DeBakey leads Children at Risk’s list of top high schools for seventh straight year

Children at Risk announced its annual list of the top schools in the greater Houston area, and for the seventh consecutive year, HISD’s DeBakey High School for Health Professions was listed as number one among high schools.

Four other HISD high schools were included in the top 10 and dominated the top five: Challenge Early College High School (#2), the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (#3), Eastwood Academy (#4), and Carnegie Vanguard High School (#5).

Three middle schools also were recognized: Lanier Middle School (#2), T.H. Rogers (#9), and Project Chrysalis Middle School (#10). On the elementary schools list, two HISD were ranked: River Oaks Elementary School (#4) and Horn Elementary School (#7).

Also noteworthy this year are 11 campuses that earned the “Gold Ribbon” distinction for schools with a high concentration of economically disadvantaged students who are excelling academically. Eight HISD campuses earned the award at the elementary level, including Park Place Elementary School, Lyons Elementary School, DeChaumes Elementary School, Field Elementary School, Burbank Elementary School, Sutton Elementary School, Ed White Elementary School, and DeZavala Elementary School. Three HISD middle schools also received Gold Ribbon status: Burbank Middle School, Pilgrim Academy, and Stevenson Middle School.

To see the complete list of 2017 rankings and methodology, visit the Children at Risk website.