Best high schools in Texas

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(STACKER.COM) — As filmmaker and writer Nora Ephron said during a ’96 commencement address at Wellesley College, “Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.” If that’s the case, high school may be one of the greatest dress rehearsals of all.

It’s a place where students explore their interests, dive into extracurricular activities, finally get the freedom to choose their own classes, and prepare for college or the workplace. For many of these students and their families, public education is key: 48.1 million students enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools in 2020; and there are almost 24,000 public high schools in the U.S., according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

For many anxious parents, getting their kid into the best of these public high schools is of the utmost importance. Some families even move homes to get into better school districts. However, among all of these thousands of schools, a few stand out for their academic excellence, incredible track records, and the future success of their young students.

Find out how the best high schools in the state stack up against each other, 8 of the 10 schools in the list are private schools. Stacker compiled a list of the best high schools in Texas using rankings from Niche.

#10. Keystone School (private)
– Location: San Antonio
– Enrollment: 495 (8:1 student to teacher ratio)

#9. Liberal Arts & Science Academy (public)
– District: Austin Independent School District, TX
– Enrollment: 1,285 (17:1 student to teacher ratio)

#8. The Awty International School (private)
– Location: Houston
– Enrollment: 1,717 (8:1 student to teacher ratio)

#7. The John Cooper School (private)
– Location: The Woodlands
– Enrollment: 1,294 (9:1 student to teacher ratio)

#6. St. Stephen’s Episcopal School (private)
– Location: Austin
– Enrollment: 696 (6:1 student to teacher ratio)

#5. The Hockaday School (private)
– Location: Dallas
– Enrollment: 1,115 (9:1 student to teacher ratio)

#4. Greenhill School (private)
– Location: Addison
– Enrollment: 1,333 (8:1 student to teacher ratio)

#3. School for the Talented & Gifted (public)
– District: Dallas Independent School District, TX
– Enrollment: 409 (17:1 student to teacher ratio)

#2. St. John’s School (private)
– Location: Houston
– Enrollment: 1,258 (7:1 student to teacher ratio)

#1. St. Mark’s School of Texas (private)
– Location: Dallas
– Enrollment: 863 (9:1 student to teacher ratio)

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