Austin Area Schools

These are some of the top-rated public schools in Austin based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity.

The 2021 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more. Read more on how this ranking was calculated here.

Austin ISD educates more than 74,000 students and embraces 125 diverse school communities in one of the fastest-growing metroplexes in the country.

Bastrop ISD serves over 11,300 students from the communities of Bastrop, Cedar Creek, Paige, Red Rock, Rockne, and vast rural areas of Bastrop County. 

Blanco ISD educates more than 1,000 students and has one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school.

Burnet CISD encompasses over 700 square miles and serves 3,200 students at six campuses.

Comal ISD is a fast-growing and innovative district with more than 24,900 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

Del Valle ISD serves much of the southeast portion of Travis County with nearly 11,000 students.

Dripping Springs ISD is based in the northwest portion of Hays County and serves about 7,200 students.

Eanes ISD serves almost 8,000 students and is located in West Austin.

Florence ISD is located in Williamson County and also serves a small portion of Bell County.

Georgetown ISD covers over 180 square miles in Williamson County and serves just over 12,000 students.

Giddings ISD serves rural communities in southern Lee County, along with small portions of neighboring Fayette and Washington Counties.

Granger ISD was established in 1887 and serves Pre-K through twelfth grade students in Central Texas.

Hays CISD serves more than 221 square miles in Kyle, Buda, and other areas in northern Hays County.

Hutto ISD serves more than 8,400 students in the Hutto and Williamson County areas.

Jarrell ISD is located in northern Williamson County and includes four campuses.

Lago Vista ISD is located in Travis County along the north shore of Lake Travel and serves almost 1,700 students.

Lake Travis ISD is located in unincorporated southwestern Travis County and serves nearly 11,000 students.

Llano ISD serves about 1,800 students in Pre-K through twelfth grade in Llano.

Leander ISD covers about 200 square miles in Leander, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Jonestown, Round Rock in Williamson County, and northwest Austin in Travis County.

Liberty Hill ISD serves more than 5,000 students in the greater Liberty Hill area.

Lockhart ISD is based in Lockhart and serves over 6,500 students.

Manor ISD serves almost 10,000 students in Manor, along with a wide section of Austin and a small portion of Pflugerville.

Marble Falls ISD serves the Highland Lakes community in Burnet County and has an enrollment of almost 5,000 students.

New Braunfels ISD was founded in 1845 and serves more than 9,000 students.

Pflugerville ISD serves all or part of six municipalities including Pflugerville, Austin, Coupland, Hutto, Manor, and Round Rock.

Rockdale ISD serves the greater Rockdale area with four campuses.

Round Rock ISD serves over 53,000 students in the Round Rock and Williamson areas.

San Marcos CISD serves more than 8,100 students in the greater San Marcos area.

Smithville ISD is located in Bastrop County and serves more than 1,700 students.

Taylor ISD serves more than 3,100 students via seven schools in Williamson County.

Thorndale ISD serves about 600 students in Milam County and a small portion of Williamson County.

Wimberley ISD serves nearly 2,000 students in cities of Wimberley and Woodcreek.

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