Based on rigorous analysis of student and parent reviews, state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, and more these 10 Central Texas districts are the cream of the crop according to the annual report card from Niche.com for the 2018 school year.
1. Eanes ISD
Overall Grade: A+ | Number of Students: 7,971 | Number of Schools: 12
Spanning 31.2 square miles of scenic Texas Hill Country in Travis County, with over 8,000 students enrolled in 2018 this top rated district boasts high test scores and a comprehensive curriculum and a variety of enrichment opportunities.
2. Lake Travis ISD
Overall Grade: A+ | Number of Students: 8,833 | Number of Schools: 10
The Lake Travis Independent School District is located alongside the south shore of picturesque Lake Travis in the Texas Hill Country, about 20 miles west of Austin. LTISD spans 118.2 square miles with a reputation for excellence in academic and extracurricular programs, modern and well-equipped facilities and dedicated, highly-qualified staff.
3. Leander ISD
Overall Grade: A+ | Number of Students: 36,211 | Number of Schools: 42
LISD is one of the fastest growing school districts in the state, educating more than 38,000 students at its 41 campuses. The district encompasses nearly 200 square miles. LISD strives to close the achievement gap, ensure students exit our system college and career ready, and focus on the whole student, ensuring that every student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged.
4. Georgetown ISD
Overall Grade: A+ | Number of Students: 10,651 | Number of Schools: 19
The district is large, covering 180.3 square miles, and has just over 10,000 students. Georgetown high school is a 5A public school accredited by the Texas Education Agency. They strive to be the home of the most inspired students served by the most empowered leaders.
5. Dripping Springs ISD
Overall Grade: A+ | Number of Students: 5,421 | Number of Schools: 7
Dripping Springs ISD is located in the northwest portion of Hays County (approximately 20 miles west of Austin) and offers a comprehensive curriculum based on the goal of student achievement at the highest level. DSISD serves approximately 6,000 students through 7 schools. Dripping Springs ISD also has been recognized for its financial accountability.
6. Round Rock ISD
Overall Grade: A+ | Number of Students: 47,251 | Number of Schools: 63
Round Rock ISD is located in southern Williamson County and northwest Travis County and includes the City of Round Rock and portions of the City of Austin and the City of Cedar Park. The area covers 110 square miles encompassing high tech manufacturing and urban retail centers, suburban neighborhoods, and farm and ranch land.
Roughly 47,500 students attend the district’s five high schools, ten middle schools, 33 elementary schools, and two alternative learning centers. Enrollment grows by nearly 1,000 students per year.
7. Wimberley ISD
Overall Grade: A | Number of Students: 2,120 | Number of Schools: 4
Wimberley Independent School District is a public school district based in Wimberley, Texas, United States. In addition to Wimberley, the district serves the city of Woodcreek. Wimberley ISD is a close knit community with a great student to teacher ratio that allows for very engaged teachers and a better understanding of the academics.
8. Pflugerville ISD
Overall Grade: A | Number of Students: 23,948 | Number of Schools: 30
Pflugerville Independent School District, founded in 1902, is a fast-growth district located in Northeast Travis County. The District encompasses approximately ninety-five square miles and includes all or part of six municipalities including Pflugerville, Austin, Coupland, Hutto, Manor and Round Rock.
9. Austin ISD
Overall Grade: A | Number of Students: 84,564 | Number of Schools: 133
The Austin Independent School District is the fifth-largest school district in Texas and serves approximately 83,000 students at 130 schools. AISD is a diverse, urban school district that is making great progress in student academic achievement.
10. Liberty Hill ISD
Overall Grade: A- | Number of Students: 3,218 | Number of Schools: 7
Liberty Hill is a rural community in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, 30 miles northwest of Austin. The 100 square miles of the school district is located entirely within western Williamson County, one of the fastest growing counties in the state as well as the nation.
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