Researching real estate in a certain area will inevitably lead to researching that area’s schools as well. So if you are planning to buy a home in Georgetown, Texas, you will want to learn all you can about Georgetown, Texas schools. So I’ve created a parent’s guide to Georgetown ISD in Texas.
Choosing the Best Schools – Two Sides to the Coin
You can’t invest in Georgetown, Texas real estate without first learning about the school system here. Obviously, schools are a quality-of-life issue. But they are also important from a real estate perspective, because schools affect property values. So for parents with school-aged children, the quality of schools in Georgetown, Texas is doubly important.
Georgetown, Texas High School
You might say that all educational roads lead to Georgetown High School. As the only public high school in the Georgetown area, most area students eventually make their way to Georgetown High School. Thus, any parent would want to know as much as possible about this particular high school.
(Side note: Richarte High School is also located in Georgetown, Texas, but it is not a standard public school. It is designated as a state-accredited alternative campus, and it has its own budget outside of Georgetown ISD).
Currently, there are about 1,800 students attending Georgetown High School. To alleviate crowding at that high school, an alternate ninth-grade campus was built in 1998. The ninth grade campus currently accommodates about 800 Georgetown High School students.
Georgetown High School accepts grades 9 – 12. In 2006, the Texas Education Agency gave Georgetown High School an accountability rating of “acceptable,” which means the school meets Texas standards of education regarding standardized test scores, graduation rates, etc. The report also singled out improvements in Georgetown High Schools math program with a “Gold Performance Acknowledgement.”
In 2008, a second high school in Georgetown, East View High School, was completed and accepted their first class of incoming freshmen. The first class of seniors graduated in 2013 and enrolls about 1,400 students with a “recognized” TEA rating.
Overall Performance for Georgetown ISD
Like the high school in particular, the entire Georgetown Independent School District has performed up to state standards in all areas (and above average in certain competencies). From 2005 – 2007, Georgetown ISD in Texas was deemed “Academically Acceptable” in all areas. In the 2005 – 2006 school year, Georgetown ISD was cited with “Commended Performance” in the area of writing.
A List of Schools in Georgetown ISD Texas
At the time of this writing, there are nine elementary schools in Georgetown, Texas, three middle schools, two public high schools, and one alternative high school. Here is a complete list of schools with links to their respective websites.
Elementary Schools (9):
- Annie Purl Elementary
- Carver Elementary
- Everette Williams Elementary
- Jack Frost Elementary
- Jo Ann Ford Elementary
- Pat Cooper Elementary
- Pickett Elementary
- Raye McCoy Elementary
- The Village Elementary