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Schools In Lake Travis Get Top Grades

by Rebecca Shahan

Summer is well on it's way and it's already time to start thinking about going back to school. If you're looking for the best schools to send your children, then look no further than Lake Travis. The Lake Travis Independent School District received amazing grades from niche.com, one of the top school rating sites on the web. Niche.com gave the district an overall score of A+, with each individual school in the district receiving at least an A.

According to the site, "Lake Travis Independent School District is a top rated, public school district located in Austin, TX. It has 9,238 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 93% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading."

You would be hard pressed to find a school district with higher scores anywhere in America. In fact, the district ranked #72 of best schools in America and #9 in Texas! The district also ranked #12 in Safest School Districts in Texas, #13 District with the Best Teachers, and #14 Best Places to Teach in Texas. It doesn't get any better than that!

Niche.com rates school based on a number of factors, such as test scores, parent reviews, and more, creating a balanced review. One reviewer said about Lake Travis High School "I consider myself very lucky to attend Lake Travis High School. The campus is spacious, with new facilities and plenty of resources. When it comes to athletics, we can’t be beat." Another reviewer noted "All of the teachers in the district are devoted to their teachings, and spend the majority of their time trying their hardest to give their students the education they deserve."

Don't take our word for it. Check out the full reviews and list of schools in Lake Travis on Niche.com.

If your'e looking to buy a new home in Lake Travis, you can search homes for sale in the Lake Travis Independent School District to find the ideal home in one of the top school districts in America.

Check back on our blog for more great reasons to buy your next home in Lake Travis and Austin. You can search for the perfect home on our website using our powerful home search tools. You can also get free listing alerts of homes as they hit the market at WelcomeToLakeTravis.com. And you can always feel free to call us at 512-657-4467​ to talk to an experienced agent today.​

 

Consider the Schools When Buying a House In Austin and Lake Travis

by Rebecca Shahan

If you're thinking about buying a home for sale in Austin or Lake Travis and have children in school, finding the right school is critical.  If you end up buying a home near a school that isn't right for your child, you could end up regretting buying the home itself.

You may think that a real estate agent can help you find the best schools in the Austin and Lake Travis area.  But actually, they can't.  Fair housing laws prevent agents from giving their opinion on schools.  This is for a good reason, as some agents in recent years have labeled schools as "bad" to swing the sale of a home toward more affluent neighborhoods. So in the end, you need to decide what schools are best for your children and base your choice on that information. And then of course your agent can help you find a home near the school you think is best.

There are at least 3 questions you should ask when finding the right school in the Austin and Lake Travis school districts.

What school will you child attend?

This may sound like an obvious question, but the problem is it's so obvious that you may not ask it. In Austin for example, there are 130 schools in the Austin Independent School District, so that means you have a lot of schools to choose from. So that does make it a bit easier, since one district covers most of the Austin area.

What are the numbers?

Test scores can say a lot about a school, even if they don't tell you everything about a school. The Austin Independent School District website actually has plenty of helpful information on individual schools and their test scores.  You can see an example with Akins High School.  They show recent performance ratings which can be helpful.  An even more impartial perspective can be found on a school rating website such as www.greatschools.org. They use test scores, reviews, and other factors to rate the best schools in a given area.

What about reputation?

What are people saying about a school you're looking at?  Sure, everyone has opinions. If you know people in the area, you can ask them.  You might even meet with the principal of a school to get an even closer look, presuming you can make such an arrangement. See if they can give you a tour of the school with your child present.  Look at class sizes.  Is the library well stocked? What does your child think about the school? These are great indicators to look for.

Finding the right school and the right home for sale in Austin and Lake Travis TX can be a challenge, but one worth the effort.  Once you do find a great school for your child, let us help you find the right home near that school.  Our powerful search tool can help you find homes for sale near the schools of your choice in Austin, Lake Travis, Lakeway, Bee Cave, The Hills, and more. Also make sure to take advantage of our Home Buyer Listing Alert website www.welcometolaketravis.com to get automated alerts of homes as they hit the market.

Lake Travis Has Outstanding Schools

by Rebecca Shahan

Lake Travis has some of the best schools you can find in the area, according to Greatschools.org! In fact, all the schools in the Lake Travis Independent School District scored a 9 out of 10 or higher! They rated the schools based on reviews and test scores and found that ALL of the schools in the district scored highly.  You can see the full list here.

No doubt if you’re planning on buying a home in Lake Travis and have children in school, this is outstanding news. So why not search for homes for sale in the Lake Travis Independent School District.

Here’s the top 4 schools on that list.

Lakeway Elementary School
3322 Ranch Road 620 South Austin, TX 78738

Lake Travis Middle School
4932 Bee Creek Road, Spicewood, TX 78669

Bee Cave Elementary School
14300 Hamilton Pool Rd Austin, TX 78738

Hudson Bend Middle School
3322 Ranch Road 620 South Austin, TX 78738

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Rebecca Shahan
Keller Williams Realty, Austin
1921 Lohmans Crossing, #100
Austin TX 78734
512-657-4467
Fax: (512) 263-0109