New 2013 School Accountabi​lity Ratings

August 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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Happy August!

In less than two weeks, it's 'back-to-school' time!

Whether or not you have children, schools are the #1 driver of home values. School competitive rankings are a measurable part of the real estate cliché “Location, Location, Location!” We are accustomed to seeing the rankings of Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable and Unacceptable. Those terms no longer apply.
The newly overhauled accountability rating system is different from previous comparisons. Now there are three possible ratings: Met Standard, Improvement Needed and Not Rated. There are also three outstanding achievement designations that an individual school can receive: Top 25% Student Progress, Academic Achievement in Reading/English Language Arts (ELA) and Academic Achievement in Mathematics.

For full, in-depth details of each school, go to:
Here’s quick, top line reference: (District, % Met TAKS Standard, average You’ll be able to play European casino Roulette on your device ) with the same login details. SAT score)

State 75% TAKS, 976 SAT
Austin 73% TAKS, 1014 SAT

Bastrop 67% TAKS, 942 SAT
Dripping Springs 90% TAKS, 1142 SAT

Eanes 95% TAKS, 1214 SAT
Georgetown 83% TAKS, 1042 SAT
Lago Vista 89% TAKS, 1026 SAT
Lake Travis 93% TAKS, 1117 SAT
Leander 84% TAKS, 1070 SAT
Liberty Hill 82% TAKS, 1058 SAT
Manor 60% TAKS, 847 SAT
Pflugerville 73% TAKS, 989 SAT

Round Rock 84% TAKS, 1091 SAT
Wimberley 83% TAKS, 1083 SAT

Keep a watchful eye on the schools in your area. Quality education matters not only as investment in our children, but it's also a prime indicator of a home’s resale potential. Look up your local elementary, middle and high school to see how your neighborhood's doing…even if you're child-free.
Enjoy the rest of summer, and if you're curious about home values in your neighborhood give us a call!
Gail Boston
About Gail

Gail Boston Knows Austin CLHMS, Million Dollar Guild, ABR, E-Pro Real Estate Internet Professional, Member Institute for Luxury Home Marketing After growing up locally in Tarrytown and later living in Vienna, London and New York, Gail Boston came back to her favorite place in the world: Austin. This Austin native and former publisher of Buying, Selling & Owning YOUR HOME will go the extra mile to facilitate every phase of your real estate needs. Whether it’s your primary residence or an investment property, Gail is your “go to” real estate expert. Through partnering and her global and local network of experts, she will guide you through the process with professionalism, attention to detail and knowledge. Knowledge + focus + energy = results Her knowledge, focus and energy get results. She has earned a reputation as one of Austin’s most dynamic real estate professionals; successfully serving home buyers and sellers as well as investors and business professionals. Gail has expertise in luxury residential and waterfront, Eanes School district homes, creative commercial spaces, land acquisition and conservation, and the downtown condo market. Gail is deeply committed to the Austin community and the philosophy of sustainability. She volunteers with Red Cross, Green Gate Farms, Cherrywood Art Fair, Greater Austin Chapter of Families with Children from China, Woodland Reach and more. She enjoys living in West Lake Hills with her husband, daughter and two dachshunds. Besides family, her interests include native plant gardening, hiking, opera, kayaking, fly fishing, cooking, reading and travel. Contact Gail @ or 512-626-5348