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What School District Am I In? A Guide for Behrens Ranch Residents


The Behrens Ranch community is a wonderful neighborhood situated in Northwest Round Rock with a wide range of amenities. Whether you’re passionate about getting time in the great outdoors, having easy access to a range of extracurriculars, or providing an excellent education for the kids, Behrens Ranch has it all. The schools in this area are some of the best in Round Rock ISD and some are within easy walking distance from parts of the neighborhood.

Need to see it to believe it? Here’s which schools Behrens Ranch is zoned for, and the options you can expect to have at every age:

Xplore Preschool & School Age Care

For little ones who aren’t quite old enough for school, the Xplore Preschool is both local and highly acclaimed. They provide education and care for ages 6 weeks through pre-K, with a robust curriculum that includes a range of hands-on concepts and skills. Your child will be introduced to basic math, musical expression, and a literacy-rich environment. Plus, you’ll get a digital report on your child’s progress in addition to their take-home folder. You’ll always know what they’ve been up to that day.

Cactus Ranch Elementary School

Lucky for Behrens Ranch residents, Cactus Ranch Elementary is actually located inside the neighborhood, making it an easy walk, jog, or bike ride away from home. And it’s no slouch academically, either—in 2019, Cactus Ranch Elementary ranked better than 99.8% of elementary schools in Texas. Currently, there are just over 963 students in attendance, with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1.

James Garland Walsh Middle School

The students at James Garland Walsh Middle School regularly achieve above-average test scores and rank high in national averages. The teachers are dedicated to their students and give even struggling students the extra care and guidance they need to succeed. This middle school placed in the top 5% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores in 2017, and consistently ranks in the top 94% for proficiency in math and reading.

Round Rock High School

While we’ve waxed eloquent about Round Rock High School before, there’s always time to reiterate this school’s excellence. It’s ranked 99th within Texas, and in the top 1000 nationwide, with students that regularly test high against national averages. There are groups and clubs for every interest, leadership opportunities for all ages, and dedicated teachers throughout the campus. Your child’s final step before college will come with guidance, preparation, and ongoing support.

If you’re as passionate about quality education as we are, you can rest assured that Behrens Ranch has access to some of the best schools in the area. As always, however, it is best to check with your school district to determine the exact zoning of the property you’re getting ready to call home. Haven’t made a selection yet? We can help with that, so give us a call today to get started in your search for the next stop for your family.