The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released their 2011 Accountability Ratings yesterday. We’re in the process of updating all of our home search by school pages so we’ll have the most up to date information, but thought we’d give you some of the highlights.
Austin School Districts at a Glance
- Austin ISD – Academically Acceptable
- Dripping Springs ISD – Recognized
- Eanes ISD – Exemplary
- Lago Vista ISD – Recognized
- Lake Travis ISD – Exemplary
- Leander ISD – Recognized
- Pflugerville ISD – Academically Acceptable
- Round Rock ISD – Academically Acceptable
Fewer School Districts Rated Exemplary
Both the Dripping Springs ISD and the Lago Vista ISD dropped their overall district ratings from Exemplary to Recognized. Because both have such a small number of schools in their districts (9 and 3 respectively), one school dropping from Exemplary to Recognized dragged down their overall rating.
Eanes and Lake Travis ISD’s Still Exemplary
The two districts that held on to their Exemplary ratings were the Eanes ISD and the Lake Travis ISD. Parents who invested in homes in the Eanes and Lake Travis ISD can breathe easy.
Round Rock and Pflugerville ISD Dropped
The Round Rock ISD and Pflugerville ISD went from Recognized overall district ratings to Academically Acceptable districts, which was a bit surprising. Both districts have historically had good reputations and earned high ratings. But, as each of these districts are very large with 51 schools in the Round Rock ISD and 27 schools in the Pflugerville ISD, I would focus on choosing one of the top rated schools within the district rather than abandoning the district altogether.
Leander and Austin ISD Ratings Remained the Same
The Leander ISD held onto its Recognized rating and the Austin ISD held onto its Academically Acceptable rating.
How Did Individual Schools Fare?
Use the links below to find out how the individual schools in each district fared.
- Austin ISD 2011 TEA Ratings
- Dripping Springs ISD 2011 TEA Ratings
- Eanes ISD 2011 TEA Ratings
- Lago Vista ISD 2011 TEA Ratings
- Lake Travis ISD 2011 TEA Ratings
- Leander ISD 2011 TEA Ratings
- Pflugerville ISD 2011 TEA Ratings
- Round Rock ISD 2011 TEA Ratings
How Do School Ratings Impact Home Buyers?
When you’re looking for a home, whether you have kids or not, its always a good idea to look at the school’s ratings. Historically, homes in good school districts have held their values better than homes in inferior school districts.
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