Best Texas High Schools: Dallas Edges Houston 4-3 in Top Ten Picks

Three Houston schools made the list of top ten Texas high schools put out by U.S. News & World Report, which was good but not good enough to top Dallas, which had four.

HISD schools making the list were Carnegie Vanguard (ranked third), DeBakey H.S. for the Health Professions (fourth) and YES Prep North Central (eighth). (Correction: YES Prep is not an HISD school.)

DISD had schools ranked in the top two and last two spots in the top ten.

Beyond the top ten, HISD says it's happy with the rankings, which had eight Houston high schools among Texas's top 100.

"This is great news as we celebrate National Teacher Day," superintendent Terry Grier said. "Teachers across HISD are proving that the AP program is not just for the academically elite students. AP is for prepared students."

HISD's highlights:

Carnegie Vanguard (U.S. rank: 33; Texas rank: 3) DeBakey High School for Health Professions (U.S.: 36; Texas: 4) Eastwood Academy (U.S.: 121; Texas: 14) Bellaire (U.S.: 349; Texas: 29) Lamar (U.S.: 376; Texas: 32) The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (U.S.: 377; Texas: 33) High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (U.S.: 950: Texas: 81) Challenge Early High School (U.S.: 1,069; Texas: 90) Empowerment College Prep (U.S.: 1,947; Texas 159)

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