2012 Austin School Rankings

For the seventh consecutive year, CHILDREN AT RISK evaluated and ranked 51 high schools, 89 middle schools, and 245 elementary schools in the Greater Austin area. The results were released in partnership with the Austin American-Statesman. Greater Austin is comprised of the following counties:  Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson. CHILDREN AT RISK also identified a Gold Ribbon School, or the top urban, comprehensive school, at the elementary and middle school levels.

The top schools in each category are listed below.  Please scroll down to ‘Resources’ for the complete School Rankings lists.

Top 10 High Schools in Greater Austin
1. Chaparral Star Academy (Charter)
2. Westwood High School (Round Rock ISD)
3. NYOS Charter School (Charter)
4. Westlake High School (Eanes ISD)
5. Harmony Science Academy – North Austin (Charter)
6. Anderson High School (Austin ISD)
7. Dripping Springs High School (Dripping Springs ISD)
8. Bowie High School (Austin ISD)
9. Lake Travis High School (Lake Travis ISD)
10. McNeil High School (Round Rock ISD)

Top 5 Middle Schools in Greater Austin
1. Canyon Vista Middle School (Round Rock ISD)
2. Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders (Austin ISD)
3. Canyon Ridge Middle School (Leander ISD)
4. KIPP Austin College Prep. (Charter)
5. Cedar Valley Middle School (Round Rock ISD)

Top 5 Elementary Schools in Greater Austin
1. Canyon Creek Elementary School (Round Rock ISD)
2. Barton Creek Elementary School (Eanes ISD)
3. Texas Preparatory School (Charter)
4. Laurel Mountain Elementary School (Round Rock ISD)
5. Spicewood Elementary School (Round Rock ISD)

Resources
2012 Greater Austin Rankings Data File
2012 Greater Austin Excluded Schools Data File
Methodology
Previous Years’ Rankings: 2011

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