Several campuses in the Houston area have earned extra credit as the best high schools in Texas.
In the latest rankings from education review website Niche, Houston's Carnegie Vanguard High School and Debakey High School for Health Professions come in No. 4 and No. 5 respectively among the state's best public high schools.
Meanwhile, Awty International School comes in at No. 2 (up from No. 3 last year) on the list of the state’s best private high schools.
Here's how Houston schools scored:
- Houston ISD’s Carnegie Vanguard High School, No. 4 among public high schools
- Katy ISD’s Seven Lakes High School, No. 5 among public high schools
- William P. Clements High School, No. 5 among public high schools
- Houston ISD’s Debakey High School for Health Professions, No. 5 among public high schools
- Houston ISD’s Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, No. 9 among public high schools
- The John Cooper School in The Woodlands, No. 6 among private high schools
- The Village School in Houston, No. 7 among private high schools
- The Kincaid School in Houston, No. 10 among private high schools
- The Awty International School
- The John Cooper School
- The Village School
- The Kinkaid School
- Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
“Some of the biggest decisions that parents face have to do with their children’s education,” Luke Skurman, founder and CEO of Niche, says in a news release. “We strive to put as much power in their hands as possible so they can make informed decisions with confidence.”
Niche says that while traditional rankings rely heavily on metrics like test scores and academic performance, its rankings combine ratings from current students, alumni, and parents with data from the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate teachers, resources, facilities, extracurricular activities and more.
Here’s how other Texas schools and school districts fared in this year’s Niche rankings.
- Austin ISD’s Liberal Arts & Science Academy, No. 2 among public high schools
- Eanes ISD’s Westlake High School, No. 6 among public high schools
- Round Rock ISD’s Westwood High IB World School, No. 8 among public high schools
- St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, No. 4 among private high schools
- Eanes ISD, No. 1 among best school districts
Dallas ISD’s School for the Talented & Gifted tops the list of the state’s best public high schools, and St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas leads the list of the state’s best private high schools. Both schools ranked first on their respective Niche lists last year.
San Antonio area
- Keystone School in San Antonio, No. 9 among private high schools
- BASIS Texas Charter Schools in San Antonio, No. 4 among school districts
Rio Grande Valley
- South Texas ISD in Mercedes, No. 2 among school districts