The first set of district accountability ratings were recently released by the Texas Education Agency. For the first time, rankings were not released on a pass or fail basis but instead by a letter-grade scale of “A” through “F.” This system was developed for two primary reasons: to inform parents about how their schools are performing and to provide information to help school districts and campus leaders.
Why does this matter to you? From an investment stand point, schools are extremely important. Why? Families with children typically search for homes in a great school district. With this in mind, finding an investment property in one of these school districts will not only make your investment property more desirable, but it will likely also increase your rental rate and resale value.
What school districts rank the best in the Austin-area? Here’s a look at the ratings:
A: Lake Travis ISD (Travis), Eanes ISD (Travis), Round Rock ISD (Williamson), Liberty Hill ISD (Williamson), Dripping Springs ISD (Hays), Wimberley ISD (Hays), Texas Preparatory School (Hays), NYOS Charter School (Travis), University of Texas University Charter (Travis)
B: Austin ISD (Travis), Pflugerville ISD (Travis), Lago Vista ISD (Travis), Leander ISD (Williamson), Georgetown ISD (Williamson), Thrall ISD (Williamson), McDade ISD (Bastrop), Harmony Science Academy (Travis), Cedars International Academy (Travis), Kipp Austin Public Schools Inc (Travis)
C: Taylor ISD (Williamson), Jarrell ISD (Williamson), Hutto ISD (Williamson), Florence ISD (Williamson), San Marcos CISD (Hays), Hays CISD (Hays), Lockhart ISD (Caldwell), Bastop ISD (Bastrop), Elgin ISD (Bastrop), Smithville ISD (Bastrop), Texas Empowerment Academy (Travis)
D: Manor ISD (Travis), Del Valle ISD (Travis), Promesa Public Schools (Travis), Wayside Schools (Travis), Luling ISD (Caldwell)
F: The Excel Center (Travis)
Click here for a detailed look at the rankings.
How are the grades determined? The new A-F system ranks school districts in the following areas:
- Student Achievement – Measures how much students know and end-of-year performance
- School Progress – Looks at student performance over time compared with other schools
- Closing the Gap – Examines how different populations of students are performing in the district
Are you searching for an investment property in one of the “A” school districts? We would be happy to help. Reach out to our team today for guidance.