A nonprofit named three Dallas ISD campuses as Gold Ribbon Neighborhood High Schools, after researching North Texas public schools, and all three of them are in Oak Cliff.
Children At Risk studied data from 211 high schools from nine North Texas counties.
They based their findings on achievement, performance, growth and college readiness. The report named Trini Garza Early College High School at Mountain View College and two clusters at Oak Cliff’s Townview magnet high school — School for the Talented and Gifted and School for Science and Engineering — among the best high schools overall in North Texas.
But it also awarded gold ribbons to neighborhood high schools, which are “neither a charter nor magnet, have a high concentration of economically disadvantaged students and rank highest on specific math and science indicators.”
Those awards went to Adamson, Molina and Sunset high schools in Oak Cliff.
We reported earlier this year that Molina High School has the highest algebra scores of any neighborhood high school in Dallas ISD.