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Best High Schools
in Texas

We reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; 357 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 300 Texas schools in the 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools 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

School of Science and Engineering Magnet

1201 EAST EIGHTH ST, DALLAS, TX 75203

#3

Carnegie Vanguard High School

10401 SCOTT ST, HOUSTON, TX 77051

#4

YES Prep North Central

13703 ALDINE WESTFIELD RD, HOUSTON, TX 77039

#5

IDEA Academy and College Preparatory School

401 SOUTH 1ST ST, DONNA, TX 78537

#6

Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions

3100 SHENANDOAH ST, HOUSTON, TX 77021

#7

Liberal Arts and Science Academy

7309 LAZY CREEK DR, AUSTIN, TX 78724

#8

The Science Academy of South Texas

900 MED HIGH DR, MERCEDES, TX 78570

#9

KIPP Austin Col

8509 FM 969 BLDG 513, AUSTIN, TX 78724

#10

Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School

1718 R B CULLUM BLVD, DALLAS, TX 75210