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Simmons ranked in top 12 of private schools nationally and top 3 of all Texas schools

The U.S. News & World Report 2023 rankings place the Simmons School in the top tier of graduate education schools. Read more.

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Simmons Research

Simmons researchers design projects to have real-world impact on regional and national education and applied physiology. Read more.

Dr. Dominique Baker

World-class Faculty

Dr. Dominique Baker has been recognized as one of the top 200 education scholars who help shape public discourse. She is featured in the 2022 Edu-Scholar Public Influence rankings posted annually in Education Week. Her research focuses on the impact of education policy on the access and success of underrepresented students in higher education. Read more.

West Dallas Stem Focused School

West Dallas STEM-focused school

The Toyota USA Foundation, Simmons School, and Dallas ISD have formed a partnership to develop a K-8th grade STEM-focused school. Read more.

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