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Old 12-29-2014, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Plano 75024
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So we live in 75024. We love it. Short commute to work and church. My oldest kiddo has not started school yet. We love our house but it is older so it does not have that open layout. After 5 yrs and now 2 kids DH and I are tossing around the idea of selling.

Our #1 priority is schools. With that being said... would you give up the Haun Elementary > Robinson Middle School > Jasper High School > Plano West Senior High track of schools for something in Prosper or Frisco? If so what track would you say would be better or equal in those 2 cities.
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:16 PM
 
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That's a pretty solid line up of schools.
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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I would. Would probably go with Prosper over Frisco as I like the community feel better, there is still only one high school and the town gets behind the teams and school activities. For this reason I prefer Allen and McKinney over Frisco schools.

You are in what many will consider the premier school cluster in all of the metroplex (Highland Park notwithstanding), but none of the schools in Collin are bad. It is a choice that you as a family need to make on more than just what some will consider the "it" school district.
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:24 PM
 
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Keep commute and resale/rent out features in mind as well.
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:31 PM
 
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I can't speak to the elementary school, but there it's not even a close comparison between Plano West and Prosper or Frisco. Plano West is the #2 or 3 ranked area public high school in terms of college preparedness. The top 2 Frisco schools (Liberty & Centennial) rank around #15 (behind every other Plano high school) and Prosper is in the top 25. The worst Frisco schools rank in the low to mid 30's (Lone Star & Heritage). We're talking SAT score gaps of 100-150 points between West and the best schools and over 200 point gap between West and the worst Frisco schools.

Unless you really don't see Plano schools as a good fit for your family, I would do everything in your power to not leave Plano ISD. If you do leave, you'd be better served looking at JJ Pearce feeder zone in Richardson or in Flower Mound as those schools are on par with Plano ISD much more so than Frisco or Prosper.
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Plano 75024
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It is a choice that you as a family need to make on more than just what some will consider the "it" school district.

Well we have no other reasons to move. I have a 15 min commute to work and when I change jobs in a few weeks (already accepted an offer) I will have a 3 min commute. Church is 7 mins, doctor is 5 mins. I have no real reason to move except (1) to get a newer house (2) to get better schools.
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:37 PM
 
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You'll get a newer house in these towns but you can't match your current schools or commute.
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Well we have no other reasons to move. I have a 15 min commute to work and when I change jobs in a few weeks (already accepted an offer) I will have a 3 min commute. Church is 7 mins, doctor is 5 mins. I have no real reason to move except (1) to get a newer house (2) to get better schools.
Your family's needs will determine if another school scenario is better. Test wise and reputation wise, you won't find a better school district on paper. That doesn't mean it is best for you and your kids. Nobody on this forum can figure that out. You will have droves that will tell you that enrolling your kids in anything other than Plano is close to child neglect, but I ignore them.

Why don't you remodel? Get the property brother from HGTV to come and knock out some walls and put in granite countertops and handscraped hardwoods and all that jazz that is the latest and greatest?
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Plano 75024
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Why don't you remodel? Get the property brother from HGTV to come and knock out some walls and put in granite countertops and handscraped hardwoods and all that jazz that is the latest and greatest?

Yeah that is option #2. But I mostly (DH wants to stay) wanted to figure out if more bang for the buck would be to spend 50k to do renos (push the top floor out over the garage) or put the $50k towards a new house elsewhere.
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:09 AM
 
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Nothing wrong with wanting a newer house.
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