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Best Dallas Elementary Schools

This page presents multiple ranking views of the best public elementary schools in the Dallas Fort Worth area. 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 and a relatively few are magnet schools. Clicking on these top 50 DFW open enrollment elementary schools and top 5 DFW magnet elementary schools jump links displays those rankings.

Top 100 Dallas elementary schools

The forty 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 ISD4-519699.8MS
2Kerr Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK-666099.0MS
3Eubanks Intermediate SchoolCarroll ISD5-660298.7MS
4School for Highly GiftedGrand Prairie ISD1-510698.7MS
5Bradfield Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISDEE-471298.2MS
6Tanglewood Elementary SchoolFort Worth ISDK-584598.0MS
7McSpedden Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-565397.7MS
8Old Union Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDEE-446397.6MS
9E. Rayzor Elementary SchoolDenton ISDK-542297.5MS
10University Park Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISDK-464897.5MS
11Dealey Montessori SchoolDallas ISDPK-644097.4MS
12Evans Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK-668097.3MS
13Spring Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDEE-633897.0MS
14Tibbals Elementary SchoolWylie ISDK-466497.0MS
15Green Valley Elementary SchoolBirdville ISDEE-544996.9MS
16McCoy Elementary SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISDK-543696.9MS
17Boon Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK-671096.8MS
18Sloan Creek Intermediate SchoolLovejoy ISD5-663696.8MS
19Liberty Elementary SchoolKeller ISDK-442396.8MS
20Walnut Grove Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDK-466496.8MS
21Carroll Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDEE-457996.7MS
22Prairie Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDK-634696.7MS
23Rockenbaugh Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDEE-454996.6MS
24Hartman Elementary SchoolRockwall ISDPK-654296.6MS
25Heritage Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISDK-546796.5MS
26Wellington Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDEE-590396.5MS
27Lakeside Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDK-547396.4MS
28Norris Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-568396.4MS
29Cheatham Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK-674696.3MS
30Brentfield Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDK-672996.3MS
31Castle Hills Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDK-567296.1MS
32Hosp Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-567696.0MS
33Hyer Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISDK-469796.0MS
34Ashley Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-563895.9MS
35Johnson Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDK-461095.9MS
36Durham Intermediate SchoolCarroll ISD5-667395.9MS
37Andrews Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-560595.8MS
38McCulloch Intermediate SchoolHighland Park ISD5-61,14395.7MS
39Borchardt Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-570395.6MS
40Beverly Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-548195.6MS
41Skaggs Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-544995.4MS
42Liberty Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDK-555595.3MS
43Walker Elementary SchoolMcKinney ISDK-558095.3MS
44Hillside AcademyGarland ISDK-544195.2MS
45Lakewood Elementary SchoolDallas ISDK-588195.1MS
46Brown Elementary SchoolMansfield ISDEE-461295.0MS
47Hunt Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-570195.0MS
48Bluebonnet Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDK-554695.0MS
49Kimberlin AcademyGarland ISDK-549094.9MS
50Canyon Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDEE-629794.9MS
51Lee Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDEE-573594.8MS
52Nichols Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-544994.6MS
53Stinson Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-561294.6MS
53Hartman Elementary SchoolWylie ISDEE-448694.6MS
55Sparks Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDEE-572694.5MS
56Walnut Hill Elementary SchoolDallas ISDPK-538194.5MS
57Armstrong Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISDK-455294.5MS
58Boggess Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-564494.3MS
59Mathews Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-547294.3MS
60Rosemeade Elementary SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISDEE-541794.2MS
60Colleyville Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISDPK-548394.2MS
62Parks-Heath Elementary SchoolRockwall ISDK-683594.2MS
63Lindsey Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK-690794.2MS
64Valley Ranch Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDK-563494.1MS
65Hidden Lakes Elementary SchoolKeller ISDK-440794.0MS
66Anderson Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-567693.9MS
67Bear Creek Intermediate SchoolKeller ISD5-696693.9MS
68Bennett Elementary SchoolMcKinney ISDK-548693.7MS
69Lovejoy Elementary SchoolLovejoy ISDK-443493.7MS
70Vaughn Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-550893.7MS
71Wyatt Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-547993.7MS
72Beck Elementary SchoolNorthwest ISDK-583093.6MS
73Fisher Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-563193.5MS
74Mohawk Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDK-645893.4MS
75North Joshua Elementary SchoolJoshua ISDEE-666093.4MS
76Cedar Hill Preparatory SchoolCedar Hill ISDPK-548193.4MS
77Taylor Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISDEE-544493.4MS
78McAnally Intermediate SchoolAledo ISD5-683493.3MS
79Longbranch Elementary SchoolMidlothian ISDK-549193.3MS
80Robertson Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-571493.2MS
81Bledsoe Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-573993.1MS
82Pinkerton Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDK-539393.1MS
83Stuard Elementary SchoolAledo ISDK-457693.1MS
84Harrington Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-538593.0MS
85Green Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK-660592.9MS
86Bowie Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDK-660892.7MS
87Bridlewood Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDK-541092.7MS
88Puster Elementary SchoolLovejoy ISDK-435992.6MS
89Carroll Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-543292.6MS
90Curtsinger Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-581392.6MS
91Comstock Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-575292.6MS
92Miller Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-539692.6MS
93Country Place Elementary SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISDEE-541292.5MS
94Spencer Elementary SchoolMansfield ISDK-480292.5MS
95Heritage Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDK-559592.4MS
96Johnson Elementary SchoolForney ISDK-649392.4MS
97Florence Elementary SchoolKeller ISDK-449492.4MS
98Chandler Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK-667392.4MS
99Lakeview Elementary SchoolNorthwest ISDK-557592.3MS
100Celina Middle SchoolCelina ISD5-636692.3MS

