As summer comes to an end, families all across Austin are preparing their kids for a new school year. The Texas Education Agency recently released new ratings for each Texas school based on the new accountability rating system. Under the new system, schools were evaluated based on four indexes: student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and post-secondary readiness. The new STAAR tests as well as graduation rates and other factors were assessed to determine each school's final rating. Based on these evaluations, schools were rated as "Met Standard", "Improvement Required" or "Not Rated". In order to achieve the "Met Standard" rating, schools must meet or surpass the target score for each index. Individual schools can also earn specific distictions based on student performance in reading, writing and math. Each school was measured in comparison to 40 other schools with similar demographics in order to achieve the most accurate ratings.
Our friends at Texas American Title just released their 2013-2014 school guide, and we have summarized the information below about Austin area school districts. Since all the Austin area districts achieved a "Met Standard" rating, we have included the specific score for student achievement to distinguish each district. See where each school district ranks below:
Austin Area School District Ratings 2013
|School District||District Accountability Rating
|Austin ISD||78 out of 100- Met Standard||84,612||14:1|
|Eanes ISD||96 out of 100- Met Standard||7,498||13:1|
|Georgetown ISD||83 out of 100- Met Standard||10,443||13:1|
|Hays CISD||76 out of 100- Met Standard||14,649||15:1|
|Lake Travis ISD||94 out of 100- Met Standard||6,577||15:1|
|Leander ISD||89 out of 100- Met Standard||30,454||15:1|
|Pflugerville ISD||81 out of 100- Met Standard||22,060||15:1|
|Round Rock ISD||88 out of 100- Met Standard||43,008||15:1|
As you can see, the top performing districts in the Austin area were Eanes ISD, Lake Travis ISD, Leander ISD and Lake Travis ISD. Here's a little more detailed information about these school districts:
Eanes ISD is the highest rated district and serves a small section of West Austin, whose boundaries are Lake Austin (North), the Barton Creek Greenbelt (East), the Lost Creek and Barton Creek neighborhoods (South) and just outside Bee Cave and 6D Ranch (West). As West Austin tends to be a higher priced area, homes in Eanes ISD typically range from the $400s to over one million. Click here to search for homes in Eanes ISD.
Lake Travis ISD ranks closely behind Eanes ISD and serves the cities of Bee Cave and Lakeway. Its boundaries are Lake Travis (North), Lake Austin and the Barton Creek area (East), Ranch Road 3238 (South) and Lake Austin and the Perdenales River (West). Homes here range from suburban homes priced in the $300s to extravagent custom built properties. Click here to search for homes in Lake Travis ISD.
Leander ISD is ranked 3rd on our list and its boundaries are Highway 29 (North), the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park (East), Panther Hollow Creek (South), and Lake Austin and The Balcones Canyonland Preserve (West) in the Northwest Austin area. While ranch properties in this area can be priced in the millions, there are many affordable communities available as well. Click here to search for homes in Leander ISD.
Round Rock ISD was ranked just one point lower than Leander ISD and is located just north of Austin. Its boundaries extend to County Road 111 (North), Highway 130 (East), St. Edward's Park and the Great Hills neighborhood (South) and the Canyon Creek neighborhood (West). Of all the top districts, Round Rock is the most affordable with family-friendly suburban communities being developed every day. Click here to search for homes in Round Rock ISD.
Don't see the school district you're looking for? Click here to view our Austin Area School District Page, where you can search for homes in all Austin area school districts by map or by using our comprehensive list.
The information in the table above has been provided by Texas American Title Company, who gathered data from the school districts and the Texas Education Agency. While we do our best to provide the most accurate information, these figures are approximations and are for general information purposes only. For the most current information about district boundaries, school locations or attendance, please contact the school districts directly.