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3 San Antonio High Schools Rank Among The Best In The Nation

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U.S. News & World Report collected data from 22,000 public high schools across the country for their annual "Best High Schools" rankings. Thirteen San Antonio schools made the 2017 list.

For the second time in two years, San Antonio Independent School District's  Young Women's Leadership Academyearned the top spot for public high schools in San Antonio. The campus ranked 144 in the nation. 

Second most top-performing was North East ISD's International School of the Americas, which came in at 172 overall. Northside ISD's Health Careers High School ranked third in San Antonio and 219 nationwide.

U.S. News & World Report calculated the rankings by comparing how students performed in relation to the state average, the performance of "disadvantaged students," graduation rates and college readiness.


  • Delia McLerran, principal of the Young Women's Leadership Academy
  • Steve Magadance, principal of the International School of the Americas
  • Linda Burk, principal of Health Careers High School
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