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### Top Schools in North Texas: Dallas ISD Leads the Way

Dallas ISD Leads in Top Schools Ranking in North Texas

A recent assessment by the nonprofit Children at Risk has highlighted the exceptional performance of several Dallas ISD schools, positioning them among the finest in the state. The rankings shed light on the educational landscape, emphasizing the pivotal role of teachers and staff in shaping the success of the approximately 5 million students enrolled in public schools statewide.

Bob Sanborn, President, and CEO of Children at Risk, emphasized the comprehensive nature of the evaluation, encompassing every public school in Texas. This initiative, spanning nearly two decades, aims to provide valuable insights for parents, educators, and the community to gauge school performance effectively.

Dallas stands out for its remarkable achievement in fostering top-tier schools, as acknowledged by Sanborn during a recent virtual press conference. Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde expressed pride in the recognition but reiterated the district’s core mission of ensuring the academic prosperity of all students.

The assessment criteria span across key areas, including student performance on standardized tests, campus excellence, student progress, and readiness for higher education. Notably, Dallas ISD’s School for the Talented and Gifted, William B Travis Vanguard Academy, and Sudie L. Williams Talented & Gifted Academy secured the top positions in high school, middle school, and elementary school categories, respectively.

The report also highlighted the exemplary performance of Gold Ribbon Schools, characterized by a student population predominantly from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Principals like Arnoldo Zuniga and Reymundo Carvantes Guajardo emphasized the collaborative efforts of parents, volunteers, and dedicated staff in nurturing a conducive learning environment.

Despite the commendable achievements, challenges such as learning disruptions due to the pandemic persist, underscoring the need for continued advocacy for public education funding. Sanborn’s call to action urges parents to advocate for increased support from policymakers, particularly in light of substantial budget surpluses that have yet to benefit public education initiatives.

In a broader context, the rankings underscore the significance of programs like TAG (Talented and Gifted) in attracting and nurturing exceptional student talent. While Dallas ISD’s success is evident, the report also acknowledges the notable performance of Frisco ISD, particularly in the elementary school segment.

As the educational landscape continues to evolve, the focus remains on empowering all students, irrespective of background, to achieve academic excellence and thrive in a competitive environment.



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