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Dallas Suburbs With Best Schools

The Dallas suburbs with best schools analysis presented on this page ranks the 2016-2017 school year performance of public schools that serve cities and towns located in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. The metrics on which these rankings are based are the composite student achievement indexes and college readiness indexes of the high schools, middle schools and elementary schools that serve each of these cities and towns.


Dallas suburbs with 2018 best public schools

Shown below shows the composite student achievement indexes and college readiness indexes of public schools that serve each of the 116 Dallas suburbs listed below. Also shown are the composite indexes for the schools in each school district that serves the city/town. This data is presented in a table can be sorted by clicking on the column headings. You also can limit the data display to a city/town or school district by typing the name of a city/town or school district in the Search box.

rankcity/town          student
achievement
index
college
readiness
index
school district(s)                                        
1University Park96.866.5Highland Park ISD (96.8, 66.5)
2Highland Park93.663.2Dallas ISD (64.4, 33.6), Highland Park ISD (96.8, 66.5)
3Southlake96.657.0Carroll ISD (97.4, 59.0), Keller ISD (93.1, 45.1), Northwest ISD (91.3, 45.5)
4Lucas92.749.5Allen ISD (92.2, 40.0), Lovejoy ISD (95.6, 54.8), McKinney ISD (79.8, 34.2)
5Fairview92.349.6Lovejoy ISD (95.3, 54.8), McKinney ISD (83.3, 34.2)
6Flower Mound93.146.2Argyle ISD (91.5, 41.6), Denton ISD (90.7, 34.0), Lewisville ISD (93.3, 46.7), Northwest ISD (91.3, 45.5)
7Coppell90.451.2Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD (73.0, 28.4), Coppell ISD (92.3, 53.9), Lewisville ISD (76.7, 22.7)
8Highland Village92.746.4Lewisville ISD (92.7, 46.4)
9Trophy Club91.445.5Northwest ISD (91.4, 45.5)
10Colleyville90.147.3Grapevine-Colleyville ISD (89.6, 48.5), Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD (89.1, 34.1), Keller ISD (93.2, 45.1)
11Grapevine87.550.1Carroll ISD (97.1, 59.0), Grapevine-Colleyville ISD (85.8, 48.5)
12Allen92.340.4Allen ISD (92.3, 40.0), Lovejoy ISD (96.0, 54.8), Plano ISD (87.1, 38.5)
13Keller92.040.1Keller ISD (92.0, 40.0), Northwest ISD (89.7, 45.5)
14Double Oak91.940.2Denton ISD (89.9, 34.0), Lewisville ISD (94.0, 46.4)
15Frisco90.941.9Frisco ISD (91.9, 43.2), Lewisville ISD (89.7, 42.5), Little Elm ISD (73.6, 22.4), Prosper ISD (92.2, 38.4)
16Roanoke88.245.5Northwest ISD (88.2, 45.5)
17Argyle91.139.7Argyle ISD (91.5, 41.6), Denton ISD (89.9, 34.0)
18Sunnyvale91.236.0Sunnyvale ISD (91.2, 36.0)
19Murphy91.136.3Plano ISD (91.2, 38.5), Wylie ISD (90.7, 32.3)
20Prosper90.437.5Denton ISD (78.0, 29.2), Prosper ISD (91.8, 38.4)
21Plano86.644.7Frisco ISD (93.8, 47.8), Lewisville ISD (88.6, 42.5), Plano ISD (84.8, 43.2)
22Aledo89.836.9Aledo ISD (91.2, 37.0), Fort Worth ISD (62.8, 34.7)
23Willow Park90.435.6Aledo ISD (91.8, 37.0), Weatherford ISD (77.5, 22.8)
24Hurst88.338.7Birdville ISD (87.2, 28.5), Grapevine-Colleyville ISD (90.7, 46.9), Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD (84.5, 34.1), Keller ISD (93.2, 45.1)
