This Week In Dallas ISD: A top school five-peats


Great things happen every day across Dallas ISD.

This Week In Dallas ISD showcases some of the great things that happened across the district over the past few days. 

Dallas ISD (still) has the best school in the nation

Quote of the Week: “There is not just one thing that makes our school great. The hard work and dedication that our students and teachers put in every day—combined with the strong support of our parents, greater community, and district leadership—all help make our school successful. It’s great to be recognized, but we will not rest on our laurels and we still have room to grow.” —TAG Principal Benjamin Mackey

It’s a five-peat: The U.S. News and World Report has named the School for the Talented and Gifted at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center (TAG) as the best high school in the nation for the fifth consecutive year.

The School for Science and Engineering earned the No. 4 spot on the rankings. Overall, 13 Dallas Independent School District campuses received gold, silver or bronze medals in the magazine’s Best High Schools rankings. (Read more)

Students doing awesome things

Robotics teams from Winnetka Elementary and Emmett J. Conrad High School are in St. Louis this weekend for the National U.S. First Robotics Competitions. (Read this)

Four students from the Sunset High School Dance Company have danced their ways into full-tuition scholarships at the University of Texas at Permian Basin. (Read this)

Seniors at Bryan Adams High School Leadership Academy are getting ready to present a portfolio of their best work to a panel in order to graduate. (Watch this)

TLC’s Say Yes to the Prom event pampered students from Kimball and Spruce high schools for a day that culminated with a fashion runway show. (Watch this)

An all-boy assembly at Kimball High School served as a “wake-up call” to encourage the students to reach their full potential. (Read this)

‘Amazing’ new addition

George W. Truett Elementary School celebrated a ribbon cutting this week for an impressive new addition at the school. (Read this)

Where Are They Now

Christina Linehan, who graduated W.T. White High School in 2006, is a talented and creative actress and writer who found success rather quickly in L.A. Here’s what she’s up to today.

Meet A Top 100 Teacher

Porfirio Alvarez, now a teacher at William Anderson Elementary, was on vacation when he was called in to sub. That call changed his life. (Read Alvarez’ story here)

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