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Urban Schools Top the List of Newsweek Best STEM High Schools

  • Newsweek recently released its report ranking the best high schools for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the nation. Five urban schools in school districts represented by the Council of the Great City Schools ranked in the top 10 from a list that featured 500 public and private STEM schools in the United States.

    Dallas Independent School District is home to the top two STEM schools in the nation, according to the report. The School of Science and Engineering and School of the Talented and Gifted ranked No. 1 and No. 2 respectively.

    Another big-city school in Texas also made Newsweek’s top ten rankings. Liberal Arts and Science Academy in the Austin Independent School District placed No. 6 on the list.

    Other top ten schools from a Council district were New York City’s Bronx High School of Science (No.4) and The Early College Guilford (No.7) from North Carolina’s Guilford County Schools in Greensboro.

    ‘With high-profile institutions in big urban areas and small but strong programs across the nation, America’s future in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is in good hands,” said Nancy Cooper, global editor in chief at Newsweek.

    A number of other urban schools also placed on Newsweek’s Best STEM high schools.