Health Careers, Clark, O’Connor, Fernandez and Scobee named best public schools in San Antonio

May 21, 2013

Once again, Health Careers is the No. 1 high school in the San Antonio area, according to Children at Risk, a Houston-based nonprofit organization that researches and ranks public schools.

Clark was No. 6 and O’Connor was No. 8 in the high school rankings.

In the elementary category, Fernandez was ranked No. 3 and Scobee was No. 5.

Health Careers was also named the top high school for Math and Science and No. 6 high school in the state.

"We are pleased that Health Careers High School was again named the top high school in San Antonio, but we are also disappointed that some very good schools did not make the grade according to their criteria,” says Dr. Brian Woods, Superintendent. “All schools have great potential and that potential is increased when parents partner with the teachers to positively impact children."

This year Children at Risk began categorizing schools using letter grades A through F.

Their methodology includes 14 criteria for judging high schools and elementary schools and 8 criteria for judging middle schools. The criteria range from graduation and attendance rates to growth and STAAR testing scores.

To view the full San Antonio rankings, go to


Pictured from left to right- Scobee ES Principal Ron Tatsch, Dr. Brian Woods, O’Connor HS Principal Jackie Horras, Health Careers HS Principal Dottie Hall, Clark HS Vice Principal Melissa Grijalva, and Fernandez ES Principal Michella Wheat.