Three Dallas ISD schools named the best high schools in Texas and among the best in the nation


Three Dallas ISD schools earned top spots on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best High Schools state and national rankings.

Dallas ISD’s School for the Talented and Gifted at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center (TAG) has been named the best high school in Texas, with Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School coming in second place, and the School of Science and Engineering (SEM) at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center in third. The three schools  also secured top honors among the national rankings, coming in at No. 11, No. 20 and No. 22, respectively.

Additionally, both SEM and TAG also ranked No. 7 and 8, respectively, among the top 1,000 public science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) schools in the country. In total, 36 Dallas ISD schools were recognized in the magazine’s list of Texas Best High School rankings.

“Our community is excited to be ranked as the best high school in Texas and top eight in the U.S.,” said Arnoldo Zuñiga, TAG principal. “Our students, teachers and staff continued to rise to the challenge to ensure our students would be college and career ready, all while navigating through a global pandemic.”

The U.S. News rankings include data on nearly 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nearly 18,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

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