Awards & Recognitions

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US News & World Report recently ranked Chaparral Star Academy 4th out of Austin-area high schools along with various additional rankings.


Austin Monthly ranked Chaparral Star Academy #4 Best Public High School in Austin in 2015. 


The Texas Education Agency (TEA) awarded Chaparral Star Academy a grade of A through its state accountability system.  Additionally, TEA also granted Chaparral Star Academy the accreditation status of accredited for the 2019-20 school year.


The Texas Education Agency (TEA) school financial accountability rating system, known as the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST), ensures that Texas public schools are held accountable for the quality of their financial management practices and that they improve those practices.  TEA awarded Chaparral Star Academy a FIRST rating of A-Superior for the 2018-29 school year.


The Texas Education Agency (TEA) also publishes an annual State School Report Card for Chaparral Star Academy. The school report card (SRC) combines accountability ratings, data from the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), and financial information to give a broad view of campus performance. Available for each campus in Texas, the SRC is intended specifically to inform parents and guardians about a school’s individual characteristics and its academic performance.  TEA's website for school report cards contains more information.

Chaparral Star Academy has received numerous awards over the years, including:

  • Exemplary rating by TEA in 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • Recognized rating by TEA in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008
  • Over 40 Gold Performance Awards
  • A 2007 National Charter School of the Year Recognition by the Center for Education Reform

Children At Risk, a Houston non-profit group, recently awarded Chaparral Star Academy a #4 spot: 2014 Greater Austin High School Rankings.  In 2010, we received 1st place (please read here for more information).


CSA is also home to a stellar Speech/Forensics Team (“Speaking Sharks”).  At the 2016 National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) tournament, the speech team won a School of Excellence award with 5 national finalists including 3 national championships!


The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires each State education agency to prepare and publish an annual Federal School Report Card with state-, local education agency (LEA)- and campus-level data.  TEA's website for federal report cards contains more information.