So at Tuesday’s (genuinely) activity-packed school board meeting, counseling and guidance director Kim Rose mentioned that more Highland Park High School students are opting to stay in Texas for college — thanks, perhaps, to the district’s move to omit class rank for most of its students. We had a bullet about rank, et al, in this week’s issue of Park Cities People, but I’d be amiss not to point you to the DMN’s write up about the ranking system as it relates, or may relate, to college choice.
What’s more, Rose said, a handful of other Texas school districts have opted to follow suit and only rank students in the top 10 percent. Now whether this is incidental or actually modeled after Highland Park ISD, I’ve yet to confirm — but hey. It seems to be catching on.