If you want to protect your home’s equity, the key is keeping an eye on local school district quality. Even if you don't have children in class now or ever, a good education system can mean better value for everyone living nearby. Take a look at the 10 best school districts in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. Schools have their performance evaluated in three distinct areas: Student success, development progress, and 'closing the gap', which looks at how schools are meeting goals for marginalized student populations like English learners, those with special needs, and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
1. Carroll ISD
The residents of Southlake are very fortunate to live in such a great school district. Carroll Independent School District has been rated among the best public schools across Texas for its high academic excellence! With over 8,300 students enrolled in PK-12 grades along with an excellent student-teacher ratio (16:1), it's easy to see why this area ranks number one when considering quality education.
2. Lovejoy ISD
With a student-teacher ratio of just 15:1, Lovejoy ISD provides top-notch education for its students in Allen, Texas. There are 4,206 students in grades PK, K-12. The 90% proficiency rate on math tests and 82% reading scores are proof that these public schools do an excellent job!
3. Coppell ISD
The Coppell Independent School District is a top-rated, public school district located in Coppell with 13,052 students. The student-teacher ratio of 17:1 ensures that each child receives personalized attention from their educators which accounts for its high ranking on the list according to state test scores as well 82% proficient in math and 78% in reading.
4. Frisco ISD
Frisco Independent School District is a top rated, public school district located in the city of Frisco. It has 63,493 students from grades PK-12 with an impressive student teacher ratio between 16:1. According to state test scores 75%proficient in math and 73% in reading.
5. Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
The Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District is a top rated, public school district located in the beautiful city of Grapevine. With 13,935 students enrolled at any given time for grades PK to 12 it has a 15:1 teacher to student ratio which helps make sure each student is successful. Students rank 65% proficient or above when compared against other states' test scores averages.
6. Highland Park ISD
The Highland Park Independent School District is a top rated, public school district located in DALLAS. It has 6,648 students who are PK-12 with an average student teacher ratio of 16 to 1. The state testing data shows that 82% or more of all grade level math skills were proficient while 83% were proficient in reading.
7. Prosper ISD
Prosper ISD is a top-rated, public school district located in Prosper. It has 19,138 students in grades PK - 12 with an excellent student/teacher ratio of 16:1. 74% are proficient or advanced when it comes to math skills and 69% perform proficient in reading.
8. Allen ISD
The Allen Independent School District is a top rated, public school district located in Allen. It has 21K students from grades PK-12 with an excellent student/teacher ratio of 16:1. The state tests show that 76% are proficient in math and 72% in reading.
9. Wylie ISD
Wylie Independent School District is a top rated, public school district located in Wylie, Texas. It has 17,000 students from PK through 12th with an impressive student-teacher ratio of 1:7. 73% percent are proficient in math and reading.
10. Plano ISD
The Plano Independent School District is a top-rated, public school district located in Plano. The 50,854 students enrolled at PK and K through 12 with an average class size of 15:1 to create an amazing opportunity for educators to make a difference for their students.
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For this list, we sourced data from the 2013 U.S. Census American Community Survey, and Market trends of homes on the market in these areas.