FWAFA’s dedication to hard work has resulted in its ranking in the top 17% nationwide, solidifying its position as one of the premier choices for local high schools.

According to U.S. News & World Report, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts(FWAFA) has surpassed all predictions and secured a notable placement in the top 17% of the National Rankings. FWAFA demonstrates its outstanding academic excellence, achieving an impressive rating of 93.9 out of 100. This information stems from a thorough assessment of more than 25,000 schools, with 18,000 schools ranked based on their academic achievements, college preparedness, and state evaluations.

“I am so proud of this phenomenal recognition. I am a true believer in the power that a fine arts education has on increasing student academic achievement. Through the arts, students are exposed to integrated literacy, problem solving, communication, and collaboration – all 21st century work skills. Way to go, students and teachers!” Dr. Jennifer Jackson, FWAFA Principal

Dr. Anika Perkins, President/CEO and Superintendent of Texas Center for Arts + Academics (TCA+A), FWAFA’s charter holder, comments, “I would like to congratulate Dr. Jackson, Ms. Wallace, the students, staff, and parents in helping FWAFA’s high school to be ranked as an award-winning high school in the country.” U.S. News states, “Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts’ high ranking earned it eligibility to display a U.S. News Best High School Award Badge. Badge eligibility recognizes educational excellence.”

FWAFA excelled in various areas of the report, including diversity and state testing, solidifying their position as a top high school option in the Fort Worth area. Learn more about the findings:


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