Central Texas Rankings (PANDEMIC EDITION)

Due to the pandemic, this year’s rankings will focus on three-year analyses that showcase campus and district consistency overtime via its Three Year Strong ranking. Overall, in Austin, there are 145 high performing schools which are A or B Pandemic Edition Ranked schools: 77 elementary schools, 46 middle schools, and 22 high schools. Austin has 3 Pandemic Proof Schools: 1 elementary school and 2 middle schools. There is 1 Consistent Gold Ribbon Elementary School. For the newest ranking, PaceSetter Schools, Austin has 6 elementary schools.

Watch our Press Conference with the top-performing Central Texas Schools HERE. You can also download the full regional rankings lists via the buttons below.

Top 10 Public High Schools in Austin

1. Lasa H S, Austin ISD

2. Richards School for Young Women Leadership Academy, Austin ISD

3. Westlake H S, Eanes ISD

4.Chaparral Star Academy, Chaparral Star Academy

5. Bowie H S, Austin ISD

6. Westwood H S, Round Rock ISD

7. Meridian World School, Meridian World School

8. Nyos Charter School, Nyos Charter School

9. Gateway College Preparatory School, Orenda Charter School

10. Round Rock HS, Round Rock ISD

Top 5 Middle Schools in Austin

1. Canyon Vista Middle, Round Rock ISD

2. James Garland Walsh Middle, Round Rock ISD

3. Hill Country Middle, Eanes ISD

4. Richards School for Young Women Leadership Academy, Austin ISD

5. Canyon Ridge Middle, Leander ISD

Top 5 Elementary Schools in Austin

1. Canyon Creek Elementary, Round Rock ISD

2. Cactus Ranch Elementary, Round Rock ISD

3. Laurel Mountain Elementary, Round Rock ISD

4. Patsy Sommer Elementary, Round Rock ISD

5. Spicewood Elementary, Round Rock ISD

Consistent Gold Ribbon Elementary Schools

Gold Ribbon Schools are schools that are neither a charter nor magnet, have a high concentration of economically disadvantaged students, and receive an A or B grade. Below is the top Gold Ribbon School in Austin.

1. Graham Elementary, Austin ISD

PaceSetter Elementary Schools

Pace Setters are Gold Ribbon eligible schools (schools with 75% or more of a campus’ students classified as low-income that do not classify as charter or magnet programs) that have shown significant improvements from prior years and are on track to becoming Gold Ribbon schools in the future.

1. Widen Elementary, Austin ISD

2. Hemphill Elementary, Hays CISD

3. Norman Elementary, Austin ISD

4. Camino Real Elementary, Hays CISD

5. Metz Elementary, Austin ISD

6. Pickle Elementary, Austin ISD

Pandemic Proof Elementary Schools

Pandemic Proof Schools are schools with 75% or more of a campus’ students classified as low-income that have been classified as high performing campuses (receiving A or B C@R Grades) for three years running.

1. Graham Elementary, Austin ISD

The omission of any school or district in any ranking or sublist is based on methodological decisions related to available data and does not reflect positive or negative statements.

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