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Greater Houston Area High Schools Named Best in Texas

According to a new study, the best high schools in Texas are right here in the Bayou City.

By Craig Hayes Edited by Shelby Stewart September 27, 2021


Carnegie Vanguard High School is named the best in Houston.

"Are my kids receiving a good education?" A worry that most parents ask themselves when enrolling their children into school is how impactful the institution will be. But now, a new study may have the answer and luckily, Houston is among the best places to be when it comes to schooling. 

See where your pupil's school falls on Niche's 2022 Best Schools ranking. 

Niche, a market leader in the national college and school networking sphere, recently released its list of 2022’s Best High Schools. The ranking was developed through data analysis of 94,491 public schools, 2,489 private schools, and 11,846 school districts across the nation. Formulating a “Niche Report Card,” schools were graded in several different categories such as academics, diversity, health and safety, and college prep. SAT/ACT scores, average graduation rate, percent proficiency, and college admissions were also factored into the results.

Houston area schools ranked especially well on the list. Carnegie Vanguard High School took the number one spot for the Best Public High School in the Houston area, ranked No. 5 for Best Public High Schools in Texas and No. 3 for Best College Prep Public High Schools in Texas. Debakey H.S. for Health Professions followed directly behind Carnegie landing the second-place spot for Best Public High Schools in the Houston Area, and ranked No. 6 for Best Public Schools in Texas. In addition, Clements High School apart of the Fort Bend Independent School District, landed at at No. 15 for Best Public High Schools in Texas. 

Among Houston private schools, St. John’s School took the second-place spot for Best Private High Schools in Texas, Best High Schools for STEM in Texas, and Best Private K-12 Schools in Texas. The Awty International School and The Kinkaid School fell within the top 10 for Best Private High Schools in the Houston Area. Following immediately behind were St. Agnes, The Village School, Strake Jesuit and The Emery/Weiner School, which all landed in the top 20. 

For the full Texas school rankings visit Niche’s website.

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