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 505 Aspen Dr $549,900

505 Aspen Dr
Austin, TX

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,795 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 720 Harris Dr $339,900

720 Harris Dr
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,357 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 174 Drury Ln $360,000

174 Drury Ln
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,685 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 250 Kiras Ct $330,000

250 Kiras Ct
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,397 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 116 Big Sky Cv $549,000

116 Big Sky Cv
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,172 Ft²
Photos of property located at 285 Sand Hills Ln $539,990

285 Sand Hills Ln
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,618 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 8703 Sparta Ln $285,000

8703 Sparta Ln
Austin, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,595 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 9105 Skye Cv $660,000

9105 Skye Cv
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,033 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 10404 Yucca Dr $499,900

10404 Yucca Dr
Austin, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,579 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 12624 Pony Ln $415,000

12624 Pony Ln
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,454 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 2381 Bebee Rd $249,000

2381 Bebee Rd
Kyle, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,855 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 592 FM 967 #A $259,000

592 FM 967 #A
Buda, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,575 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 257 Haupt $174,900

257 Haupt
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,330 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 126 Regent Cv $164,500

126 Regent Cv
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,509 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 151 Campos $214,999

151 Campos
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,848 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 256 Birch Dr $195,000

256 Birch Dr
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,674 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 178 Pimlico $169,900

178 Pimlico
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,312 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 113 Primrose Dr $324,900

113 Primrose Dr
Kyle, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,765 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 328 Langely $185,000

328 Langely
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,462 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 308 Fox Glove Dr $229,000

308 Fox Glove Dr
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,728 Ft²
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