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Best Elementary Schools In Texas

The 2020 best Texas elementary schools lists on this page identify the traditional open enrollment, selective enrollment and charter elementary schools 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‚Äôs 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 Texas open enrollment elementary schools, 2020 top Texas selective enrollment elementary schools and 2020 top Texas charter elementary schools jump links displays these rankings. A comprehensive list of Texas 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 4,379 Texas public elementary and intermediate schools included in this best Texas elementary schools analysis, 4,053 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 Texas open enrollment schools that ranked highest in this 2020 analysis and the Texas towns and cities they serve are listed below.

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2020 top Texas open enrollment elementary schools

attended by students living in
1Old Union Elementary SchoolCarroll ISD46898.3A97Colleyville, Southlake
2Canyon Creek Elementary SchoolRound Rock ISD43898.2A97Austin
3Divide Elementary SchoolDivide ISD2197.3A97Mountain Home
4McSpedden Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD59395.7A97Frisco
5Carroll Elementary SchoolCarroll ISD58595.6A97Southlake, Keller
6Cactus Ranch Elementary SchoolRound Rock ISD95795.6A97Round Rock
7Hudson Elementary SchoolLongview ISD59195.4A97Longview
8Creekside Forest Elementary SchoolTomball ISD54695.0A96Spring, The Woodlands
9Talley Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD52194.8A96Frisco
10Laurel Mountain Elementary SchoolRound Rock ISD73094.5A96Austin
11West University Elementary SchoolHouston ISD1,27394.3A96Houston, Southside Place, West University Place
12Sommer Elementary SchoolRound Rock ISD1,25193.8A96Austin, Cedar Park
13Skaggs Elementary SchoolPlano ISD38793.1A96Plano
14Evans Elementary SchoolAllen ISD69693.1A96Allen, McKinney
15Commonwealth Elementary SchoolFort Bend ISD1,01892.8A96Sugar Land
16Eubanks Intermediate SchoolCarroll ISD56992.7A96Colleyville, Keller, Southlake
17Galatas Elementary SchoolConroe ISD61192.4A96Spring, The Woodlands
18Cornerstone Elementary SchoolFort Bend ISD1,10192.1A96Sugar Land
19Pope Elementary SchoolCypress-Fairbanks ISD78292.0A96Cypress
20Rummel Creek Elementary SchoolSpring Branch ISD73791.9A96Houston
21Tanglewood Elementary SchoolFort Worth ISD87491.5A96Fort Worth
22Forest Trail Elementary SchoolEanes ISD56991.4A96Austin
23Kerr Elementary SchoolAllen ISD70491.1A96Allen
24England Elementary SchoolRound Rock ISD1,22491.0A96Austin, Round Rock
25Beverly Elementary SchoolPlano ISD43790.9A96Allen, Plano
26Roberts Elementary SchoolHouston ISD75690.9A96Houston
27Wyatt Elementary SchoolPlano ISD45990.7A96Plano
28Prairie Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISD32490.6A96Richardson
29Mitchell Intermediate SchoolConroe ISD1,19590.6A95Conroe, The Woodlands
30Boon Elementary SchoolAllen ISD70990.0A95Allen
31Rockenbaugh Elementary SchoolCarroll ISD52890.0A95Southlake
32Horn Elementary SchoolHouston ISD80590.0A95Bellaire
33Wilson Elementary SchoolKaty ISD1,03989.8A95Katy
34Pattison Elementary SchoolKaty ISD1,01689.5A95Houston, Katy
35Spicewood Elementary SchoolRound Rock ISD84689.3A95Austin
36Devers Elementary SchoolDevers ISD12689.3A95Devers
37Durham Intermediate SchoolCarroll ISD74989.3A95Grapevine, Southlake, Westlake
38Walnut Grove Elementary SchoolCarroll ISD70089.2A95Southlake, Westlake
39Kilpatrick Elementary SchoolKaty ISD1,17288.8A95Katy
40Preston Elementary SchoolAllen ISD53188.8A95Allen
