A total of seven Round Rock ISD schools were ranked among the top schools in Central Texas by the 2018 CHILDREN AT RISK Annual School Rankings.

Canyon Creek, Spicewood and Cactus Ranch elementary schools were named three of the top five elementary schools in the Austin area. Canyon Vista, Cedar Valley and Walsh middle schools were named three of the top five middle schools and Westwood High School was named one of the top high schools in Central Texas.

“We believe in providing all students with the support and resources they need to succeed, and we are proud to be placed among the top schools in our region,” Superintendent Steve Flores, Ph.D. said. “This recognition is a result of the tireless work of our staff and campuses, who have placed extreme value of meeting the needs of all students. We applaud them for their hard work and will continue working together to make further progress on behalf of every student in Round Rock ISD.”

The rankings are based on achievement, performance and growth indicators and college readiness data. The organization compiled data based on STAAR Reading and Math tests, graduation rates, college entrance exam participation and scores and Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme participation and scores.

CHILDREN AT RISK is a nonprofit organization that serves as a catalyst for change to improve the quality of life for children through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration and advocacy, according to the organization.