Cities with top public schools ranked by test scores in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Criteria for this list:

  • Based on 2020-2021 test scores
  • Must have an elementary, middle, and high school in the district 
  • K-12 grades available
  • Many cities have great private, charter, and alternative school options, but this list is only referencing Independent School Districts (public schools) in Texas
  1. Southlake (Carroll ISD)
  2. Highland Park & University Park (Highland Park ISD)
  3. Fairview (Lovejoy ISD)
  4. Lucas (Lovejoy ISD)
  5. Aledo 
  6. Willow Park (Aledo ISD)
  7. Melissa 
  8. Argyle
  9. Trophy Club (Northwest ISD)
  10. Highland Village (Lewisville ISD)
  11. Flower Mound (Lewisville ISD)
  12. Murphy (Plano ISD)
  13. Colleyville (Grapevine-Colleyville ISD)
  14. Frisco
  15. Coppell
  16. Wylie
  17. Allen
  18. Prosper
  19. Roanoke (Northwest ISD)
  20. Heath (Rockwall ISD)
  21. Celina 
  22. Fate (Rockwall ISD)
  23. Rockwall
  24. Keller

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Data sources:, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the Texas Education Agency.