Round Rock boasts best public high school in Texas and No. 6 in nation, U.S. News says

Posted on May 17, 2018

Source: Austin Business Journal

Meridian School, a charter school in Round Rock, is the best public high school in the state of Texas.

That's according to U.S. News & World Report, which on Tuesday night updated the closely followed ranking for 2018. Meridian also was ranked No. 6 overall in the country.

Austin Independent School District's Liberal Arts and Science Academy came in at No. 5 in the state. In all, 10 Austin-area high schools received gold medals from U.S. News, which denotes the 500 top-ranked high schools nationwide (see full list below).

Go here to read more about the U.S. News methodology.

Meridian School is a K-12, tuition-free charter school that is based on the International Baccalaureate curriculum; it has about 1,665 students, according to its website.

Public school quality can be a big driver of home-buying decisions which in turn affect residential and retail development. Go here to check out our latest list of Austin-area public high schools ranked by SAT scores.

Here are the 10 Austin-area schools that received gold from U.S. News, including their national ranking:

6. Meridian School, Round Rock (charter school)

16. Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Austin (Austin ISD)

23. Chaparral Star Academy, Austin (charter school)

53. KIPP Austin Collegiate, Austin (charter school)

117. Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, Austin (Austin ISD)

213. Westlake High School, Austin (Eanes ISD)

221. Westwood High School, Austin (Round Rock ISD)

339. Vandegrift High School, Austin (Leander ISD)

374. Harmony School of Excellence, Austin (charter school)

400. Harmony Science Academy North Austin, Pflugerville (charter school)