Uplift Education

Company Information

Uplift Education is the largest, FREE public charter school network in North Texas.  Established in 1996 with one school in Irving, we have now grown to a network serving nearly 20,000 scholars in pre-k through 12th grade on 21 campuses across the D/FW metroplex.  Our schools have received national recognition and 100% of our graduates have been accepted to college.

Each school provides free, college-preparatory education in a community that has limited high quality public education options. Our goal is to completely CLOSE the achievement gap between students, regardless of their ethnic or socio-economic background, while ensuring that 100% of our students graduate and enroll in college. Uplift’s big goal is for 70% of its graduates to earn a college degree within six years.

Uplift Education is a non-profit organization.

Network Highlights

State Accountability  

Earned a "B" rating (87) by the Texas Education Agency, surpassing many of the surrounding districts.

  International Baccalaureate  

Currently, 100% of our eligible primary, middle and high schools are International Baccalaureate® authorized, making us the largest IB district in Texas and the second largest in the nation.

All of our high schools are authorized for the IB Diploma Programme.


Class of 2020


865 graduating seniors submitted over 7,100 applications and were accepted to over 570 different colleges and universities throughout the nation.
■ 39 Ivy League & Top 100 college acceptances
■ $115 million awarded in scholarships & grants
■ 80% will be first in their family to attend college

  College persistence  

Our long term goal is for 70% of all our graduates to earn a college degree within 6 years of high school graduation.


100% of Uplift’s eligible high schools were named among the Best High Schools in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report for 2020. All of our schools were within the top 12%.

3 high schools named in top 300 schools in nation by Jay Mathews Challenge Index.

  Free/Reduced Lunch  

70% of our  scholars are on free or reduced lunch.


Our Mission

  • Uplift's mission is to create and sustain public schools of excellence that empower students to reach their highest potential in college and the global marketplace and that inspire in students a life-long love of learning, achievement, and service in order to positively change their world.

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