This week, the U.S. News & World Report released their annual rankings of the best public high schools in the nation for 2019. This year’s rankings again recognized many open-enrollment charter schools in Texas. In addition to the national list, US News also puts out a Top 100 Texas Public High Schools. Public charter schools took 35 of the Top 100 spots! A great accomplishment when you consider that we only make up 6 percent of public schools in Texas.

In determining its rankings, U.S. News and World Report considers many factors, including college readiness, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rates.

Open-enrollment public charter schools continue to make great progress in preparing Texas students for life. The Texas Charter Schools Association is incredibly proud of the 35 public charter schools that have earned their spot in the Top 100 Public High Schools in the Lone Star State. Way to go!

Public charter schools in the Top 100 Texas Public High Schools 2019 Rankings (state ranking, national ranking):

• Imagine Academy of North Texas #11 in TX, #104 Nationally
• Uplift Education-North Hills Prep High School #12 in TX, #114 Nationally
• Westlake Academy #13 in TX, #116 Nationally
• IDEA Frontier College Preparatory #15, #119 Nationally
• IDEA Quest College Preparatory #16 in Texas, #112 Nationally
• IDEA College Preparatory San Juan #24 in Texas, #160 Nationally
• YES Prep – Southeast #25 in Texas, #163 Nationally
• KIPP Austin Collegiate #31 in Texas, #198 Nationally
• Uplift Summit International High #38 in Texas, #242 Nationally
• Meridian World School #39 in Texas, #249 Nationally
• YES Prep – East End #42 in Texas, #254 Nationally
• Harmony School of Innovation – Katy #44 in Texas, #259 Nationally
• YES Prep – North Central #46 in Texas, #270 Nationally
• YES Prep – West #48 in Texas, #291 Nationally
• Vanguard Academy #49 in Texas, #293 Nationally
• YES Prep – Southwest #51 in Texas, #297 Nationally
• IDEA College Preparatory Mission #54 in Texas #312 Nationally
• Harmony Science Academy (El Paso) #57 in Texas, #347 Nationally
• IDEA College Prep #59 in Texas, #359 Nationally
• KIPP Houston High School #60 in Texas, #363 Nationally
• Uplift Williams Preparatory HS #65 in Texas, #438 Nationally
• Harmony School of Science – Houston High #68 in Texas, #460 Nationally
• YES Prep – Gulfton #78 in Texas, #568 Nationally
• IDEA College Preparatory San Benito #79 in Texas, #590 Nationally
• Harmony School of Discovery – Houston #80 in Texas #591 Nationally
• International Leadership of Texas – Garland High School #81 in Texas, #640 Nationally
• Chaparral Star Academy #83 in Texas, #662 Nationally
• Harmony School of Innovation – Fort Worth #84 in Texas, #665 Nationally
• Founders Classical Academy #88 in Texas, #716 Nationally
• NYOS Charter School #91 in Texas, #776 Nationally
• Gateway College Preparatory School #94 in Texas, #797 Nationally
• Harmony Science Academy North Austin #95 in Texas, #827 Nationally
• Uplift Heights Preparatory High School #97 in Texas, #886 Nationally
• YES Prep – Brays Oaks #98 in Texas #904 Nationally
• Harmony School of Advancement – High #100 in Texas, #920 Nationally

For a complete list of the rankings, visit: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/search?ranked=true&state-urlname=texas