Manor New Technology High School received a silver ranking from U.S. News & World Report’s list of best High School’s in America.
The list is compiled by the publication using criteria such as graduation rate, college readiness, and math and English proficiency.
“While we don’t think that any ranking system can tell the full story of what’s going on in a classroom, we are happy that U.S. News & World Report recognized Manor New Technology High School with a silver rating,” said Manor ISD Superintendent Dr. Royce Avery. “This is just the latest recognition for a school that is bringing innovative approaches to coursework every day.”
U.S. News & World Report noted that Manor New Tech High School’s test scores are above the state average in English and Math as part of the ranking. They also factored in the school’s 99 percent graduation rate.
“Simply put, we got a silver rating from this national publication because of the great work of our teachers, staff, and students,” said Manor New Tech High School Principal Bobby Garcia. “It always feels great when you’re recognized on that level.”
While New Tech High School has earned a bronze medal for several years, this is the first time for the school to earn a silver medal.
Manor ISD will be the first district in Texas to offer New Tech curriculum in grades K-12 starting in August with the opening of Manor New Technology Middle School and Lagos Elementary School. President Barack Obama also visited Manor New Tech High School in 2013 to highlight its innovative approach to education.