41River Oaks Elementary SchoolHouston ISD67488.8A95Houston
42Lakewood Elementary SchoolDallas ISD94288.6B95Dallas
43Stanley Elementary SchoolKaty ISD1,00488.6A95Katy
44Sloan Creek Intermediate SchoolLovejoy ISD70588.5A95Fairview, Lucas, Allen, McKinney, Wylie
45Dublin Elementary SchoolDublin ISD43088.4A95Dublin
46Scott Elementary SchoolRoma ISD55188.4A95Roma
47Johnson Elementary SchoolCarroll ISD65988.4A95Grapevine, Southlake
48Hoffmann Lane Elementary SchoolComal ISD79488.2A95New Braunfels
49Alexander Elementary SchoolKaty ISD95388.1A95Katy
50McCoy Elementary SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISD45688.1A95Carrollton
51University Park Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISD64088.0A95Dallas, University Park
52Mathews Elementary SchoolPlano ISD48188.0A95Plano
53Borchardt Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD76488.0A95Plano
54Bush Elementary SchoolLeander ISD66687.9A95Austin
55Cheatham Elementary SchoolAllen ISD61187.9A95Allen
56Wolman Elementary SchoolKaty ISD97287.9A95Katy
57Puster Elementary SchoolLovejoy ISD43887.8A95Fairview
58Lee Elementary SchoolCoppell ISD84887.7A95Irving
59Sampson Elementary SchoolCypress-Fairbanks ISD96887.7A95Cypress
60Campbell Elementary SchoolLamar CISD56387.5A95Sugar Land
61Glenhope Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISD48587.5A95Colleyville, Grapevine
62Bush Elementary SchoolHouston ISD88187.5A95Houston
63Collins Intermediate SchoolConroe ISD75387.4A95Conroe, The Woodlands
64Valley Ranch Elementary SchoolCoppell ISD66787.4A95Irving
65Hyer Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISD66487.0A95Dallas, University Park
66Frostwood Elementary SchoolSpring Branch ISD71086.9A95Bunker Hill, Houston
67Kiker Elementary SchoolAustin ISD1,12186.9A95Austin
68McCormick Sullivan Elementary SchoolFort Bend ISD1,30386.7A95Sugar Land
69Hardy Oak Elementary SchoolNorth East ISD69086.6A95San Antonio
70Windsong Intermediate SchoolFriendswood ISD55986.4A95Friendswood
71Norton Elementary SchoolAllen ISD49586.4A95Allen, McKinney
72Frost Elementary SchoolLamar CISD59686.4A95Richmond, Rosenberg
73Castle Hills Elementary SchoolLewisville ISD69086.2A95Lewisville
74Shafer Elementary SchoolKaty ISD1,17186.2A95Katy
75McCulloch Intermediate SchoolHighland Park ISD1,08286.2A95Dallas, Highland Park, University Park
76Andrews Elementary SchoolPlano ISD57486.1A95Plano
77Tough Elementary SchoolConroe ISD87586.1A94Spring, The Woodlands
78Nichols Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD72585.8A94Frisco
79Griffin Elementary SchoolKaty ISD96085.8A94Katy
80Vera Elementary SchoolRoma ISD43985.7A94Roma
81Lovejoy Elementary SchoolLovejoy ISD41285.6A94Allen, Fairview, Lucas
82Deretchin Elementary SchoolConroe ISD90785.5A94The Woodlands
83Bradfield Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISD62985.4A94Highland Park, University Park
84Hightower Elementary SchoolPlano ISD53185.3A94Plano
85Colony Meadows Elementary SchoolFort Bend ISD74885.3A94Sugar Land
86Bluebonnet Elementary SchoolLewisville ISD48385.3A94Flower Mound
87Wilchester Elementary SchoolSpring Branch ISD81785.3A94Houston
88Brentfield Elementary SchoolRichardson ISD81385.2A94Dallas
89Barton Creek Elementary SchoolEanes ISD48885.0A94Austin
90Canyon Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISD28385.0A94Richardson
91Wilderness Oak Elementary SchoolNorth East ISD59784.9A94San Antonio
92Dickinson Elementary SchoolLamar CISD51684.7A94Sugar Land
93Bear Creek Intermediate SchoolKeller ISD98984.6A94Keller, Colleyville, Fort Worth, Hurst, North Richland Hills, Southlake, Westlake
94River Ridge Elementary SchoolLeander ISD68484.5A94Austin
