Test Scores for High Schools
Here is a handy dandy map of the high schools in the Austin area, including the suburbs like Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Lakeway, Westlake Hills, Dripping Springs and Buda.
But how do I use this map?
I’m glad you asked.
- See the colors? Red means they scored the best on state tests in 2013, followed by green, then blue with yellow as the lowest.
- Why 2013? Why not now? Well, the state changed how they’re reporting scores in that year and I have not understood them since then. I am only human against a state agency. So I decided to leave them from when they made sense to me.
- What about recent data? Never fear. On each of the neighborhood pages I’ve put in a widget that links to more-up-to-date data for that area from another site. Their widget didn’t do a good picture of the entire Austin area.
- Anyhoo, back to this map.
- Zoom in and click on a pin. It should tell you the school name and the score that it averaged on state tests.
- Look for a neighborhood name near schools that you like. They are currently written in ALL CAPS ITALICS on the Google map.
- When you are house-hunting, the area schools are usually listed in the MLS for that property. To look up that specific school’s performance on the map, click on the list button on the upper left hand corner of the map. Find the school name alphabetically.
Here are the other schools too:
want to investigate more?
Check out the state’s website for accountability to get more up-to-date information. I don’t follow any of it but maybe you will! Good luck.