Where will my child go to school?—Austin TX Schools
So you’ve decided to buy real estate in Austin Texas…that’s a pretty huge decision, and it’s going to have an impact on the entire family; obviously you want to know as much information as possible about where you’re moving, and a big part of your new community will be the schools. Austin School Assignment by Residential Address is a great tool…it will help you figure out what school your new home is assigned to simply by checking the address. Type the address of your Austin Texas Home when you get to the above link; search the schools that are local to the neighborhood, look at how they rate, and lastly read reviews from parents.
If you’re planning on living in Westlake, Round Rock, Cedar Park, or Pflugerville, you’ll need to use a school locator for those areas.
If you like to research, and you utilize reviews from other parents, Greatschools.org is a great resource. This tool not only provides parental reviews for K-12, but also for pre-schools and daycare facilities. You’ll get a wealth of knowledge from other parents about specific school districts in Austin Texas and surrounding areas.
Austin City Data Forum is a great place to post any specific questions that you have; also, if you aren’t clear on how Texas ranks its schools, you can always visit the Texas Education Agency article on Wikipedia.
What do you do if you find your dream home in Austin Texas, but you aren’t in love with the school district that it falls into? Austin Independent School District will let you transfer your child—you can find the transfer rules for AISD on the AISD website under the Parents/Guardians tab.
Charter Schools are another option, and Austin has several to choose from. Charter schools have a lottery enrollment system, so there won’t be a guarantee that you’ll be able to get your child in.
You can look into Magnet Schools—it’s best to contact the school district that you’re interested in directly; they will have the most current information.
Lastly, Austin has many Private Schools to choose from. There are a lot of different options for a lot of different lifestyles.