Top 100 Best High Schools 2013– Carnegie Vanguard High School – Newsweek – 28/100
Carnegie Vanguard High School
1501 Taft St, Houston, TX, United States
GRAD RATE(%): 100
AP/IB TESTS: 1.9
COLLEGE BOUND(%): 93
AVG SAT: 1883
AVG ACT: 28.2
SUBS LUNCH(%): 28
AVG AP SCORE: 3.1
NEWSWEEK SCORE: 3.84
Andrew Carnegie Vanguard High School  is a public high school with a new location in Fourth Ward, Houston, Texas. The high school was formerly located in Sunnyside, Houston,.
Carnegie Vanguard High School serves grades 9-12 and is part of the Houston Independent School District. It is the only Vanguard Program high school in Houston ISD and offers all Advanced Placement core classes.
Carnegie is the only Vanguard high school in the Houston ISD with 100% of the students gifted and talented in academics. The students come from a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, each of which contributes value to the rich fabric of the academic culture. Each student has been identified as having intellectual, creative, and leadership abilities beyond those typically seen in their age and grade levels. The school encourages students to use their gifts, talents, and leadership to contribute to the betterment of their community.
Some Houston ISD students transfer to Carnegie Vanguard to escape their neighborhood schools which do not have good academic performance, causing the attendance figures of those schools to suffer. Ericka Mellon of the Houston Chronicle said that Carnegie is “prestigious.” CVHS is rated Exemplary by the Texas Education Agency (Highest Rating by TEA), ranked 11th in the nation by Newsweek in 2011, ranked #13 in the Nation by Washington Post in 2011, and ranked #2 in the Houston Area by Children at Risk in 2012. It is also a National Blue Ribbon School.
The school is named after Andrew Carnegie. The principal administrator is, as of 2013, Ramón Moss. Carnegie’s mascot is the rhinoceros. The school was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2008.