Newsweek named Northwest Early College High School one of the best high schools in the country for helping students "Beat the Odds." The magazine's “Beat the Odds” ranking recognizes schools that prepare low-income students for college.
Northwest ECHS, in the Canutillo Independent School District, was ranked number 271 with a 95.2 percent graduation rate and 86.4 percent college-bound rate, despite more than 62 percent of its students being low-income, according to Newsweek.
“Our faculty and staff are vested in the success of our students and they are the reason why we are succeeding at a national level,” said Northwest ECHS Principal Tracy Speaker. “The challenges of earning an associate’s degree with a high school diploma are rigorous, and Northwest students rise to the occasion despite whatever economic hardships they may be experiencing.
Other El Paso schools that made the list are the Transmountain Early College High School in the El Paso Independent School District, ranked 3rd, and the Valle Verde Early College High in the Ysleta Independent School District, ranked 39th.