About Tx Smart Schools

Searching for Success

TXSmartSchools uses academic, financial, and demographic data to identify school districts and campuses that produce high academic achievement while also maintaining cost-effective operations.

We hope that school districts and education policymakers will use this information to identify Texas schools worth emulating—those facing similar challenges and spending similar dollars but that are able to achieve great things.

Compare Schools Easily

The heart of the TXSmartSchools website is the Apples2Apples data exploration tool that enables you to interact with Texas public school and district data.

Just pick any Texas school or district — or several schools and districts — and Apples2Apples will retrieve the data and suggest fiscal peers for comparison.

TXSmartSchools News

Welcome to TXSmartSchools.org, a resource for Texans interested in school effectiveness and efficiency.


The 2017 Smart Scores are here! See the Five-Star districts and campuses on the Latest Results page and explore the data using the Apples2Apples comparison tool.