Austin High Schools Rank Best in the U.S.
Published on: June 14, 2019
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US. News & World Report released its annual “Best U.S. High Schools” by metro area ranking the best public schools in each major city and three Austin area high schools made the list.

Rankings were based on a number of factors which included:

  • college readiness (30 percent)
  • math and reading proficiency (20 percent)
  • math and reading performance (20 percent)
  • underserved service (10 percent)
  • college curriculum breadth (10 percent)
  • graduation rate (10 percent)

Honorably, the Liberal Arts and Sciences Academy (known locally as LASA) in Austin earned the number 28 spot out of 17000 institutions across the country.  Moreover the school is touted as the best school in the Austin area.

The LASA earned a 99.84 as their total score.  One-hundred percent graduation rate and reading and math proficiency.  Also one-hundred percent of LASA students took the AP exam in the last year and 98 percent of students passed an advanced class.

Here are the high schools in Austin  that ranked on the list, with LASA leading as No. 1.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Academy

No. 28 Nationally and No. 1 in Austin

The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders

No. 137 Nationally and No. 2 in Austin

KIPP Austin Collegiate 

No. 198 Nationally and No. 3 in Austin


Check out the other Texas high schools that ranked on the Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report.