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Old 07-07-2011, 06:23 PM
 
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All I know is that in the communities I've lived in in North Texas in the last decade (Denton, Garland) the recycling cans are out there along with the trash cans. My current neighborhood in Denton is much like what you say y'all have in Portland; Recycling bins are bigger than the trash bins. Unlike Portland we are allowed to pump our own gas and our state never tried to forbid all black people from entering not that we weren't a-holes to blacks in other ways, but honestly to not even want them around?

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Good one. And silly me...my husband is black and our kids are mixed. I had no idea how segregated it was until I moved here. It is supposedly so left wing that it is almost socialist. I think they just idealize that because every day life is actually way more right wing than Texas in many many ways.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:28 PM
 
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Indeed. I work IT and once I had a job at Stemmons and Empire Central and that's the closest I've been to downtown. My other IT jobs have been in Richardson, Plano and currently in Westlake. I do love Dallas and Fort Worth, but schools and work keep me on the outskirts and for now that's just fine.
The majority of Dallas schools are ranked exemplary or recognized and eight high schools are ranked higher than most suburban schools by AP participation by the Washington Post.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:32 PM
 
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The majority of Dallas schools are ranked exemplary or recognized and eight high schools are ranked higher than most suburban schools by AP participation by the Washington Post.

I truly believe that Woodrow and White are good high schools. There's no way in hell I believe there are eight high schools in Dallas proper worth pissing on, much less letting your child go to.

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Old 07-07-2011, 09:52 PM
 
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The majority of Dallas schools are ranked exemplary or recognized and eight high schools are ranked higher than most suburban schools by AP participation by the Washington Post.
That's a VERY LARGE AND LOOSE generalization.
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:10 PM
 
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I certainly think my response was much more specific than the post (a broad generalization) to which I responded. I can name each school if you would like...
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:33 PM
 
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As stated, we had moved from Dallas (Richardson) last year, and my kids have been in schools in Beaverton OR for a year now. Obviously, I did research the schools before we decided where to move. They got great recognition. I would say the schools up here are better than LA school district to name just one. However, they are horrible compared to any school that I know of in Texas (except Corpus Christi where I went to school- about the same). If you have kids in school in and around Dallas- DON"T MOVE! You won't find any schools to be as good by my experience as well as those of other people I have spoken to about this issue.
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:25 PM
 
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majority of Dallas schools are ranked exemplary or recognized
The majority?

And I think there has been enough discussion around the Washington Post AP rankings to show it really isn't the best indicator of how good a school is overall. IMHO, it's crap.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:42 PM
 
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Exemplary Schools

•Nathan Adams Elementary School
•Arcadia Park Elementary School
•James B. Bonham Elementary School
•Felix G. Botello Elementary School
•Jimmie Tyler Brashear Elementary School
•John Neely Bryan Elementary School
•F.P. Caillet Elementary School
•Casa View Elementary School
•César Chávez Learning Center
•City Park Elementary School
•Dallas Environmental Science Academy
•George Bannerman Dealey Montessori School (PK-5)
•George Bannerman Dealey International Academy (6-8)
•Everette Lee DeGolyer Elementary School
•Tom W. Field Elementary School
•Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School
•Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy
•Tom C Gooch Elementary School
•W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy
•Victor H. Hexter Elementary School
•Sam Houston Elementary School
•Stonewall Jackson Elementary School
•Anson Jones Elementary School
•Jerry R. Junkins Elementary School
•Louise Wolff Kahn Elementary School
•Martin Luther King Jr. Learning Center
•Obadiah Knight Elementary School
•Arthur Kramer Elementary School
•Richard Lagow Elementary School
•Lakewood Elementary School
•Sidney Lanier Expressive Arts Vanguard
•Henry W. Longfellow Career Exploration Academy
•B.H. Macon Elementary School
•Ronald E. McNair Elementary School
•Middle College High School
•Ben Milam Elementary School
•William B. Miller Elementary School
•Mount Auburn Elementary School
•George Peabody Elementary School
•John J. Pershing Elementary School
•Preston Hollow Elementary School
•Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School (6-8)
•Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School (9-12)
•Charles Rice Learning Center
•Oran M. Roberts Elementary School
•Dan D. Rogers Elementary School
•Clinton P. Russell Elementary School
•Judge Barefoot Sanders Magnet Center for Public Service: Government, Law and Law Enforcement at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
•School for the Talented And Gifted at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
•School of Business and Management at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
•School of Health Professions at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
•School of Science and Engineering at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
•Erasmo Sequin Community Learning Center
•Rosie M. Collins Sorrells School of Education and Social Services at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
•J.P. Starks Math, Science, and Technology Vanguard
•Harry Stone Montessori School (PK-5)
•Harry Stone Montessori School (6-8)
•H.S. Thompson Learning Center
•Thomas Tolbert Elementary School
•William B. Travis Academy/Vanguard for the Academically Talented and Gifted (PK-5)
•William B. Travis Academy/Vanguard for the Academically Talented and Gifted (6-8)
•E.D. Walker Middle School
•Walnut Hill Elementary School
•Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
•Phillis Wheatley Elementary School
•Harry C. Withers Elementary School

