3 Irving ISD High Schools Named Among Best in Nation
U.S. News & World Report released its highly anticipated Best High School rankings for 2019, and on the list are three of Irving ISD’s very own. Irving and MacArthur high schools along with Singley Academy are among the more than 17,000 top-performing public high schools recognized nationwide.
U.S. News, known as the global authority in education rankings, made the announcement April 30, debuting a revamped edition of what is said to be the most comprehensive evaluation of America’s public high schools ever produced by the publication. Now, more than 17,000 schools nationwide are numerically ranked – up from last year’s 2,700 schools.
The list is comprised of schools ranked on their performance on state assessments, graduation rate and college-readiness. Other factored data includes Advanced Placement (AP) participation, student performance and proficiency based on figures from the 2016-2017 school year.
Compared nationally, Irving, MacArthur and Singley place in the top 40 percent, earning a well-deserved spot among the best in the nation. Their rankings at a glance are as follows:
- #2,713 in national rankings
- #227 in Texas high schools
- #282 in magnet high schools
- #3,895 in national rankings
- #323 in Texas high schools
- #6,062 in national rankings
- #487 in Texas high schools
“With graduation rates at a record high and all 33-rated campuses repeatedly performing at the state’s highest standards, we are seeing our students compete and achieve in exceptional ways,” says Irving ISD Superintendent of Schools Magda Hernandez. “In recent years, the district has earned notable recognitions including Top Digital District, District of Distinction, Best Communities for Fine Arts, and National Advanced Placement (AP) District of the Year in 2015.
“Since taking the helm of this amazing district, I made it my mission to position Irving ISD as the best school district in the nation,” continues Hernandez. “These national rankings recognize the significant achievement of three of our high schools. This is only the beginning as it is always our objective to remain focused on a path of continuous improvement.”