Newsweek Magazine thinks the top 2 high schools in the country are in the same building in Dallas, Townview. You can read the article here.  The ranking is based on the number of advanced placement, International Baccalaureate  and/or Cambridge tests taken by its students when compared to the enrollment, which is not necessarily everyone’s idea of the best measure of performance. There is no doubt, however, that lots of smart kids are getting a very good education at these schools and that some of them are from our neighborhood.

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