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Best Dallas Elementary Schools

This page presents three rankings of the 2019 top performing public elementary schools in the Dallas area. Clicking on these 2019 top DFW open enrollment elementary schools, 2019 top DFW selective enrollment elementary schools and 2019 top DFW 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 Dallas public elementary schools rankings page.

Each ranking is based on results of the 2018 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) evaluations administered statewide by the Texas Education Agency. No consideration was given to student demographics, changes in student performance over time, on-line evaluations and reviews, or other subjective factors.

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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, 1,075 are traditional open enrollment schools at which the only requirement for admittance is student residency in the school's attendance area. The 50 DFW open enrollment schools that ranked highest in this 2019 analysis and the DFW towns and cities they serve are listed below.

The data presented in this table can be sorted by clicking on the table headings. You also can limit the data display to a single school or school district by typing the name of a school or school district in the Search box. Additional performance and other information for middle schools located in the communities profiled on this website can be accessed by clicking on the name of the school.

2019 top DFW open enrollment elementary schools

attended by students living in
1Old Union Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDEE - 44721089.697Colleyville, Southlake
2McSpedden Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDKG - 57141085.996Frisco
3University Park Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISDEE - 46521085.796Dallas, University Park
4Kerr Elementary SchoolAllen ISDKG - 66571084.796Allen
5Rockenbaugh Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDEE - 45421083.796Southlake
6Beverly Elementary SchoolPlano ISDKG - 54831083.796Allen, Plano
7Evans Elementary SchoolAllen ISDKG - 66961083.196Allen, McKinney
8Tanglewood Elementary SchoolFort Worth ISDKG - 58641083.196Fort Worth
9Johnson Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDKG - 46571082.796Grapevine, Southlake
10Cheatham Elementary SchoolAllen ISDKG - 65601082.196Allen
11Puster Elementary SchoolLovejoy ISDKG - 44131082.095Fairview
12Preston Elementary SchoolAllen ISDKG - 65291081.895Allen
13Andrews Elementary SchoolPlano ISDKG - 55911081.395Plano
14Carroll Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDEE - 45961081.195Southlake, Keller
15Prairie Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDKG - 63351081.095Richardson
16Eubanks Intermediate SchoolCarroll ISD5 - 65881080.795Colleyville, Keller, Southlake
17Castle Hills Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDKG - 56391080.295Lewisville
18Durham Intermediate SchoolCarroll ISD5 - 66831080.195Grapevine, Southlake, Westlake
19Mathews Elementary SchoolPlano ISDKG - 54741080.195Plano
20Brentfield Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDKG - 67861080.095Dallas
21Walnut Grove Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDKG - 47011079.695Southlake, Westlake
22Bradfield Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISDEE - 46841079.595Highland Park, University Park
23Spring Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDEE - 63291079.395Richardson
24Wyatt Elementary SchoolPlano ISDKG - 54771079.095Plano
25Valley Ranch Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDKG - 56271078.695Irving
26McCoy Elementary SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISDKG - 54411078.595Carrollton
27Skaggs Elementary SchoolPlano ISDKG - 54171077.995Plano
28Curtsinger Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDKG - 57571077.495Frisco, McKinney
29Lakeside Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDKG - 55251077.395Coppell
30Hosp Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDKG - 57431077.395Frisco
31Anderson Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDKG - 56461076.494Plano
32Boon Elementary SchoolAllen ISDKG - 66991076.094Allen
33Wellington Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDEE - 59071075.994Flower Mound
34Borchardt Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDKG - 57511075.594Plano
35Heritage Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISDKG - 54761075.094Colleyville, Euless, Grapevine
36Hyer Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISDKG - 46931075.094Dallas, University Park
37Lee Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDEE - 58211074.694Irving
38Liberty Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDKG - 55151074.594Flower Mound
39Sloan Creek Intermediate SchoolLovejoy ISD5 - 66611074.494Fairview, Lucas, Allen, McKinney, Wylie
40Ashley Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDKG - 56571074.094Frisco
41Centennial Elementary SchoolPlano ISDKG - 55481073.894Plano
42Armstrong Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISDKG - 45291073.594Highland Park, University Park
43Norris Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDKG - 58171073.494Frisco
44Lovejoy Elementary SchoolLovejoy ISDKG - 44181073.394Allen, Fairview, Lucas
45Norton Elementary SchoolAllen ISDKG - 65091073.294Allen, McKinney
46Bledsoe Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDKG - 56821073.094Frisco
47Lakewood Elementary SchoolDallas ISDKG - 59241073.094Dallas
48Riddle Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDKG - 57721073.094Plano
49Newman Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDKG - 58131072.894Frisco
50Mohawk Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDKG - 64521072.794Richardson
51Nichols Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDKG - 55511072.794Frisco
52Bluebonnet Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDKG - 55081072.594Flower Mound
53E. Rayzor Elementary SchoolDenton ISDKG - 53941072.594Argyle, Bartonville, Denton, Flower Mound
54Liberty Elementary SchoolKeller ISDKG - 44211072.494Colleyville, Keller, North Richland Hills
55Tibbals Elementary SchoolWylie ISDKG - 46791072.494Murphy
56Glenhope Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISDKG - 54851072.494Colleyville, Grapevine
57Bowie Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDKG - 66261072.494Richardson
58Canyon Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDEE - 62961072.394Richardson
59Hunt Elementary SchoolPlano ISDKG - 57011072.094Lucas, Murphy, Parker, Wylie
60Hightower Elementary SchoolPlano ISDKG - 55651071.893Plano
61Vaughan Elementary SchoolAllen ISDKG - 67051071.893Allen
62Moss Haven Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDKG - 64891071.894Dallas
63Pinkerton Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDKG - 54191071.593Coppell
64Vaughn Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDKG - 55721071.193Frisco
65McCulloch Intermediate SchoolHighland Park ISD5 - 61,1281071.093Dallas, Highland Park, University Park
66Barksdale Elementary SchoolPlano ISDKG - 56581070.993Plano
67Green Valley Elementary SchoolBirdville ISDEE - 54741070.893North Richland Hills, Watauga
68Sparks Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDEE - 57241070.893Frisco
69Florence Elementary SchoolKeller ISDKG - 44841070.793Keller
70Stinson Elementary SchoolPlano ISDKG - 56471070.793Wylie
71White Rock Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDKG - 69251070.693Dallas
72Taylor Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDKG - 57061070.193Plano
73Fisher Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDKG - 55841070.193Frisco
74Mockingbird Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDKG - 55151069.893Coppell, Irving
75Hartman Elementary SchoolRockwall ISDPK - 65251069.793Rockwall
76Glen Oaks Elementary SchoolMcKinney ISDKG - 54771069.493McKinney
77Olson Elementary SchoolAllen ISDKG - 66481069.493Allen
78O'Dell Elementary SchoolCelina ISD1 - 54001069.493Celina
79Jackson Elementary SchoolDallas ISDKG - 56511069.293Dallas
80Green Elementary SchoolAllen ISDKG - 65911069.193Allen
81Gulledge Elementary SchoolPlano ISDKG - 56621069.193Plano
82Colleyville Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISDPK - 54651069.093Colleyville
83Purefoy Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDKG - 55851068.993Frisco, McKinney
84Hartman Elementary SchoolWylie ISDEE - 45591068.793Garland, Plano, Richardson
85Argyle Intermediate SchoolArgyle ISD4 - 53981068.493Argyle, Bartonville, Denton, Flower Mound
86Denton Creek Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDKG - 54641068.393Coppell, Irving
87Lindsey Elementary SchoolAllen ISDKG - 66661068.393Allen, McKinney
88Bear Creek Intermediate SchoolKeller ISD5 - 69911068.393Keller, Colleyville, Fort Worth, Hurst, North Richland Hills, Southlake, Westlake
89Smith Elementary SchoolWylie ISDKG - 44971068.293Wylie
90Spencer Elementary SchoolMansfield ISDKG - 47351068.193Mansfield
91Beck Elementary SchoolNorthwest ISDKG - 58331067.793Trophy Club, Flower Mound, Roanoke, Southlake
92Walker Elementary SchoolMcKinney ISDKG - 55671067.793Plano
93Comstock Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDKG - 57321067.793McKinney
94Garden Ridge Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDEE - 53771067.593Flower Mound, Lewisville
95Ditto Elementary SchoolArlington ISDKG - 67201067.593Arlington
96Mooneyham Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDKG - 58261067.593 Frisco, McKinney
97Parks-Heath Elementary SchoolRockwall ISDKG - 65361067.593Heath, Forney
98Smith Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDKG - 56301067.393Frisco
99Marion Elementary SchoolAllen ISDKG - 67231067.193Allen
100Haun Elementary SchoolPlano ISDKG - 56361067.193Plano

