Lamar Consolidated ISD’s Antoinette Reading Junior High School was named the 47th best junior high/middle school in the Houston area.

The ranking was made by the Texas nonprofit organization Children at Risk and was released on Monday.

Children at Risk describes itself as a “non-partisan research advocacy organization dedicated to addressing the root causes of poor public policies affecting children.”

Children at Risk staffers reviewed approximately 2,000 Texas junior high and middle schools, 328 of which were in the Houston-area. The organization used previous years’ STAAR test results to rank and grade elementary schools on an A-plus to F scale.

While multiple LCISD junior high schools received an A-minus grade, Reading Junior High was the only school to crack the top 50 in Houston.

Children at Risk also named Reading the 206th best junior high school in Texas. Along with Reading Junior High, Dean Leaman Junior High also received an A-minus grade and barely missed the cut off for the top 50 best junior high and middle schools in the Houston-area.

Leaman junior high was also named the 217th best middle school in Texas. Henry Wertheimer Middle School also received an A-minus grade. Wertheimer middle school was also named the 57th best junior high and middle school in the Houston-area and the 248th best junior high or middle school in Texas.

Polly Ryon Middle School was also recognized with an A-minus rating. Polly Ryon Middle School was named the 58th best junior high or middle school in the Houston-area and the 257th best junior high or middle school in Texas. Andrew J. Briscoe Junior High School was recognized as the 80th best junior high or middle school in the Houston-area and the 371st junior high or middle school in Texas.

Mirabeu B. Lamar Junior High School came in as the 140th best junior high or middle school in the Houston-area and the 749th best in Texas. Jose Antonio Navarro Middle School is the 177th best junior high or middle school in the Houston-area and the 988th best in Texas. J.J. Wessendorff Middle School was named the 191st best junior high or middle school in the Houston-area and the 1,063rd in Texas.

George Junior High was named the 274th best junior high or middle school in the Houston-area and the 1,641st in Texas. Because Roberts Middle School has yet to open, it wasn’t ranked.

The number one junior high or middle school in the Houston-area was the Spring Branch Academic Institute. The number one junior high or middle school in Texas is the Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School in Dallas.

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