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New rankings show Houston's top-rated and most-improved charter elementary schools

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How do the charter elementary schools in Houston stack up?

We analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — including comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.

Southwest Schools Bissonnet El Campus's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Houston, rising from a C+ to a B+, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 8440 Bissonnet St., enrolls 442 students. Niche graded the school a B+ for academics (on an A-D scale).

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 87% of Southwest Schools Bissonnet El Campus's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 77% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 72% in math and 69% in reading. The school's improved overall rating is notable in that it serves a less-affluent population, with 97% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, 13% more than the city average.

It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Alief Montessori Community School saw its overall rating go from a B to an A. The school is located at 4215 H St. and is a bit smaller, currently serving 272 students, of whom 42% identify as Asian, 36% identify as Hispanic and 17% identify as black.

Niche graded Alief Montessori Community School an A for academics on an A-D scale. The school's latest math proficiency was at 92%, and reading proficiency was 92%.

Two Dimensions Preparatory Academy - Veterans Campus also improved, from B- to A-. The school is located at 12121 Veterans Memorial Drive, Suite and has 214 students currently enrolled.

Niche graded Two Dimensions Preparatory Academy - Veterans Campus an A- for academics on an A-D scale. Its latest math proficiency was at 85%, and reading proficiency was 85%. The school also serves a less-affluent community, with 95% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.

While some charter elementary schools in Houston are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

Want more of the latest intel on Houston schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's charter high schools.

This story was created automatically using data from Niche.com, then reviewed by an editor before publication. Click here for more about how and why Hoodline is automating local news. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.

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