In Richardson, Pearce High School always wins out in rankings. It's one of the best schools in Texas. Parkhill Junior High feeds into Pearce and is considered the best Junior High. Richardson High has the magnet schools (Robotics, Law, Art, Theatre) and wins numerous awards, but doesn't challenge the students enough academically outside of the magnets. If you're looking for private, Ursuline for girls, Jesuit for boys. St. Mark's is also good. The best school district in the area by far is Highland Park (University Park homes also go to Highland Park and are less pricey). It's the only school district where students go to private school if they can't cut it at Highland Park. I believe they're ranked number one in the state.