2 Aldine ISD Campuses Rank in 2019 U.S. News List of Best High Schools

2 Aldine ISD Campuses Rank in 2019 U.S. News List of Best High Schools
Posted on 05/01/2019

One AISD campus shined in six key indicators, placing the school among the top-ranked schools nationally.

Victory EC HSAldine ISD campuses once again scored among the top in the nation, according to the annual Best High Schools list from the self-proclaimed “global authority” in education rankings.

Victory Early College High School was tabbed as the top high school for the seventh consecutive year. The campus ranked #154 in the country. That is out of 17,245 schools ranked in the U.S. The campus received a score of 99.11 out of 100 on key indicators. This places Victory Early College HS among the top 1 percent nationally.

Victory ECHS also did well in the Texas where the campus ranked 23rd.

The campus was followed by Carver High School for Applied Technology, Engineering, and the Arts. The magnet campus ranked #3,606 — top 21 percent — nationally and came in at # 304th in the state. U.S. News also ranked magnet high schools placing Carver HS #335th nationally.

U.S. News & World Report announced today the 2019 Best High Schools — a new, revamped edition of the rankings, providing the most comprehensive evaluation of America’s public high schools ever produced by U.S. News. The number of campuses ranked is up from last year.

student working“By evaluating more schools than ever before, the new edition expands that focus so all communities can see which schools in their area are successfully serving their students – including historically underserved populations,” said Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News.

The 2019 Best High Schools rankings take a holistic approach to evaluate schools, looking at six factors: college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rates. Specifically, college readiness measures participation and performance on Advanced Placement® (AP) and International Baccalaureate® (IB) exams.

New Methodology

The new methodology assigns weights to the six factors and then produces an overall score on which the ranking is based – as compared to the previous methodology, which involved a four-step process in which the final step used college readiness as the sole basis to determine a school’s numerical rank.

“We enhanced the methodology to provide an even more comprehensive ranking that is easier to understand,” said Robert Morse, chief data strategist at U.S. News. “Now, each school’s score correlates to its national percentile – a school with a score of 70 is in the 70th percentile and ranks higher than 70% of schools. Going forward, this methodology will allow for intuitive comparisons of a school’s performance year after year.“

Other Factors Methodology Considered

The Best High Schools rankings are available exclusively on and include data on a variety of factors, such as enrollment, student diversity, participation in free and reduced-price lunch programs, graduation rates and the results of state assessments. U.S. News worked with RTI International, a global research firm, to implement the comprehensive ranking methodology.

The 2019 Best High Schools rankings are not comparable with Best High Schools rankings U.S. News has published in the past. The primary reason is that the new methodology is completely different from the past, so a high school’s performance in the new rankings should not be compared with its past numerical rank or unranked status.

In future years, high schools will be able to use the 2019 Best High Schools rankings as the baseline to compare a school’s performance.

Visit U.S. News to view the high school rankings.