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 130 Cork Ln $405,000

130 Cork Ln
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,583 Ft²
Photos of property located at 220 Mallet Ct $524,999

220 Mallet Ct
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,393 Ft²
Photos of property located at 114 Drury Ln $359,500

114 Drury Ln
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,553 Ft²
Photos of property located at 14405 Echo Blf $590,000

14405 Echo Blf
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,308 Ft²
Photos of property located at 719 Catalina Ln $415,677

719 Catalina Ln
Austin, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,590 Ft²
Photos of property located at 210 BIG HORN Cir $605,000

210 BIG HORN Cir
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,497 Ft²
Photos of property located at 583 Merion Dr $495,159

583 Merion Dr
Austin, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,113 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 290 Crooked Crk $332,198

290 Crooked Crk
Buda, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,840 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 260 Goddard $198,500

260 Goddard
Kyle, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,896 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 5295-C Dacy Ln $169,900

5295-C Dacy Ln
Buda, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,680 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 210 Botana Way $307,000

210 Botana Way
Buda, TX

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,870 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 190 Wildcat Draw $295,900

190 Wildcat Draw
Buda, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,649 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 2008 Ramage $267,914

2008 Ramage
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,250 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 434 Atlantis $139,000

434 Atlantis
Kyle, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,247 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 141 Campos $244,900

141 Campos
Kyle, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,240 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 141 Buttercup St $189,000

141 Buttercup St
Kyle, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,488 Ft²
New Photos of property located at 173 Gable St $320,000

173 Gable St
Kyle, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,300 Ft²
Photos of property located at 5341 Hartson $225,000

5341 Hartson
Kyle, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,340 Ft²
Photos of property located at 724 Oyster Crk $259,000

724 Oyster Crk
Buda, TX

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,109 Ft²
Photos of property located at 1222 STAR Mdw $200,000

1222 STAR Mdw
Kyle, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,840 Ft²
Photos of property located at 151 Sunnyside Dr $237,038

151 Sunnyside Dr
Kyle, TX

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,023 Ft²
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Need to Be Closer to Town?

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