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.

2019 top DFW selective enrollment elementary schools

1Travis Talented and Gifted VanguardDallas ISD4 - 52001092.798
2School for Highly GiftedGrand Prairie ISD1 - 61271089.697
3Kimberlin AcademyGarland ISDKG - 54831083.396
4Walnut Glen AcademyGarland ISDKG - 54181074.894
5Dealey Montessori SchoolDallas ISDPK - 64411074.094
6Hillside AcademyGarland ISDKG - 54221073.894
7Solar Preparatory School for GirlsDallas ISDKG - 32941096.994
7Math/Science/Tech Magnet SchoolRichardson ISDKG - 66151066.993
8Fine Arts AcademyWhite Settlement ISDKG - 63021063.392
9Dunn AcademyBurleson ISDEE - 5669960.391

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.

2019 top DFW charter elementary schools

1Uplift North Hills Primary SchoolUplift EducationKG - 55581067.593
2ACA Intermediate SchoolArlington Classics Academy3 - 55251063.192
3Leadership Prep Elementary CampusLeadership Prep SchoolKG - 45001062.392
4Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts Elementary SchoolFort Worth Academy of Fine Arts3 - 62191061.892
5GRCS - Pleasant GroveGolden Rule Charter SchoolPK - 4142960.091
6TCPA Founders Classical Academy of Flower MoundTexas College Preparatory AcademiesKG - 7426959.091
7TCPA Corinth Classical AcademyTexas College Preparatory AcademiesKG - 7528958.591
8TCPA Coppell Classical AcademyTexas College Preparatory AcademiesKG - 5370958.491
9Lone Star Language AcademyLone Star Language AcademyKG - 3111956.891
10Trivium AcademyTrivium AcademyKG - 7522955.790

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. Schools with the best kindergarten through twelfth grade student performance are identified on this best DFW public k-12 schools page and rankings for area school districts are shown on this best DFW school districts page.


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