As of 2014, the best schools in Dallas are in Collin, Southlake, West Plano, Mckinney West and Highland Park counties. In addition, Frisco County has highly rated schools in the areas east of Preston, southwest of Dallas North Tollway, north of Eldorado, at Main Street and Frisco Square, and in Northwest Frisco. In Central Plano, the best schools according to test score reports include Borchardt, Taylor, Riddle and Anderson elementary schools; Fowler and Vandeventer middle schools; and Liberty High School.
Among Dallas private high schools, the most highly rated based on test scores and reviews include St. Mark's School of Texas, the Hockaday School, Greenhill School and the Canterbury Episcopal School. Among Dallas' public and magnet high schools, the highest rated are the School for the Talented and Gifted, Plano West Senior High School, Carroll Senior High School and Plano Senior High School.
The school ratings associated with each school are calculated based on test scores and reviews from parents and other community members. All school test scores and assessment results for every school in the Dallas area are available from the Texas Education Agency. Most home finder sites as of 2015 include information on local schools and school districts that is pertinent to those who want to move to a neighborhood with successful and rigorous schools.