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Best Dallas Middle Schools

This page presents multiple ranking views of the best public middle schools in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Each of these rankings is based on results of the 2017 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) evaluations administered statewide by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). No consideration was given to student demographics, changes in student performance over time, on-line evaluations and reviews, or other subjective factors.

Most of the schools included in this best Dallas public middle schools ranking are open enrollment schools, but more than a few of them are magnet schools. Clicking on these top 25 DFW open enrollment middle schools and top 5 DFW magnet middle schools jump links displays those rankings.

Top 50 Dallas middle schools

The twenty-three top ranked middle schools listed below additionally earned recognition as top 50 Texas middle schools.

The data presented in this table can be sorted by clicking on the table headings. You also can limit the data display to a single school or school district by typing the name of a school or school district in the Search box. Additional performance and other information for elementary and intermediate schools located in the communities profiled on this website can be accessed by clicking on the name of the school.

1Travis Academy for Talented and GiftedDallas ISD6-829799.8MS
2Rangel Young Women's Leadership AcademyDallas ISD6-826999.6MS
3Dallas Environmental Science AcademyDallas ISD6-842999.2MS
4Longfellow Career Explorations AcademyDallas ISD6-841798.5MS
5Dawson Middle SchoolCarroll ISD7-861698.0MS
6Cedar Hill Collegiate AcademyCedar Hill ISD6-720797.7MS
7Carroll Middle SchoolCarroll ISD7-868897.5MS
8Pearson Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6-868997.2MS
9Willow Springs Middle SchoolLovejoy ISD7-872896.9MS
10Fowler Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6-81,08696.9MS
11Stone Montessori AcademyDallas ISD6-818496.8MS
12Dealey International AcademyDallas ISD7-818196.7MS
13Highland Park Middle SchoolHighland Park ISD7-81,11396.7MS
14Pioneer Heritage Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6-881396.7MS
15Rice Middle SchoolPlano ISD6-81,10196.5MS
16Griffin Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6-890196.3MS
17Coppell Middle School EastCoppell ISD6-898295.9MS
18Obama Male Leadership AcademyDallas ISD6-824795.9MS
19McKamy Middle SchoolLewisville ISD6-81,01595.5MS
20Vandeventer Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6-81,06695.4MS
21Curtis Middle SchoolAllen ISD7-81,25694.8MS
22Colleyville Middle SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISD6-868494.7MS
23Murphy Middle SchoolPlano ISD6-81,23494.5MS
24Coppell Middle School NorthCoppell ISD6-894094.0MS
25Nelson Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6-863894.0MS
26Stafford Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6-881893.5MS
27Ereckson Middle SchoolAllen ISD7-81,21593.3MS
28Shadow Ridge Middle SchoolLewisville ISD6-869993.0MS
29Coppell Middle School WestCoppell ISD6-81,10992.9MS
30Downing Middle SchoolLewisville ISD6-859392.9MS
31Reynolds Middle SchoolProsper ISD6-81,12992.8MS
32Wester Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6-896492.6MS
33Melissa Middle SchoolMelissa ISD6-859092.5MS
34Maus Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6-896692.4MS
35Smithfield Middle SchoolBirdville ISD6-879492.4MS
36Grandview Junior High SchoolGrandview ISD6-829492.3MS
37Rogers Middle SchoolProsper ISD6-81,24592.2MS
39Roach Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6-877792.1MS
40Harwood Junior High SchoolHurst-Euless-Bedford ISD7-997192.0MS
41Bedford Junior High SchoolHurst-Euless-Bedford ISD7-987592.0MS
42Trent Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6-878891.9MS
43Aledo Middle SchoolAledo ISD7-884791.9MS
44Harpool Middle SchoolDenton ISD6-898291.8MS
45Ford Middle SchoolAllen ISD7-886691.7MS
46Schimelpfenig Middle SchoolPlano ISD6-892691.7MS
48Medlin Middle SchoolNorthwest ISD6-81,14591.6MS
49Hunt Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6-882891.4MS
50Cobb Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6-895091.3MS

Source: Texas Education Agency

Open enrollment middle schools

Of the 314 DFW public middle and junior high schools included in this analysis, 296 are open enrollment schools at which the only requirement for admittance is student residency in the school's attendance area. The 25 DFW open enrollment middle schools that ranked highest in this 2018 analysis are shown below.

Top 25 DFW open enrollment middle schools

rankcampusdistrictattended by students living in
1Dawson Middle SchoolCarroll ISDColleyville, Keller, Southlake
2Carroll Middle SchoolCarroll ISDGrapevine, Southlake, Westlake
3Pearson Middle SchoolFrisco ISDFrisco
4Willow Springs Middle SchoolLovejoy ISDFairview, Lucas, Allen, McKinney, Wylie
5Fowler Middle SchoolFrisco ISDPlano
6Highland Park Middle SchoolHighland Park ISDDallas, Highland Park, University Park
7Pioneer Heritage Middle SchoolFrisco ISDFrisco
8Rice Middle SchoolPlano ISDPlano
9Griffin Middle SchoolFrisco ISDFrisco, Little Elm
10Coppell Middle School EastCoppell ISDCoppell, Irving
11McKamy Middle SchoolLewisville ISDFlower Mound
12Vandeventer Middle SchoolFrisco ISDFrisco, Plano
13Curtis Middle SchoolAllen ISDAllen, McKinney
14Colleyville Middle SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISDColleyville, Euless, Grapevine, Hurst
15Murphy Middle SchoolPlano ISDLucas, Murphy, Parker, Richardson, Wylie
16Coppell Middle School NorthCoppell ISDCoppell, Lewisville
17Nelson Middle SchoolFrisco ISDFrisco
18Stafford Middle SchoolFrisco ISDFrisco, Little Elm
19Ereckson Middle SchoolAllen ISDAllen, McKinney
20Shadow Ridge Middle SchoolLewisville ISDFlower Mound
21Coppell Middle School WestCoppell ISDCoppell, Irving
22Downing Middle SchoolLewisville ISDDouble Oak, Flower Mound
23Reynolds Middle SchoolProsper ISDCelina, Prosper
24Wester Middle SchoolFrisco ISDFrisco
25Melissa Middle SchoolMelissa ISDMcKinney, Melissa

Magnet middle schools

In addition to their open enrollment schools, a number of DFW school districts also operate magnet schools. Magnet schools provide career-oriented or specialized curriculum in addition to academic subjects, and admittance typically is based on students' previous academic performance and interests demonstrated in student interviews, auditions, essays, and other similar faculty assessments. As would be expected, since admission to magnet schools generally is highly selective and limited, the average standardized test results of the magnet schools generally are much higher than results attained by the open enrollment schools that their students otherwise would attend.

Top 5 DFW magnet middle schools

rankcampusdistrictattended by students living in
1Travis Talented and Gifted VanguardDallas ISDAddison, Dallas, DeSoto, Farmers Branch, Highland Park, Hutchins, Seagoville, Wilmer
2School for Highly GiftedGrand Prairie ISDDallas, Grand Prairie
3Dealey Montessori SchoolDallas ISDAddison, Dallas, DeSoto, Farmers Branch, Highland Park, Hutchins, Seagoville, Wilmer
4Hillside AcademyGarland ISDGarland, Rowlett, Sachse, Wylie
5Kimberlin AcademyGarland ISDGarland, Rowlett, Sachse, Wylie

Similar Dallas area elementary schools and high schools student performance ranked lists are available on these best DFW public elementary schools and best DFW public high schools pages. Schools with the best k-12 student performance are identified on this best DFW public k-12 schools page and rankings for area school districts are shown on this best DFW school districts page.

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