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Old 04-24-2012, 03:14 PM
 
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i would look into websites that have parental feedback. parental recommendations is a big deal as is long term track record
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:49 AM
 
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are you talking private or public?
public - lake travis and eanes are both v good
private - there is a big difference in the quality of the montessoris, best one in our opinion is in steiner ranch. there is a very good international school in lake travis
best is a matter of individual opinion
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:06 PM
 
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check out Bryker Woods and Mathews
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:56 AM
 
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Just stay west of 183 then mopac where they meet and it doesn't matter...

Or anywhere in round rock isd.

There are only two perfect choices, Eanes and Leander. Everything is just damned good in the areas above, not perfect.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:44 PM
 
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Eanes Isd is the best hands down. Like others said I would go to greatschools.org. I would not choose a school that didn't have a 9 or better. I taught in an 8 school and would not recommend it.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:14 AM
 
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Eanes Isd is the best hands down. Like others said I would go to greatschools.org. I would not choose a school that didn't have a 9 or better. I taught in an 8 school and would not recommend it.
But.....a child doesn't attend an ISD. He/She attends a school.

There are 12-15 superlative elementary schools in Greater Austin (maybe more). They can be found in 4-5 different districts.

& yes, greatschools is a good source for info (even if the data appears to be one year old). This site lists a couple dozen schools in RRISD, LISD, LTISD...even AISD (& others) with Great School ratings of 9 or higher. Lots of them 10.
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Great School ratings are a joke. There is so much more to a school than test scores!
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:46 AM
 
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Great School ratings are a joke. There is so much more to a school than test scores!
like what? if a school has a great schools rating of 4, what would you look for that would make the school desirable despite the low rating?
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Great School ratings are a joke. There is so much more to a school than test scores!
Agreed on your last sentence. The thing about Great Schools is that they have parental ratings and comments by the parents that give you an idea what those parents consider important and how the school has or is lacking in those particular qualities that don't appear on the official tests and ratings.

If you can't talk to the parents of other kids attending the various schools directly, that's a pretty good substitute.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:02 AM
 
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i would always start with talking to existing parents. ideally you choose which parents to speak to at random rather than let the school pick those it thinks will speak favorably
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