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Best Public Schools In Dallas

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Here on one page are lists of the 2018 top ranked DFW public high schools, the 2018 top ranked DFW public middle schools, 2018 top ranked DFW public elementary schools and the 2018 top ranked DFW schools districts.

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Top 50 Dallas high schools

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1School for the Talented and GiftedDallas ISD2619 - 12A+100.0100.097.1%85.3%100.0%195729.2
2School of Science and EngineeringDallas ISD4189 - 12A+99.893.093.7%76.5%100.0%190829.3
3Uplift Education - North Hills Preparatory High SchoolUplift Education5279 - 12A+95.575.369.9%75.6%100.0%172425.2
4Highland Park High SchoolHighland Park ISD2,1599 - 12A+98.366.545.6%74.5%99.0%181427.1
5Westlake AcademyWestlake Academy Charter School843K - 12A+95.970.564.7%69.1%100.0%169725.8
6Carroll Senior High SchoolCarroll ISD2,74611 - 12A+98.959.030.9%83.5%96.4%168425.7
7Washington High School for the Performing and Visual ArtsDallas ISD9299 - 12A98.054.154.4%42.6%100.0%159823.4
8Lovejoy High SchoolLovejoy ISD1,4319 - 12A96.854.834.9%66.8%94.9%158224.1
9Imagine International Academy of North TexasImagine International Academy1,230K - 12A93.959.435.9%74.3%100.0%168325.8
10Rangel Young Women's Leadership SchoolDallas ISD2719 - 12A99.648.755.7%27.6%100.0%159822.7
11School of Health ProfessionsDallas ISD5499 - 12A100.046.263.7%24.7%100.0%147821.2
12Sanders Law MagnetDallas ISD3819 - 12A99.546.263.7%26.2%100.0%147320.5
13Liberty High SchoolFrisco ISD2,0609 - 12A94.053.226.0%81.5%92.2%156523.9
14Plano West Senior High SchoolPlano ISD5,66611 - 12A94.251.127.4%84.1%84.6%144522.2
15Coppell High SchoolCoppell ISD3,4099 - 12A92.055.025.9%82.6%98.7%170724.1
16Wakeland High SchoolFrisco ISD2,1329 - 12A96.346.222.3%70.5%88.5%143321.6
17School of Business and MagementDallas ISD5069 - 12A99.638.950.9%15.9%100.0%140619.1
18Garza Early College High SchoolDallas ISD4259 - 12A99.838.515.1%37.9%100.0%141619.9
19Texas Academy of Biomedical SciencesFort Worth ISD3859 - 12A99.039.412.1%26.2%100.0%145622.3
20Flower Mound High SchoolLewisville ISD3,57810 - 12A94.747.016.6%85.2%89.1%152022.6
21Lassiter Early College High SchoolDallas ISD2379 - 12A100.037.013.1%19.0%100.0%140920.8
22Plano ISD Academy High SchoolPlano ISD4559 - 12A99.238.20.9%89.9%150222.5
23Richland Collegiate High SchoolRichland Collegiate High School57211 - 12A99.237.90.2%96.0%150022.2
24Cedar Hill Collegiate High SchoolCedar Hill ISD4069 - 12A99.337.7100.0%150321.9
25Sorrells School of Education and Social ServicesDallas ISD3339 - 12A98.638.050.0%13.9%100.0%137219.4
26Keller High SchoolKeller ISD2,8769 - 12A94.545.119.9%72.9%88.9%143021.4
27Waxahachie Global High SchoolWaxahachie ISD4189 - 12A98.337.295.6%147321.7
28Marcus High SchoolLewisville ISD3,3379 - 12A93.146.419.4%82.4%88.0%145021.6
29Grand Prairie Fine Arts AcademyGrand Prairie ISD7406 - 12A-97.438.148.5%20.5%100.0%138717.1
30Centennial High SchoolFrisco ISD2,0379 - 12A-94.442.425.0%73.2%75.4%123618.5
31Mansfield Frontier High SchoolMansfield ISD23011 - 12A-
32Argyle High SchoolArgyle ISD8009 - 12A-94.741.65.6%77.8%95.8%152523.0
33Independence High SchoolFrisco ISD1,8239 - 12A-
34Steele Accelerated High SchoolNorthwest ISD1429 - 12A-96.934.7100.0%141619.7
35Gilliam Collegiate AcademyDallas ISD3649 - 12A-96.634.221.3%20.0%100.0%128818.0
36Colleyville Heritage High SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISD2,0789 - 12A-87.949.834.3%63.4%87.8%143021.8
37Heritage High SchoolFrisco ISD2,0759 - 12A-92.940.621.2%73.1%79.4%123118.4
38Nelson High SchoolNorthwest ISD2,5519 - 12A-89.846.129.4%51.2%100.0%152420.8
39McKinney Boyd High SchoolMcKinney ISD2,8149 - 12A-92.041.926.2%61.7%78.1%125519.0
40Fort Worth Adademy of Fine ArtsFort Worth Adademy of Fine Arts3437 - 12A-92.541.121.5%26.8%94.3%150621.8
41New Tech High School at CoppellCoppell ISD3259 - 12A-91.042.510.7%49.4%100.0%159322.5
42Prosper High SchoolProsper ISD2,5159 - 12A-92.938.414.5%65.6%81.9%129819.0
43Plano Senior High SchoolPlano ISD5,39211 - 12A-91.340.720.0%85.5%72.3%118618.1
44Obama Male Leadership AcademyDallas ISD1879 - 12A-99.026.364.7%20.0%100.0%1467
45Sunnyvale High SchoolSunnyvale ISD5009 - 12A-92.936.089.3%141821.2
46Hebron High SchoolLewisville ISD3,6189 - 12A-89.242.518.3%80.3%81.2%130720.1
47Frisco High SchoolFrisco ISD1,6749 - 12A-88.743.224.2%71.9%77.8%126219.6
48Marine Creek Collegiate High SchoolFort Worth ISD3139 - 12A-93.434.6100.0%136320.3
49Grapevine High SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISD1,8209 - 12B+86.146.935.7%57.3%82.2%133320.7
50Uplift Education - Summit International High SchoolUplift Education4389 - 12B+85.547.758.6%34.0%100.0%143820.4

