Apple Springs & Groveton High Schools – Best High Schools list

Congratulations to Apple Springs High School and Groveton High School for making the 2018 U.S. News Best High Schools list. U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings and civic journalism, released the 2018 edition of Best High Schools in May. They evaluated more than 20,500 public high schools across the nation to identify schools that best serve all of their students – including historically underserved populations – and assess the degree to which students are prepared for college-level coursework.

There are 601 Texas schools in the 2018 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, including 73 schools that earned gold, 155 that earned silver and 373 that earned bronze.

Texas high school students are required to pass statewide tests in English, math, science and social studies courses to graduate. According to the Texas Education Agency, students must also earn at least 22 credits, including one credit of fine arts and four credits of English.

At Apple Springs High School, the student body makeup is 58 percent male and 42 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 17 percent. At Groveton High School, the student body makeup is 55 percent male and 45 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 3 percent.


Hudson High School                                        Silver
Lufkin High School                                           Silver
Apple Springs High School                           Bronze
Brookeland High School                                 Bronze
Colmesneil High School                                  Bronze
Crockett High School                                      Bronze
Cushing High School                                        Bronze
Deweyville High School                                  Bronze
Groveton High School                                    Bronze
Kennard High School                                       Bronze
Onalaska High School                                     Bronze
Shelbyville High School                                  Bronze
Timpson High School                                      Bronze
Woden High School                                         Bronze
Zavalla High School                                          Bronze

Deep East Texas Council of Governments & Economic Development District DETCOG congratulates these high schools in Deep East Texas that are recognized in the US News & World Report’s 2018 Best High Schools in America rankings. Nationally, 2% of high schools achieved Gold status, 11% achieved Silver, and 16% achieved Bronze.

Out of 1,756 high schools in Texas, 73 achieved Gold, 155 achieved Silver, and 228 achieved Bronze. We are proud of all our school districts in Trinity County and commend them for the important work they do. Apple Springs and Groveton schools can stand tall as they go back to school next month and lead the way in Trinity County.




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