25Lantana90.534.0Denton ISD (90.5, 34.0)
26Celina90.932.8Celina ISD (90.4, 30.9), Prosper ISD (92.3, 38.4)
27McKinney87.039.9Allen ISD (93.1, 40.0), Frisco ISD (90.9, 46.9), McKinney ISD (84.7, 37.8), Prosper ISD (92.1, 38.4)
28Parker86.338.8Allen ISD (92.2, 40.0), Plano ISD (84.4, 38.5)
29Rockwall87.137.4Rockwall ISD (87.1, 37.4)
30Heath87.436.4Rockwall ISD (87.4, 36.4)
31Euless85.238.6Grapevine-Colleyville ISD (88.2, 49.8), Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD (84.4, 33.0)
32Wylie89.530.2Rockwall ISD (86.9, 38.4), Wylie ISD (89.6, 29.7)
33Richardson83.341.2Plano ISD (86.6, 39.5), Richardson ISD (81.0, 42.3)
34Bedford86.433.0Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD (86.4, 33.0)
35Northlake80.740.9Northwest ISD (80.7, 40.9)
36Melissa90.520.9Melissa ISD (90.5, 20.9)
37Mansfield85.129.7Mansfield ISD (85.1, 29.7)
38North Richland Hills84.131.0Birdville ISD (80.7, 26.0), Keller ISD (93.0, 45.1)
39Corinth84.430.3Denton ISD (87.1, 34.0), Lake Dallas ISD (81.7, 26.5)
40Midlothian84.528.2Midlothian ISD (84.5, 28.2)
41Denton81.531.6Argyle ISD (91.5, 41.6), Denton ISD (80.4, 28.7)
42Westworth Village77.936.7Fort Worth ISD (77.9, 36.7)
43Forney84.025.0Forney ISD (84.0, 25.0)
44Fate82.427.9Rockwall ISD (87.4, 37.4), Royse City ISD (78.3, 20.1)
45Sachse82.027.6Garland ISD (74.9, 23.9), Wylie ISD (89.1, 29.7)
46Burleson81.328.7Burleson ISD (78.9, 32.2), Joshua ISD (85.1, 25.2), Mansfield ISD (83.2, 28.6)
47Lewisville78.334.4Lewisville ISD (78.3, 34.4)
48Watauga81.927.2Birdville ISD (79.9, 24.9), Keller ISD (88.0, 34.3)
49Little Elm81.727.5Denton ISD (78.8, 21.5), Frisco ISD (93.6, 40.2), Little Elm ISD (75.2, 22.4)
50Pantego81.527.7Arlington ISD (81.5, 27.7)
51Justin80.829.1Northwest ISD (80.7, 40.9), Ponder ISD (80.9, 22.2)
52Hickory Creek81.926.5Lake Dallas ISD (81.9, 26.5)
52Lake Dallas81.926.5Lake Dallas ISD (81.9, 26.5)
54Weatherford80.129.4Aledo ISD (91.8, 37.0), Brock ISD (89.4, 28.3), Weatherford ISD (74.5, 22.8)
55Aubrey82.523.7Aubrey ISD (86.6, 26.2), Denton ISD (79.2, 21.5)
56Saginaw79.926.4Eagle Mt-Saginaw ISD (79.9, 26.4)
57Providence Village82.121.5Aubrey ISD (86.9, 26.2), Denton ISD (79.8, 21.5)
58Carrollton76.931.5Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD (75.2, 25.9), Dallas ISD (64.8, 33.6), Lewisville ISD (86.7, 42.5)
59Blue Mound80.224.4Eagle Mt-Saginaw ISD (80.2, 24.4)
60Ovilla80.523.8Midlothian ISD (87.7, n/a), Red Oak ISD (74.8, 23.8)
61Keene80.124.3Joshua ISD (82.6, 25.2), Keene ISD (72.3, 23.4)
62Decatur79.525.3Boyd ISD (80.4, 16.3), Decatur ISD (79.2, 25.3)
63Shady Shores79.824.0Denton ISD (78.7, 21.5), Lake Dallas ISD (82.0, 26.5)
64The Colony76.629.8Lewisville ISD (76.6, 29.8)
65Rowlett75.731.1Rockwall ISD (86.9, 38.4), Garland ISD (74.9, 23.9)
66Kennedale78.525.3Kennedale ISD (78.5, 25.3)
67Irving72.936.1Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD (75.3, 21.0), Coppell ISD (93.0, 53.9), Irving ISD (68.5, 31.8)
68Richland Hills76.128.9Birdville ISD (76.1, 28.9)
69Waxahachie78.523.6Ferris ISD (65.2, 13.5), Maypearl ISD (79.1, 18.3), Midlothian ISD (85.6, 28.2), Waxahachie ISD (79.4, 23.6)
70Joshua79.122.0Godley ISD (69.6, 18.8), Joshua ISD (82.6, 25.2)
