U.S. News ranks all Edinburg CISD high schools among best in nation

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EDINBURG, Texas – The Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District recently announced that all four of its high schools have been named to the U.S. News & World Report’s list of 2019 Best High Schools.

“We are honored to make the list for the third year in a row,” Vela High School Principal Sylvia Ledesma said. “We believe our hardworking students, teachers, parents, administrators and the community are why we are ranked among the best in the state and in the nation.”

“Edinburg North High School is proud to recognize the efforts of all of our exceptional students.  Each student strives in performing to the best of his or her ability. ENHS takes great pride in acknowledging the accolades of these scholars, artists and athletes,” Edinburg North High School Principal Mark Micallef said. “We thank our parents for their constant support and commitment to their children and entrusting ENHS with their child’s education.”

“The recognition by the U.S. News & World Report is indicative of all the hard work from everyone in our school community.  I’m honored to work along such great faculty and students that make Edinburg High School a great place for teaching and learning,” said Edinburg High School Principal Yesenia Molina. “It is truly a rewarding feeling to know that the accomplishments of our staff and students are noted and recognized at the national level. The work is totally worth it! Bobcat Pride!”

“We are pleased to be among the top schools in the state and will continue to raise the bar for the success of our students,” Economedes High School Principal Jesus Mata said. “Our students, teachers, staff and parents are leading the way and making our school community very proud.”

The schools were ranked on six factors: college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rates. Specifically, college readiness measures participation and performance on AP and IB exams.

For a complete list of all the rankings, go to: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/rankings-overview

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