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Texas School Districts Rankings

The most likely results from online searches for best school districts in texas or Texas school district rankings will be pages from this website, and The methodologies and data used to compile the Texas school district rankings you will see on pages from these sites are rather different and, not unexpectedly, so too are the rankings.

Summarized at the bottom of this page are key differences in how these rankings are compiled. Immediately below are rankings of the top 25 Texas school districts indentified on the pages you likely will see listed on search engine results pages. Also included in the rankings table are metrics that can be used to evaluate the validity of the various rankings. All columns in the table are sortable by clicking on the column headings so it is easy to see the top 25 Texas school districts ranking shown on each site.

hdavidballingernicheschooldiggerschool districtstudentsstudent
132Highland Park ISD
(University Park, TX)
226Eanes ISD8,10095.964.7
341Carroll ISD8,20097.459.0
4114Lovejoy ISD4,10095.954.8
559Coppell ISD12,30092.553.9
6910Lake Travis ISD9,80092.646.9
7587Wall ISD1,10095.140.4
820999Friendswood ISD6,10091.743.5
9829Frisco ISD55,70091.843.2
102716Argyle ISD2,40091.541.6
11623Allen ISD20,90092.340.0
1231150Round Rock ISD48,10086.149.8
131543Boerne ISD8,30089.443.4
141024Prosper ISD10,00091.138.4
156515Randolph Field ISD1,40091.837.0
162992Grapevine-Colleyville ISD13,80087.444.2
172634Dripping Springs ISD6,00089.540.2
182828Aledo ISD5,40091.137.0
196725Sunnyvale ISD1,70091.236.0
2014120Katy ISD75,20088.939.5
2147831Shiner ISD60090.335.9
2211630London ISD1,00090.834.7
239436Sundown ISD60091.433.2
247127Plano ISD53,90085.443.4
2517135Leander ISD38,10086.141.8
2763188Northwest ISD22,00084.743.8
287722Wylie ISD
(Abilene, TX)
291282Alamo Heights ISD4,80083.045.2
3012318Crawford ISD50093.526.8
312145Tomball ISD14,90089.832.4
341664Pearland ISD21,50087.535.3
3626814Lindsay ISD50091.327.1
491339Midway ISD
(Waco, TX)
5625100College Station ISD13,10081.738.8
6124112Clear Creek ISD41,70084.233.5
6313621Falls City ISD40094.714.6
11519184Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD23,10084.922.6
12122999Hallsville ISD5,00082.226.8
15818160Lubbock-Cooper ISD6,00084.020.1
33023544Georgetown ISD11,40071.028.8
999127South Texas ISD3,80094.645.0
9999993BASIS Texas1,40097.0999
9999995Stephen F. Austin University Charter School30096.9999
9999998Red Lick ISD50093.1999
99999911Devers ISD20091.9999
99999912Leadership Prep School90088.8999
99999913Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts60093.644.4
99999917Rise Academy30093.7999
99999920Vista Del Futuro Charter School20086.2999

The Texas school district rankings shown in the above table come from these, and pages. All school district and student academic performance data sourced from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) 2017 Accountability Rating System. Student achievement index is defined by the TEA as the percentage of total student assessments for all subjects tested that meet or exceed the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) achievement standards. The college readiness index is derived from my analysis of student participation in and successful completion of high school Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses and performance on SAT and ACT college admission tests as described in detail on this Texas high schools rankings page.

Best Texas school districts rankings summary

When published

October 2017

Fall 2017

July 2017

Number of districts included in rankings

South Texas ISD not included in ranking due to district's grades 7‑12 only operations.


Ranking includes both school and charter districts.

Inclusion criteria

Local public school districts that 1) offer K-12 curriculums and 2) TEA reports indicate high schools either offer Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses or report SAT/ACT scores.

Not disclosed.

Not disclosed.


  • TEA student achievement index - 60%
  • Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course participation/credit earned - 20%
  • College admission testing participation/scores - 20%

  • Academic performance- 50%
  • Teachers qualifications / performance - 15%
  • Culture / diversity - 10%
  • Parent / student surveys - 10%
  • Health / safety - 5%
  • Resources / facilities - 5%
  • Clubs / activities - 2.5%
  • Sports - 2.5%

Specific metrics and details of ranking methodology not disclosed. "We calculate an Average Standard Score by normalizing and averaging each school's test scores across all tests and grades. District rankings are calculated ... by averaging the rank percentile for each of the schools in the district."


Objective. Metrics sourced from Texas Education Agency.

Combination of objective and subjective. "[Based on] analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users."

Objective. "Sources of data include the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education and the Texas Education Agency."

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