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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.
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
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
|1||Travis Academy for Talented and Gifted||Dallas ISD||99.8|
|2||Rangel Young Women's Leadership Academy||Dallas ISD||99.6|
|3||Dallas Environmental Science Academy||Dallas ISD||99.2|
|4||Longfellow Career Explorations Academy||Dallas ISD||98.5|
|5||Cedar Hill Collegiate Academy||Cedar Hill ISD||97.7|
|6||Stone Montessori Academy||Dallas ISD||96.8|
|7||Dealey International Academy||Dallas ISD||96.7|
|8||Obama Male Leadership Academy||Dallas ISD||95.9|
|9||Austin Academy||Garland ISD||89.2|
|10||Worlds Languages Institute||Fort Worth ISD||88.6|
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
|1||Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts||Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts||94.9|
|2||Uplift North Hills Primary School||Uplift Education||93.3|
|3||Golden Rule Charter School Pleasant Grove||Golden Rule Charter School||90.6|
|4||ACA Intermediate School||Arlington Classics Academy||90.4|
|5||Leadership Prep School Elementary Campus||Leadership Prep School||88.3|
|6||Trivium Academy||Trivium Academy||83.3|
|7||Nova Academy Scyene||Nova Academy||81.6|
|8||Saint Anthony Academy||Saint Anthony School||80.6|
|9||Golden Rule Charter School Southwest||Golden Rule Charter School||79.7|
|10||Life School Red Oak||Life School||78.8|
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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