Making the Move

Tammy, a suburban reader, wants to know what schools in Austin are the best. Here’s what she had to say:
AdvertisementWe are currently living in the Round Rock area, but are considering making a move into Austin to shave off some time spent commuting to and from work. With two school-aged children at home, we need to narrow down our search to an Austin neighborhood with good schools and where the cost of homes are under 400K. I don’t know much about A.I.S.D. and am wondering if there are any Austin parents that can send over a recommendation.

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1 Comment on Making the Move

  1. A good resource is GreatSchools.net — you can get ratings on public schools all over the country there.

    What one friend told me is that most of the [elementary] schools flanking Mo-pac are good; beyond that quality deteriorates. Might be a place to start looking. The cheapest houses tend to be on the north and south ends of the city, not the center.

    My own neighborhood — North Shoal Creek, north of Anderson, South of 183, just east of MoPac — has a blue ribbon elementary but a bad middle school.

    Also remember — once you get into AISD there are magnet schools and transfer options.

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