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

Photos of property located at 198 Bradshaw Dr $550,000

198 Bradshaw Dr
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,671 Ft²
Photos of property located at 330 Grafton Ln $425,000

330 Grafton Ln
Austin, TX

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,458 Ft²
Photos of property located at 110 Sandpiper Cv $427,700

110 Sandpiper Cv
Austin, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,828 Ft²
Photos of property located at 509 Ledge Stone Dr $429,000

509 Ledge Stone Dr
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,530 Ft²
Photos of property located at 365 Ledge Stone Dr $429,900

365 Ledge Stone Dr
Austin, TX

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,921 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 7428 Tovar Dr $249,900

7428 Tovar Dr
Austin, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,838 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

New Photos of property located at 2328 Rodeo Dr $305,900

2328 Rodeo Dr
Austin, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,173 Ft²
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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 124 Brandons Way $145,000

124 Brandons Way
Buda, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,375 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 410 Pinafore St $324,900

410 Pinafore St
Buda, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,727 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 132 Breccia Cv $224,900

132 Breccia Cv
Buda, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,423 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 1480 Twin Cv $155,000

1480 Twin Cv
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,275 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 163 Edwin $189,900

163 Edwin
Kyle, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,536 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 188 Waterloo Dr $164,900

188 Waterloo Dr
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,509 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 270 Crooked Crk $272,500

270 Crooked Crk
Buda, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,850 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 911 Hawk Dr $310,000

911 Hawk Dr
Manchaca, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,711 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 221 Llama Loop $128,000

221 Llama Loop
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,711 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 5842 Negley $167,500

5842 Negley
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,664 Ft²
Photos of property located at 184 Birdwell Ln $209,900

184 Birdwell Ln
Buda, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,557 Ft²
Photos of property located at 121 Beech Dr $129,000

121 Beech Dr
Kyle, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,660 Ft²
Photos of property located at 725 Apricot Dr $195,000

725 Apricot Dr
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,834 Ft²
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