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.