Families moving to a near city have obvious reasons to be concerned about the quality of education available to their children. The skills that children learn in their early years of school will shape their future ambitions and success. Not to mention that most children spend at least six hours out of every weekday at school. Any involved parent would want the environment in which their children spend so much time to be as pleasant and rewarding as possible.
Many people do not realize that even child-free families have good reasons to be concerned about the schools in their new neighborhoods. Schools are often indicative of the quality of the neighborhood overall; good schools, low crime rates, and well maintained public spaces tend to all go hand in hand. Additionally, when a person is ready to sell their home, being located in a good district is an excellent selling point that can easily help him get a higher price for his property.
So if you are planning to buy or rent a new Austin home, what schools should you keep an eye out for? Based on research into the opinions of parents and state educational programs, here are some of the best that this city has to offer.
Barton Creek Elementary: BCE receives consistent praise from parents of students for its high levels of safety and discipline, eagerness to work with parents, and the useful academic skills it teaches its students. It belongs to the renowned Eanes ISD.
Canyon Creek Elementary: The parents of CCE’s students highly recommend it if your child is academically gifted for his or her age. The principle and teachers are well known for being very caring and involved in students’ lives. It is located in the highly ranked Round Rock ISD.
Bailey Middle School: Known for its consistently high test schools, BMS is recommended for academically gifted students. Its music and art programs are also highly praised and enjoyed by it students. BMS is part of Austin ISD.
Canyon Vista Middle School: Parents of CVMS’s students often praise its talented and caring teachers, art and music programs and high level of safety. It is also part of Round Rock ISD.
Lake Travis High: LTHS is known throughout the city for its strict but fair discipline, high test scores and wide variety of extracurricular activities. It is larger and more diverse than some schools in the area, which many of its students appreciate. Naturally, it is located in the Lake Travis ISD.
Westwood High: WHS belongs to the IB program, a series of rigorous courses for talented students. Its fine arts program is highly praised and all of its teachers expect great things from their kids. It is part of the acclaimed Round Rock ISD.
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