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7 Ysleta ISD high schools top Best HS city rankings

Several Ysleta ISD campuses were named among the best-ranked high schools in the city, according to the recently released 2023 Best High Schools list compiled by U.S. News & World Report, which includes data on student diversity, graduation rates, and state test scores, among others.

This year’s Best High Schools list shows that Ysleta ISD had the most schools – seven – represented in the city’s Top 21 list. Those campuses were:


  • Valle Verde Early College High School (No. 5)
  • Del Valle High School (No. 9)
  • Eastwood High School (No. 12)
  • Parkland High School (No. 16)
  • Bel Air High School (No. 17)
  • Ysleta High School (No. 20)
  • Hanks High School (No. 21)


Additionally, Riverside High School was ranked No. 27 in the city. The Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA) was marked “unrated” because the 2023 rankings reflected information gathered for the 2020-21 school year, before YWLA had a qualifying 12th grade class. YWLA graduated its first class of seniors in 2022 with 100% college acceptance.

Among the 2,144 high schools in Texas ranked on this year’s Best High Schools list, seven of eight Ysleta ISD campuses were ranked among the top 27% of high schools in the state. They were Valle Verde ECHS (No. 721); Del Valle HS (No. 326); Eastwood HS (No. 456); Parkland HS (No.502); Bel Air HS (No. 510); Ysleta HS (No. 565); and Hanks HS (No. 583).

The year’s high-school rankings evaluated nearly 18,000 public high schools at the national, state, and local level, and showcase the schools whose students demonstrate outstanding outcomes, surpassing the anticipated benchmarks, including achieving high graduation rates.

“Having access to a strong high school program is paramount for students as they face an ever-changing world,” said Liana Loewus, managing editor of education at U.S. News & World Report. “Making data on our high schools available helps parents ensure their child is in the educational environment that best sets them up to thrive.”

The Best High Schools list is based on information from the U.S. Department of Education, statewide assessments, the College Board, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate.

For information on the rankings, visit