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New rankings show El Paso's top-rated and most-improved public high schools

New rankings show El Paso's top-rated and most-improved public high schools
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By Hoodline - Published on August 13, 2019.

How do the public high schools in El Paso stack up?

We analyzed newly released data from Niche.com, which incorporates comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews to help you choose the right school, to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.

Irvin High School's overall rating improved the most among its peers in El Paso, rising from a C- to a C+, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 9465 Roanoke Drive, enrolls 1,358 students. Niche gave the school mixed grades: C on an A-D scale for academics, B for administration and B+ 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, 72% of Irvin High School's students scored proficient or above in math, and 41% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 81% in math and 59% in reading. The school's improved rating is notable since it serves a less-affluent population, with 90% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, 18% more than the city average.

It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Socorro High School saw its overall rating increase from a C to a C+. The school is located at 10150 Alameda Ave. and is a bit larger, currently serving 2,524 students.

Niche gave Socorro High School mixed grades: C+ on an A-D scale for academics, B for administration and B- for clubs and activities. Its latest math proficiency was 77%, and reading proficiency was 50%. The school also serves a less-affluent population, with 78% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.

El Dorado High School also saw improvement in its overall rating, from a B- to a B. The school is located at 12401 Edgemere and has 2,456 students currently enrolled.

Niche gave El Dorado High School mixed grades — B- on an A-D scale for academics, C for administration and B for clubs and activities. The school's latest math proficiency was 86%, and reading proficiency was 65%.

While some public high schools are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Silva Health Magnet School, with an overall rating of A.
  • Mission Early College High School, with an A rating overall.
  • Coronado High School, rated A- overall.

This story was created automatically using data from Niche.com, then reviewed by an editor before publication. Click here for more about how and why Hoodline is automating local news. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.