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Texas high schools shine in study by U.S. News and World Reports


Two Dallas high schools ranked in the top three nationally, while nearly a dozen others from Northeast Texas received bronze stars for performance.

Schools were rated on math and reading proficiency and student to teacher ratio. Four schools from Hunt County earned the honor, with three from Fannin County and two from both Hopkins and Lamar counties. 

Saltillo ISD Superintendent Paul Jones says, “The top priority of Saltillo High School is preparing all students to be successful both academically and in life, and this ranking reiterates this goal. “

Jones added that their district has been awarded a ranking of exemplary or recognized by Texas Education Agency in 15 of the last 17 years.

The following high schools also received a bronze medal: Bland, Bonham, Caddo Mills, Celeste, Como-Pickton, Honey Grove, Mt. Vernon, Paris, Prariland and Wolfe City.

Only 4,850 high schools in America were awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals for the top-performing high schools.