Top 5 School Districts in San Antonio in 2019

By Fabi R. Gomes | May 1st, 2019

Whether you are new to San Antonio and trying to decide where to settle or a current resident curious about different school districts, this article will guide you as you evaluate your options. Even if you don’t have kids, your local school districts quality can play a big role in your home’s value. It is shown that houses in good school districts typically have higher resale values and sell faster.

According to the rigorous ranking system provided by, the following ISDs are the “Top 5 school districts in San Antonio in 2019”:

1. Alamo Heights ISD

Alamo Heights Independent School District is a top-rated, public school district based in Alamo Heights, just northeast of downtown San Antonio, also serving Olmos Park and most of Terrell Hills. With an overall A+ grade, over 4,857 students in grades PK, K-12, a student-teacher ratio of 14:1 (national average – 17:1), and considered one of the “Top 10 Best School Districts in Texas,” recent state valuations attest that 84% of students in this district are proficient in math and 83% in reading.

2. Boerne ISD

Boerne Independent School District is another top-rated public school district in the area with an overall A+ grade, but located several miles north of San Antonio off I-10. With an average of 8,000 students and a student-teacher ratio of 16:1, nearly 90% of the students were acknowledged with proficiency in math and reading.

3. Randolph Field ISD

With an overall grade of A+, Randolph Independent School District is located in the Northeast San Antonio and has over 1,300 students. According to recent assessments, the district is ranked between the top 25 “Best School Districts in Texas” and 91% of students scored proficiency in math and reading, with a 15:1 student-teacher ratio.

4. Fort Sam Houston ISD

Surrounding U.S. Army Fort Sam Houston, this independent school district is located northeast of downtown San Antonio and is considered between the top 20 “Best Places To Teach In Texas.” The district spends nearly $20,000 on each student with a student-teacher ratio of 12:1 and holds a score of nearly 85% of students proficient in math and reading, with an overall A+ grade.

5. North East ISD

North East Independent School District is one of the largest districts in town, with over 67,000 students and an overall A grade and student-teacher ratio of 16:1. According to Texas state standards in recent assessments, 78% of students claim proficiency in math and 77% in reading. The district is rated between top 35 “Most Diverse School Districts in Texas” and spends and average of $11,864 on each student. ranks approximately 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of estimations from students and parents. Other school districts in town includes:

North Side: North East ISD, Northside ISD, Comal ISD
North Central: North East ISD, Northside ISD
Far West Side: Northside ISD
Oak Hills/Medical Center: Northside ISD
Southside: San Antonio ISD, Southside ISD
Downtown: San Antonio ISD
Monte Vista, Olmos Park, and Olmos Park Terrace: San Antonio ISD, Alamo Heights ISD
Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, and Northwood: North East ISD
Northeast San Antonio: Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD, North East ISD, Judson ISD
Boerne, Fair Oaks Ranch, and Leon Springs: Northside ISD
Helotes: Northside ISD

Evaluating school districts is just one of many factors considered when purchasing real estate. If you’re interested in one of our top-rated districts’ listings, contact us to schedule a showing.

Note: This post has been published in 2019 and might not reflect current data.

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