The U.S. News & World Report ranked Central Texas high schools in its annual “Best High Schools” ranking. Twelve area high schools made the top 100 in Texas list, with Austin ISD’s Liberal Arts and Science Academy placing 6th in Texas and 36th in the nation. KIPP Austin Collegiate also ranked in the top 100 nationally, coming in at 88th.
“AISD schools provide students with a high-quality education and a world of rich opportunities to help them prepare for college, career and life,” Superintendent Paul Cruz says. “To compete in a global economy and contribute to a community’s prosperity, students must have options to study a range of programs, including the arts, business, civics, medicine and STEM. AISD offers these choices.”
The Best High Schools project identifies the country’s top-performing public high schools to provide a clear, unbiased picture of how well public schools serve all of their students in preparing them to demonstrate proficiency in basic skills as well as readiness for college-level work, according to the U.S. News & World Report.