Sharpstown International School is once again on the lists of the U.S. News & World Report for Best Magnet, Best Texas and Best U.S. schools. The U.S. News & World Report rankings are designed to identify great high schools that serve all students — regardless of their socioeconomic status. The list is determined by looking at results from state assessments results, as well as the degree to which students at each school are prepared for college-level work. 

    A total of 19 HISD schools were included on the 2016 list, which recognized more than 6,000 top public high schools from across the country. Five received Gold Medal Designations, ten received Silver Medal Designations, and four received Bronze Medal Designations.


    Sharpstown International School

    ·     U.S. rank: 509 (last year we ranked 934) –from the list of more than 6,000 top public high schools from across the country.

    ·     Texas: 63 (last year we ranked 99 – TOP 100 schools in Texas)

    ·     Magnet: 77 (last year we ranked 120)


    2016 Best High Schools List – HISD high schools

    Gold Medal Designations

    Carnegie Vanguard High School (U.S. rank: 10; Texas rank: 3; Magnet: 4; STEM: 232)

    DeBakey High School for Health Professions (U.S. rank: 29; Texas: 5; Magnet: 7; STEM: 11)

    Eastwood Academy (U.S. rank: 50; Texas: 8; Charter: 14)

    Challenge Early College High School (U.S. rank: 78; Texas: 14; Charter: 26)

    The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (U.S. rank: 128; Texas: 24; Magnet: 32; STEM: 198)


    Silver Medal Designations

    North Houston Early College High School (U.S. rank: 502; Texas: 62; Charter: 110)

    Sharpstown International School (U.S. rank: 509; Texas: 63; Magnet: 77)

    East Early College High School (U.S. rank: 537; Texas: 66; Charter: 115)

    High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (U.S. rank: 595; Texas: 69; Magnet: 88)

    Bellaire High School (U.S. rank: 662; Texas: 73; Magnet: 97)

    Westside High School (U.S. rank: 707; Texas: 81; Magnet: 102)

    Houston Academy for International Studies (U.S. rank: 850; Texas: 94; Charter: 142)

    Energized for STEM Academy West High School (U.S. rank: 973; Texas: 109; Charter: 155)

    Lamar High School (U.S. rank: 1,615; Texas: 154; Magnet: 203)

    Reagan High School (U.S. rank: 1,854; Texas: 166; Magnet: 230)


    Bronze Medal Designations

    Energized for STEM Academy Central High School (no ranking)

    Energy Institute High School (no ranking)

    Barbara Jordan High School for Careers (no ranking)

    South Early College High School (no ranking)


    The complete list of rankings is available at http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/national-rankings. HISD high schools included in rankings are listed below.