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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Schools That Work| Case Study

Manor New Technology High School

Grades 9-12 | Manor, TX

Project-Based Learning: Success Start to Finish

In a small town, about 12 miles east of Austin, Texas, Manor New Technology High School is a devoted to teaching every subject to every student through project-based learning.

What this School is Achieving


Since focusing on project-based learning, this school has achieved the following:


14% growth in math
10% growth in reading
11% growth in science

Manor New Tech High School has graduated two classes with an average annual graduation rate of 98%. Additionally, 96% of students in the first two classes were admitted to college, and more than 50% of those admitted were first-generation college students.

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