95George West Primary SchoolGeorge West ISD34284.4A94George West
96Buckalew Elementary SchoolConroe ISD65884.3A94Spring, The Woodlands
97Caraway Elementary SchoolRound Rock ISD87084.3A94Austin
98Walker Station Elementary SchoolFort Bend ISD83484.3A94Richmond, Sugar Land
99Lakeside Elementary SchoolCoppell ISD59084.2A94Coppell
100Anderson Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD70484.1A94Plano
101Kawas Elementary SchoolLaredo ISD50784.1A94Laredo
102Silvercrest Elementary SchoolPearland ISD71184.1A94Manvel, Pearland
103Lake Pointe Elementary SchoolLake Travis ISD69784.0A94Austin, Bee Cave
104Mohawk Elementary SchoolRichardson ISD47083.8A94Richardson
105Cedar Creek Elementary SchoolEanes ISD52283.8A94Austin
106Curtsinger Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD51883.8A94Frisco, McKinney
107Hunt Elementary SchoolPlano ISD70483.7A94Lucas, Murphy, Parker, Wylie
108South Bosque Elementary SchoolMidway ISD66183.6A94McGregor, Waco, Woodway
109Randolph Elementary SchoolKaty ISD1,09383.6A94Fulshear
110Centennial Elementary SchoolPlano ISD56483.5A94Plano
111Timberwood Park Elementary SchoolComal ISD69083.4A94San Antonio
112Liberty Elementary SchoolLewisville ISD50983.4A94Flower Mound
113Colleyville Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISD49883.3A94Colleyville
114David Elementary SchoolConroe ISD65583.3A94Conroe, Spring, The Woodlands
115Clayton Elementary SchoolAustin ISD82583.3A94Austin
116Pinkerton Elementary SchoolCoppell ISD42783.2A94Coppell
117Spring Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISD33683.0A94Richardson
118Heritage Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISD50983.0A94Colleyville, Euless, Grapevine
119Wellington Elementary SchoolLewisville ISD89183.0A94Flower Mound
120Parks-Heath Elementary SchoolRockwall ISD51283.0A94Heath, Forney
121Valley View North Elementary SchoolValley View ISD47882.9A94Hidalgo, Pharr
122Beck Elementary SchoolNorthwest ISD81982.8A94Trophy Club, Flower Mound, Roanoke, Southlake
123McAndrew Elementary SchoolNorthside ISD33482.7A94Boerne, San Antonio
124Hidden Lakes Elementary SchoolKeller ISD40082.7A94Keller
125Sienna Crossing Elementary SchoolFort Bend ISD1,08882.6A94Missouri City
126Sem Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD65482.4A94Frisco, McKinney
127Casis Elementary SchoolAustin ISD74382.4A94Austin
128Newman Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD68482.4A94Frisco
129Denton Creek Elementary SchoolCoppell ISD47282.3A94Coppell, Irving
130Stanton-Smith Elementary SchoolWhitehouse ISD50182.1A94Flint, Tyler, Whitehouse
131Kolter Elementary SchoolHouston ISD64982.1A94Houston
132Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary SchoolBoerne ISD60381.9A94Boerne, Fair Oaks Ranch, San Antonio
133River Valley Intermediate SchoolMidway ISD61281.9A94McGregor, Speegville, Waco, Woodwy
134Mills Elementary SchoolAustin ISD85081.8A93Austin
135Doss Elementary SchoolAustin ISD82581.8A93Austin
136Barksdale Elementary SchoolPlano ISD63881.8A94Plano
137Town Center Elementary SchoolCoppell ISD57881.7A94Coppell
138Woodcreek Elementary SchoolKaty ISD1,19281.7A93Katy
139Bransford Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISD45981.6A93Colleyville, Hurst
140Hart Elementary SchoolLovejoy ISD45781.5A93Lucas, Allen, Wylie
141Stinson Elementary SchoolPlano ISD63681.4A93Wylie
142Walker Elementary SchoolMcKinney ISD52781.4A93Plano
143Sparks Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD75481.4A93Frisco
144Early Childhood Development CenterCorpus Christi ISD17181.3A93Corpus Christi
145Scanlan Oaks Elementary SchoolFort Bend ISD93781.3A93Missouri City
146Mockingbird Elementary SchoolCoppell ISD48481.3A93Coppell, Irving