Additional information about how the performance of DFW public high schools was evaluated and ranked and the rankings for all 248 high schools included in the Dallas high schools performance ranking analysis are available by clicking on this complete DFW public high schools rankings link. The top traditional open enrollment high schools and the DFW cities/towns they serve, the top ranked magnet high schools and the top charter high schools are identified on this Dallas best public high schools page.


Top 50 Dallas middle schools

1Travis Academy for Talented and GiftedDallas ISD6 - 8297A+99.8
2Rangel Young Women's Leadership AcademyDallas ISD6 - 8269A+99.6
3Dallas Environmental Science AcademyDallas ISD6 - 8429A+99.2
4Longfellow Career Explorations AcademyDallas ISD6 - 8417A+98.5
5Dawson Middle SchoolCarroll ISD7 - 8616A+98.0
6Cedar Hill Collegiate AcademyCedar Hill ISD6 - 7207A97.7
7Carroll Middle SchoolCarroll ISD7 - 8688A97.5
8Pearson Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6 - 8689A97.2
9Willow Springs Middle SchoolLovejoy ISD7 - 8728A96.9
10Fowler Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6 - 81,086A96.9
11Stone Montessori AcademyDallas ISD6 - 8184A96.8
12Dealey International AcademyDallas ISD7 - 8181A96.7
13Highland Park Middle SchoolHighland Park ISD7 - 81,113A96.7
14Pioneer Heritage Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6 - 8813A96.7
15Rice Middle SchoolPlano ISD6 - 81,101A96.5
16Griffin Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6 - 8901A96.3
17Uplift North Hills PreparatoryUplift Education6 - 8472A96.3
18Coppell Middle School EastCoppell ISD6 - 8982A95.9
19Obama Male Leadership AcademyDallas ISD6 - 8247A95.9
20McKamy Middle SchoolLewisville ISD6 - 81,015A95.5
21PTAA GreenvillePioneer Technology and Arts Academy6 - 725A95.5
22Vandeventer Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6 - 81,066A95.4
23Curtis Middle SchoolAllen ISD7 - 81,256A-94.8
24Colleyville Middle SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISD6 - 8684A-94.7
25Murphy Middle SchoolPlano ISD6 - 81,234A-94.5
26Coppell Middle School NorthCoppell ISD6 - 8940A-94.0
27Nelson Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6 - 8638A-94.0
28Stafford Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6 - 8818A-93.5
29Ereckson Middle SchoolAllen ISD7 - 81,215A-93.3
30Shadow Ridge Middle SchoolLewisville ISD6 - 8699A-93.0
31Coppell Middle School WestCoppell ISD6 - 81,109A-92.9
32Downing Middle SchoolLewisville ISD6 - 8593A-92.9
33Reynolds Middle SchoolProsper ISD6 - 81,129A-92.8
34Wester Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6 - 8964A-92.6
35Melissa Middle SchoolMelissa ISD6 - 8590A-92.5
36Maus Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6 - 8966A-92.4
37Smithfield Middle SchoolBirdville ISD6 - 8794A-92.4
38Grandview Junior High SchoolGrandview ISD6 - 8294A-92.3
39International Leadership of TexasInternational Leadership of Texas6 - 8457A-92.3
40Rogers Middle SchoolProsper ISD6 - 81,245A-92.2
41McMillan Junior High SchoolWylie ISD7 - 8747B+92.2
42Roach Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6 - 8777B+92.1
43Harwood Junior High SchoolHurst-Euless-Bedford ISD7 - 9971B+92.0
44Bedford Junior High SchoolHurst-Euless-Bedford ISD7 - 9875B+92.0
45Trent Middle SchoolFrisco ISD6 - 8788B+91.9
46Aledo Middle SchoolAledo ISD7 - 8847B+91.9
47Harpool Middle SchoolDenton ISD6 - 8982B+91.8
48Ford Middle SchoolAllen ISD7 - 8866B+91.7
49Schimelpfenig Middle SchoolPlano ISD6 - 8926B+91.7
50Cooper Junior High SchoolWylie ISD7 - 8820B+91.7

