Recognition

TAG’s success as a college preparatory high school is nationally acclaimed.  The following are just a few of the awards and recognition TAG and TAG students have received.

Consistently Named One of the Best High Schools in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report named TAG the #1 public high school in the nation in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

The Daily Beast ranked TAG #3 in its annual list of America’s Top High Schools in 2014. By 2017, TAG scored so high that it was no longer eligible to be included on the ranking list and was instead put on a list of ‘Public Elite High Schools’ by the Washington Post, which is a compilation of schools that score so high they are not included in the regular rankings.

Newsweek (now part of The Daily Beast) ranked TAG #2 best public high schools in the nation in 2012.  It ranked TAG #1 in 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010 (#2 in 2008 and 2011)

The Washington Post ranked TAG #3 in its annual list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools in 2013.

Featured on Good Morning America

In 2006, following the news that Newsweek had named TAG the #1 public high school in the country, Good Morning America featured TAG on its program. You can see a video of the broadcast here.

National Blue Ribbon School (2003)

The U.S. Department of Education named TAG a National Blue Ribbon School in 2003.  The Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes schools where students perform at very high levels or where students are making significant gains in academic achievement.

Exemplary School

TAG was rated “Exemplary” by the Texas Education Agency every year from 1994 to 2011.  Since a new state ranking system was introduced in 2011, TAG has achieved numerous distinctions every year from the Texas Education Agency. Last year, TAG received all seven state distinctions.

Texas Business and Education Coalition Honor Roll

The Texas Business and Education Coalition named TAG to its Honor Roll every year from 2000-2011.  The TBEC called the Honor Roll the most prestigious award for sustained, academic excellence in Texas. It recognized schools that demonstrated three years of consistent, high performance in all subjects compared to other schools serving similar student populations. The TBEC discontinued the Honor Roll in 2012.