147Hassler Elementary SchoolKlein ISD85581.3A93Spring
148Timber Creek Elementary SchoolTomball ISD57081.3A93Spring, The Woodlands
149Barrera Elementary SchoolRoma ISD42281.2A93Roma
150Bledsoe Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD69281.2A93Frisco
151Purefoy Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD52181.2A93Frisco, McKinney
152Bridlewood Elementary SchoolLewisville ISD40181.2A93Flower Mound
153Swenke Elementary SchoolCypress-Fairbanks ISD1,14781.2A93Cypress
154Whitt Elementary SchoolWylie ISD65881.2A93Sachse, Murphy, Wylie
155White Rock Elementary SchoolRichardson ISD90781.0B93Dallas
156Vaughan Elementary SchoolAllen ISD71881.0A93Allen
157Deer Creek Elementary SchoolLeander ISD65681.0A93Cedar Park
158Warner Elementary SchoolCypress-Fairbanks ISD1,33280.9A93Cypress
159Gulledge Elementary SchoolPlano ISD72880.7A93Plano
160Allen Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD56880.7A93Frisco
161Twain Elementary SchoolHouston ISD86980.7A93Houston, Southside Place
162Holland Elementary SchoolKaty ISD1,09180.7A93Katy
163Polk Elementary SchoolEl Paso ISD70080.7A93El Paso
164Bush Elementary SchoolConroe ISD73780.6A93Conroe, The Woodlands
165Lakeview Elementary SchoolNorthwest ISD58880.6A93Trophy Club
166Bridge Point Elementary SchoolEanes ISD63680.6A93Austin
167Liscano Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD75380.6A93Frisco
168Rogers Middle SchoolPearland ISD80080.5A93Pearland
169Clark Intermediate SchoolConroe ISD82080.5A93Spring
170Randolph Elementary SchoolRandolph Field ISD62480.5A93San Antonio
171Williams Elementary SchoolRockwall ISD48580.4A93Rockwall
172Lakeway Elementary SchoolLake Travis ISD69280.4A93Austin, Lakeway, The Hills
173Bowie Elementary SchoolRichardson ISD64380.4B93Richardson
174Madden Elementary SchoolFort Bend ISD99280.4A93Richmond
175Olmito Elementary SchoolLos Fresnos CISD64380.3A93Brownsville
176Great Oaks Elementary SchoolRound Rock ISD75680.2A93Austin, Round Rock
177Stuard Elementary SchoolAledo ISD59180.2A93Aledo, Annetta South, Hudson Oaks
178Rutledge Elementary SchoolLeander ISD90480.2A93Austin, Cedar Park
179North Joshua Elementary SchoolJoshua ISD56980.1A93Burleson, Crowley, Joshua, Keene
180Gonzalez Elementary SchoolMcAllen ISD82080.1A93McAllen
181Ortiz Elementary SchoolBrownsville ISD62380.1A93Brownsville
182Norris Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD41180.0A93Frisco
183Murchison Elementary SchoolPflugerville ISD85979.9A93Hutto, Pflugerville, Round Rock
184Creekview Elementary SchoolTomball ISD72079.8A93The Woodlands, Tomball
185Willow Creek Elementary SchoolHumble ISD48479.8A93Houston, Kingwood
186Riddle Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD76979.8A93Plano
187Northpointe Intermediate SchoolTomball ISD75279.8A93Tomball
188Jenks Elementary SchoolKaty ISD1,29479.8A93Fulshear, Katy
189Draper Intermediate SchoolWylie ISD98079.8A93Wylie, Sachse
190Lyon Elementary SchoolRockwall ISD49779.7A93Heath, Forney
191Chandler Oaks Elementary SchoolRound Rock ISD56779.7A93Round Rock
192McKillop Elementary SchoolMelissa ISD72079.6A93Melissa, McKinney
193Condit Elementary SchoolHouston ISD77079.6A93Bellaire, Houston
194Fern Bluff Elementary SchoolRound Rock ISD60979.6A93Round Rock
195Cockrell Elementary SchoolProsper ISD78579.5A93Prosper, Celina, McKinney
196Valley Oaks Elementary SchoolSpring Branch ISD71879.5A93Houston, Hilshire Village, Spring Valley Village
197Oak Forest Elementary SchoolHouston ISD85979.5A93Houston
198Hosp Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD70179.4A93Frisco
199Kirchner Elementary SchoolEagle Pass ISD11479.4A93Quemado
200Ride Elementary SchoolConroe ISD70679.3A93Spring, The Woodlands

