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Posted on: May 1, 2017

MISD announces major awards

For the second year in a row, West Mesquite High School earned a silver distinction on the U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools list. West Mesquite placed in the top 10 percent of Texas high schools. Poteet High School, which earned bronze in 2016, moved up to silver distinction on the 2017 list and ranked in the top 8.8 percent of Texas public schools. Mesquite High School and North Mesquite High School earned bronze distinction in 2017. "This is quite an accomplishment for these campuses and for our district," said Superintendent Dr. David Vroonland. "Remember this is at a national level, not just state level." The magazine reviewed nearly 28,500 U.S. public high schools; 589 Texas schools made the rankings. There are nearly 2,000 public high schools in Texas.


Also, for the fourth year in a row, the NAMM Foundation has recognized Mesquite ISD as one of the "2017 Best Communities for Music Education" for its outstanding commitment to music education. MISD is one of only 4 percent of districts across the nation to the honored with this prestigious award. "It is an honor to be recognized nationally for the work are doing for our music students in Mesquite," said Director of Fine Arts Steve Andre. "Studies show that students who study music have improved language abilities, increased self confidence, increased attention span and tend to score higher on standardized tests. It is an honor to be in a district who believes in the benefits of a quality music education."

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