Valle Verde Early College High School is the city’s top-ranked public high school, and two Ysleta ISD high schools were among the top 10 highest-ranked comprehensive public high schools in the El Paso area, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best High Schools list.
This year’s Best High Schools list shows that among traditional, magnet, and charter public schools, Valle Verde Early College High School was ranked 1st in El Paso; 60th in Texas; and 345th in the nation.
Valle Verde ECHS has won numerous recognitions in recent years, including being named a 2020 Texas Honor Roll School, and 2019-2022 Apple Distinguished School.
In addition, among traditional comprehensive public high schools in the El Paso area, YISD is the only school district to have two comprehensive high schools in the top 10: Del Valle High School (9th), and Eastwood High School (10th). In the city’s Top 15 list, YISD has the most schools represented.
Among the traditional public schools in Texas ranked on this year’s Best High Schools list, 75% of Ysleta ISD high schools are ranked in the top 400 in the state – they are Valle Verde ECHS (60th), Del Valle HS (293th), Eastwood HS (301th), Bel Air HS (334th), and Hanks HS (375nd).
Every spring, U.S. News & World Report releases its Best High Schools list based on information from the U.S. Department of Education, statewide assessments, the College Board, and International Baccalaureate.
The highest-ranked U.S. public schools are those whose students demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in college readiness and state assessments, earned qualifying scores in an array of college-level exams, and graduated in high proportions.
The list numerically ranks high schools nationally and within each state based on six areas: College Readiness (30%); State Assessment Proficiency (20%); State Assessment Performance (20%); Underserved Student Performance (10%); College Curriculum Breadth (10%); and Graduation Rate (10%).