Public school systems

Each year, Newsweek picks the best high schools in the country based on how hard school staffs work to challenge students with advanced-placement college-level courses and tests. Just 2,000 schools—only 9% of all the public high schools in the U.S.—make the list. In 2013, 17 Austin area high schools rank in the top 9% nationally. The schools represent 8 different school districts and 34% of total area high school enrollments.

Public School Districts by County
COUNTYDISTRICTENROLLMENT 2016-17GRADUATES 2016
Bastrop CountyBastrop10,539721
Elgin4,317313
McDade345
Smithville1,759133
Total16,9601,167
Caldwell CountyLockhart5,680334
Luling1,44589
Prairie Lea2006
Total7,325429
Hays CountyDripping Springs6,008370
Hays19,2151,096
San Marcos8,090470
Wimberley2,303141
Total35,6162,077
Travis CountyAustin83,0674,374
Del Valle11,278691
Eanes8,134605
Lago Vista1,449113
Lake Travis9,825588
Manor8,870467
Pflugerville24,5911,564
Total147,2148,402
Williamson CountyCoupland166
Florence1,02572
Georgetown11,425816
Granger43027
Hutto6,945383
Jarrell1,49183
Leander38,2262,412
Liberty Hill3,677251
Round Rock48,3213,247
Taylor3,203259
Thrall66657
Total115,5757,607
Austin MSA322,69019,682
Grand Total5,359,127324,311

School Districts Map
School Districts/Zip Codes Map (central zoom)

Source: Texas Education Agency.


Charter Schools
SCHOOLSCHARTER OPERATORSENROLLMENT 2015-16
Bastrop County
0
0
0
Caldwell County
1
1
182
Hays County
6
5
603
Travis County
53
18
16,941
Williamson County
13
7
4,429
Austin MSA Total
73
27
22,155

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, CDC Public School Data.