Mesquite Independent School District 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. 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.