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George Wang
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Texas Fortune Realty
P O Box 160371
Austin, TX 78716

Phone: (512)694-6060
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Austin and Central Texas High School Overview for Home Buyer

According to a Trulia survey, 19% of Americans said that they would like to have their dream home in a great school district. Among parents of children under 18, the percentage of Americans who want to live in a great school district jumps to 35%.

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There are many benefits when purchasing houses in a good school district. Homes in good school districts tend to sell faster than homes in low-quality school districts. During tougher economic times, homes in better school districts normally hold their value more than lower-quality district homes. On the other side, homes in better school districts also tend to be more expensive. This is understandable, since buyers are paying the premium for the better learning experience, better resources for the children, and most importantly better college admission opportunities.

Some of the top high schools in the great Austin area will be discussed in this article to provide a comprehensive overview of Austin schools. Only high schools are discussed here since the quality of high school also reflects the feeding middle and elementary schools.

Besides the rubric listed in the tables, buyer is recommended to visit the school with the student to get a personal feeling about the school vibe. Visit school counseling websites, evaluate the academic programs, review the club and extra-curricular activities to fit the student’s strengths and interests.  Study the high school college admission report to understand where the graduates being admitted and enrolled in college.

Tables below are from March 2022 LASA, Westlake, Westwood and Vandegrift are the top four high schools in central Texas, and from four different school districts.

LSAS, Westlake high school, WestWood high school and Vandegrift High School comparison
LASA vs Westlake High vs Westwood High vs Vandegrift High

LASA is an advanced academic magnet high school in Austin ISD, with excellent STEM reputation. Only student living in AISD may attend LASA. Admission to LASA is selective and competitive, based on admission test score, previous accomplishments, teacher recommendations and creative work project. Admission to Westlake, Westwood and Vandegrift high schools are not selective, and student living in the district will be admitted automatically.

In addition to the top four high schools, there are many other high quality high schools in Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander, Lake Travis, and Dripping Springs. These schools are compared against each other in the table below. Buyer can select one to suit on their budget and location preference.

Round Rock high school, Cedar Park high school, Vista Ridge high school, Anderson High school comparison
Round Rock High vs Cedar Park High vs Vista Ridge High vs Anderson High
Dripping Springs High School, Lake Travis High School, Bowie High School, McCallum High School comparison
Dripping Springs High vs Lake Travis High vs Bowie High vs McCallum High
Leander High School, McNeil High School, Austin High School, Cedar Ridge High School Comparison
Leander High vs McNeil High vs Austin High vs Cedar Ridge High

As a real estate agent with 10+ years of experience, almost all my buyers are considering school district as one of key criteria when making home-buying decision if it’s not the most important factor.

If you have any question or need any assistance in finding your students the best school, please contact me and I will be more than happy to work with you. You can read my client testimonials here.

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