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Best Dallas Elementary Schools

This page presents three different ranking views of the best public elementary schools in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Each of these rankings is based solely on the 2016 Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) evaluations administered by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). No consideration was given to student demographics, changes in student performance over time, subjective evaluations and reviews, or other such factors.

Top 50 DFW open enrollment elementary schools

Of the 1,100 DFW public elementary and intermediate schools included in this best Dallas elementary schools analysis, 1,067 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 2017 analysis are listed below.

The table in which this data is presented is both searchable and sortable. Searches are done by typing your search phrase in the Search box and columns are sorted in ascending or descending order by clicking on the column headings. 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.

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

Top 5 DFW 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.

rankcampusdistrictattended by students living in
1Travis Talented and Gifted VanguardDallas ISDAddison, Dallas, DeSoto, Farmers Branch, Highland Park, Hutchins, Seagoville, Wilmer
2School for Highly GiftedGrand Prairie ISDDallas, Grand Prairie
3Dealey Montessori SchoolDallas ISDAddison, Dallas, DeSoto, Farmers Branch, Highland Park, Hutchins, Seagoville, Wilmer
4Cedar Hill Collegiate AcademyCedar Hill ISDCedar Hill, Dallas, Grand Prairie
5Kimberlin AcademyGarland ISDGarland, Rowlett, Sachse, Wylie

Top 100 DFW public elementary schools

Similar campus information, ranking data and 2016 TEA accountability ratings for all 1,100 elementary and intermediate schools included in this analysis are presented on this complete DFW public elementary schools ranking page.

