Early College High School, one of Tyler ISD’s four high schools, ranked nationally on the U.S. News list of Best High Schools. Early College High School (ECHS) scored 97.02 out of 100, ranking 532nd out of 17,857 in the nation and 82nd out of 1,524 in the state.
The U.S. News list uses several different factors to rank high schools, including math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, and A.P. participation. Based on the 2018-2019 school year, the A.P. participation rate at ECHS was 82%. And, in the math and reading proficiency category it ranked 47th in the state and 566th nationally. Early College High School scored 100% in math proficiency and 98% in reading proficiency on their school scorecard. ECHS’s ranking in the math and reading performance category was best overall, 15th in the state, and 187th nationally.
Early College High School serves grades 9-12 offering all Pre-AP and A.P. courses. Students can earn a free associate degree from Tyler Junior College (TJC), valued at around $25,000. Students can choose from more than 40 dual credit courses. Additionally, the Pathfinder program Tyler ISD implements across the district includes nine different plans at ECHS. This distinction from U.S. News highlights student, teacher, and district success in creating a learning environment to succeed and celebrate student success.
Tyler ISD is proud to house one of the best high schools in the nation and the state, congratulations Early College High School!