EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The Ysleta Independent School District was ranked the best school district in El Paso, according to the 2022 ranking of the best school districts released Tuesday by Niche, a leading platform connecting students and families with colleges and schools.
Unlike traditional school rankings, Niche officials say their rankings offer a more personal view of a school by combining user feedback – reviews from current students, alumni, and parents – with quantitative data from sources such as the US Department of Education.
In the 2022 niche ranking, Ysleta ISD achieved an overall rating of A-, based on alphabetical ratings in 10 individual categories in which the district received:
- Academics (B +)
- Diversity (C +)
- Teachers (A +)
- College preparation (B +)
- Clubs and activities (A)
- Health and Safety (A-)
- Administration (A)
- Sport (A)
- Food (A)
- Resources and facilities (B +)
The district has also qualified for two national rankings and several statewide rankings compared to other districts in the El Paso region, including:
- Districts with the best teachers in America: Out of 11,656 districts nationwide, Ysleta ISD is ranked # 499 (SISD ranked # 985, EPISD unclassified)
- Best School Districts For Athletes In America: Out of 10,801 districts nationwide, Ysleta ISD is ranked # 692 (SISD and EPISD unclassified)
- Districts with the best teachers in Texas: Out of 1,032 districts in the state, Ysleta ISD is ranked 14th (SISD ranked 44th, EPISD ranked 462)
- Best School Districts For Athletes In Texas: Out of 1,018 districts statewide, Ysleta ISD is ranked 50th (EPISD ranked 183rd, SISD ranked # 195)
- The best places to teach in Texas: Out of 1,030 districts statewide, Ysleta ISD is ranked 51st (SISD is # 119; EPISD is # 346)
This is the eighth year that Niche has published its annual ranking. This year’s ranking updated data for 94,491 public schools, 2,489 private schools and 11,846 school districts nationwide.
In addition to its statewide ranking, YISD is known for its first-ever College Preparatory Young Women’s Leadership Academy and for receiving four National Blue Ribbon Awards for four of the district campuses.
YISD also offers four high school programs, four international schools, full-day pre-K programs, and an outstanding high school track and field program that has resulted in five Texas championships since 2018.
For a full list of 2022 Niche rankings, click here.
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