HPHS Ranked 98th in Nation

Every year U.S. News & World Report comes out with a ranking of the best schools in the nation and in each state. Consistently Highland Park High School ranks as one of the top, if you take into account just how many schools there are in this country and that the rankings include data on more than 19,400 schools from the 2011-12 school year.

This year’s ranking of 98th in the nation is a few spots down from its 92nd spot in 2012. It’s also dropped in the Texas rankings from 10th to 14th.

The report is not without its flaws. As previously blogged in 2012, the report lists there being two high schools in the district. I know the school board is considering lots of options because of overcrowding, but I didn’t realize a virtual/invisible/make-believe school was already in existence.

2 thoughts on “HPHS Ranked 98th in Nation

  • April 24, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Is there any way to figure out how HP ranks when compared with other “regular” public high schools (i.e., not magnate or charter schools)? You can’t really compare a general admission public school with a school that selects its students.

  • April 24, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    @Artie. According to an email sent by HPISD today:

    “Highland Park High School is the top comprehensive public high school in Texas, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine’s latest Top 100 list. On the national level, HPHS ranked 13th among comprehensive high schools.

    “The magazine’s Gold Medal list ranks schools by state and by category (charter, magnet and public). HPHS ranked 14th overall in Texas and 98th overall in the nation on the list, which includes academies, charter, magnet and other schools that use selective or limited enrollment criteria.”


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