Denison, Sherman High Schools rank among top in nation

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- Sherman and Denison High Schools have once again ranked among the top high schools in the nation. Newsweek Magazine has released a list of the top 1,300 schools in the nation, and both high schools made the cut.

Denison came in at 1,033 and Sherman came in at 1,040. The rankings are based on how well students performed on Advanced Placement tests.

Officials in both districts are excited to have made the grade.

"I think it’s just a testament to the hard work of our staff and our students and our parents, so we're very pleased to hear this news, and I think it’s just great for the entire community," Sherman ISD superintendent Dr. Al Hambrick said.

Denison ISD superintendent Dr. Henry Scott was equally proud of his high school.

"They’re doing good work, and we're doing good work, so we're not in competition when it comes to something like unless we're playing football and we're keeping score, then we are in competition."

The magazine compared more than 27,000 high schools across the nation.


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  • by Anonymous on Jun 16, 2008 at 02:20 PM
    Denison is Not #1, its # 1,033! And I would still rather my kids go there than Sherman .
  • by Anonymous on Jun 5, 2008 at 06:47 PM
    Attn Anon, just how many schools do you think there are in the USA? Do your math, it's the top 1,300 schools in the "NATION" & being in the top 1,300 is pretty darn good. You're making too much out of it. Much to do about nothing.
  • by anon Location: sherman on Jun 4, 2008 at 07:21 AM
    i dont see how you can say that either are top of the nation when they are ranked above 1k for each of them. So much pumped up on these stories here and on other sites, but yet when you look at it, they are ranked alot lower than most of the other texas schools, and saying they are top is a gross exaguration easily lol.
  • by Anonymous on May 27, 2008 at 03:42 PM
    GO DENISON GO,SHERMAN schools sux
  • by Anonymous on May 23, 2008 at 07:34 PM
    denison is #1
  • by Denice Location: McKinney on May 23, 2008 at 10:51 AM
    Would be interesting to know who is #1. Proud to have kids in SISD. Way to go!!
  • by bob Location: tilly on May 23, 2008 at 09:48 AM
    i think denison is a good school i know some people that go there they do work hard specially the band they work hard during summer band camp outside for almost 5 hours but the football team works hard also and the students all try to keep good grades but yeah kids are great a denison thats probably why they got 1,033 in the naiton that is really good sherman is good but i only know people from denison
  • by Anonymous on May 23, 2008 at 08:56 AM
    Does this mean that Sherman & Denison schools are really good, or does it mean that most other schools are lousy?
  • by wow Location: not bad on May 23, 2008 at 06:09 AM
    I guess out of 27,000, both schools did great. Way to go guys! Its comforting, especially since these kids being our future and all. Keep up the good work.
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