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Nonprofit announces rankings for top schools in Austin area

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A Texas nonprofit has unveiled its rankings of every public school and school district in Central Texas and it appears more suburban schools are at the top of the list.

Children at Risk looked at performance and achievement when assigning a letter grade for schools.

Districts like Dripping Springs, Wimberley, and Eanes ISD were the Highest ranked on the list. While Texas Preparatory school and Canyon Vista Middle School in the Round Rock school district took tops in Elementary and Middle schools respectively. An Austin ISD school did take the top school on the High School list.

Children at Risk says the goal is to get parents more involved in their child’s education by knowing this important information.

"We're looking to see who are the very best schools, who are the schools that don't sort of make the grade, and the idea being that we want parents to be very involved in the education of their kids, making sure that they either get involved in the school to make it better, or they change schools," President of Children at Risk, Dr. Bob Samborn said.

Top 10 Public High Schools

Lasa High (Austin ISD)

Nyos Charter School

Westlake High (Eanes ISD)

Chaparral Star Academy

Westwood High (Round Rock ISD)

Wimberley High (Wimberley ISD)

Bowie High (Austin ISD)

Dripping Springs High (Dripping Springs ISD)

McNeil High (Round Rock ISD)

Lake Travis High (Lake Travis ISD)

Top Five Middle Schools

Canyon Vista Middle (Round Rock ISD)

Lake Travis Middle (Lake Travis ISD)

James Garland Walsh Middle (Round Rock ISD)

Four Points Middle (Leander ISD)

Gorzycki Middle (Austin ISD)

Top Five Elementary Schools

Texas Preparatory School

Canyon Creek Elementary (Round Rock ISD)

Laurel Mountain Elementary (Round Rock ISD)

Spicewood Elementary (Round Rock ISD)

Lakeway Elementary (Lake Travis ISD)

Click here for a full list of greater Austin school rankings.

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