Similar campus information, ranking data and 2017 TEA accountability ratings for all 362 middle schools evaluated are presented on this complete DFW public middle schools ranking page. Top open enrollment, magnet and charter middle schools in Dallas are identified on this Dallas best public middle schools page.


Top 100 Dallas elementary schools

1Travis Talented and Gifted VanguardDallas ISD4 - 5196A+99.8
2Kerr Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK - 6660A+99.0
3Eubanks Intermediate SchoolCarroll ISD5 - 6602A+98.7
4School for Highly GiftedGrand Prairie ISD1 - 5106A+98.7
5Bradfield Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISDEE - 4712A+98.2
6Tanglewood Elementary SchoolFort Worth ISDK - 5845A+98.0
7McSpedden Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK - 5653A+97.7
8Old Union Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDEE - 4463A+97.6
9E. Rayzor Elementary SchoolDenton ISDK - 5422A+97.5
10University Park Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISDK - 4648A+97.5
11Dealey Montessori SchoolDallas ISDPK - 6440A+97.4
12Evans Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK - 6680A+97.3
13Spring Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDEE - 6338A97.0
14Tibbals Elementary SchoolWylie ISDK - 4664A97.0
15Green Valley Elementary SchoolBirdville ISDEE - 5449A96.9
16McCoy Elementary SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISDK - 5436A96.9
17Boon Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK - 6710A96.8
18Sloan Creek Intermediate SchoolLovejoy ISD5 - 6636A96.8
19Liberty Elementary SchoolKeller ISDK - 4423A96.8
20Walnut Grove Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDK - 4664A96.8
21Carroll Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDEE - 4579A96.7
22Prairie Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDK - 6346A96.7
23Rockenbaugh Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDEE - 4549A96.6
24Hartman Elementary SchoolRockwall ISDPK - 6542A96.6
25Heritage Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISDK - 5467A96.5
26Wellington Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDEE - 5903A96.5
27Lakeside Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDK - 5473A96.4
28Norris Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK - 5683A96.4
29Cheatham Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK - 6746A96.3
30Brentfield Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDK - 6729A96.3
31Castle Hills Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDK - 5672A96.1
32Hosp Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK - 5676A96.0
33Hyer Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISDK - 4697A96.0
34Ashley Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK - 5638A95.9
35Johnson Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDK - 4610A95.9
36Durham Intermediate SchoolCarroll ISD5 - 6673A95.9
37Andrews Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK - 5605A95.8
38McCulloch Intermediate SchoolHighland Park ISD5 - 61,143A95.7
39Borchardt Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK - 5703A95.6
40Beverly Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK - 5481A95.6
41Skaggs Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK - 5449A95.4
42Liberty Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDK - 5555A95.3
43Walker Elementary SchoolMcKinney ISDK - 5580A95.3
44Hillside AcademyGarland ISDK - 5441A95.2
45Lakewood Elementary SchoolDallas ISDK - 5881A95.1
46Brown Elementary SchoolMansfield ISDEE - 4612A95.0
47Hunt Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK - 5701A95.0
48Bluebonnet Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDK - 5546A95.0
49Kimberlin AcademyGarland ISDK - 5490A94.9
50Canyon Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDEE - 6297A94.9
