Top 10 Best Texas Blue Ribbon Public High Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 79 blue ribbon public high schools serving 40,689 students in Texas.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public high schools in Texas are School For The Talented And Gifted, School Of Science And Engineering and Debakey H S For Health Prof. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Texas blue ribbon public high schools have an average math proficiency score of 55% (versus the Texas public high school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 69% (versus the 47% statewide average).
Texas blue ribbon public high school have a Graduation Rate of 94%, which is more than the Texas average of 90%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Highland Park High School, with ≥99% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Texas or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Texas public high school average of 73% (majority Hispanic).

Best Texas Blue Ribbon Public High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
School For The Talented And Gifted
Magnet School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1201 E Eighth St
Dallas, TX 75203
(972) 925-5970
Grades: 9-12
| 502 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
School Of Science And Engineering
Magnet School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1201 E Eighth St
Dallas, TX 75203
(972) 925-5960
Grades: 9-12
| 501 students
Rank: #33.
Debakey H S For Health Prof
Magnet School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2545 Pressler
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 741-2410
Grades: 9-12
| 891 students
Rank: #44.
Dr Wright L Lassiter Jr Early College High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
701 Elm St 1st Floor
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 860-2356
Grades: 9-12
| 261 students
Rank: #55.
Carnegie Vanguard High School
Magnet School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 97%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1501 Taft
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 732-3690
Grades: 9-12
| 913 students
Rank: #66.
Highland Park High School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 92%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4220 Emerson Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 780-3700
Grades: 9-12
| 2,260 students
Rank: #77.
Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School
Magnet School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1718 Robert B Cullum Blvd
Dallas, TX 75210
(972) 749-5200
Grades: 6-12
| 592 students
Rank: #88.
Kinder H S For Performing And Visual Arts
Magnet School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
790 Austin St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 942-1960
Grades: 9-12
| 781 students
Rank: #99.
Alief Early College High School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2811 A Hayes Rd
Houston, TX 77082
(281) 988-3010
Grades: 9-12
| 412 students
Rank: #1010.
Klondike Isd
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2911 County Rd H
Lamesa, TX 79331
(806) 462-7332
Grades: PK-12
| 260 students
Rank: #1111.
Happy High School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
500 N W 3rd
Happy, TX 79042
(806) 558-5311
Grades: 7-12
| 134 students
Rank: #1212.
Kerr High School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 93%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8150 Sugarland Howell
Houston, TX 77083
(281) 983-8484
Grades: 9-12
| 790 students
Rank: #1313.
Hector J Garcia Early College High School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5201 University Blvd
Laredo, TX 78041
(956) 273-7700
Grades: 9-12
| 399 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Achieve Early College High School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1601 N 27th St
Mcallen, TX 78501
(956) 971-4200
Grades: 9-12
| 402 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Silva Health Magnet
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
121 Val Verde St
El Paso, TX 79905
(915) 533-9654
Grades: 9-12
| 585 students
Rank: #1616.
Talkington School For Young Women Leaders
Magnet School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
415 N Ivory Ave
Lubbock, TX 79403
(806) 219-2200
Grades: 6-12
| 438 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet
Magnet School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1201 E Eighth St
Dallas, TX 75203
(972) 925-5920
Grades: 9-12
| 468 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Trinidad Garza Early College At Mt View
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4849 Illinois Ave Ste W53a
Dallas, TX 75211
(214) 860-3680
Grades: 9-12
| 429 students
Rank: #1919.
School Of Business And Management
Magnet School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1201 E Eighth St
Dallas, TX 75203
(972) 925-5920
Grades: 9-12
| 484 students
Rank: #2020.
South Texas Isd Science Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
900 Med High Dr
Mercedes, TX 78570
(956) 565-4620
Grades: 9-12
| 764 students
Rank: #2121.
Cinco Ranch High School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd
Katy, TX 77494
(281) 237-7006
Grades: 9-12
| 3,475 students
Rank: #2222.
Early College High School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3939 Vly View Ln Bldg G
Dallas, TX 75244
(972) 968-6200
Grades: 9-12
| 335 students
Rank: #2323.
School Of Health Professions
Magnet School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1201 E Eighth St
Dallas, TX 75203
(972) 925-5930
Grades: 9-12
| 488 students
Rank: #2424.
Transmountain Early College High School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9570 Gateway N Blvd Ec
El Paso, TX 79924
(915) 887-6805
Grades: 9-12
| 378 students
Rank: #2525.
Alpine High School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
300 E Hendryx
Alpine, TX 79830
(432) 837-7710
Grades: 9-12
| 314 students
Rank: #2626.
Mason High School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1105 W College Ave
Mason, TX 76856
(325) 347-1122
Grades: 9-12
| 228 students
Rank: #2727.
Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute
Charter School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1502 College St
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
(972) 343-3120
Grades: 6-12
| 361 students
Rank: #2828.
South Texas Isd Health Professions
Magnet School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
700 Med High Dr
Mercedes, TX 78570
(956) 565-2237
Grades: 6-12
| 940 students
Rank: #2929.
Eastwood Academy
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1315 Dumble
Houston, TX 77023
(713) 924-1697
Grades: 9-12
| 398 students
Rank: #3030.
Highland School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6625 Fm 608
Roscoe, TX 79545
(806) 891-3136
Grades: PK-12
| 226 students
Rank: #3131.
Garden City High School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
240 W Bearkat Ave
Garden City, TX 79739
(432) 354-2244
Grades: 6-12
| 154 students
Rank: #3232.
Brownsville Early College High School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
343 Ringgold Rd
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 698-1476
Grades: 9-12
| 352 students
Rank: #3333.
East Early College High School
Magnet School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
220 N Milby St
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 847-4809
Grades: 9-12
| 448 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Challenge Early College High School
Magnet School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5601 W Loop S
Houston, TX 77081
(713) 664-9712
Grades: 9-12
| 477 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Mission Early College High School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
10700 Gateway E
El Paso, TX 79998
(915) 937-1200
Grades: 9-12
| 464 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked blue ribbon public high schools in Texas?
The top ranked blue ribbon public high schools in Texas include School For The Talented And Gifted, School Of Science And Engineering and Debakey H S For Health Prof.
How many blue ribbon public high schools are located in Texas?
79 blue ribbon public high schools are located in Texas.
What is the racial composition of students in Texas?
Texas blue ribbon public high schools minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Texas public high schools average of 73% (majority Hispanic).

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