School Ratings and Statistics

A guide to Austin area school districts




The Austin Independent School District had an average SAT score of 1498; an average ACT score of 22.5; and is currently the fifth largest school district in Texas.

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Austin’s ongoing and steady growth has an impact on education, with public school districts that boast strong reputations for both academic and extracurricular programs, and whose students consistently score high on state-mandated assessment tests and college entrance exams.

The area’s overall growth has also meant that many school districts have rapidly expanded to accommodate larger enrollments. For example, Travis and Williamson counties alone have 10 major public school districts, and there are many other smaller districts throughout Central Texas. The largest independent school districts (ISDs) in Central Texas are: Austin, Del Valle, Eanes, Leander, Pflugerville and Round Rock.

The following is an overview of school districts in Austin and surrounding areas. We’ve included a brief description of each district, including number of students, number of schools, coverage area, average SAT/ACT scores, student/teacher ratio, and the percentage of students who passed the TAKS test at the exit level, where available. Many districts have their own websites; if available, those are also listed with the district information.  For comprehensive information on each district, contact the district, the Texas Education Agency at (512) 463-9734, or log on to www.tea.state.tx.us.

 

Austin Independent School District (ISD)

Meria Carstarphen, Superintendent
1111 West Sixth Street
Austin, TX 78703
512-414-1700
www.austinisd.org

81 elementary schools; 18 middle schools; 16 high schools; 9 special campuses

The largest school district in the Austin area enrolled 85,273 students for the 2010-2011 school year. The district had an average SAT score of 1027; an average ACT score of 20.9; and a teacher/student ratio of 14.1. Actual per pupil expenditure was $8,139, and 91 percent of students passed the TAKS test at the exit level. The TEA rated the district Academically Acceptable.

 

Bastrop Independent School District (ISD)

Steve Murray, Superintendent
105 Loop 150 W., Ste. J
Bastrop, TX 78602
512-321-2292
www.bastrop.isd.tenet.edu

6 elementary schools; 2 intermediate schools; 2 middle schools; 2 high schools; 2 alternative schools

Located about 30 miles southeast of Austin, Bastrop ISD enrolled 9,043 students for the 2010-2011 school year. Actual per pupil expenditures were $7,106, and the average overall student/teacher ratio was 14.7. The average SAT score was 964, average ACT score was 20.8, and 96 percent of students passed the TAKS test at the exit level. The TEA rated the district Academically Acceptable.

 

Blanco Independent School District (ISD)

Dr. Buck Ford, Superintendent
814 Eleventh Street
Blanco, TX 78606
830-833-4414
www.blancoisd.com

1 elementary school; 1 middle school;1 high school

Blanco ISD is located primarily in Blanco County, but also includes parts of Hays, Comal, Kendall and Gillespie counties. The district served 966 students during the 2010-2011 school year. Student/teacher ratio was 10.6; the average SAT score was 999; the average ACT score was 20.4; per pupil expenditures were $10,738; and 96 percent of students passed the TAKS test at the exit level. The TEA rated the district Academically Acceptable.

 

Burnet Consolidated Independent School District (ISD)

Keith McBurnett, Superintendent
208 E. Brier
Burnet, TX 78611
512-756-2124
www.burnet.txed.net

4 elementary schools; 1 middle school; 1 high school; 1 alternative school

Burnet ISD enrolled 3,343 students for the 2010-2011 school year. Actual per pupil expenditure was $7,822, the average SAT score was 969, average ACT score was 21.4, student/teacher ratio was 15.1, and 94 percent of students passed the TAKS test at the exit level. The TEA rated the district Academically Acceptable.

 

Coupland Independent School District (ISD)

Gary W. Chandler, Superintendent
P.O. Box 217
620 S. Commerce
Coupland, TX 78615
512-856-2422
www.coupland.isd.org

1 elementary/middle school serving grades K-8

Coupland is a small community in Williamson County. Coupland ISD served 124 students during the 2010-2011 school year. Student/teacher ratio was 8.6; actual per student expenditure was $8,513; and the TEA rated the district Recognized.

 

Del Valle (“Dell Valley”) Independent School District (ISD)

Dr. Kelly K. Crook, Superintendent
5301 Ross Road
Del Valle, TX 78617
512-386-3000
http://delvalle.tx.schoolwebpages.com

8 elementary schools; 3 middle schools; 1 high school; 1 opportunity center; 1 alternative school

Del Valle is located in southeast Austin, and the district served 10,673 students during the 2010-2011 school year, including the communities of Montopolis, Frontier Valley, Sundridge Park and Pleasant Valley, and the rural communities of Garfield, Creedmore, Mustang Ridge, Elroy, Pilot Knob, Webberville, and Hornsby Bend. Student/teacher ratio was 14.0; average SAT score was 888; average ACT score was 18.1; per student expenditure was $7,726; and 91 percent of students passed the TAKS test at the exit level. The TEA rated the district Academically Acceptable.

 

Dripping Springs Independent School District (ISD)

TBA, Superintendent
510 West Mercer
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
512-858-4905
www.dripping-springs.txed.net

3 elementary schools; 1 middle school; 1 high school

Located 19 miles west of Austin, Dripping Springs ISD enrolled 4,468 students for the 2010-2011 school year. The average student/teacher ratio was 15.8; actual per pupil expenditures were $7,451; 98 percent of students passed the TAKS test at the exit level; the average SAT score was 1116; and the average ACT score was 24.2. The TEA rated the district Recognized.

