Dallas ISD elementary and middle schools received top rankings in a recent report from U.S. News & World Report. Over 100,000 schools at the K-8 level were analyzed based on publicly available data from the U.S. Department of Education. Among the findings, 108 Dallas ISD schools are among the top 40% in the state, including 92 elementary schools and 16 middle schools. Overall, at the district and state levels, William B. Travis Academy/Vanguard ranked No.1.
U.S. News calculated the K-8 rankings based on students’ proficiency on mathematics and reading/language arts state assessments. According to U.S. News, “there is no national ranking, but there are distinct elementary and middle school rankings calculated at the state and district levels.”
Bridgett Ladipo, principal of Sudie L. Williams Talented and Gifted Academy, which placed No. 7 in the rankings, said, “Earning this recognition reflects the dedication, hard work, and excellence of the students, teachers, staff and community involved. Their commitment to educational excellence is truly commendable, and these rankings are a testament to the quality of teaching, leadership, and overall educational environment. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of everyone involved and to continue striving to grow gifted leaders one talent at a time.”
Earlier this year, Dallas ISD high schools were ranked among the top 10% of Texas high schools.
Here are the top elementary schools in Texas, according to the latest report:
#1 William B. Travis Academy/Vanguard for the Academically Talented and Gifted
#7 Sudie L Williams Talented and Gifted Academy
#9 Lakewood Elementary School
#14 School for the Talented & Gifted in Pleasant Grove
And here are the top middle schools in Texas:
#1 William B. TravisAcademy/Vanguard for the Academically Talented and Gifted
#6 Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School
#17 Sudie L Williams Talented and Gifted Academy
#19 George Bannerman Dealey Montessori Academy
#28 School for the Talented & Gifted in Pleasant Grove