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Burleson ISD High Schools Among U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools 2020

Burleson and Burleson Centennial high schools rank in top 30% of high schools nationwide 


April 22, 2020 – Two Burleson Independent School District (BISD) high schools rank among the nation’s best in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best High Schools ranking, placing Burleson High School and Centennial High School in the top 30% in the nation. 

Burleson Centennial High School ranks nationally in the top 25% out of nearly 18,000 schools. In Texas, Centennial ranks in the top 22% out of approximately 1,500 schools. 

Burleson High School ranks nationally in the top 30% out of nearly 18,000 schools. In Texas, Burleson ranks in the top 30% out of approximately 1,500 schools. 

The highest-ranked schools are those whose students excelled on state tests and performed beyond expectations; participated in and passed a variety of college-level exams; and graduated in high proportions, according to a U.S. News & World Report release. 

“It is a tremendous accomplishment to have both BHS and CHS recognized nationally as top-performing schools,” said BISD Superintendent Dr. Bret Jimerson. “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 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 2017-2018 academic year: college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, college curriculum breadth, underserved student performance, and graduation rates.

“BISD is committed to developing high-quality academic programs,” said BISD Chief Academic Officer April Chiarelli. “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.