51Fort Worth Academy of Fine ArtsFort Worth Academy of Fine Arts3 - 6226A94.9
52Lee Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDEE - 5735A94.8
53Nichols Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK - 5449A-94.6
54Hartman Elementary SchoolWylie ISDEE - 4486A-94.6
55Stinson Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK - 5612A-94.6
56Sparks Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDEE - 5726A-94.5
57Walnut Hill Elementary SchoolDallas ISDPK - 5381A-94.5
58Armstrong Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISDK - 4552A-94.5
59Boggess Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK - 5644A-94.3
60Mathews Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK - 5472A-94.3
61Colleyville Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISDPK - 5483A-94.2
62Rosemeade Elementary SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISDEE - 5417A-94.2
63Parks-Heath Elementary SchoolRockwall ISDK - 6835A-94.2
64Lindsey Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK - 6907A-94.2
65Valley Ranch Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDK - 5634A-94.1
66Hidden Lakes Elementary SchoolKeller ISDK - 4407A-94.0
67Anderson Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK - 5676A-93.9
68Bear Creek Intermediate SchoolKeller ISD5 - 6966A-93.9
69Bennett Elementary SchoolMcKinney ISDK - 5486A-93.7
70Lovejoy Elementary SchoolLovejoy ISDK - 4434A-93.7
71Vaughn Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK - 5508A-93.7
72Wyatt Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK - 5479A-93.7
73Beck Elementary SchoolNorthwest ISDK - 5830A-93.6
74Fisher Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK - 5631A-93.5
75Mohawk Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDK - 6458A-93.4
76North Joshua Elementary SchoolJoshua ISDEE - 6660A-93.4
77Cedar Hill Preparatory SchoolCedar Hill ISDPK - 5481A-93.4
78Taylor Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISDEE - 5444A-93.4
79Uplift North Hills Primary SchoolUplift EducationK - 5559A-93.3
80McAnally Intermediate SchoolAledo ISD5 - 6834A-93.3
81Longbranch Elementary SchoolMidlothian ISDK - 5491A-93.3
82Robertson Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK - 5714A-93.2
83Bledsoe Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK - 5739A-93.1
84Pinkerton Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDK - 5393A-93.1
85Stuard Elementary SchoolAledo ISDK - 4576A-93.1
86Harrington Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK - 5385A-93.0
87Green Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK - 6605A-92.9
88Bowie Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDK - 6608A-92.7
89Bridlewood Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDK - 5410A-92.7
90Puster Elementary SchoolLovejoy ISDK - 4359A-92.6
91Carroll Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK - 5432A-92.6
92Curtsinger Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK - 5813A-92.6
93Comstock Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK - 5752A-92.6
94Miller Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK - 5396A-92.6
95Country Place Elementary SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISDEE - 5412A-92.5
96Spencer Elementary SchoolMansfield ISDK - 4802A-92.5
97Heritage Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDK - 5595A-92.4
98Johnson Elementary SchoolForney ISDK - 6493A-92.4
99Florence Elementary SchoolKeller ISDK - 4494A-92.4
100Chandler Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK - 6673A-92.4

Similar campus information, ranking data and 2017 TEA accountability ratings for all 1,172 elementary and intermediate schools evaluated are presented on this complete DFW public elementary schools ranking page. DFW's top open enrollment, magnet and charter elementary schools are identified on this Dallas best public elementary schools page.


