Top of the Class

This Austin-area school district ranks among the 5 best in U.S.

This Austin-area school district ranks among the 5 best in U.S.

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Eanes ISD is the second-best district in America. Courtesy photo

Students in Eanes Independent School District are at the top of the class: Niche.com's 2016 list of the best school districts in America names the local district No. 2 in the U.S. 

Niche looked at key factors like strength of academics, quality of teachers, school resources, quality of student life, and student and parent reviews to determine the overall excellence of more than 10,000 districts. 

Eanes' overall A-plus rating included an A-plus for academics, health and safety, teachers, and resources and facilities. The district received an A for sports and fitness, an A-minus for extracurriculars and activities. Its lowest grade? A B-minus for student culture and diversity.

Joining the Austin district in the top 10 is Dallas' Highland Park Independent School District at No. 6. And like Eanes, Highland Park received its lowest grade, a B-minus, for student culture and diversity. 

Three other North Texas districts rank in the top 100: Carroll (No. 27), Plano (No. 63), and Coppell (No. 77). Tredyffrin-Easttown School District in Pennsylvania is No. 1 in America.