Fifty-five DISD schools have been named to the National Center for Educational Achievement’s 2009 “Just for the Kids Higher Performing Schools” list. That’s up from 47 DISD schools that made the list last year.

Schools in our neighborhood to make that list are E. D. Walker Middle School, W. T. White High School and Walnut Hill Elementary. You can find the complete list of DISD schools that made the list here after the jump.

The criteria for this list was based on TAKS progress, and how well students were prepared for college. You can get more details on how data was collected here.

The 55 DISD schools on this list have received the "higher performing" rating in at least one subject area: mathematics, science, social studies, reading, or writing:

●    Adelle Turner Elementary       
●    Anson Jones Elementary
●    Arcadia Park Elementary
●    B. F. Darrell Elementary
●    Booker T. Washington High School for the
                  Performing and Visual Arts
●    C. A. Tatum Jr. Elementary
●    Casa View Elementary
●    Central Elementary
●    Charles Rice Learning Center
●    Clinton P. Russell Elementary
●    Dallas Environmental Science Academy
●    Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School
                  at Mountain View
●    Edna Rowe Elementary
●    Eladio R. Martinez Elementary
●    Elisha M. Pease Elementary
●    Erasmo Seguin Community Learning Center
●    E. D. Walker Middle School
●    Felix G. Botello Elementary
●    George Bannerman Dealey Montessori Vanguard
                  and International Academy
●    George Peabody Elementary
●    Gilbert Cuellar Sr. Elementary
●    H. S. Thompson Learning Center
●    Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School
●    J. P. Starks Elementary
●    James B. Bonham Elementary
●    James W. Fannin Elementary
●    Jimmie Tyler Brashear Elementary
●    John Neely Bryan Elementary
●    Julia C. Frazier Elementary
●    Julius Dorsey Elementary
●    Lakewood Elementary
●    Louise Wolff Kahn Elementary
●    Judge Barefoot Sanders Magnet Center for Public Service:
                  Government, Law and Law Enforcement at Yvonne A.
                  Ewell Townview Center
●    Martin Luther King Jr. Learning Center
●    N. W. Harllee Elementary
●    Onesimo Hernandez Elementary
●    Robert L. Thornton Elementary
●    Ronald E. McNair Elementary
●    San Jacinto Elementary
●    School for the Talented and Gifted at Yvonne A.
                  Ewell Townview Center
●    School of Business and Management at Yvonne A.
                  Ewell Townview Center
●    School of Education and Social Services at Yvonne A.
                  Ewell Townview Center
●    School of Health Professions at Yvonne A. Ewell
                  Townview Center
●    School of Science and Engineering at Yvonne A.
                  Ewell Townview Center
●    Sidney Lanier Expressive Arts Vanguard
●    Thomas L. Marsalis Elementary
●    Thomas Tolbert Elementary
●    W. E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy
●    W. H. Adamson High School
●    W. T. White High School
●    Walnut Hill Elementary
●    William B. Miller Elementary
●    William B. Travis Academy for the Academically
                  Talented and Gifted
●    William B Travis Vanguard for the Academically
                  Talented and Gifted 
●    William M. Anderson Elementary

Click to sign up for the Advocate's weekly news digest and be the first to know what’s happening in Preston Hollow.