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Best Dallas Elementary Schools

This page presents four ranking views of the top performing public elementary schools in the Dallas area — best Dallas elementary schools, best Dallas open enrollment elementary schools, best Dallas magnet elementary schools and best Dallas charter elementary schools. Each of these rankings is based on results of the 2017 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) evaluations administered statewide by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). No consideration was given to student demographics, changes in student performance over time, on-line evaluations and reviews, or other subjective factors.

Most of the schools included in this best Dallas public elementary schools ranking are open enrollment schools, a relatively few are magnet schools and fewer still are charter schools. Clicking on these top 50 DFW open enrollment elementary schools, top 10 DFW magnet elementary schools and top 10 DFW charter elementary schools jump links displays those rankings.

Top 100 Dallas elementary schools

The forty-one top ranked elementary schools listed below additionally earned recognition as top 100 Texas elementary schools.

The data presented in this table can be sorted by clicking on the table headings. You also can limit the data display to a single school or school district by typing the name of a school or school district in the Search box. Additional performance and other information for elementary and intermediate schools located in the communities profiled on this website can be accessed by clicking on the name of the school.

1Travis Talented and Gifted VanguardDallas ISD4-519699.8
2Kerr Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK-666099.0
3Eubanks Intermediate SchoolCarroll ISD5-660298.7
4School for Highly GiftedGrand Prairie ISD1-510698.7
5Bradfield Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISDEE-471298.2
6Tanglewood Elementary SchoolFort Worth ISDK-584598.0
7McSpedden Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-565397.7
8Old Union Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDEE-446397.6
9E. Rayzor Elementary SchoolDenton ISDK-542297.5
10University Park Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISDK-464897.5
11Dealey Montessori SchoolDallas ISDPK-644097.4
12Evans Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK-668097.3
13Spring Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDEE-633897.0
14Tibbals Elementary SchoolWylie ISDK-466497.0
15Green Valley Elementary SchoolBirdville ISDEE-544996.9
16McCoy Elementary SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISDK-543696.9
17Boon Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK-671096.8
18Sloan Creek Intermediate SchoolLovejoy ISD5-663696.8
19Liberty Elementary SchoolKeller ISDK-442396.8
20Walnut Grove Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDK-466496.8
21Carroll Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDEE-457996.7
22Prairie Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDK-634696.7
23Rockenbaugh Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDEE-454996.6
24Hartman Elementary SchoolRockwall ISDPK-654296.6
25Heritage Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISDK-546796.5
26Wellington Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDEE-590396.5
27Lakeside Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDK-547396.4
28Norris Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-568396.4
29Cheatham Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK-674696.3
30Brentfield Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDK-672996.3
31Castle Hills Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDK-567296.1
32Hosp Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-567696.0
33Hyer Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISDK-469796.0
34Ashley Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-563895.9
35Johnson Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDK-461095.9
36Durham Intermediate SchoolCarroll ISD5-667395.9
37Andrews Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-560595.8
38McCulloch Intermediate SchoolHighland Park ISD5-61,14395.7
39Borchardt Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-570395.6
40Beverly Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-548195.6
41Skaggs Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-544995.4
42Liberty Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDK-555595.3
43Walker Elementary SchoolMcKinney ISDK-558095.3
44Hillside AcademyGarland ISDK-544195.2
45Lakewood Elementary SchoolDallas ISDK-588195.1
46Brown Elementary SchoolMansfield ISDEE-461295.0
47Hunt Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-570195.0
48Bluebonnet Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDK-554695.0
49Kimberlin AcademyGarland ISDK-549094.9
50Canyon Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDEE-629794.9
51Fort Worth Academy of Fine ArtsFort Worth Academy of Fine Arts3-622694.9
52Lee Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDEE-573594.8
53Nichols Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-544994.6
54Stinson Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-561294.6
54Hartman Elementary SchoolWylie ISDEE-448694.6
56Sparks Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDEE-572694.5
57Walnut Hill Elementary SchoolDallas ISDPK-538194.5
58Armstrong Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISDK-455294.5
59Boggess Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-564494.3
60Mathews Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-547294.3
61Rosemeade Elementary SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISDEE-541794.2
61Colleyville Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISDPK-548394.2
63Parks-Heath Elementary SchoolRockwall ISDK-683594.2
64Lindsey Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK-690794.2
65Valley Ranch Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDK-563494.1
66Hidden Lakes Elementary SchoolKeller ISDK-440794.0
67Anderson Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-567693.9
68Bear Creek Intermediate SchoolKeller ISD5-696693.9
69Bennett Elementary SchoolMcKinney ISDK-548693.7
70Lovejoy Elementary SchoolLovejoy ISDK-443493.7
71Vaughn Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-550893.7
72Wyatt Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-547993.7
73Beck Elementary SchoolNorthwest ISDK-583093.6
74Fisher Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-563193.5
75Mohawk Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDK-645893.4
76North Joshua Elementary SchoolJoshua ISDEE-666093.4
77Cedar Hill Preparatory SchoolCedar Hill ISDPK-548193.4
78Taylor Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISDEE-544493.4
79Uplift North Hills Primary SchoolUplift EducationK-555993.3
80McAnally Intermediate SchoolAledo ISD5-683493.3
81Longbranch Elementary SchoolMidlothian ISDK-549193.3
82Robertson Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-571493.2
83Bledsoe Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-573993.1
84Pinkerton Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDK-539393.1
85Stuard Elementary SchoolAledo ISDK-457693.1
86Harrington Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-538593.0
87Green Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK-660592.9
88Bowie Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDK-660892.7
89Bridlewood Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDK-541092.7
90Puster Elementary SchoolLovejoy ISDK-435992.6
91Carroll Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-543292.6
92Curtsinger Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-581392.6
93Comstock Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-575292.6
94Miller Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-539692.6
95Country Place Elementary SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISDEE-541292.5
96Spencer Elementary SchoolMansfield ISDK-480292.5
97Heritage Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDK-559592.4
98Johnson Elementary SchoolForney ISDK-649392.4
99Florence Elementary SchoolKeller ISDK-449492.4
100Chandler Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK-667392.4

