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Newsweek magazine has named Highland Park High School the top open-enrollment high school in Texas, according to a press release from the school district.

The magazine released a list of the best high schools in America based on six criteria — gradation rate, college matriculation rate, Advanced Placement tests taken per graduate, average SAT and ACT scores, average AP/International Baccalaureate scores, and AP courses offered per graduate.

Highland Park High School is the number 31 high school in the country on the list but ranks in the top five of open-enrollment schools. Newsweek's list includes schools with selective enrollment criteria, such as magnet and charter schools.

"What a tremendous honor this is for our high school, district and entire community," said Dawson Orr, superintendent for Highland Park ISD. "Our students are carrying on the tradition of commitment to education that makes HPISD such a remarkable place. We couldn't be prouder of them, their families and our inspirational teachers."

The School of Science and Engineering Magnet in Dallas was ranked as the number one high school in the nation. Click here to view Newsweek's list of best high schools.

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