Dallas-Fort Worth area school districts claimed seven of the top 10 spots in a new ranking of the state’s best school districts.
Niche, a website that regularly analyzes and rates schools based on test scores, graduation rates and other data, also included three other North Texas school districts in the statewide top 25 of its 2020-2021 list.
Here are the area school districts Niche listed:
- No. 2: Southlake Carroll ISD
- No. 4: Highland Park ISD
- No. 5: Lovejoy ISD
- No. 6: Coppell ISD
- No. 7: Frisco ISD
- No. 8: Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
- No. 9: Allen ISD
- No. 12: Plano ISD
- No. 18: Sunnyvale ISD
- No. 25: Wylie ISD
According to Niche, its rankings are determined by academic data — including SAT and ACT scores and state assessments — as well as criteria such as teacher salaries, racial and economic diversity, Niche’s own surveys and a calculation of how much a school