Best Dallas Elementary Schools
The 2020 best Dallas elementary schools lists on this page identify the traditional open enrollment, selective enrollment and charter elementary schools located in the Dallas area that scored highest on the 2019 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) evaluations administered statewide by the Texas Education Agency.
To make the evaluation of each schools’s academic performance more precise and meaningful, an academic performance index that indicates the relative combined STAAR score of each Texas elementary and intermediate school has been constructed. This mean that a school with an academic performance index level at 93.4, for example, has a combined STAAR score that equals 93.4 percent the combined score of the state’s top performing elementary school. Each school also has been assigned an academic performance score based on its rank in the overall academic performance index. Schools that rank among top 10 percent of schools included this study received an academic performance score of 10, schools in the next lower ninth decile received a score of 9, and so on.
Accountability ratings awarded by the TEA in were not considered in this ranking analysis since in addition to STAAR scores these ratings take into account factors that generally have no meaningful linkage to the academic performance of individual students, such as changes in student performance at the school on the STAAR evaluations from one year to the next. Such factors may be meaningful to administrators and teachers, but not to most parents or students. Also not considered in this study are frequently, sometimes purposefully, misleading subjective factors such as opinions of self-selected contributors of anonymous parent and student reviews and "expert insights" regarding teacher quality.
Clicking on these 2020 top Dallas open enrollment elementary schools, 2020 top Dallas selective enrollment elementary schools and 2020 top Dallas charter elementary schools jump links displays these rankings. A comprehensive list of Dallas area public elementary schools and additional information about how the rankings were derived are provided on this complete Texas public elementary schools rankings page.
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Open enrollment elementary schools
Of the 1,203 DFW public elementary and intermediate schools included in this best Dallas elementary schools analysis, 1,060 are traditional open enrollment schools which are operated by local independent schools districts and where the only requirement for admittance is student residency in the school's attendance area. The DFW open enrollment schools that ranked highest in this 2020 analysis and the DFW towns and cities they serve are listed below.
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2020 top DFW open enrollment elementary schools
Selective enrollment elementary schools
In addition to their traditional open enrollment schools, a number of DFW school districts also operate selective enrollment schools. Selective enrollment schools provide career-oriented or specialized curriculum in addition to academic subjects, and admittance typically is based on students' previous academic performance and interests demonstrated in student interviews, auditions, essays, and other similar faculty assessments. As would be expected, since admission to selective enrollment high schools generally is highly selective and limited, the average standardized test results of the selective enrollment schools generally are much higher than results attained by the open enrollment schools that their students otherwise would attend.
2020 top DFW selective enrollment elementary schools
|1||Williams Talented and Gifted School||Dallas ISD||204||90.0||B||96|
|2||Kimberlin Academy||Garland ISD||460||88.4||A||95|
|3||School For The Talented and Gifted||Dallas ISD||208||88.3||A||95|
|4||Walnut Glen Academy||Garland ISD||413||83.0||A||94|
|5||Hillside Academy||Garland ISD||462||80.2||A||94|
Charter elementary schools
Generally speaking, any student can apply for admission to a Texas charter school, though the school's charter can specify certain restrictions. A typical example of this would be that a student must reside in a specific town or city in order to apply for admission. In most cases, the school's admissions policy also will describe its lottery process. A charter school must use a lottery process when the number of applications to the school exceeds the number of available spaces.
2020 top DFW charter elementary schools
|1||School for Highly Gifted||Grand Prairie ISD||134||95.6||A||97|
|2||Uplift North Hills Primary School||Uplift Education||567||73.5||B||93|
|3||GRCS - Grand Prairie||Golden Rule Charter School||85||73.0||A||93|
Similar Dallas area high schools and middle schools student performance ranked lists are available on these best DFW public high schools and best DFW public middle schools pages. Rankings for area school districts are shown on this best DFW school districts page.
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