Recognized Schools

•John Q. Adams Elementary School
•William M. Anderson Elementary School
•Arlington Park Community Learning Center
•William Hawley Atwell Law Academy
•Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School
•James Bowie Elementary School
•Rufus C. Burleson Elementary School
•W.W. Bushman Elementary School
•William L. Cabell Elementary School
•John W. Carpenter Elementary School
•Leonides Gonzalez Cigarroa, M.D. Elementary School
•City Park Elementary School
•Leila P. Cowart Elementary School
•Lorenzo de Zavala Elementary School
•L.O. Donald Elementary School
•James W. Fannin Elementary School
•Stephen C. Foster Elementary School
•Anne Frank Elementary School
•Hector P. Garcia Middle School
•W.H. Gaston Middle School
•Charles A. Gill Elementary School
•Henry B. Gonzalez Elementary School
•N.W. Harllee Elementary School
•Onesimo Hernandez Elementary School
•Highland Meadows Elementary School
•James S. Hogg Elementary School
•Lida Hooe Elementary School
•John Ireland Elementary School
•Albert Sidney Johnston Elementary School
•Barbara Jordan Elementary School
•John F. Kennedy Learning Center
•Edwin J. Kiest Elementary School
•Kleberg Elementary School
•Robert E. Lee Elementary School
•Umphrey Lee Elementary School
•William Lipscomb Elementary School
•Herbert Marcus Elementary School
•Thomas C. Marsh Middle School
•Eladio R. Martinez Learning Center
•Nancy Moseley Elementary School
•Elisha M. Pease Elementary School
•John F. Peeler Elementary School
•K.B. Polk Center For Academically Talented and Gifted
•Raúl Quintanilla Sr. Middle School
•Martha Turner Reilly Elementary School
•Joseph J. Rhoads Learning Center
•Oran M. Roberts Elementary School
•Rosemont Elementary School
•Rosemont Primary School-Chris V Semos Campus
•Arturo Salazar Elementary School
•Julian T. Saldivar Elementary School
•Alex Sanger Elementary School
•Erasmo Seguin Community Learning Center
•Celestino Mauricio Soto Jr. Elementary School
•L.V. Stockard Middle School
•Jill Stone Elementary School at Vickery Meadow
•C.A. Tatum Jr. Elementary School
•Adelle Turner Elementary School
•W.T. White High School
•Sudie L. Williams Elementary School
•Winnetka Elementary School
•Ignacio Zaragoza Elementary School
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:52 PM
 
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Almost every school on that list is an elementary, except for a small handful of middle/high schools and the magnets.

There are approx. 138 schools on the list. (I may be one or two off, I counted on my computer screen) There are apparently 227 schools in DISD. That's about 60%.

So you're right--by the dictionary definition it is a majority. Barely a majority. (But better than I thought, to be completely honest) Yet, if you are in DISD, your kids have a huge chance of going to a crappy school once they leave elementary. This is probably also true of a select few of the suburban districts (maybe Irving, etc. but don't hold me to it), but not the case in many of them. (Plano, most of LISD, Coppell)

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That's a VERY LARGE AND LOOSE generalization.
I still stand by this ^, though you have convinced me over the past few months that Lakewood Elementary and WWHS are viable options.

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Old 07-10-2011, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Lake Highlands (Dallas)
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Almost every school on that list is an elementary, except for a small handful of middle/high schools and the magnets.

There are approx. 138 schools on the list. (I may be one or two off, I counted on my computer screen) There are apparently 227 schools in DISD. That's about 60%.

So you're right--by the dictionary definition it is a majority. Barely a majority. (But better than I thought, to be completely honest) Yet, if you are in DISD, your kids have a huge chance of going to a crappy school once they leave elementary.
Huge chance? When you buy a home, you KNOW exactly which school your kid will go to. How is that chance? It's called planning. I know most people are lazy and don't want to do the leg work, but...
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