According to a story published in Saturday’s Dallas Morning News, Highland Park High School sends a larger percentage of its graduates to out-of-state colleges than any other school in the Dallas area. In 2009, 49 percent of graduating Scots left Texas for college. At 40 percent, Southlake Carroll was the only other North Texas school with a percentage higher than 30.
We’ll just have to take the News‘ word for it; although the story says the data are from a Texas Education Agency report, I found no such report on the agency’s website.
The story’s anecdotal lead is about a 2008 Highland Park grad who found herself at the University of Texas with 69 of her high school classmates. I wanted to get a look at the TEA report to see if it broke down which schools sent the largest percentages of their graduates to Austin. Highland Park has to top that list too, right?