Top Austin Public Schools

Finding the best school for your family is a painstaking and personal decision. Some kids want to take as many AP classes as possible, while others need extra attention and small classes, and still others are focused on marching band, robotics club or being a star quarterback. But one thing is for certain: You want to make sure that your children’s school gets them ready for college.

Here are the Top 15 Public High Schools in the Austin Area as listed by Austin Monthly and Children at Risk:
  1. Liberal Arts and Sciences AcademyTop Austin High Schools
  2. NYOS Charter School
  3. Westlake High School
  4. Chaparral Star Academy
  5. Westwood High School
  6. Wimberley High School
  7. James Bowie High School
  8. Dripping Springs High School
  9. McNeil High School
  10. Lake Travis High School
  11. Cedar Park High School
  12. Lago Vista High School
  13. Vista Ridge High School
  14. Anderson High School
  15. Stephen F. Austin High School

Austin Monthly also listed the best middle schools and elementary schools in their article here:

We have also included the Austin ISD School District Guide as a resource of information about Austin ISD.  It includes statistics and demographic info across the district as well as a complete list of all schools and their ratings.  Here are some statistics from the 2014-2015 guide:

$234,000 – Median House Value

$51,411 – Median Income

684,356 – District Population

2.5 – Students per household

60% of students are college ready and 60% of students in 2012 enrolled in college by the fall after graduation.

Click on guide below for the full PDF:

School Guide Austin ISD 2014-2015


This link will take you to all the School Guides including: Austin ISD, Eanes ISD, Georgetown ISD, Hays CISD, Lake Travis ISD, Leander ISD, Pflugerville ISD, and Round Rock ISD.  Austin Area School Guides  Please note that you need a Gmail account to view this Google Drive link.