Waxahachie Global High earns ‘Best High School’ distinction

Staff Writer
Waxahachie Daily Light
Waxahachie Daily Light

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The U.S. News first ranked Waxahachie Global High with the “Best High Schools” distinction in 2014 and has since bestowed this honor seven times.

“It’s an honor to be considered one of the best high schools in Texas and have a great national ranking,” said Waxahachie Global High Principal Ken Lynch.

Waxahachie Global High School is ranked 473 within Texas and 138 in the Dallas Metro Area high schools.

Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation, and how well they prepare students for college.

Global’s Numbers:

• Passed at least one AP Exam – 100%

• Mathematics proficiency – 98%

• Reading proficiency – 95%

• Graduation rate – 98%

• Student-teacher ratio — 14:1

Global High is a STEM campus with the Early College High School designation, which allows students to receive an associate’s degree from Navarro College or up to 60 hours toward a bachelor’s degree during their high school careers.

The ECHS designation provides students with books, tuition, and college fees while they are students at Global.

“It takes a real team effort to achieve this award every year, with support from the school board and the administration, the assistant principal, counselor, and office staff who help shape the campus culture,” Lynch said. “These fantastic teachers build a rapport with our students who work so hard the four years they are here to earn an associate’s degree as they earn their high school diploma.”