For the first time, the Dallas School District’s Talented and Gifted Magnet High School is the best high school in the country, according to today’s U.S. News and World Report. Townview’s Science and Engineering magnet is number three.
DISD spokesperson Jon Dahlander says other Dallas magnet schools scored well, but so did some comprehensive, non-magnet high schools like W.T. White and Molina.
Dahlander: Part of our criteria is how minorities perform. And let’s be honest, we’re about 94-95 percent minority. And that we are doing better than many of our peer schools throughout the state and throughout the country is a really good thing for Dallas.
U.S News and World Report studied more than 5,000 of the nation’s 22,000 high schools. A magazine representative says research shows top schools exist even when they are not populated by the brightest students.