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5/15/2012

San Antonio Schools Climbing the Ranks in Annual Report

Children at Risk released its annual school rankings for the San Antonio region at a press conference on May 7. The advocacy organization, with offices in Houston and Dallas, annually ranks schools across the state. The rankings are intended to be a, “guide for parents, educators, and community members on the performance of local schools and to spark important community dialogue on the quality of public education in Texas.”

This year, Northside ISD’s Health Careers High School was the top-ranked high school in San Antonio; Natalia Junior High, of Natalia ISD, was the top middle school; and Roan Forest Elementary, of North East ISD, was the top elementary school.

Dr. Bob Sanborn, President and CEO of Children at Risk said, “San Antonio students have proven to be exceptional young people. Throughout the area, we’ve seen marked improvement from last year’s rankings, increasing the models of quality public schools in and around San Antonio.”

Notably, the most improved high schools in the greater San Antonio area were Jefferson and Brackenridge High Schools of the San Antonio ISD.

The study uses 16 variables to rank all high schools and elementary schools, and 12 variables are used to rank middle schools. The complete report on statewide rankings is expected to be released on May 21. Click here to read about the report and methodology.

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