August 05, 2019
Local Schools Guide for the Castle Hills Community
If you are a parent considering moving into a new-build home in the Castle Hills neighborhood, you are probably wondering which schools your children would attend.
School-aged residents that live at Castle Hills by Britton Homes attend these schools:
These schools are a part of the Lewisville Independent School District system and meet the Texas Education Agency’s standards. For additional information on each school’s academic and extracurricular offerings, see the campus breakdown below.
Castle Hills Elementary
Castle Hills Elementary is located right in the neighborhood, making the commute to school easy for families. This school serves students from kindergarten through fifth grade.
Castle Hills Elementary is ranked the #1 in Best Public Elementary Schools in Denton County by Niche.com and the #118 (out of 4,532) Best Public Elementary School in Texas (Niche.com). Additionally, the school offers a student to teacher ratio of 17:1.
Castle Hills Elementary students perform well above the state average on state tests:
- Reading 84% (state average: 44%)
- Math 91% (state average: 47%)
- Writing 66% (state average: 32%)
- Science 78% (state average: 41%)
These numbers show that most students are performing at or above their grade level—a promising sign for parents. Additionally, students at Castle Hills Elementary are shown to make more academic progress year-to-year compared to similar students in the state of Texas.
The school offers its students a gifted program featuring classes in art, music and library enrichment. Students also enjoy access to a state-of-the-art computer lab.
Killian Middle School
Middle school-aged Castle Hills by Britton Homes residents attend Killian Middle School. This school opened in 2007 and serves students in sixth through eighth grade.
This campus places an emphasis on technology. Not only does every classroom come equipped with a SmartBoard™ and surround sound, the school also boasts two computer labs, a technology education lab and a home economics lab. Killian Middle School also has two gyms and offers students extracurricular activities like student council, yearbook, National Junior Honor Society and cheerleading.
Killian offers students many fine art opportunities including art, band, choir, orchestra and theatre. The school also provides a Virtual Learning Academy for students to take online classes such as a world language course, advanced math or high school art. Athletics include basketball, cross country, track, volleyball, football and soccer.
Academically, Killian Middle School offers the LEAP gifted program and pre-advanced placement classes. Students can also enroll in advanced STEM courses.
Students at Killian Middle School perform far better than the state average on state testing:
- Reading 62% (state average: 41%)
- Math 61% (state average: 41%)
- Science 66% (state average: 46%)
- Social Studies 55% (state average: 31%)
- Writing 63% (state average: 37%)
- Algebra I 100% (state average: 50%)
Killian’s diverse student body also exhibits more year-over-year academic improvement compared to the state average.
Hebron High School
Hebron High School serves ninth- through 12th-grade students. The school’s population performs far better than the state average in key measurements of college and career readiness, earning Hebron a 2019 College Success Award by GreatSchools.org.
- Four-year graduation rate is 98% (state average: 90%)
- Average SAT score is 1174 (state average: 1019)
- Average ACT score is 25 (state average: 20)
Additionally, 74% of students participate in the SAT.
Compared to state averages, Hebron High School students are also much more likely to participate in AP courses (44% versus the state average of 22%) and pass AP exams (85% compared to the state average of 50%). Additionally, the number of advanced courses taken per student at Hebron High School is much higher than the state mean.
After graduation, Hebron High School students are more likely to attend an in-state college (67% versus the state average of 58%).
Other notable rankings for Hebron High School, by Niche.com:
#18 Most Diverse Public High School in Texas (out of 1,959)
#33 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Texas (out of 1,298)
#95 Best Public High School in Texas (out of 1,624)
Hebron High School offers many educational and extracurricular opportunities for its students. Athletic teams at Hebron High School include basketball, football, golf, cross country/track, swim/dive, tennis, softball, volleyball, wrestling, baseball, athletic training and soccer.
The children of Castle Hills by Britton attend schools (Castle Hills Elementary, Killian Middle School and Hebron High School) that offer an exemplary education. In addition to the award-winning schools, Castle Hills offers families luxurious new-build homes and amazing amenities like golf courses, shops and eateries. For more information on Castle Hills, including available homes and designs, visit Britton Homes.