How strong are the charter high schools in El Paso?
With a fresh school year kicking off, we analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — which include comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to identify those schools that made the biggest strides last year and those that lead their peers.
DaVinci School for Science & The Arts's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in El Paso, rising from a B to a B+, according to data from Niche.
For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 785 Southwestern Drive, enrolls 454 students. Niche gave the school mixed grades: B on an A-D scale for academics, B- for administration and C+ for clubs and activities.
The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.
Academically, 88% of DaVinci School for Science & The Arts's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 80% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 76% in math and 58% in reading.
It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Northwest Early College High School (NECHS) saw its overall rating go from an A- to an A. The school is located at 6701 S. Desert Blvd. Building N and is a bit smaller, currently serving 342 students.
Niche gave Northwest Early College High School (NECHS) mixed grades: A- on an A-D scale for academics, B+ for administration and B+ for clubs and activities. The school's latest math proficiency was at 90%, and reading proficiency was 95%.
While some charter high schools in El Paso are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including Harmony Science Academy - El Paso, with an overall rating of A-.
Want more of the latest intel on El Paso schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public high schools.
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