Overall, North Texas' high schools fared well in this year's accountability rankings from the Texas Education Agency.

But these 16 high schools got nearly a perfect score.

The top 16 public high schools in North Texas were graded on student achievement, school progress and performance among student groups. This includes STAAR test scores, comparison to schools of similar size and makeup, college preparedness indicators, graduation rates and other assessments like AP and ACT results.

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Nearly all of the high schools that got top marks provide specialized career-based courses or college curriculums. Six schools are outside of the Dallas Independent School District, and three schools were just one point away from a perfect score.

Three schools tied for the No. 1 spot with a score of 99, and all three are in DISD: School for the Talented and Gifted, School of Science and Engineering, and Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School at Mountain View College.

Coming in at No. 2, three schools were rated with a 98: Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, Cedar Hill Collegiate High School (Cedar Hill ISD), and Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr. Early College High School at El Centro College.

A total of 10 schools across North Texas tied for the No. 3, raking in 97 points: Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences (Fort Worth ISD), School of Business and Management, Rosie M. Collins Sorrells School of Education and Social Services, Early College High School (Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD), Wakeland High School (Frisco ISD), Arlington Collegiate High School (Arlington ISD), Marine Creek Collegiate High School (Fort Worth ISD), Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet, and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

You can see the overall highest-rated schools across North Texas and grade level here.

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