71Royse City78.822.4Caddo Mills ISD (87.4, 22.1), Community ISD (73.9, 19.6), Quinlan ISD (66.1, 13.9), Rockwall ISD (85.4, 36.4), Royse City ISD (79.1, 20.1)
72Farmersville78.721.5Community ISD (73.9, 19.6), Farmersville ISD (84.4, 23.4)
73Sanger78.122.2Krum ISD (78.9, 26.1), Sanger ISD (77.5, 18.2)
74Oak Point77.922.0Denton ISD (79.8, 21.5), Little Elm ISD (76.3, 22.4)
75Arlington74.927.5Arlington ISD (71.7, 26.4), Fort Worth ISD (58.9, 26.4), Kennedale ISD (78.5, 25.3), Mansfield ISD (82.7, 29.5)
76Princeton79.418.7Princeton ISD (79.7, 18.7)
77Grand Prairie73.829.4Arlington ISD (70.1, 26.3), Grand Prairie ISD (72.9, 31.6), Irving ISD (68.1, 30.1), Mansfield ISD (86.8, 27.8)
78White Settlement76.523.7White Settlement ISD (76.5, 23.7)
79Azle78.319.5Azle ISD (79.2, 22.4), Springtown ISD (76.2, 16.7)
80Kaufman73.129.1Crandall ISD (76.2, 22.9), Kaufman ISD (70.8, 35.3)
81Crandall76.222.9Crandall ISD (76.2, 22.9)
82Garland74.923.9Garland ISD (74.9, 23.9)
83Haltom City73.226.6Birdville ISD (73.8, 21.7), Fort Worth ISD (60.1, 30.5), Keller ISD (80.5, 27.6)
84Lavon75.820.3Community ISD (74.5, 19.6), Wylie ISD (87.9, 26.5)
85Cedar Hill72.624.6Cedar Hill ISD (72.5, 25.1), 0 (.0, .0), 0 (.0, .0)
86Granbury74.221.4Godley ISD (69.6, 18.8), Granbury ISD (75.6, 23.9)
87Addison67.333.5Dallas ISD (67.3, 33.5)
88Anna75.717.4Anna ISD (75.7, 17.4)
89Terrell72.922.5Forney ISD (87.0, 25.8), Kaufman ISD (70.8, 35.3), Terrell ISD (66.1, 13.6), Wills Point ISD (69.0, 15.1)
90Cleburne72.921.7Cleburne ISD (68.2, 18.1), Joshua ISD (83.1, 25.2)
91Ennis73.718.9Ennis ISD (73.7, 18.9)
92Springtown74.916.1Poolville ISD (74.6, 8.9), Springtown ISD (75.9, 16.7), Weatherford ISD (74.0, 22.8)
93Greenville75.614.2Bland ISD (83.0, 6.2), Caddo Mills ISD (87.9, 22.1), Greenville ISD (69.4, 14.4), Lone Oak ISD (80.5, n/a)
94Mesquite71.222.1Mesquite ISD (71.2, 22.1)
95Farmers Branch68.226.9Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD (71.8, 20.2), Dallas ISD (63.6, 33.6)
96Everman73.017.5Everman ISD (73.0, 17.5)
97Lancaster71.021.3Lancaster ISD (71.0, 21.3)
98Red Oak72.418.7Ferris ISD (65.2, 13.5), Red Oak ISD (75.6, 23.8)
99Crowley70.521.8Crowley ISD (63.2, 18.5), Joshua ISD (85.2, 25.2)
100Seagoville68.325.5Dallas ISD (61.6, 26.4), Mesquite ISD (75.4, 24.5)
101Venus71.418.9Venus ISD (71.4, 18.9)
102Cockrell Hill66.527.7Dallas ISD (66.5, 27.7)
103Balch Springs68.522.9Dallas ISD (66.2, 25.7), Mesquite ISD (69.6, 20.3)
104Benbrook67.722.9Fort Worth ISD (67.7, 22.9)
105Glenn Heights67.023.8Desoto ISD (61.8, 22.2), Red Oak ISD (74.8, 23.8)
106Forest Hill67.121.5Everman ISD (72.8, 17.5), Fort Worth ISD (57.7, 25.5)
107Duncanville65.921.8Duncanville ISD (65.9, 21.8)
108River Oaks68.017.1Castleberry ISD (68.0, 17.1)
109Sansom Park67.017.1Castleberry ISD (67.8, 17.1), Lake Worth ISD (66.0, 17.1)
110Edgecliff Village63.623.7Crowley ISD (62.6, 18.5), Fort Worth ISD (64.5, 28.9)
111DeSoto62.723.4Dallas ISD (57.8, 26.1), Desoto ISD (61.9, 22.2), Duncanville ISD (66.2, 21.8)
112Lake Worth64.717.1Lake Worth ISD (64.7, 17.1)
113Ferris65.213.5Ferris ISD (65.2, 13.5)
114Alvarado62.814.3Alvarado ISD (62.8, 14.3)
115Hutchins55.326.6Dallas ISD (55.3, 26.6)
115Wilmer55.326.6Dallas ISD (55.3, 26.6)