Source: Texas Education Agency

Open enrollment elementary schools

Of the 1,168 DFW public elementary and intermediate schools included in this best Dallas elementary schools analysis, 1,077 are traditional open enrollment schools at which the only requirement for admittance is student residency in the school's attendance area. The 50 DFW open enrollment schools that ranked highest in this 2018 analysis and the DFW towns and cities they serve are listed below.

Top 50 DFW open enrollment elementary schools

attended by students living in
1Kerr Elementary SchoolAllen ISD99.0Allen
2Eubanks Intermediate SchoolCarroll ISD98.7Colleyville, Keller, Southlake
3Bradfield Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISD98.2Highland Park, University Park
4Tanglewood Elementary SchoolFort Worth ISD98.0Fort Worth
5McSpedden Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD97.7Frisco
6Old Union Elementary SchoolCarroll ISD97.6Colleyville, Southlake
7E. Rayzor Elementary SchoolDenton ISD97.5Argyle, Bartonville, Denton, Flower Mound
8University Park Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISD97.5Dallas, University Park
9Evans Elementary SchoolAllen ISD97.3Allen, McKinney
10Spring Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISD97.0Richardson
11Tibbals Elementary SchoolWylie ISD97.0Murphy
12Green Valley Elementary SchoolBirdville ISD96.9North Richland Hills, Watauga
13McCoy Elementary SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISD96.9Carrollton
14Boon Elementary SchoolAllen ISD96.8Allen
15Sloan Creek Intermediate SchoolLovejoy ISD96.8Fairview, Lucas, Allen, McKinney, Wylie
16Liberty Elementary SchoolKeller ISD96.8Colleyville, Keller, North Richland Hills
17Walnut Grove Elementary SchoolCarroll ISD96.8Southlake, Westlake
18Carroll Elementary SchoolCarroll ISD96.7Keller, Southlake
19Prairie Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISD96.7Richardson
20Rockenbaugh Elementary SchoolCarroll ISD96.6Southlake
21Hartman Elementary SchoolRockwall ISD96.6Rockwall
22Heritage Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISD96.5Colleyville, Euless, Grapevine
23Wellington Elementary SchoolLewisville ISD96.5Flower Mound
24Lakeside Elementary SchoolCoppell ISD96.4Coppell
25Norris Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD96.4Frisco
26Cheatham Elementary SchoolAllen ISD96.3Allen
27Brentfield Elementary SchoolRichardson ISD96.3Dallas
28Castle Hills Elementary SchoolLewisville ISD96.1Lewisville
29Hosp Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD96.0Frisco
30Hyer Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISD96.0Highland Park, University Park
31Ashley Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD95.9Frisco
32Johnson Elementary SchoolCarroll ISD95.9Grapevine, Southlake
33Durham Intermediate SchoolCarroll ISD95.9Grapevine, Southlake, Westlake
34Andrews Elementary SchoolPlano ISD95.8Plano
35McCulloch Intermediate SchoolHighland Park ISD95.7Dallas, Highland Park, University Park
36Borchardt Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD95.6Plano
37Beverly Elementary SchoolPlano ISD95.6Allen, Plano
38Skaggs Elementary SchoolPlano ISD95.4Plano
39Liberty Elementary SchoolLewisville ISD95.3Flower Mound
40Walker Elementary SchoolMcKinney ISD95.3Plano
41Lakewood Elementary SchoolDallas ISD95.1Dallas
42Brown Elementary SchoolMansfield ISD95.0Arlington, Mansfield
43Hunt Elementary SchoolPlano ISD95.0Lucas, Murphy, Parker, Wylie
44Bluebonnet Elementary SchoolLewisville ISD95.0Flower Mound
45Canyon Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISD94.9Richardson
46Lee Elementary SchoolCoppell ISD94.8Irving
47Nichols Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD94.6Frisco
48Stinson Elementary SchoolPlano ISD94.6Garland, Plano, Richardson
49Hartman Elementary SchoolWylie ISD94.6Wylie
50Sparks Elementary SchoolFrisco ISD94.5Frisco