Source: Texas Education Agency

Open enrollment elementary schools

Of the 1,109 DFW public elementary and intermediate schools included in this best Dallas elementary schools analysis, 1,077 are 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 #dates-best-sch-elementary-rpt-yr# analysis and the DFW towns and cities they serve are listed below.

Top 50 DFW open enrollment elementary schools

rankcampusdistrictattended by students living in
1Kerr Elementary SchoolAllen ISDAllen
2Eubanks Intermediate SchoolCarroll ISDColleyville, Keller, Southlake
3Bradfield Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISDHighland Park, University Park
4Tanglewood Elementary SchoolFort Worth ISDFort Worth
5McSpedden Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDFrisco
6Old Union Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDColleyville, Southlake
7E. Rayzor Elementary SchoolDenton ISDArgyle, Bartonville, Denton, Flower Mound
8University Park Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISDDallas, University Park
9Evans Elementary SchoolAllen ISDAllen, McKinney
10Spring Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDDallas
11Tibbals Elementary SchoolWylie ISDMurphy, Wylie
12Green Valley Elementary SchoolBirdville ISDNorth Richland Hills, Watauga
13McCoy Elementary SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISDCarrollton
14Boon Elementary SchoolAllen ISDAllen
15Sloan Creek Intermediate SchoolLovejoy ISDFairview, Lucas, Allen, McKinney, Wylie
16Liberty Elementary SchoolKeller ISDColleyville, Keller, North Richland Hills
17Walnut Grove Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDSouthlake, Westlake
18Carroll Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDKeller, Southlake
19Prairie Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDRichardson
20Rockenbaugh Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDSouthlake
21Hartman Elementary SchoolRockwall ISDRockwall
22Heritage Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISDColleyville, Euless, Grapevine
23Wellington Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDFlower Mound
24Lakeside Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDCoppell
25Norris Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDFrisco
26Cheatham Elementary SchoolAllen ISDAllen
27Brentfield Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDDallas
28Castle Hills Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDLewisville
29Hosp Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDFrisco
30Hyer Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISDHighland Park, University Park
31Ashley Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDFrisco
32Johnson Elementary SchoolCarroll ISDGrapevine, Southlake
33Durham Intermediate SchoolCarroll ISDGrapevine, Southlake, Westlake
34Andrews Elementary SchoolPlano ISDPlano
35McCulloch Intermediate SchoolHighland Park ISDDallas, Highland Park, University Park
36Borchardt Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDPlano
37Beverly Elementary SchoolPlano ISDAllen, Plano
38Skaggs Elementary SchoolPlano ISDPlano
39Liberty Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDFlower Mound
40Walker Elementary SchoolMcKinney ISDMcKinney
41Lakewood Elementary SchoolDallas ISDDallas
42Brown Elementary SchoolMansfield ISDArlington, Mansfield
43Hunt Elementary SchoolPlano ISDLucas, Murphy, Parker, Wylie
44Bluebonnet Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDFlower Mound
45Canyon Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDRichardson
46Lee Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDIrving
47Nichols Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDFrisco
48Stinson Elementary SchoolPlano ISDGarland, Plano, Richardson
49Hartman Elementary SchoolWylie ISDWylie
50Sparks Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDFrisco

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 5 DFW magnet elementary schools

rankcampusdistrictattended by students living in
1Travis Academy for Talented and GiftedDallas ISDAddison, Dallas, DeSoto, Farmers Branch, Highland Park, Hutchins, Seagoville, Wilmer
2Rangel Young Women's Leadership AcademyDallas ISDAddison, Dallas, DeSoto, Farmers Branch, Highland Park, Hutchins, Seagoville, Wilmer
3Dallas Environmental Science AcademyDallas ISDAddison, Dallas, DeSoto, Farmers Branch, Highland Park, Hutchins, Seagoville, Wilmer
4Longfellow Career Explorations AcademyDallas ISDAddison, Dallas, DeSoto, Farmers Branch, Highland Park, Hutchins, Seagoville, Wilmer
5Cedar Hill Collegiate AcademyCedar Hill ISDCedar Hill, Grand Prairie, Ovilla

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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