Sources: Texas Education Agency and North Texas Real Estate Information Systems Inc.


The Texas Education Agency (TEA) refers to the percentage of total State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) for all subjects that meet or exceed TEA achievement standards as the student achievement index. The college readiness index used in this analysis was based on participation in and successful completion of high school Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses and and performance on SAT and ACT college admission tests. A more in-depth description of how this Dallas suburbs with best public school ranking was produced is provided in the Methodology section at the bottom of this page.

Not included in this analysis were factors that generally have no meaningful linkage to the learning success of individual students, such as graduation rates and changes in student performance on the STAAR evaluations from one year to the next, and subjective factors sometimes relied upon in other published rankings, such as opinions of self-selected contributors of anonymous parent and student reviews and "expert insights" regarding teacher quality.

Additional, more detailed analyses that rank the more than 1,600 Dallas area public high schools, middle schools and elementary schools operated by the districts included in this analysis and compare campus student achievement indexes, STAAR results and TEA accountability ratings are available on these best DFW high schools, best DFW middle schools and best DFW elementary schools pages. Lists of the top ranked high schools, middle schools and elementary schools are shown on this best Dallas schools page. Schools with the highest student achievement across all grade levels are identified on this best DFW schools k-12 page.


Methodology

Within each evaluation category, the top ranked city or town was awarded the maximum points allocated to that category and all other cities and towns were awarded a proportional number of points based on how their individual scores compared to the score of the top ranked suburb. Scores from both evaluation categories were then added together to arrive at the city/town's total ranking score.

Performance on STAAR tests: 60 points

A maximum of 60 points was awarded based on the percentage of a city/town's students meeting the TEA's achievement standards on the STAAR reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies subject assessments. As mentioned above, the TEA refers to the percentage of total number of student assessments for all subjects tested that met or exceeded its achievement standards for campuses and districts as their student achievement indexes.

College readiness indicators: 40 points

A maximum of 20 points was awarded based on percentage of students in grades 11-12 participating and successfully completing AP/IB courses. The high schools with the highest percentage of students taking and passing College Board AP examinations or IB examinations in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies was awarded the maximum points for each subject area category. A maximum of 20 points also was awarded to the district with the highest adjusted SAT and ACT scores (percentage of seniors taking SAT and/or ACT college entrance exams times median subject area test scores). The college readiness index for each district was calculated by aggregating the scores for all high schools in the district, weighted by the number of students attending each school. For this particular analysis, the maximum college readiness score attainable by a high school was 100 points. A complete description of the college readiness evaluation methodology used in both this and the Dallas area high schools ranking studies, along with the AP, IB, SAT and ACT data used in these analyses, is provided on this DFW high schools page.




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