Best High Schools
in Texas

We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 410 Texas schools made our rankings.View Rankings

Texas high school students are tested in English language arts, reading, math, science and social studies. To graduate from a Texas high school, students must earn at least 22 credits, including one credit of fine arts and a half credit in speech, according to the Texas Education Agency.

There are more than 400 Texas schools in the U.S. News Best High Schools 2013 rankings, including the School for the Talented and Gifted, the top-ranked school in the country. TAG is part of the Dallas Independent School District, about 200 miles from Austin and roughly 250 miles from Houston.

Top Ranked TX Schools

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

#1

School for the Talented and Gifted

1201 EAST EIGHTH ST, DALLAS, TX 75203

#2

Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School

1718 R B CULLUM BLVD, DALLAS, TX 75210

#3

Carnegie Vanguard High School

10401 SCOTT ST, HOUSTON, TX 77051

#4

School of Science and Engineering Magnet

1201 EAST EIGHTH ST, DALLAS, TX 75203

#5

Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions

3100 SHENANDOAH ST, HOUSTON, TX 77021

#6

Westlake Academy

2600 OTTINGER RD, WESTLAKE, TX 76262

#7

YES Prep North Central

13703 ALDINE WESTFIELD RD, HOUSTON, TX 77039

#8

North Hills Preparatory

606 EAST ROYAL LN, IRVING, TX 75039

#9

The Science Academy of South Texas

900 MED HIGH DR, MERCEDES, TX 78570

#10

Eastwood Academy High School

1315 DUMBLE, HOUSTON, TX 77023