HISD places half of top 30 schools in Children at Risk Greater Houston School Rankings

April 22, 2013 1:46:16 PM PDT
For the second year in a row, Houston ISD schools are at the top of the Children at Risk Greater Houston School Rankings.

The 2013 rankings include 1,208 schools in traditional school districts and charter schools in an eight-county region. Half of the top 30 schools in the Houston area are from HISD: Six of the top 10 elementary schools, three of the top 10 middle schools, and six of the top 10 high schools.

List of where HISD schools ranked in top ten for 2013:

    Elementary Schools:
  • T.H. Rogers (1)
  • River Oaks (2)
  • Oak Forest (6)
  • West University (7)
  • Bush (8)
  • Condit (9)

    Middle Schools:
  • T.H. Rogers (1)
  • Briar Meadow (5)
  • Kaleidoscope (7)

    High Schools:
  • DeBakey High School for Health Professions (1)
  • Carnegie Vanguard (2)
  • Eastwood Academy (3)
  • East Early College (7)
  • High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (8)
  • Challenge High School (9)

Children at Risk also singled out several HISD schools for special recognition.

Reagan High School was named the region's best urban comprehensive high school. Waltrip High School ranked No. 4 on that list, while Milby and Austin high schools occupied the final two spots in the Top 10.

DeBakey and Carnegie Vanguard are the region's Shell Top High Schools for Math and Science. Eastwood is No. 4 on the list, and Bellaire is No. 7.

Eastwood Academy and East Early College High School are two of the region's three schools to earn the Shell Gold Ribbon for Math and Science.
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