CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header

Local

Dallas School Named Best In The Nation

View Comments
Wiese_Kelli3 Kelli Wiese
Kelli started her career as a “one-person-band” for a televi...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

kluvs super 70s weekend voting 1979 dl Dallas School Named Best In The NationPick The Best Song From 1979

115245513 8 Dallas School Named Best In The NationCrush Of The Day: Mila Kunis

80219448 Dallas School Named Best In The NationViral Video: Hilarious Southwest Safety Announcement

155742164 Dallas School Named Best In The NationPick Your Favorite Victoria Secret Model

Featured Items

Fantasy_tileHottest Olympians

pet_tileYour Pet Photos

weather_tileSend Us Your Weather Photos

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - A high school in Dallas has been ranked number one in the nation for the second year in a row. U.S. News & World Report has released its list of the Best High Schools in the country, and the School for the Talented and Gifted at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center in the Dallas Independent School District received the top honor.

The publication reviewed more than 21,000 schools, and rated them based on how effectively each campus educated its students and prepared them for college courses. “Top schools, they score the highest in college readiness,” explained Robert Morse with U.S. News & World Report. “They’ve also been top performers on their state assessment tests.”

Morse said that the list also looked at how well schools performed on educating minority groups and students from lower socioeconomic classes.

Principal Mike Satarino was humbled by the honor. “There’s very few times that people who work really hard in education, such as our students and teachers, that they get the kudos for what they do,” he said, giving much credit to a superintendent whom he worked with 29 years ago. That is when Satarino learned a triangle for success. “You have a faculty that are passionate about teaching, teaching students that are passionate about learning, supported by parents who want that teaching and learning process to work.”

The Texas Education Agency has given the School for the Talented and Gifted at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center an ‘exemplary’ rating every year since the Dallas school opened in 1990. “We’ve been rated number one by Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report six out of the last eight years,” Satarino said. “These teachers take it as a challenge. The students love the ranking. They work hard to keep it, and I’m just very proud of them.”

Also Check Out:

MOST VIEWED GALLERIES

View Comments