U.S. News & World Report has recognized Bryan Collegiate High School for the eighth straight year as one of the best high schools in Texas and the United States.
The publication pointed to the dual college credit high school’s 100% graduation rate, and high math and reading proficiency as reasons for the rating.
Bryan Collegiate Principal Tommy Roberts is thankful for the honor and what it means to the school.
"This honor again proves that we have great and hardworking kids and an amazing staff that always strives to do what is best for kids."
The recognition also stirs up pride among Collegiate’s students.
“I feel really excited to be part of a school that has that recognition and be part of the student body that has made it possible,” said senior study body president, Jesus Vega-Tirado. “I feel proud to be a Bryan Collegiate student and soon-to-be Collegiate graduate. I would also add that it shows the dedication that many students, teachers, and administrators at Bryan Collegiate have towards being the best and being the best possible for the students.”
This isn’t the first time Bryan Collegiate has been in the spotlight this school year. The Texas Education Agency and Educate Texas also recognized the school as a “Model Early College High School,” and brought educators from around the state to Collegiate to learn more about the school’s success and how to replicate it. For this honor, Collegiate was one of only three schools showcased in Texas and the only early college high school.