School District campuses are among the nation’s 500 best high school schools for college readiness, according to Newsweek.

The School for the Talented and Gifted was ranked No. 36, while the School of Science and Engineering was listed as No. 229. Both campuses, housed at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center, earned high marks for the percentage of students that demonstrate college readiness, as well as graduation rate and the percentage of students that are college bound.

According to the magazine, Newsweek “evaluates schools on a broad range of criteria in order to identify schools that excel at preparing students for college and overcome the obstacles posed by socioeconomic inequality.”

In addition, seven Dallas ISD schools were among 500 nationwide to be included on Newsweek’s “Beating the Odds” list. Those schools are rated on their ability to prepare students for college while also overcoming the challenges for students that meet the level of poverty.

Dallas ISD schools on that list include Trinidad Garza Early College At Mountain View (No. 16), the School of Science and Engineering (No. 30), Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School (No. 36), the School for the Talented and Gifted (No. 43), the School Of Business And Management at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center (No. 151), Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy (No. 212) and Middle College High School (No. 470).

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