Top DFW school districts

campus student achievement index
campuses90+80 - 8970 - 7960 - 6959-
1Highland Park ISD
(University Park, TX)
2Carroll ISDA+97.459.01111
3Lovejoy ISDA+95.954.866
4Coppell ISDA+92.553.91495
5Frisco ISDA91.843.2654715111
6Argyle ISDA91.541.644
7Allen ISDA92.340.0221831
8Prosper ISDA91.138.41055
9Grapevine-Colleyville ISDA87.444.2191072
10Aledo ISDA91.137.0844
11Sunnyvale ISDA91.236.033
12Plano ISDA85.443.46726221351
13Northwest ISDA84.743.82661451
14Celina ISDA90.430.9431
15Rockwall ISDA86.637.418792
16Keller ISDA86.535.537101872
17McKinney ISDA84.637.828812332
18Grandview ISDA91.625.633
19Wylie ISD
(Wylie, TX)
20Brock ISDA-89.328.3321
21Lewisville ISDA-82.837.56324131583
22Richardson ISDA-78.941.55210161772
23Melissa ISDA-90.520.9422
24Aubrey ISDA-86.626.244
25Glen Rose ISDB+85.027.733
26Mansfield ISDB+83.729.84182382
27Caddo Mills ISDB+87.822.1413
28Forney ISDB+84.325.0132101
29Farmersville ISDB+84.523.433
30Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISDB+84.922.6274185
31Burleson ISDB+79.830.0162842
32Joshua ISDB+82.625.28143
33Lake Dallas ISDB+81.526.555
34Midlothian ISDB+84.920.311182
35Paradise ISDB+83.422.84121
36Denton ISDB+79.728.735315125
37Palmer ISDB81.623.9321
38Birdville ISDB78.926.031411133
39Krum ISDB78.826.1422
40Decatur ISDB79.225.3624
41Ponder ISDB80.922.2321
42Kennedale ISDB78.625.3532
43Waxahachie ISDB79.323.611173
44Peaster ISDB81.519.133
45Azle ISDB78.922.4101531
46Royse City ISDB-79.720.18134
47Kaufman ISDB-70.935.3431
48Princeton ISDB-79.918.7743
49White Settlement ISDB-76.923.781331
50Grand Prairie ISDB-71.732.135559142
51Pilot Point ISDB-76.024.2312
52Boyd ISDB-80.416.34121
53Little Elm ISDB-76.822.48251
54Maypearl ISDB-79.118.3422
55Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISDB-74.626.235581363
56Red Oak ISDB-75.623.8725
57Granbury ISDB-75.523.98323
58Boles ISDC+78.417.7312
59Scurry-Rosser ISDC+78.916.7312
60Crandall ISDC+75.222.9514
61Garland ISDC+74.623.96651725172
62Millsap ISDC+74.622.833
63Sanger ISDC+77.218.2523
64Eagle Mt-Saginaw ISDC+79.214.1239104
65Weatherford ISDC+74.222.8101621
66Blue Ridge ISDC+74.222.833
67Bland ISDC+83.06.233
68Irving ISDC+68.331.8321517
69Arlington ISDC+71.126.47131618277
70Alvord ISDC+81.77.8321
71Keene ISDC+72.423.433
72Community ISDC+74.519.6413
73Anna ISDC+75.717.444
74Springtown ISDC+75.916.7651
75Dallas ISDC67.531.02282522657244
76Ennis ISDC73.718.9826
77Cedar Hill ISDC70.324.51331162
78Bridgeport ISDC72.320.8321
79Mesquite ISDC71.022.146322192
80Fort Worth ISDC65.231.8125514254338
81Lancaster ISDC71.021.310163
82Everman ISDC72.417.591611
83Venus ISDC71.418.9321
84Godley ISDC-69.518.8431
85Poolville ISDC-74.68.9312
86Cleburne ISDC-68.018.1101342
87Duncanville ISDC-65.721.816682
88Wills Point ISDC-69.015.1422
89Greenville ISDD+69.114.48242
90Castleberry ISDD+67.217.1523
91Crowley ISDD+64.321.319577
92Lake Worth ISDD+64.717.16141
93Desoto ISDD+61.722.211155
94Kemp ISDD+68.410.3312
95Quinlan ISDD+66.113.9312
96Terrell ISDD66.013.6413
97Ferris ISDD65.213.5413
98Rio Vista ISDD67.48.6312
99Alvarado ISDD62.814.36222

Complete Best DFW best school districts rankings for all 99 districts, the ranking methodology and the cities/towns each district serves are presented on this best DFW school district rankings page.

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