Jared Kendall
San Antonio schools

San Antonio is a city with a clear line of demarcation as far as top-rated public schools. None can be found south of a line that runs roughly through Tobin Hill, and the vast majority of the area's top-rated schools are concentrated in a loose arc that wraps San Antonio from the west to the northeast.

Further south, or further toward downtown, we find none of the top-rated schools parents crave.

The data also seems to point clearly toward a pick for the best neighborhood for parents looking to rent near excellent public schools: Stone Oak and the area just to its south.

Along with pointing toward Stone Oak, we will use average property rent and school ratings to identify our individual property picks to provide the best value for each grade level.

San Antonio Cheap Apartments Best Schools

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San Antonio neighborhoods with the best public schools

Viewing school ratings by neighborhood allows us to find the areas with superb overall schools, rather than just identifying one-off instances of an individually exemplary school. Going by average Great School rating, the top neighborhood in San Antonio is Stone Oak.

San Antonio Best Neighborhoods

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Neighborhood Rank Neighborhood Neighborhood City and State Avg. School Rating
1 Stone Oak San Antonio, TX 9.7
2 Forest Crest San Antonio, TX 9.0
3 Friedrich Wilderness San Antonio, TX 9.0
4 Oak Park – Northwood San Antonio, TX 9.0
5 Shady Oaks San Antonio, TX 8.3
6 Thousand Oaks San Antonio, TX 8.3
7 Braun's Farm San Antonio, TX 8.0
8 College Park San Antonio, TX 8.0
9 Far North Central San Antonio, TX 7.8
10 Arboretum San Antonio, TX 7.8

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San Antonio properties near the best public schools

Having looked at the best overall neighborhoods, we now look to find the best individual properties near the best schools at the elementary, middle and high school level. Click on any location circle in our interactive maps to pull up info on properties for that location.

Best apartments near the best elementary schools in San Antonio

San Antonio cheap apartments best elementary schools

Value is determined by taking GreatSchools ratings and property rent, and seeing where you get the highest rated schools for the money spent.

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Value Rank Property Name Location Avg. 2BR Rent Avg. School Rating
1 Oasis at Oakwell San Antonio, TX $848 10.0
2 Broad Viewe San Antonio, TX $743 8.0
3 Winding Creek San Antonio, TX $960 10.0
4 Sendero Ridge Apartment Homes San Antonio, TX $960 10.0
5 78232 Properties San Antonio, TX $1,005 10.0
6 The Calypso San Antonio, TX $814 8.0
7 Canyon Point Apartment Homes San Antonio, TX $945 9.0
8 Verandas at Alamo Ranch San Antonio, TX $1,055 10.0
9 Verandas at Shavano San Antonio, TX $1,103 10.0
10 Villas of Vista del Norte San Antonio, TX $1,114 10.0

Best apartments near the best middle schools in San Antonio

san antonio cheap apartments best middle schools

Value is determined by taking GreatSchools ratings and property rent, and seeing where you get the highest rated schools for the money spent.

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Value Rank Property Name Location Avg. 2BR Rent Avg. School Rating
1 Sundance San Antonio, TX $766 9.0
2 Sendero Ridge Apartment Homes San Antonio, TX $960 10.0
3 78232 Properties San Antonio, TX $1,005 10.0
4 Canyon Point Apartment Homes San Antonio, TX $945 9.0
5 Verandas at Alamo Ranch San Antonio, TX $1,055 10.0
6 Arbor Hill San Antonio, TX $971 9.0
7 Altamonte San Antonio, TX $985 9.0
8 The Village At Shavano San Antonio, TX $993 9.0
9 La Calera San Antonio, TX $1,009 9.0
10 Palisades Park Universal City, TX $900 8.0

Best apartments near the best high schools in San Antonio

san antonio cheap apartments best high schools

Value is determined by taking GreatSchools ratings and property rent, and seeing where you get the highest rated schools for the money spent.

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Value Rank Property Name Location Avg. 2BR Rent Avg. School Rating
1 Arcos San Antonio, TX $737 8.0
2 Forest Glen San Antonio, TX $745 8.0
3 Sundance San Antonio, TX $766 8.0
4 Hunter's Glen San Antonio, TX $817 8.0
5 Starcrest San Antonio, TX $723 7.0
6 Trails of Elm Creek San Antonio, TX $836 8.0
7 Oak Creek San Antonio, TX $837 8.0
8 Sonoma Canyon San Antonio, TX $845 8.0
9 Sendero Ridge Apartment Homes San Antonio, TX $960 9.0
10 78232 Properties San Antonio, TX $1,005 9.0
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About The Author

Jared is a Baton Rouge, La.-based freelance journalist focused on, in his words, "finding data, 'interviewing it' and then telling its story through interactive tools and traditional journalism." His past work includes analyzing pension shortfalls, looking at election results, tracking campaign finance contributions and analyzing educational and school system data. Some of his work has previously appeared on The Daily Advocate and unfundedmichigan.org.

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