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 220 Brighton Ln $566,900

220 Brighton Ln
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,182 Ft²
Photos of property located at 123 Denise Cv $596,402

123 Denise Cv
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,346 Ft²
Photos of property located at 683 Emma Loop $614,290

683 Emma Loop
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,016 Ft²
Photos of property located at 212 Jayne Cv $537,330

212 Jayne Cv
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,775 Ft²
Photos of property located at 168 Rocky Spot Dr $541,028

168 Rocky Spot Dr
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,573 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

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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 981 Goldenrod St $174,900

981 Goldenrod St
Kyle, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,881 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 332 Strawn $182,500

332 Strawn
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,392 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 408 Wincliff $266,285

408 Wincliff
Buda, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,817 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 911 Oyster Creek $399,990

911 Oyster Creek
Buda, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,106 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 173 Opal Lake Dr $157,000

173 Opal Lake Dr
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,580 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 211 Bluestem St $165,500

211 Bluestem St
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,650 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 437 Oyster Crk $249,900

437 Oyster Crk
Buda, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,814 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 461 Sweet Gum $239,900

461 Sweet Gum
Kyle, TX

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,836 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 4120 Mather $211,000

4120 Mather
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,620 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 400 Spruce Dr $219,990

400 Spruce Dr
Kyle, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,484 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 612 Rockhurst St $210,000

612 Rockhurst St
Buda, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,113 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 1461 Kirby $399,999

1461 Kirby
Kyle, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,903 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 242 Oxford Dr $193,900

242 Oxford Dr
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,935 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 116 Teasley $174,000

116 Teasley
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,306 Ft²
Photos of property located at 270 Bowie $245,616

270 Bowie
Kyle, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,089 Ft²
Photos of property located at 291 Sundown $227,520

291 Sundown
Buda, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,114 Ft²
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