Selective enrollment elementary schools

In addition to their traditional open enrollment schools, a number of Texas 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 Texas selective enrollment elementary schools

1Windsor Park Elementary G/TCorpus Christi ISD581100.0A98
2Carver CenterMidland ISD51195.8A97
3Reagan Magnet Elementary SchoolEctor County ISD57694.0A96
4Williams Talented and Gifted SchoolDallas ISD20491.8B96
5Morriss Mathematics & Engineering Elementary SchoolTexarkana ISD40191.5A96
6Kimberlin AcademyGarland ISD46090.5A95
7School For The Talented & GiftedDallas ISD20890.4A95
8Walnut Glen AcademyGarland ISD41386.0A94
9Hillside AcademyGarland ISD46283.7A94
10Math/Science/Tech Magnet SchoolRichardson ISD59078.5A93

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 Texas charter elementary schools

1School for Highly GiftedGrand Prairie ISD13496.4A97
2SFA Charter SchoolStephen F Austin State University25684.3A94
3KIPP Unity Primary SchoolKIPP Texas Public Schools73382.9A94
4BASIS Medical Center Primary SchoolBASIS Texas76481.1A93
5Uplift North Hills Primary SchoolUplift Education56778.3B93
6GRCS - Grand PrairieGolden Rule Charter School8577.8A93
7Harmony Science Academy - Sugar LandHarmony School of Science69877.1A92
8Mark Twain Dual Language AcademySan Antonio ISD35675.8A92
9KIPP Shine PreparatoryKIPP Texas Public Schools86375.8A92
10GHT - Monte VistaGreat Hearts Texas44674.1A92
11KIPP Sharp PreparatoryKIPP Texas Public Schools89873.4A92
12BASIS North Center Primary SchoolBASIS Texas77572.9B91
13ACA Intermediate SchoolArlington Classics Academy52672.2A91
14Harmony Science Academy - KatyHarmony School of Science65271.8A91
15Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts Elementary SchoolFort Worth Academy of Fine Arts23771.8B91
16GRCS - Pleasant GroveGolden Rule Charter School12271.3A91
17IL Texas Keller Elementary SchoolInternational Leadership of Texas94270.7B91
18Vista Del Futuro Charter SchoolVista Del Futuro Charter School36669.6A91
19Harmony School of Achievement - HoustonHarmony School of Excellence63067.8B90
20Lone Star Language AcademyLone Star Language Academy17167.6B90
21IDEA South Flores AcademyIDEA Public Schools85567.1A90
22Alief Montessori Community SchoolAlief Montessori Community School30567.0A90
23Trinity School PreparatoryTexas School of the Arts33266.9B90
24Strinden Elementary SchoolPineywoods Community Academy51466.7A90
25School Of Science And Technology NorthwestSchool of Science and Technology16366.6A90

Similar Texas area high schools and middle schools student performance ranked lists are available on these best Texas public high schools and best Texas public middle schools pages. Rankings for area school districts are shown on this best Texas school districts page.


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