It’s back to school time and that means last-minute shopping for school supplies, locating your child’s bus route, and paying tuition fees. But for those moving to the area, you might be concerned about the quality of education around Austin and how each school district compares to the rest. If you’ve been looking for a home situated near a great school, here are the accountability ratings and local information about each school district. Each report also contains individual school ratings along with their basic details (address, phone, # of students, and grades).
School District Information & Ratings
*All Charts & PDFs provided by Gracy Title: a Stewart Company
What are the Accountability Targets for 2013?
|Non-AEA Districts & Campuses||AEA Districts & Campuses|
|Index 1: Student Achievement||50||
|Index 2: Student Progress||5th percentile||
|Index 3: Closing Performance Gaps||55||
|Index 4: Post-secondary Readiness||75||
The STAAR Program
Last year, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) replaced the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test. The new STAAR program includes assessments for grades 3–8 in reading and mathematics; assessments in writing at grades 4 and 7; in science at grades 5 and 8; and in social studies at grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, English II, Algebra I, biology and U.S history.
For more information about the STAAR program, visit here.
Finding a Great Home Near a Great School
If you’re looking for a new home in the Austin area, be sure to contact an agent today. We can help you narrow down your search and provide you with quality homes to consider. Or you can search our current home listings and see which schools are located nearby.