Best School Districts Around Austin

best school districts around austinThe Austin ISD has numerous high performing schools with a few, like the Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Harmony Science Academy and Anderson High School, receiving national acclaim. The Austin ISD as a whole is one of the lesser performing Austin Area School Districts, but has some top rated schools within the district like Bowie High School, Austin High School and Anderson High. If you’re looking for great schools in the Austin ISD, those would be the three districts to check first. The Austin ISD is the largest school district in Austin with 122 schools and 86,000 students. The sheer size of the district is one of the contributing factors in the lower rating.

Health of Austin ISD Forcing Families Further Out

Even though Austin ISD has the most poorly performing schools in the area, they also boast the most highly rated schools than any other district. With the size of the Austin ISD, the highly rated schools intermixed with lower performing schools, recent news of budgetary constraints and threat of school closings, a lot of families are looking into smaller, better performing districts outside the Austin city limits.

Highest Rated School Districts Around Austin

Not only do these smaller school districts offer highly performing schools, smaller classrooms and financially stronger districts, home prices are more affordable than homes within the boundaries of the well performing Austin schools. These benefits are hard to overlook and has prompted an influx of people to these fast growing suburbs of Austin. If you’re looking for options outside of Austin, here are the best school districts around Austin.

#1 Dripping Springs ISD – #53 School District in Texas

Drippings Springs is located just 24 miles southwest of Downtown Austin. With a population of around 1,900 but growing fast and only 5 schools in the district, the community still holds a small town feel. The Dripping Springs ISD is the top rated school district outside Austin and is very regarded liked by parents and students.

Dripping Springs ISD Homes for Sale

New Photos of property located at 302 Jayne Cv $489,900

302 Jayne Cv
Austin, TX

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,302 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 209 Jayne Cv $474,900

209 Jayne Cv
Austin, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,909 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 330 Jayne Cv $489,900

330 Jayne Cv
Austin, TX

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,302 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 127 Terrace Ct $331,500

127 Terrace Ct
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,506 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 8 Anglin Ln $279,900

8 Anglin Ln
Austin, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,267 Ft²
Photos of property located at 415 Harris Dr $289,900

415 Harris Dr
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,198 Ft²
Photos of property located at 902 Kemp Hills Dr $299,900

902 Kemp Hills Dr
Austin, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,713 Ft²
Photos of property located at 345 MIRAFIELD Ln $429,000

345 MIRAFIELD Ln
Austin, TX

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,456 Ft²
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#2 Round Rock ISD – #204 School District in Texas

The Round Rock ISD, is the largest school district outside of Austin. The district serves approximately 45,000 students with 49 schools. Round Rock ISD has 25 Exemplary rated schools, 16 Recognized schools, 4 Academically Acceptable schools and 4 schools not rated. Round Rock’s Westwood High School is one of the best performing schools in the area and has made Newsweek’s Annual Best High Schools in America List at number 47 in the country.

Round Rock ISD Homes for Sale

New Photos of property located at 15517 Ozone Pl $249,000

15517 Ozone Pl
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,422 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 3916 Mocha Trl $253,900

3916 Mocha Trl
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,226 Ft²
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#3 Georgetown ISD – #352 School District in Texas

The Georgetown ISD is a medium size school district that serves Georgetown and parts of Liberty Hill and Round Rock. As Georgetown moves away from being a retirement community to an area that attracts families, the schools have improved tremendously. For those looking for a little bit more space and a cute Downtown district, Georgetown is the ideal place to be.

Georgetown Homes for Sale

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#4 Pflugerville ISD – #386 School District in Texas

The Pflugerville ISD has over 23,000 students enrolled in 28 campuses. Enrollment is expected to double over the next 10 years with projections of over 40,000 students. Pflugerville ISD encompasses 95 square miles and serves Pflugerville, parts of Austin, Coupland, Manor and Round Rock.

Pflugerville ISD Homes for Sale

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#5 Hays CISD – #548 School District in Texas

The Hays CISD is another one of Austin’s fastest growing districts and serves Buda and Kyle. Buda is predicted to have a population boom and grow over 200% in the next decade. As more and more people move to Buda and Kyle versus the northern suburbs, this school district is poised to be one of the areas top performing districts.

Hays CISD Homes for Sale

New Photos of property located at 141 Morrell $174,900

141 Morrell
Kyle, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,680 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 5320 Hartson $179,900

5320 Hartson
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,660 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 2051 Livonia Dr $205,000

2051 Livonia Dr
Buda, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,912 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 188 Lex Word $159,930

188 Lex Word
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,638 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 129 Ferrule Dr $167,000

129 Ferrule Dr
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,625 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 141 Dropper $168,000

141 Dropper
Kyle, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,721 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 231 Brian Ln $164,950

231 Brian Ln
Kyle, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,833 Ft²
Photos of property located at 210 Pincea Pl $292,865

210 Pincea Pl
San Marcos, TX

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,958 Ft²
Photos of property located at 612 Roseberry St $229,000

612 Roseberry St
Buda, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,569 Ft²
Photos of property located at 117 Ashwood S $189,000

117 Ashwood S
Kyle, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,444 Ft²
Photos of property located at 704 W Blanco St $285,000

704 W Blanco St
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,537 Ft²
Photos of property located at 166 Sloan Rd $199,900

166 Sloan Rd
Buda, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,130 Ft²
Photos of property located at 6932 Newman Blvd $320,000

6932 Newman Blvd
Kyle, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,800 Ft²
Photos of property located at 1254 Star Meadow Dr $185,000

1254 Star Meadow Dr
Kyle, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,529 Ft²
Photos of property located at 206 Gable St $272,500

206 Gable St
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,120 Ft²
Photos of property located at 161 Strawn $215,000

161 Strawn
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,146 Ft²
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