Sushi, yes it can get confusing but perhaps I can help (I also answered your class size question, btw). Which schools/district I would recommend really is going to depend on your price range, which high tech company or companies you would like to be close to (there are ~2400 scatterred throughout the Greater Austin area...we are 2nd in No. of 'high tech' companies only to 'Silicon Valley'), and other Home/Amenities/criteria as well. There are quite a few highly rated Districts (Eanes, Lake Travis, Leander, Round Rock, to name the main one's) that MAY be of interest to you. Your best way to approach this is to work with a skilled Realtor and let that person ask all the right questions to best determine which area/schools might be best to suit YOUR needs. Asking questions on a forum like this is somewhat helpful, but a Realtor such as myself can help you focus and take the guess work and confusion and conflicting answers OUT of the equation!! As I mentioned in my other answer to your class size ?, I am a Residential Specialist and am able to assist you and your family at NO cost to you!! Please contact me asap if you would like to discuss Buyer Representation. I have a GREAT team of lenders, inspectors, and even an 'education consultant' with many years of experience IN the school system to assist us.
p.s. Just curious if your name indicates Japanese origin? I lived in Osaka, Japan and loved it!! Watashi wa Nippon ga suki desu!!
Thanks again, Joe Jarusinsky, REALTOR/Master Instructor, Keller Williams Realty, Ranked No. 1 by Buyers (like you!) 3 Years in a Row (JD Power & Associates)....(512) 261-4415