DFW School Ratings 2018-2019

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Below you will find the top 25 school district ratings in the DFW Metroplex for 2018-2019. This information is helpful for all of my clients, sellers and buyers alike. As a seller, the better a school district rating, the more prospective buyers will consider your home. As a buyer, this is important information to consider if you have school aged children because, most importantly, your children will receive the best education possible, and secondly, your property values will be higher.


The Texas Education Agency (TEA) refers to the percentage of total State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) for all subjects that meet or exceed TEA achievement standards as the student achievement index. The college readiness index shown above is based on participation in and successful completion of high school Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses and and performance on SAT and ACT college admission tests. These are the metrics upon which this ranking analysis was based.

To provide some perspective regarding these rankings, school districts were assigned a letter grade that shows how their # dates-best-sch-district-rpt-yr# overall academic performance compares to other Texas school districts. A flat scale curve was used for these grade assignments. The top 10 percent of districts in the Texas school districts ranking received A grades, the next 20 percent highest performing school districts received B’s, the next 40 percent received C’s and school districts in the bottom 25 percent of the ranking received D’s.

It may also be helpful to know that the 4.4 percent of Texas school districts had student achievement indexes above 90.0 and 17.7 percent districts had student achievement indexes above 85.0 for the 2016-2017 school year. A college readiness index of 35.5 indicates a district ranks among the top 5 percent of all Texas school districts in preparing its students for post-secondary education and an index of 27.5 placed it among the top 15 percent.

Accountability ratings awarded by the TEA in 2017 were not considered in this analysis since all districts included in the study received Met Standard ratings. Also not considered were factors that generally have no meaningful linkage to the learning success of individual students, such as graduation rates and changes in student performance on the STAAR evaluations from one year to the next, and subjective factors sometimes relied upon in other published rankings, such as opinions of self-selected contributors of anonymous parent and student reviews and “expert insights” regarding teacher quality.

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