East View High School Makes Top Ten in Austin
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
East View High School, the Georgetown ISD high school serving students in some of Teravista’s newest neighborhoods, ranks ninth on a new list of Austin’s best public high schools.
The list was created by Niche.com, a national educational review website, by evaluating factors such as academics, teacher quality, school resources and scores on college entrance exams.
East View High School rises to No. 6 on the list when only comprehensive public high schools are considered, and specialized schools such as Austin’s Richards School for Young Women Leaders are not included.
The Niche Academics grade accounts for 50 percent of the weight in the rankings. It includes academic statistics, along with surveys from students, alumni and parents.
Additional factors including health and safety, parent/student surveys, student culture and diversity, and teachers were each weighted at 10 percent. Resources and facilities were weighted at five percent, and extracurricular activities and sports/fitness were weighted at 2.5 percent each.
East View received an A or A+ grade in every category in the report, except for health and safety, where it received a B.
The Niche.com report was the second round of good news for East View High School recently.
Earlier in 2016, the school earned five stars of distinction in the latest accountability report from the Texas Education Agency. These distinctions include academic achievements in reading, science and social studies.
Teravista students living in GISD also attend George Washington Carver Elementary, a modern, innovative campus opened onsite in Teravista last year. They will also attend a brand-new GISD middle school planned to open near Teravista in August, 2017.
Teravista is also served by the highly regarded Round Rock Independent School District, although new home construction in this portion of the community has been largely completed.
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