The non-profit Children at Risk has released their list of Austin’s top 10 schools, which includes LASA High School, Canyon Vista Middle School, and Texas Preparatory Elementary School. Noticeably prominent in the list, were schools from Round Rock ISD and Lake Travis ISD, both award-winning school districts.

Children at Risk has spent the last five years researching and ranking 422 public elementary, middle, and high schools from the Austin area. The schools were measured by their students’ performances on reading and math standardized tests, graduation rates, and improvement in test scores over time. Children at Risk wanted to give parents a reference point when getting involved with their children’s education. Knowing which schools are the best, and which ones need improvement can encourage parents to get involved to make their child’s school better.

According to these reports, Austin schools generally rank better than all other regions in Texas. This is typically due to the fact that there is more affluence in the area. This is not the case for every school, though, so parents are encouraged to keep an eye on their children’s public education.

Top 10 Public High Schools in Greater Austin

  1. LASA High (Austin ISD) (also ranked highest for math and science)
  2. Nyos Charter School
  3. Westlake High (Eanes ISD)
  4. Chaparral Star Academy
  5. Westwood High (Round Rock ISD)
  6. Wimberley High (Wimberley ISD)
  7. Bowie High (Austin ISD)
  8. Dripping Springs High (Dripping Springs ISD)
  9. McNeil High (Round Rock ISD)
  10. Lake Travis High (Lake Travis ISD)

Top 5 Middle Schools in Austin

  1. Canyon Vista Middle (Round Rock ISD)
  2. Lake Travis Middle (Lake Travis ISD)
  3. James Garland Walsh Middle (Round Rock ISD)
  4. Four Points Middle (Leander ISD)
  5. Gorzycki Middle (Austin ISD)

Top 5 Elementary Schools in Austin

  1. Texas Preparatory School
  2. Canyon Creek Elementary (Round Rock ISD)
  3. Laurel Mountain Elementary (Round Rock ISD)
  4. Spicewood Elementary (Round Rock ISD)
  5. Lakeway Elementary (Lake Travis ISD)