Texas leads the U.S. with over 1,000 public school districts comprised of over 8,500 schools.

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Niche.com compiled a list of the top-performing school districts in Texas. Ratings are based off of statistics and student/parent opinions. Some categories that are focused on are academics, sports, teachers and college prep. They also take into account the SAT score average and graduation rate for each district.

If you're curious, Lubbock ISD was ranked #288 out of 1,052. With an average SAT score of 1130 (24 for ACT) and a graduation rate of 88%, LISD received a B+ overall for their Niche score.

Some bonus facts about Lubbock ISD: 48 schools are in the district with over 25,000 enrolled students. The average teachers salary is around $49,000 and the district spends about eleven grand each year for every student.

Below is the list of top-ranked Texas school districts, according to niche.com.

Highest-Ranked School Districts In Texas

These are the highest-ranked Texas school districts according to niche.com. With over 1,000 districts to consider, the main factors of this list comprise of average SAT/ACT scores, reading and math proficiencies, graduation rate and overall Niche score.

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