How Many Dallas High Schools Made Washington Post's Best-Of List? Quite a Few.
|The Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center, home to some of the best schools in the country, says The Washington Post|
The School of Science and Engineering, which came in fourth on last year's Newsweek list, now sits at the top of the list, which Mathews assembles using something he calls the Challenge Index. Which is?
The formula is simple: Divide the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or other college-level tests a school gave in 2010 by the number of graduating seniors. While not a measure of the overall quality of the school, the rating can reveal the level of a high school's commitment to preparing average students for college.The TAG Magnet at Townview was tops in 2010; it's fallen all the way to No. 2. Other DISD schools making the best-of list: the Judge Barefoot Sanders Magnet Center For Public Service at Townview (No. 64), the School of Business and Management at Townview (No. 67), the School of Health Professions at Townview (No. 68), the Booker T. Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts (No. 141), W.T. White (No. 271), Woodrow (No. 588) and Hillcrest (No. 598). And the Cosmos Foundation-operated Harmony Science Academy also makes the list -- at No. 159.