In Lubbock, we have some great schools and districts, but one school in particular is making some big headlines, ranking no. 18 in Texas and no. 126 nationally for the best school. If you look just at Lubbock, this school is also ranked no. 1 in Lubbock Independent School District (LISD) high schools and no. 30 in magnet high schools.

Talkington School for Young Women Leaders is the school putting us on the map. They made it because students have the chance to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. They also offer AP participation, with 100 percent of their students taking at least one AP exam and 79 percent passing at least one. 

This is all compared to 17,843 schools nationally and 1,481 schools in Texas, according to U.S. News & World Report's rankings, which are based on state-required test performance and preparation.

The total minority enrollment is 66 percent, and 48 percent of students are economically disadvantaged. Talkington School for Young Women Leaders is 1 of 7 high schools in the Lubbock Independent School District.

Along with these amazing tests and percentages, this school also has a 100 percent graduation rate. This is all from the 2021 school year. Talkington School for Young Women Leaders had 194 students enrolled and they serve grades 6 through 12.

You can find out more about the ratings here or go to the school's official website to find out more. Talkington School for Young Women Leaders is located at 415 N Ivory Ave, Lubbock, Texas. You can find out more about the ratings here, go to the school's official website to find out more and call them at (806) 219-2200 for more details. 

Coming in at no. 2 in Lubbock is Lubbock-Cooper High School. It ranked no. 5,185 in national rankings and no. 430 among high schools in Texas.

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