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MVHS Ranks Among Top 40% of High Schools Nationwide in New U.S. News & World Report Ranking

CASTROVILLE, TX, MAY 10, 2020- Medina Valley High School today announced their receipt of the prestigious “Best High School” designation by the U.S. News & World Report. The designation is given to schools who rank among the top 40 percent of high schools nationwide.

For the study, U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools considered 17,792 high schools of which MVHS ranked No. 4,839. For the State of Texas MVHS ranked No. 400 out of 2,075 and No. 25 among 89 traditional high schools the San Antonio, TX metropolitan area.

U.S. News & World Report considers a number of different factors when determining a school’s score. The criteria include college readiness, graduation rate, and test scores among others.

According to the report, MVHS boasts a graduation rate of 99% and a student-teacher ratio of 17:1.

The full report on MVHS can be found online at Additionally, ranking information on the San Antonio Metropolitan area is available at

About Best High Schools 2020

U.S. News 2020 Best High Schools numerically ranked nearly 18,000 schools nationwide this year. 

The Best High Schools rankings, available online only, are produced in conjunction with RTI International, a global research firm. U.S. News doesn’t collect data directly from high schools – all data comes directly from official third-party sources. U.S. News receives AP and IB data directly from the College Board and International Baccalaureate, respectively, for use in the rankings. The state assessment data and graduation rates are from each state, and other data comes from the U.S. Department of Education Common Core of Data.

The 2020 edition of Best High Schools includes a numerical ranking of nearly all public high schools in each state and each census-designated metropolitan area with three or more high schools, as well as the Best STEM Schools ranking and comprehensive Best Charter Schools and Best Magnet Schools rankings. There are also rankings of high schools for school districts with three or more high schools.

With today’s launch, U.S. News has published detailed school-specific information on enrollment, graduation rates, student body demographics, location, school type and results of state assessments, as well as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests.

For more information on how U.S. News evaluates public high schools, please see the methodology and visit the Morse Code blog.

About Medina Valley ISD

Medina Valley ISD encompasses 300 square miles and is located west of San Antonio. The proud students of the Panther Nation come from Castroville, La Coste, Rio Medina, Dunlay, Mico, parts of San Antonio and surrounding areas.  The District has approximately 5,900 students with 7 campuses: 4 elementary, 2 middle and 1 high school. Over the past several years, Medina Valley has seen consistent increasing growth in student enrollment with an increase of 7% – 10% every year. 

The District consistently outscores all State averages in accountability ratings and testing, producing well-rounded career-minded students. The school community is constantly evolving from year to year with new state of the art facilities and building additions. The District excels in all academic and athletic extracurricular activities and has a large fan base for all activities.