Top 10 Best Texas Public Schools (2024)

Texas is the #2 largest school system in the United States, serving 5,427,157 students across the 9,181 public schools for the 2024 school year (there are 2,018 private schools, serving 328,748 students). 94% of all K-12 students in Texas are educated in public schools, compared to the national average of 90%.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Texas is 41%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 51%.
Minority enrollment is 74% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 15:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(TX) School Average
Asian
5%
Hispanic
53%
Black
13%
White
26%
Two or more races
3%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Texas.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Texas (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Carnegie Vanguard High School
Magnet School
(Math: 95% | Reading: ≥99%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1501 Taft
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 732-3690
Rank: #2 - 82. - 8.
J Kawas Elementary School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
2100 S Milmo Ave
Laredo, TX 78046
(956) 273-3700
Rank: #2 - 82. - 8.
Martha & Josh Morriss Math & Engineering Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
4826 University Park
Texarkana, TX 75503
(903) 791-2262
Rank: #2 - 82. - 8.
School For The Highly Gifted
Charter School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 1-8
2990 S Hwy 161
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
(972) 343-7864
Rank: #2 - 82. - 8.
School For The Talented And Gifted
Magnet School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1201 E Eighth St
Dallas, TX 75203
(972) 925-5970
Rank: #2 - 82. - 8.
School Of Science And Engineering
Magnet School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1201 E Eighth St
Dallas, TX 75203
(972) 925-5960
Rank: #2 - 82. - 8.
Spring Branch Academic Institute
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 1-12
14400 Fern
Houston, TX 77079
(713) 251-2277
Rank: #2 - 82. - 8.
William B Travis Vanguard Of Academically Tag
Magnet School
(Math: 94% | Reading: ≥99%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 94% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Grades: 4-8
3001 Mckinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(972) 794-7500
Rank: #99.
Windsor Park G/t
(Math: 94% | Reading: 98%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 98% (Top 1%)
Grades: 1-5
4525 S Alameda St
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
(361) 878-3770
Rank: #1010.
Carver Center
Charter School
(Math: 93% | Reading: 98%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 93% (Top 1%)
Reading: 98% (Top 1%)
Grades: 1-6
1300 E Wall St
Midland, TX 79701
(432) 240-6400

Best Texas Public Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
25
7,931
48%
40
16,245
55%
8
2,166
18%
26
8,773
77%
12
5,490
56%
4
1,348
88%
28
19,097
77%
12
5,074
84%
118
74,415
70%
593
356,794
86%
6
1,760
39%
13
2,801
42%
44
17,408
50%
104
74,222
70%
51
31,648
66%
6
1,436
98%
24
6,354
44%
12
7,087
47%
14
7,960
82%
11
2,571
22%
168
94,943
98%
5
2,358
65%
8
1,291
19%
19
5,408
32%
5
1,619
81%
18
9,757
42%
18
8,096
63%
7
1,690
14%
285
204,176
61%
14
3,543
65%
56
37,821
51%
20
6,973
45%
20
11,559
53%
3
1,151
84%
8
1,052
79%
5
1,952
67%
759
479,545
88%
3
2,019
80%
304
198,025
60%
10
2,831
56%
4
1,923
96%
9
2,472
97%
15
2,690
30%
51
35,238
83%
257
169,720
95%
75
46,256
63%
16
6,051
45%
9
2,304
73%
23
5,540
32%
11
3,723
51%
9
1,120
83%
174
165,886
77%
7
2,948
95%
8
3,631
62%
92
67,239
59%
4
1,315
53%
13
4,759
71%
8
3,824
52%
58
24,516
42%
46
24,387
59%
11
4,636
58%
39
26,421
67%
19
6,551
80%
18
10,667
22%
1,137
889,782
84%
28
12,575
49%
60
42,263
64%
337
208,533
98%
26
6,469
47%
14
4,697
67%
16
9,040
29%
17
6,780
41%
12
3,062
50%
14
5,489
65%
41
15,384
48%
6
1,652
30%
12
3,203
54%
15
5,881
33%
82
41,430
78%
74
37,995
45%
13
2,658
45%
12
2,434
74%
59
36,309
60%
19
11,913
42%
18
6,781
51%
11
4,690
86%
21
8,459
42%
12
2,724
75%
15
4,024
48%
9
3,326
55%
12
3,319
38%
34
22,466
67%
5
2,006
34%
103
52,160
66%
6
1,610
50%
4
1,163
41%
5
1,601
60%
26
14,319
99%
104
45,080
63%
19
9,836
71%
47
29,994
75%
17
4,363
59%
13
916
35%
13
3,432
26%
134
120,659
54%
12
4,900
82%
7
1,862
54%
23
10,257
65%
4
1,196
41%
12
5,516
68%
113
57,391
82%
25
15,545
30%
10
3,945
34%
42
24,666
28%
11
2,290
79%
10
2,811
88%
18
7,052
41%
48
24,886
69%
4
1,729
26%
39
20,589
40%
6
2,819
94%
32
24,218
45%
14
2,015
51%
24
8,056
52%
5
1,462
23%
6
3,092
66%
12
5,168
55%
69
39,352
58%
29
16,151
99%
572
370,403
72%
45
23,337
53%
7
2,195
75%
14
6,990
75%
53
20,980
64%
312
183,605
70%
14
3,563
23%
20
6,757
33%
15
5,140
86%
19
10,531
94%
29
10,510
29%
35
14,516
76%
17
16,749
68%
11
6,190
83%
7
2,310
68%
89
61,415
99%
18
8,016
73%
44
20,195
52%
14
3,939
98%
160
115,939
58%
18
9,108
54%
28
11,712
37%
18
6,324
28%
7
2,013
83%
8
3,207
36%
6
3,287
99%
7
2,270
99%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Texas?
How many public schools are located in Texas?
9,181 public schools are located in Texas.
What percentage of students in Texas go to public school?
94% of all K-12 students in Texas are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Texas?
Minority enrollment in Texas is 74% (majority Hispanic)

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