Thanks to a new survey by a student/parent assistance website, Ysleta ISD is the best school district in the El Paso area.
According to the 2022 Best School Districts rankings released Tuesday by Niche, a leading platform connecting students and families with colleges and schools, YISD out scored the area’s two largest school districts to nab the honor.
In the 2022 rankings, YISD earned an overall grade of A-, which is based on letter grades in 10 individual categories:
Academics (B+), Diversity (C+), Teachers (A+), College Prep (B+), Clubs & Activities (A), Health & Safety (A-), Administration (A), Sports (A), Food (A), and Resources & Facilities (B+).
YISD’s score also qualified it for two national rankings and several statewide rankings when compared to other districts in the El Paso area, including:
- Districts with the Best Teachers in America: Of 11,656 districts nationwide, Ysleta ISD is ranked #499 (SISD is #985, EPISD unranked)
- Best School Districts for Athletes in America: Of 10,801 districts nationwide, Ysleta ISD is ranked #692 (SISD, EPISD unranked)
- Districts with the Best Teachers in Texas: Of 1,032 districts statewide, Ysleta ISD is ranked #14 (SISD is #44, EPISD is #462)
- Best School Districts for Athletes in Texas: Of 1,018 districts statewide, Ysleta ISD is ranked #50 (EPISD is #183, SISD is #195)
- Best Places to Teach in Texas: Of 1,030 districts statewide, Ysleta ISD is ranked #51 (SISD is #119; EPISD is #346)
District officials add that, unlike traditional school rankings, Niche officials say their rankings provide a more personal view of a school by combining user input — ratings from current students, alumni, and parents — with quantitative data from sources like the U.S. Department of Education.
This is the eighth year that Niche has released its annual rankings. This year’s rankings updated data for 94,491 public schools, 2,489 private schools, and 11,846 school districts nationwide.