Clint ISD's Early College High School | Photo courtesy CISD

Clint ISD Early College Academy nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Officials with Clint Independent School District announced Tuesday that Clint ISD Early College Academy has been named to the U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best High Schools for the fourth consecutive year.

The Clint ISD Early College Academy is the number one ranked traditional high school in the El Paso area according to the list. The school is ranked number two in the El Paso Metro area for all schools next to Harmony Science Academy, a charter school.

Clint ISD Early College Academy, led by Principal Edmond Martinez, has 320 students enrolled in grades 9 to 12 who can earn both a high school diploma and an associate’s degree from El Paso Community College upon graduation.

All Clint ISD Early College Rankings:

#442 in National Rankings

#66 in Texas High Schools

#2 in El Paso, TX Metro Area High Schools

#1 in Clint ISD High Schools

According to U.S. News, the 2020 Best High School rankings include data on more than 24,000 public high schools nationwide. The list includes nearly 18,000 public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Out of 2,075 high schools in Texas, there are 1,485 Texas schools recognized in the rankings.

The schools were ranked on six factors: college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rates. Specifically, college readiness measures participation and performance on Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams.

In addition to the national rankings, U.S. News & World Report has also published rankings by state, metro area and school district. Only metro areas and school districts with three or more high schools were included in these sub-rankings.

Clint ISD Early College Academy has received recognition by honors by other organizations as well.

The school was selected by technology giant, Microsoft, to participate in a partnership to develop advanced computer science programs for students. The Technology, Education and Literacy in Schools, or TEALS, program is in its third year at Clint ISD Early College Academy this school year. The school joins more than 500 schools in 27 states across the country that are participating in the TEALS program

Clint ISD Early College Academy was also selected as a Texas Honor Roll School for the last four consecutive years. The school was named to the 2018 -2019 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll for its high achievement and student success.

The program, sponsored by the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE), is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes. CECA is one of 729 public schools in Texas to be recognized.