Both Canyon Creek and Cactus Ranch elementary schools in Round Rock ISD earned top honors in the state by ranking in the top 10 list of Texas elementary schools by U.S. News & World Report’s first-ever ranking of elementary campuses. Canyon Creek ranked seven and Cactus Ranch followed shortly in spot nine among 4,446 elementary campuses eligible for consideration in Texas.
The ranking for elementary campuses is based on math and reading proficiency, or how well students perform on state assessments, and math and reading performance, or how well they perform compared to expectations. The data is based on reports from the U.S. Department of Education and only includes public schools. The state assessment data used in the rankings is from the 2018-2019 school year and therefore pre-dates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on test-taking.
Superintendent Dr. Hafedh Azaiez noted, “These campuses and so many more within our District are prime examples of the quality of teaching and learning we have taking place in our classrooms and the tradition of excellence our campuses continue to uphold regardless of challenges and obstacles.”