Houston school recognized as one of nation's best

HOUSTON KIPP Academy in southwest Houston came in at number 16 on the list. According to its website, U.S. News and World Report judges the more than 21,000 public high schools in the country on how they're educating all of their students, then their minority and disadvantaged students and finally, their college-bound students.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, topped the list, followed International Academy in Michigan, Whitney High School in California, Oxford Academy in California and School for the Talented and Gifted at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center in Dallas.

Learn about the methodology used by U.S. News and World Report's and see the complete list of schools recognized.

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