 

Eanes Independent School District (ISD)

Nola H. Wellman, Superintendent
601 Camp Craft Rd.
Austin, TX 78746
512-732-9000
www.eanes.k12.tx.us

6 elementary schools; 2 middle schools; 1 high school

Eanes ISD, whose boundaries include parts of Austin, Rollingwood and West Lake Hills, enrolled 7,691 students for the 2010-2011 school year. The average student/teacher ratio was 13.4; actual per pupil expenditure was $8,523; the average SAT score was 1215; average ACT score was 26.9; and 99 percent of students passed the TAKS test at the exit level. The TEA rated the district Exemplary.

 

Elgin Independent School District (ISD)

Bill G. Graves, Superintendent
900 West 2nd Street
Elgin, TX 78621
512-281-3434
www.elginisd.net

4 elementary schools; 1 middle school; 1 high school; and 1 alternative school

Elgin ISD covers more than 168 square miles in portions of Bastrop, Lee, and Travis Counties and served 3,943 students during the 2010-2011 school year. The average SAT score was 931; the average ACT score was 19.4; actual per pupil expenditures were $7,123; the student/teacher ratio was 15.5; and 71 percent of students passed the TAKS test at the exit level. The TEA rated the district Academically Acceptable.

 

Florence Independent School District (ISD)

Karla Moyer, Superintendent
306 College Avenue
Florence, TX 76527
254-793-2850
www.florenceisd.net

1 elementary, 1 middle school; 1 high school

Covering most of Williamson and part of Burnet and Bell Counties, Florence ISD served 984 students in grades K-12 during the 2010-2011 school year. The average SAT score was 932; the average ACT score was 20.5, actual per pupil expenditures were $8,987; the student/teacher ratio was 12.5; and 96 percent of students passed the TAKS test at the exit level. The Texas Education Agency rated the district Academically Acceptable.

 

Georgetown Independent School District (ISD)

Joe Dan Lee, Superintendent
603 Lakeway Drive
Georgetown, TX 78628
512-943-5000
www.georgetownisd.org

3 PreK-2 schools, three 3-5 schools, three K-5 schools, 3 middle schools, 1 ninth-grade campus, 1 high school, 1 alternative school

Located about 25 miles north of Austin in Williamson County, Georgetown enrolled 10,411 students for the 2010-2011 school year. The average overall student/teacher ratio was 12.6; actual per pupil expenditure was $8,179; the average SAT score was 1055; the average ACT score was 23.0; and 95 percent of students passed the TAKS test at the exit level. The TEA rated the district Recognized.

 

Granger Independent School District (ISD)

Steve White, Superintendent
300 North Colorado
Granger, TX 76530
512-859-2173
www.grangerisd.net

1 elementary/middle school; 1 high school

Granger ISD, located in Williamson County, served 409 students in grades pre-K-12 during the 2010-2011 school year. Student/teacher ratio was 10.8; actual per pupil expenditure was $8,949; the average SAT score was 910; the average ACT score was 18.7; and 92 percent of students passed the TAKS test at the exit level. The TEA rated the district Recognized.

 

Hays Consolidated Independent School District (ISD)

Dr. Jeremy Lyon, Superintendent
21003 IH 35
Kyle, TX 78640
512-268-2141
www.hayscisd.net

13 elementary schools; 5 middle schools; 2 high schools; 2 alternative schools

Located 17 miles south of Austin, Hays CISD enrolled 15,262 students from Hays County and parts of Caldwell and Travis Counties for the 2010-2011 school year. The average SAT score was 961, average ACT score was 20.0, student/teacher ratio was 14.7, actual per pupil expenditure was $7,161, and 93 percent of students passed the TAKS test at the exit level. The TEA rated the district Academically Acceptable.

 

Hutto Independent School District (ISD)

Dr. Douglas Killian, Superintendent
200 College
Hutto, TX 78634
512-759-3771
www.hutto.txed.net

5 elementary schools; 2 middle schools; 2 high schools

Located 7 miles east of IH-35 on Highway 79, Hutto ISD is bounded by Round Rock to the west and Taylor to the east. During the 2010-2011 school year, the district served 5,394 students in grades Pre-K-12; the average SAT score was 973; the average ACT score was 20.4; the student/teacher ratio was 14.8; actual per pupil expenditures were $7,850; and 91 percent of students passed the TAKS test at the exit level. The TEA rated the district Academically Acceptable.

 

Jarrell Independent School District (ISD)

John Rouse, Superintendent
312 North 5th Street
Jarrell, TX 76537
512-746-2124
www.jarrellisd.org

1 elementary; 1 middle school; 1 high school

Located just north of Austin, Jarrell ISD served 975 students in grades pre-K-12 in Williamson and Bell Counties during the 2010-2011 school year. The student /teacher ratio was 12.7; the average SAT score was 1000; the average ACT score was 22.0; actual per pupil expenditures were $10,101; and 95 percent of students passed the TAKS test at the exit level. The TEA rated the district Recognized.

 

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