A total of eight Round Rock ISD schools were ranked among the top schools in Central Texas by the 2017 CHILDREN AT RISK Annual School Rankings.
Canyon Creek, Spicewood, Laurel Mountain and Herrington elementary schools were named four of the top five elementary schools in the Austin area. Canyon Vista, Cedar Valley and Walsh middle schools were named three of the top five middle schools and Westwood High School was named the #2 high school in Central Texas.
“We are proud to be named among the top schools in Central Texas, which further supports our mission to serve all students,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Flores said. “We are committed to providing flexible, meaningful educational opportunities throughout our District and it is an honor to be recognized for ensuring we are meeting the needs of our students.”
The rankings are based on achievement, performance and growth indicators and college readiness data. The organization compiled data based on STAAR Reading and Math tests, graduation rates, college entrance exam participation and scores and Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme participation and scores.
CHILDREN AT RISK is a nonprofit organization that serves as a catalyst for change to improve the quality of life for children through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration and advocacy, according to the organization.