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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Leander Independent School District is a top rated, public school district located in Leander, TX. It has 40,031 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.

Leander Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1230
2,686 responses
Average ACT
27
1,299 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
40,031
Free or Reduced Lunch
18.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,982
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.4%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,496/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$92,426
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,495
National
$949
Median Home Value
$235,900
National
$184,700

Leander Independent School District Reviews

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Schools offer sports and extracurricular activities that bring the community together as well as excellent academics. However, some of the downsides the district has to offer are diversity, college readiness, life readiness, safety, and administrative support. Seniors are thrown into the real world without any preparation on how to manage life on their own. Schools should teach money matters, job hunting, resume building, and making connections classes. Schools should offer more college readiness when preparing to make the transition from high school courses to college courses. Leander Independent does a good job of offering acc dual credit classes to teach students how to properly handle a college course. In a time where safety is needed, the schools are all making preparations and renovations to create a safer environment for students. Another thing the district doesn't fully support is mental health safety. Guidance counselors need to focus more on the bullied, abused and suicidal
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I have been an educator for several years and been to many different school districts and I have found Leander ISD to be among the state's top districts. Combined with an integrated curriculum and an overall culture of inclusiveness it has become a destination district that prepares students for a modern and everchanging world. I have watched the growth of this district from a small town entity grow into a vast educational institution that ready's our students to be collaborative, innovative, and global leaders of the future.
As a teacher in the district, I have grown considerably I have learned how to be more of a risk-taker, and a student of pedagogy. This district has been truly the highlight of my career thus far and would recommend it for any student. I would recommend this district not only as a parent who has three children in the district but as a teacher who is passionate and devoted to all students.
Leander ISD is an incredible school district. One of the things I love about it, is how every teacher/ counselor that works in LISD works very hard at ensuring that every student is doing everything they can to be their best and to ensure that they reach all of their goals, whether they are academically or otherwise. The staff in LISD also makes everything a priority and gives every student the opportunity to find what they love as well as what will help them be successful and push towards the future. This is important for me, because band is something that I have found in school that is something that I love and has brought me life long friends. LISD ensures that every activity whether it be clubs, honor societies, athletics or academics is properly funded and kept at the upmost quality for the maximum enjoyment of all the students in the school. LISD makes it easy for all students to find their interests and their gifts as well as find incredible success and goals to reach.