Top 3 School Districts in Austin

Top 3 School Districts in AustinAustin is known for a lot of things from live music to funky food trucks, but it’s also know for it’s highly rated schools. For home buyers with kids, or who plan to have kids, schools will likely be an important factor in your home buying decision. But, even if you don’t have school aged children, schools should be a consideration when buying a home. Historically, homes in the best school districts have held their value better than homes in inferior school districts. And, if you find yourself needing to sell, you’ll want to be in a position to attract the most buyers.

This post was based on information gathered from and each district’s website.

Top 3 School Districts in Austin

We’re often asked “Where are the best schools in Austin?” To help answer this question, we’ve put together a list of the Top 3 School Districts in and around Austin Texas.

#1: Eanes ISD – Exemplary Rated School District

The Eanes Independent School District is not only one of the best school districts in the Austin area but one of the best in all of the state of Texas. Eanes ISD spans 31.2 square miles of the Texas Hill Country which includes a small part of West Austin as well as, the municipalities of Rollingwood and West Lake Hills, TX. Eanes serves approximately 7,480 students at 9 schools. Seven of the nine schools have been recognized as U.S. Blue Ribbon Schools and, as of 2009, all nine schools were named Exemplary (the highest rating) by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

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#2: Lake Travis ISD- Exemplary Rated School District

The Lake Travis Independent School is located in Southwest Austin and Northwest Austin near gorgeous Lake Travis. Lake Travis school district serves 6,500 students within its 8 campuses. One of the best schools in the district is Lake Travis High School challenging their students with an aggressive class schedule as well as allowing their students to deeply engage themselves in 1 of the 6 Institutes of Study.

These Institutes of Study at Lake Travis High School are:

  • Advanced Sciences and Medicine
  • Veterinary and Agricultural Science
  • Math, Engineering and Architecture
  • Business, Finance and Marketing
  • Humanities, Technology and Communications
  • Fine Arts

The students of Lake Travis High School are encouraged to choose one of the institutes and pursue the area of study in depth. Lake Travis High School is also one of 30 schools in the nation to pilot the High School of Business program for students considering an MBA in the future.

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#3: Leander ISD – Recognized Rated School District

The Leander Independent School District is located in Northwest Austin with a small part of the district in Travis County and the majority in Williamson County. One of the fastest growing school districts, the Leander ISD has 37 campuses serving approximately 29,700 students.

Leander ISD Focuses on 3 Key Elements

  • Continually improving world-class curriculum
  • Teaching and modeling ethical behavior
  • Encouraging parent and community involvement

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Don’t Need to Be in the City Limits of Austin?

Why not consider one of the school districts around Austin? Check out Best School Districts Around Austin.

Looking to Buy in Austin’s Best School Districts?

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