Top 10 Best Ellis County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 75 public schools serving 46,256 students in Ellis County, TX (there are 7 private schools, serving 1,101 private students). 98% of all K-12 students in Ellis County, TX are educated in public schools (compared to the TX state average of 94%).
The top ranked public schools in Ellis County, TX are Waxahachie Global High School, Longbranch Elementary School and Dolores Mcclatchey Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Ellis County, TX public schools have an average math proficiency score of 41% (versus the Texas public school average of 41%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in Ellis County have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Texas public schools.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Texas public school average of 74% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Ellis County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Waxahachie Global High School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
275 Indian Dr
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 923-4761
Grades: 9-12
| 391 students
Rank: #22.
Longbranch Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6631 F M 1387
Midlothian, TX 76065
(469) 856-6200
Grades: PK-5
| 591 students
Rank: #33.
Dolores Mcclatchey Elementary School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6631 Shiloh Rd
Midlothian, TX 76065
(469) 856-6600
Grades: PK-5
| 684 students
Rank: #44.
Mt Peak Elementary School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5201 F M 663
Midlothian, TX 76065
(469) 856-6300
Grades: PK-5
| 650 students
Rank: #55.
Larue Miller Elementary School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2800 Sudith Ln
Midlothian, TX 76065
(469) 856-6500
Grades: PK-5
| 715 students
Rank: #66.
Wilemon Steam Academy
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
600 W Second St
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 923-4780
Grades: K-5
| 405 students
Rank: #77.
Palmer Middle School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
118 F M 813
Palmer, TX 75152
(972) 449-3319
Grades: 5-8
| 403 students
Rank: #88.
Wooden Elementary School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
200 Louise Ritter Blvd
Red Oak, TX 75154
(972) 617-2977
Grades: PK-5
| 505 students
Rank: #99.
Max H Simpson Elementary School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
470 Washington Ave
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 923-4740
Grades: PK-5
| 550 students
Rank: #1010.
Irvin Elementary School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
600 S 5th St
Midlothian, TX 76065
(469) 856-6000
Grades: PK-5
| 690 students
Rank: #1111.
Palmer Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
303 Dick St
Palmer, TX 75152
(972) 449-3132
Grades: PK-4
| 512 students
Rank: #1212.
Lorene Smith Kirkpatrick Elementary School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1024 Fourth St
Maypearl, TX 76064
(972) 435-1010
Grades: 2-5
| 338 students
Rank: #1313.
Eastridge Elementary School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
725 E Ovilla Rd
Red Oak, TX 75154
(972) 617-2266
Grades: PK-5
| 481 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
T E Baxter Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1050 Park Pl
Midlothian, TX 76065
(469) 856-6100
Grades: PK-5
| 575 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Walnut Grove Middle School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
990 N Walnut Grove Rd
Midlothian, TX 76065
(469) 856-5700
Grades: 6-8
| 1,036 students
Rank: #1616.
Midlothian Heritage High School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4000 Fm 1387
Midlothian, TX 76065
(469) 856-5400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,161 students
Rank: #1717.
Margaret L Felty Elementary School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
231 Park Pl Blvd
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 923-4616
Grades: K-5
| 557 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Dorie Miller Int
(Math: 55% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2200 W Lampasas
Ennis, TX 75119
(972) 872-3775
Grades: 4-6
| 635 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Earl & Marthalu Dieterich Middle School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2881 Ledgestone Ln
Midlothian, TX 76065
(469) 856-5800
Grades: 6-8
| 819 students
Rank: #2020.
Bowie Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
501 Jeter Dr
Ennis, TX 75119
(972) 872-7234
Grades: 1-3
| 403 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Maypearl Middle School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1025 W Fourth
Maypearl, TX 76064
(972) 435-1015
Grades: 6-8
| 287 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Red Oak Elementary School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
200 Valley Ridge Dr
Red Oak, TX 75154
(972) 617-3523
Grades: PK-5
| 542 students
Rank: #2323.
Palmer High School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
422 W Jefferson
Palmer, TX 75152
(972) 449-3487
Grades: 9-12
| 341 students
Rank: #2424.
Robbie E Howard J High School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
265 Broadhead Rd
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 923-4771
Grades: 6-8
| 663 students
Rank: #2525.
Eddie Finley Sr J High School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2401 E Brown St
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 923-4680
Grades: 6-8
| 816 students
Rank: #2626.
Midlothian High School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
923 S 9th St
Midlothian, TX 76065
(469) 856-5100
Grades: 9-12
| 2,112 students
Rank: #2727.
Shields Elementary School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
223 W Ovilla Rd
Red Oak, TX 75154
(972) 617-4799
Grades: PK-5
| 563 students
Rank: #2828.
Travis Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
200 N Shawnee
Ennis, TX 75119
(972) 872-7455
Grades: 1-3
| 288 students
Rank: #2929.
Dunaway Elementary School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
600 S Hwy 77
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 923-4646
Grades: K-5
| 446 students
Rank: #3030.
Life H S Waxahachie
Charter School
(Math: 32% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
170 W Butcher Rd
Red Oak, TX 75154
(469) 708-4444
Grades: 9-12
| 986 students
Rank: #3131.
Evelyn Love Coleman J High School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1000 Hwy 77 N
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 923-4790
Grades: 6-8
| 845 students
Rank: #3232.
Shackelford Elementary School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1001 Butcher Rd
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 923-4666
Grades: K-5
| 475 students
Rank: #3333.
Life School Red Oak
Charter School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
777 S I 35 E
Red Oak, TX 75154
(469) 552-9200
Grades: K-6
| 1,019 students
Rank: #3434.
Ennis J High School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3101 Ensign Rd
Ennis, TX 75119
(972) 872-3850
Grades: 7-8
| 868 students
Rank: #3535.
Houston Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1701 S Hall St
Ennis, TX 75119
(972) 872-7285
Grades: 1-3
| 295 students
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Ellis County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
D A E P (Closed 2013)
Alternative School
101 Live Oak
Red Oak, TX 75154
(972) 617-5895
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
911 S Ninth St
Midlothian, TX 76065
(972) 775-8237
Grades: 9-10
| 783 students
Ischolars Magnet Academy (Closed 2016)
Alternative School
Magnet School
109 W Red Oak Rd
Red Oak, TX 75154
(972) 617-2941
Grades: 3-9
| 41 students
1024 West Fourth
Maypearl, TX 76064
(972) 435-1015
Grades: 5-6
| n/a students
400 Panther Ln
Maypearl, TX 76064
(972) 435-1099
Grades: 5-6
| 174 students
650 Park School House Rd
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 923-4720
Grades: 6
| 553 students
119 Fm 813
Palmer, TX 75152
(972) 449-3832
Grades: 3-5
| n/a students
401 E Ovilla Rd
Red Oak, TX 75154
(972) 617-2685
Grades: 5-6
| 833 students
P O Box 9000
Red Oak, TX 75154
(972) 617-0066
Grades: 7-8
| 848 students
614 Getzendaner Ave
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 923-4690
Grades: 6
| 443 students
275 Indian Dr
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 923-4780
Grades: 9-10
| 521 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Ellis County, TX?
The top ranked public schools in Ellis County, TX include Waxahachie Global High School, Longbranch Elementary School and Dolores Mcclatchey Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Ellis County, TX?
75 public schools are located in Ellis County, TX.
What percentage of students in Ellis County, TX go to public school?
98% of all K-12 students in Ellis County, TX are educated in public schools (compared to the TX state average of 94%).
What is the racial composition of students in Ellis County, TX?
Ellis County, TX public schools minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Texas public schools average of 74% (majority Hispanic).

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