Two Burleson ISD high schools rank among the nation’s best in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best High Schools ranking, placing Burleson High School and Centennial High School in the top 34% in the nation.  

Burleson High School ranks nationally in the top 27% out of about 17,860 schools. Burleson Centennial High School ranks nationally in the top 34% out of about 17,860 schools. In Texas, both high schools rank in the top 34% out of 1,524 schools. 

The top-ranked schools are those whose students demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math and reading state assessments, earned qualifying scores in an array of college-level exams,and graduated in high proportions, according to U.S. News & World Report.

“It is a tremendous achievement to have both BHS and CHS recognized nationally as high-performing schools,” BISD Superintendent Bret Jimerson said. “Students in BISD continue to excel, and this recognition is evidence of our dedication to provide a quality education for all.” 

The U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools analyzed data from nearly 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia to identify top-performing high schools based on six factors for the 2018-2019 academic year: college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, college curriculum breadth, underserved student performance, and graduation rate.

“BISD is committed to developing high-quality academic programs,” BISD Chief Academic Officer April Chiarelli said. “This achievement is well-deserved recognition of our students and staff.”

To learn more, visit the U.S. News & World Report of Best High Schools.

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