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Best School Districts – How Our Local Schools Compare

By August 30, 2020February 22nd, 2021Judi's Blog
Best School Districts | Frisco ISD | The Judi Wright Team | Best Frisco Realtor

A comparison of school districts: Celina, Frisco, Little Elm, McKinney & Prosper


The best school districts open doors of opportunity

The quality, administration, and offerings of a school district are of the utmost importance when families are considering where to live. Ultimately, education sets the foundation for a person’s trajectory in life. It is no surprise that having trust in a school district can drive decisions made in real estate.


Best school districts – comparative area rankings

To help compare how local school districts stack up, we’ve put together a side-by-side overview based on quality rankings from the Texas Education Agency.

See more information about these rankings and organizations below the comparative charts.

General School Metrics

A comparison showing the overall size and enrollment data for each of the selected school districts.

District Performance

The Texas Smart School Score is a rating based on academic performance and spending, with the highest score illustrating exceptional academic progress with lower expenditure. The TEA Accountability Rating measures on how well the district prepared students for success. The district rating is inclusive of student preparation both in school and after high school in college, a career, or the military.

Financial Performance

The Financial Performance chart entries highlight how each district spends money on students based on the income they receive. The Financial Integrity Rating is from the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST)accountability rating system, which holds school districts accountable for the quality of their financial management practices. *Based on 2018-2019 school financial data due to COVID-19.

More Information About the Rankings and Organizations


About TEA

The Texas Education Agency is the state agency that oversees primary and secondary public education. TEA is charged with measuring improving outcomes for all public school students in the state through leadership, guidance, and support to school systems.

The TEA evaluates public schools and districts under state accountability requirements. Unless otherwise noted, the following data is from the TEA state accountability ratings. Total enrollment and number of schools data are from TEA’s 2019-2020 reports. Due to COVID-19, other performance and financial ratings are from TEA’s 2018-2019 reports.


About Texas Smart Schools

Texas Smart Schools is an initiative by based on the foundational work of the Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) launched by Susan Combs during her tenure as Texas Comptroller. The Texas Smart Schools rating is a figure between one and five stars based on academic progress and spending. The highest rating of five stars indicates the most vigorous academic progress combined with the lowest relative expenditures.



It’s a great time to be a family in the city of Frisco. If you’re looking for the perfect neighborhood with top-rated schools, give us a call at 469-634-0932 anytime – we’d love to show you around!

About the Judi Wright Team

Judi Wright/The Judi Wright Team is a real estate group specializing in the suburbs of Frisco, Plano, and surrounding areas. Named the “Best Realtor in Dallas,” by D Magazine fourteen times and a Five Star Realtor with Texas Monthly nine timesJudi is also a Company-Wide Top Performer with Ebby Halliday, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

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