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Two Beaumont schools recognized in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings

BISD press release:

West Brook and Central capture “Best High Schools” ranking by U.S. News

Two Beaumont Independent School District high schools are listed among the best high schools in the country.

In the newly released fifth edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best High Schools” 2013 rankings list, both West Brook and Central garnered a bronze badge. The two BISD schools stand out among 233 Texas schools on the list and overall, among the international magazine’s data gathered on some 1,000 public high schools from 49 states and the District of Columbia. (Nebraska was not included.)

Dr. Timothy Chargois, BISD superintendent said, "These recognitions for Central and West Brook are indicative of the diligent work and commitment of the students, teachers, staff, parents and community persons who continue to focus on preparing students for academic and career success. I am honored to see this national recognition—for two consecutive years—bestowed on West Brook and Central. Yes, I am proud that we have two of the nation’s best high schools located right here in Beaumont ISD.”

There’s a three-step process to determine the best high schools in the country. “The first two steps ensured that the schools serve all their students well, using performance on state proficiency tests as the benchmarks,” stated U.S. News & World Report. “For those schools that made it past the first two steps, a third step assessed the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work.”

Principals Randall Maxwell of West Brook and Lorenzo Carr of Central Medical Magnet are leaders of these two nationally recognized high schools. West Brook is the largest high school in Southeast Texas. Central is the only medical magnet high school in the region”


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