Eanes ISD and three of its schools were included in the top 10 ranking of schools in the Austin area by Houston-based non-profit Children at Risk. The organization’s ranking system represents a compilation of factors that indicate the degree to which a campus has prepared students for secondary and post-secondary success. Westlake High School ranked third on the list of area high schools, and also nabbed third on the list of Top High Schools for math and science. Both Eanes middle schools—West Ridge and Hill Country—scored an A+ in the rankings.
“We are pleased that Children at Risk has consistently ranked our district and schools among the best in greater Austin,” said Dr. Nola Wellman, Eanes ISD superintendent of schools. “The high rankings are a testament to our academic rigor, engaged students and exceptional staff, and the commitment to preparing our students for success beyond the classroom.”
At the high school level, the Children at Risk methodology takes 14 factors into account, which provides a more accurate assessment of how well a campus has prepared students for post-secondary education. Included indicators are specifically geared toward determining the college-readiness of graduates. Middle school rankings consider 8 variables such as STAAR results, attendance rate, socio-economic status and gain/loss for both Reading and Math. Elementary ratings look at 14 items such as STAAR results, attendance rate, class size and retention rate.