Oh the SATs. Those little three or four digit numbers can define a student's future education. SAT scores are the bane of many high school students' existence. Some prepare all year to take the tests, some prepare the night before. A neighborhood can play a big part in the success of a student during test time, as students who attend high-quality schools in the area can receive top studying techniques. By living in any of the Austin neighborhoods mentioned below, parents will be giving their children an ideal opportunity to earn an education from some of the finest schools in the area.
Not only are SAT scores important for the student, but they are also important for businesses to assess the quality of schools in an area. Schools who regularly have a high SAT average will begin to establish a reputation for the quality of students who pass through their doors. Businesses will want to be mindful of the education their applicants have received to determine if they are a good fit for the company. Businesses may also look at Austin’s real estate growth from a population standpoint and determine whether graduates are looking for homes for sale in Austin, or leaving the area to attend college elsewhere.
Today, we will take a look at the top Austin high schools based on SAT scores.
The Liberal Arts and Science Academy
The Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA) comes in with an astonishing 2016 SAT average of 1,982. LASA is a member of the Austin Independent School District and had an enrollment number of just over 1,000 in 2015-16. You can find LASA just outside of the University Hills community. The community is in close proximity to the downtown area as well as the University of Texas campus.
Students who graduate from LASA often find themselves a member of the U of T community. LASA focuses on academically advanced students from various public and private middle schools in the Austin area. LASA contains a number of signature courses based around the sciences and humanities.
The University Hills community contains a beautiful selection of homes for sale and is a perfect location for those looking to send their children to LASA. Contact JB Goodwin REALTORS® today for more information on the University Hills real estate market!
Westlake High School
Westlake High School is located in the Wildwood community of Austin. Westlake is a public co-ed school with over 2,500 students ranging from grade 8 to 12. Over 95% of students who attend Westlake are proficient in math and reading. With a 2016 average SAT score of 1799, it’s clear these statistics are extremely accurate. Westlake is a member of the Eanes Independent School District that borders around parts of southwest Austin.
From 2011-2016, Westlake High School has earned honors for being one of the top 150 schools in the United States of America. Students are academically inclined and as a result, score in the top percentile in academics, music, and arts. Westlake prides itself on being a top-quality high school in the community and continues to receive accolades for its successes with the students who pass through their comprehensive four-year high school experience.
Westwood High School
Westwood High School can be found in the Anderson Mill community of Austin. Westwood boasted an incredible 2016 SAT average of 1821. A member of the Round Rock Independent School District, Westwood enrolls approximately 2,600 students each year. Westwood has a number of options available to take advantage of as it pertains to education. They offer various advanced placement courses as well as an International Baccalaureate program. These programs are designed to incorporate elements of college prep courses as well as faster-paced, heavier workload-style courses.
The Anderson Mill community where Westwood High is located is also home to the Anderson Mill Elementary School and Grisham Middle School, which offers residents of the area the opportunity to have their children attend high-quality education options at an early age.
If Westwood High School is an area of interest for your children, be sure to check out any of our homes for sale in the Anderson Mills community.
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