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Old 06-15-2010, 06:26 AM
 
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What do you think about Coppell High School versus JJ Pearce High School in Richardson ISD? What are the strengths of each school and the pros and cons of going to each one.

We are trying to decide where to put down our roots. Coppell seems like a nice community, with more amenities for younger children like the aquatic center and YMCA. However I've heard great things about the schools in Richardson ISD in North Dallas like the Brentfield elementary and Pearce High. That area of North Dallas however doesn't seem to have many things for children, and I've also read on DMN the population of children is declining in that area.
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:01 AM
 
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I am in the Pearce area, and this area was built in late 1960s, 1970s so many of the homes still have the "original owners" in them. These Original Owners are in their late 60's, 70's. So, no, there aren't a ton of kids in the area. Pearce has half the enrollment it had in the 70s and 80s. (Which is a good thing. It went from 850+ in a graduating class to 450.)

Half of Pearce students live in Dallas and half in Northwestern Richardson. Richardson is about to build a new aquatic center at Heights Park. The Richardson library is one of the best in the entire area. On the Dallas side there are a couple of smaller Dallas branch libraries. There are sports leagues for the kids - SVAA, for instance. Richardson has a YMCA. There are dance studios and gymnastics places and tutoring places.

Coppell is a younger community.

I know some people want a place with kids in every house. You won't get that in the Pearce area, but there are kids. When I grew up here, it was one of those places where there were kids in every house. It was all new. I am still here and I like it the way it is now (and I have a kid). The kids don't get lost in a sea of other kids.

Pearce High is more diverse than Coppell High - higher free lunch population.
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:31 AM
 
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I am in the Pearce area, and this area was built in late 1960s, 1970s so many of the homes still have the "original owners" in them. These Original Owners are in their late 60's, 70's. So, no, there aren't a ton of kids in the area. Pearce has half the enrollment it had in the 70s and 80s. (Which is a good thing. It went from 850+ in a graduating class to 450.)

Half of Pearce students live in Dallas and half in Northwestern Richardson. Richardson is about to build a new aquatic center at Heights Park. The Richardson library is one of the best in the entire area. On the Dallas side there are a couple of smaller Dallas branch libraries. There are sports leagues for the kids - SVAA, for instance. Richardson has a YMCA. There are dance studios and gymnastics places and tutoring places.

Coppell is a younger community.

I know some people want a place with kids in every house. You won't get that in the Pearce area, but there are kids. When I grew up here, it was one of those places where there were kids in every house. It was all new. I am still here and I like it the way it is now (and I have a kid). The kids don't get lost in a sea of other kids.

Pearce High is more diverse than Coppell High - higher free lunch population.
Pearce also has an exemplary TEA rating. Richardson High School is recognized, as is Coppell HS.
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:42 PM
 
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Like stated one is a older communtiy with many retiree's while the other is more young and vibrant with many school age kids. Your job location may be the deciding factor since both communities are not that close together..
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