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Recognitions & Distinctions

NYOS Charter School's recognitions and distinctions have included, but have not been limited to the following:
Niche 2024 Ratings:
    • #269 of 11,594 Most Diverse School Districts in America
    • #185 of 1052 Best School Districts in Texas
    • #8 of 30 Best Districts with the Best Teachers 
U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools 2024 Rankings
Voted Austin Family Magazine Reader's Poll Favorite Charter School 2023
Featured on Austin Stays Weird - Austin's Best Schools 2023
Voted Austin Family Magazine Reader's Poll Favorite Charter School 2022
Recognized in 2022 by Transcend and the Texas Public Charter Schools Association by the Canopy Project for School Innovation.
U.S. News & World Report Best High School 2022 Rankings:
    • #986 Best National High School
    • #194 Best Charter High School in the Nation
    • #116 Best Texas High Schools
    • #10 Best Austin Area High School
Niche 2021 Ratings:
    • #3 Best Charter Elementary School
    • #3 Best Charter High School 
ATX Guides 2020 Best Schools in Austin:
      • Listed as one of the Best Elementary Schools in Austin
      • Listed as one of the Top 3 charter schools among the Best Elementary Schools in Austin
Austin Family Magazine 2022 & 2019 Readers' Poll Award for Favorite Charter School
TEA Accountability "A" Rating Most recent rating received in 2019 with a score of 92 and distinctions in:
      • Graduation rate
      • STAAR Performance
      • College, Career & Military Readiness
Children at Risk Top 10 High Schools in Greater Austin Area for 10 Years in a Row as of 2020:
      • Based on the evaluation of 47 public high schools in the seven counties of Greater Austin (Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties).
      • Researchers base their methodology on 14 measures of performance to evaluate how well Austin public schools are preparing students for post-secondary success. Among this is the graduation rate, participation in advanced coursework, and performance on college entrance exams.
Texas Charter Schools Association:
      • 2018 Leader of the Year - Kathleen Zimmermann
      • 2018 Teacher of the Year Runner Up - Nekeida Pierce
Level 4 certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools™:
      • NYOS Level 4 
      • NYOS Level 3 
      • NYOS Level 2 
      • NYOS Level 1 
Texas Education Agency Pre-K Center of Excellence
The Daily Beast: Distinction in America’s 100 Best High Schools of 2014
Austin Monthly: 2015 Best Public High Schools in Austin
      • #2 Best High School