Magnet elementary schools

In addition to their open enrollment schools, a number of DFW school districts also operate magnet schools. Magnet schools provide career-oriented or specialized curriculum in addition to academic subjects, and admittance typically is based on students' previous academic performance and interests demonstrated in student interviews, auditions, essays, and other similar faculty assessments. As would be expected, since admission to magnet high schools generally is highly selective and limited, the average standardized test results of the magnet schools generally are much higher than results attained by the open enrollment schools that their students otherwise would attend.

Top 10 DFW magnet elementary schools

1Travis Academy for Talented and GiftedDallas ISD99.8
2Rangel Young Women's Leadership AcademyDallas ISD99.6
3Dallas Environmental Science AcademyDallas ISD99.2
4Longfellow Career Explorations AcademyDallas ISD98.5
5Cedar Hill Collegiate AcademyCedar Hill ISD97.7
6Stone Montessori AcademyDallas ISD96.8
7Dealey International AcademyDallas ISD96.7
8Obama Male Leadership AcademyDallas ISD95.9
9Austin AcademyGarland ISD89.2
10Worlds Languages InstituteFort Worth ISD88.6

Charter elementary schools

Generally speaking, any student can apply for admission to a Texas charter school, though the school's charter can specify certain restrictions. A typical example of this would be that a student must reside in a specific town or city in order to apply for admission. In most cases, the school's admissions policy also will describe its lottery process. A charter school must use a lottery process when the number of applications to the school exceeds the number of available spaces.

Top 10 DFW charter elementary schools

1Fort Worth Academy of Fine ArtsFort Worth Academy of Fine Arts94.9
2Uplift North Hills Primary SchoolUplift Education93.3
3Golden Rule Charter School Pleasant GroveGolden Rule Charter School90.6
4ACA Intermediate SchoolArlington Classics Academy90.4
5Leadership Prep School Elementary CampusLeadership Prep School88.3
6Trivium AcademyTrivium Academy83.3
7Nova Academy ScyeneNova Academy81.6
8Saint Anthony AcademySaint Anthony School80.6
9Golden Rule Charter School SouthwestGolden Rule Charter School79.7
10Life School Red OakLife School78.8

Similar Dallas area high schools and middle schools student performance ranked lists are available on these best DFW public high schools and best DFW public middle schools pages. Schools with the best k-12 student performance are identified on this best DFW public k-12 schools page and rankings for area school districts are shown on this best DFW school districts page.

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