The best public elementary schools in the Houston area for 2018

25 Oct 2017

By: Fernando Ramirez - Houston Chronicle

The quality of schools in an area can be a make or break issue for parents deciding where to move in the Houston area.

With hundreds of public elementary schools around Bayou City, the decision can be overwhelming.

Niche, an educational data analysis site, recently ranked the best public elementary schools throughout the city and the suburbs. Using comprehensive data from the Department of Education, as well as teacher and student surveys, researchers produced a list of the top schools in the Houston-area for 2018.

If any school district swept the list, it would be Katy ISD.

Of the top 15 elementary schools, all were Katy ISD. Of the top 25, 19 or 76 percent were Katy ISD schools.

The top school in the Houston-area for 2018 was Fred & Patti Shafer Elementary School, which also ranked in at number 153 when compared to elementary schools throughout Texas.

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