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HISD Schools Featured on Newsweek’s List of America’s Best High Schools

2011 June 22

Congratulations to Carnegie Vanguard, DeBakey High School for Health Professions, and Challenge Early College High School! These three schools were just ranked on Newsweek’s Best High Schools list.

I want to give a special shout out to principals Ramon Moss of Carnegie Vanguard, Linda Lazenby of DeBakey, Justin Fuentes of Challenge Early College, and the hard working staff at all three of those schools. This is a significant honor. Newsweekonly chooses 500 schools from across the nation. They are selected based on their graduation rate, number of students going to college, and number of AP tests taken per graduate, among other criteria.

In recent years, we have seen a number of schools recognized for their great work. It’s always exciting to see Houston make “the list,” whether it’sNewsweek’s list, the Washington Post Challenge Index, which recently featured 25 HISD schools, or the National Center for Educational Achievement List of Higher Performing Schools with 93 HISD schools, more than Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and El Paso combined! We are proud of the great work going on across the district, and want to again say a special congratulations to Carnegie Vanguard, DeBakey, and Challenge Early College!

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