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Charter Schools Among 'Best Schools' for Central Texas

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AUSTIN—A list of the best schools in Central Texas has been released, and many charter schools have made the cut.

The list was released Monday by children's advocacy and research group Children at Risk during a ceremony. Plaques were given to the top schools who made the list.

Children at Risk graded about 300 schools in the area. The non-profit looked at 14 criteria for the high schools, including state testing scores, graduation, attendance rates and course work.

For middle schools, Children at Risk looked at STAAR test performance, reading and math gains, and attendance.

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