% students meeting STAAR standard
1Travis Talented and Gifted VanguardDallas ISD4-5132100.0%100%100%100%100%
1School for Highly GiftedGrand Prairie ISD1-487100.0%100%100%100%
3University Park Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISDK-468998.7%99%98%98%
4Bradfield Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISDEE-472598.5%100%96%99%
5Green Valley Elementary SchoolBirdville ISDEE-546998.2%98%99%99%97%
6Tanglewood Elementary SchoolFort Worth ISDK-579498.1%99%98%98%98%
7Kerr Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK-669997.9%97%96%99%100%
8Skaggs Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-545797.9%98%97%98%97%
9Eubanks Intermediate SchoolCoppell ISD5-657897.9%98%99%96%
10Prairie Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDK-633497.9%99%98%98%93%
11Evans Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK-666297.8%98%96%98%100%
12Old Union Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDK-440997.6%97%98%98%
13Brentfield Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDK-668397.6%99%88%99%97%
14Rockenbaugh Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDEE-456897.6%98%97%97%
15Heritage Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISDK-545397.5%99%96%99%92%
16Carroll Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDEE-457397.4%98%97%97%
17Johnson Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDK-457097.3%97%95%99%
18Durham Intermediate SchoolCoppell ISD5-666297.3%97%98%96%
19Castle Hills Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDK-570797.2%98%93%98%96%
20McSpedden Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-563397.1%97%95%99%95%
21Sloan Creek Intermediate SchoolLovejoy ISD5-666496.9%97%98%96%
22Walnut Grove Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDK-467996.9%97%96%97%
23Boon Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK-671696.9%96%98%99%94%
24Wyatt Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-547796.8%98%97%96%95%
25Hyer Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISDK-471796.8%96%97%97%
26Andrews Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-565096.7%97%92%97%96%
27Dealey Montessori SchoolDallas ISDPK-644196.6%98%95%96%95%
28Bridlewood Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDK-544196.6%97%94%97%94%
29Beverly Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-548696.5%97%96%96%98%
30Hidden Lakes Elementary SchoolKeller ISDK-442496.5%96%96%97%
31Cheatham Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK-673496.5%96%95%98%94%
32Stinson Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-561296.4%97%95%97%94%
33Armstrong Elementary SchoolHighland Park ISDK-458196.3%97%96%95%
34Borchardt Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-573996.1%96%99%97%91%
35McCoy Elementary SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISDK-543596.0%96%95%99%87%
36Wellington Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDEE-589896.0%98%93%97%91%
37Hosp Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-564695.9%96%97%97%90%
38Miller Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-540995.8%97%97%96%90%
39McCulloch Intermediate SchoolHighland Park ISD5-6110495.7%97%97%89%
40Lakeside Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDK-549095.6%96%93%98%93%
41Taylor Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISDEE-546495.5%98%97%95%89%
42Nichols Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-573695.5%96%93%97%93%
43Bluebonnet Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDK-552695.4%95%93%98%92%
44Lakewood Elementary SchoolDallas ISDK-583895.4%96%91%95%99%
45Bledsoe Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-574595.3%95%92%96%98%
46Mathews Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-548995.3%93%99%96%96%
47Powell Elementary SchoolGrand Prairie ISDK-555995.2%93%96%97%95%
48Anderson Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-570495.2%95%91%96%99%
49E. Rayzor Elementary SchoolDenton ISDK-541595.1%95%91%97%95%
50Norris Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-556795.1%94%98%97%90%
51Walker Elementary SchoolMcKinney ISDK-557895.0%97%86%97%94%
52Argyle Intermediate SchoolArgyle ISD5-633595.0%94%97%93%
53Lovejoy Elementary SchoolLovejoy ISDK-443394.8%97%91%95%
54Liberty Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDK-560194.7%96%92%95%93%
55Sparks Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-570594.6%95%88%97%95%
56Cedar Hill Collegiate AcademyCedar Hill ISD69494.6%96%93%
57Blanton Elementary SchoolDenton ISDK-550994.5%95%97%94%91%
58Colleyville Elementary SchoolGrapevine-Colleyville ISDK-546894.4%95%93%96%91%
59Cross Timbers Elementary SchoolAzle ISDEE-452994.4%93%94%96%
60Florence Elementary SchoolKeller ISDK-451294.4%98%90%94%
61Ashley Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-556694.4%94%94%95%96%
62Haun Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-550894.3%95%93%96%90%
63Lakeview Elementary SchoolNorthwest ISDK-555994.2%94%92%96%91%
64Barksdale Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-563894.1%94%94%95%93%
65Hunt Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-572594.1%95%94%94%93%
66McAnally Intermediate SchoolAledo ISD5-679294.0%93%96%91%
67Kimberlin AcademyGarland ISDK-549694.0%93%90%95%96%
68Pink Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-555294.0%95%93%93%96%
69Hartman Elementary SchoolRockwall ISDK-655893.9%93%91%95%98%
70Hedgcoxe Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-542493.9%95%91%95%94%
71Smithfield Elementary SchoolBirdville ISDK-541693.9%96%89%94%93%
72Mohawk Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDK-643793.9%93%91%95%93%
73Fisher Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-566893.9%94%85%97%93%
74Boggess Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-569493.8%95%89%96%91%
75Chandler Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK-665993.8%95%94%95%86%
76Hightower Elementary SchoolPlano ISDK-555293.7%95%91%93%94%
77Eddins Elementary SchoolMcKinney ISDK-544393.7%95%96%93%88%
78Mockingbird Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDK-554093.7%94%92%93%98%
79Beck Elementary SchoolNorthwest ISDK-580393.6%95%86%96%92%
80Hillside AcademyGarland ISDK-547693.6%95%87%95%90%
81Olson Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK-676093.5%94%95%95%86%
82Bowie Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDK-657693.5%92%91%96%92%
83Puster Elementary SchoolLovejoy ISDK-435893.5%92%92%96%
84Stuard Elementary SchoolAledo ISDK-457093.5%95%86%95%
85Neal Elementary SchoolMansfield ISDEE-442693.5%93%93%95%
86Garden Ridge Elementary SchoolLewisville ISDEE-543793.5%94%92%94%91%
87Spring Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDEE-633593.4%95%88%94%90%
88Canyon Creek Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDEE-628093.3%93%86%95%93%
89Lindsey Elementary SchoolAllen ISDK-687593.3%93%90%95%87%
90Butler Elementary SchoolArlington ISDK-663793.3%94%90%94%92%
91Purefoy Elementary SchoolFrisco ISDK-564793.2%95%84%95%89%
92Cockrell Elementary SchoolProsper ISDK-463593.2%92%96%93%
93Country Place Elementary SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISDEE-536293.2%93%100%91%93%
94Bennett Elementary SchoolMcKinney ISDK-546493.2%96%87%95%87%
95Hays Elementary SchoolRockwall ISDEE-663593.2%93%91%95%88%
96White Rock Elementary SchoolRichardson ISDEE-687693.2%92%92%94%93%
97Rosemeade Elementary SchoolCarrollton-Farmers Branch ISDEE-544193.2%95%88%94%90%
98Valley Creek Elementary SchoolMcKinney ISDK-551493.1%95%91%94%88%
99Granger Elementary SchoolNorthwest ISDK-590293.1%94%88%95%89%
100Pinkerton Elementary SchoolCoppell ISDK-537093.1%95%89%94%88%

Source: Texas Education Agency

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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