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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.
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
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
|rank||campus||district||attended by students living in|
|1||Travis Talented and Gifted Vanguard||Dallas ISD||Addison, Dallas, DeSoto, Farmers Branch, Highland Park, Hutchins, Seagoville, Wilmer|
|2||School for Highly Gifted||Grand Prairie ISD||Dallas, Grand Prairie|
|3||Dealey Montessori School||Dallas ISD||Addison, Dallas, DeSoto, Farmers Branch, Highland Park, Hutchins, Seagoville, Wilmer|
|4||Hillside Academy||Garland ISD||Garland, Rowlett, Sachse, Wylie|
|5||Kimberlin Academy||Garland ISD||Garland, 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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