U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Dallas
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-01-2015, 05:11 PM
 
16,092 posts, read 36,477,712 times
Reputation: 6270

Advertisements

Where to Buy For the Best Schools - D Magazine

"The most recognized feeder pattern into Woodrow starts with Lakewood and Stonewall Jackson elementary schools and continues with J.L. Long Middle School. Neighborhoods that feed into Woodrow include Lakewood, Hollywood Heights, the M Streets, and Greenland Hills, where houses range from $300,000 to $1.5 million (with a handful of $2 million to $3 million sales each year)..."
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-01-2015, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
2,828 posts, read 3,536,226 times
Reputation: 1816
Wait wait wait. This is going to talk about the best schools and completely disregard the highest ranking and scoring district in north Texas????
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-01-2015, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Southlake. Don't judge me.
2,834 posts, read 3,735,643 times
Reputation: 3664
Quote:
Originally Posted by bencronin04 View Post
Wait wait wait. This is going to talk about the best schools and completely disregard the highest ranking and scoring district in north Texas????
They're deliberately leaving out HP, the magnet schools, and privates. You should feel honored (sort of) - they're treating HPISD as if it's in the same class as those.

Other than that, the list is a little silly - where are the upper income areas in each rather arbitrarily chosen area? That's where the top high schools are, pretty much. Whodathunkit?

(Also, re: Carroll, I have yet to hear anyone talk about the "top feeder pattern", although granted I'm not up on what the 'In Crowd' is thinking. As they do note in passing, nobody really gives a horse's patoot about it because the differences are de minimis. There's 5 elementaries feeding into 2 intermediates/middles and then the one high school. Anyone overly concerned about score differences among them needs to get a life. Also, I'm pretty d@mn sure that you can buy a house in the Old Union feeder zone for a LOT less than $2.5 million or whatever ridiculous number they tossed out).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-02-2015, 07:02 AM
 
699 posts, read 822,724 times
Reputation: 832
Quote:
Originally Posted by synchronicity View Post
They're deliberately leaving out HP, the magnet schools, and privates. You should feel honored (sort of) - they're treating HPISD as if it's in the same class as those.

Other than that, the list is a little silly - where are the upper income areas in each rather arbitrarily chosen area? That's where the top high schools are, pretty much. Whodathunkit?

(Also, re: Carroll, I have yet to hear anyone talk about the "top feeder pattern", although granted I'm not up on what the 'In Crowd' is thinking. As they do note in passing, nobody really gives a horse's patoot about it because the differences are de minimis. There's 5 elementaries feeding into 2 intermediates/middles and then the one high school. Anyone overly concerned about score differences among them needs to get a life. Also, I'm pretty d@mn sure that you can buy a house in the Old Union feeder zone for a LOT less than $2.5 million or whatever ridiculous number they tossed out).
That's what I was thinking. I've actually been to Timarron to visit a couple we know & the villas section has homes from the 500s in Old Union, e.g.

[mod cut]

D Magazine sometimes tends to embellish a little with their 'facts' & price points. Although I do agree with the price point they listed for Plano West.

Last edited by RonnieinDallas; 07-02-2015 at 09:27 AM.. Reason: Specific realtor sites not allowed
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-02-2015, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Southlake. Don't judge me.
2,834 posts, read 3,735,643 times
Reputation: 3664
Quote:
Originally Posted by CMC_TX View Post
That's what I was thinking. I've actually been to Timarron to visit a couple we know & the villas section has homes from the 500s in Old Union, e.g.

http://www.realtor.com/realestateand...2_M89848-07398

D Magazine sometimes tends to embellish a little with their 'facts' & price points. Although I do agree with the price point they listed for Plano West.
[I replaced your link with the realtor.com link, because C-D doesn't allow links to other real estate sites.]

Exactly! FWIW, I just brought up listings from another real estate website, and over half the homes currently for sale in the Old Union feeder zone are under $1M, and I don't think any are over their ludicrous $2.5M mark. Granted, 580K+ looks to be "entry level" in that area, but still!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-02-2015, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
2,346 posts, read 5,954,888 times
Reputation: 2290
Quote:
Originally Posted by bencronin04 View Post
Wait wait wait. This is going to talk about the best schools and completely disregard the highest ranking and scoring district in north Texas????
I think you're missing the point of the article. They are reporting on the "best" feeder pattern for each school district. They're not saying Woodrow is better than HP, they're saying Woodrow is the best in DISD. I'm willing to concede that point to Lakewooder.

FWIW, I think their choices are correct for each district.

Why didn't they do such an analysis for HP? Good question. My thought is that they'd be forced to declare one of the HPISD elementary schools as superior to the others. And that would just anger a good chunk of their target audience.

---

Side note - A few years back, I got a 1-year subscription to D Magazine for $12. I overpaid.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-02-2015, 05:10 PM
 
74 posts, read 66,377 times
Reputation: 105
Principal Kyle Richardson is doing great things since he came to Woodrow Wilson, building on his record at Marsh Middle School. He inherited the college prep academy redesign, and has refined and fine tuned each of them. The STEM academy now boasts the largest engineering enrollment in Texas and is sending three grads to the top engineering college in the nation this fall.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-02-2015, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
2,346 posts, read 5,954,888 times
Reputation: 2290
Quote:
Originally Posted by M.abus View Post
... and is sending three grads to the top engineering college in the nation this fall.
Texas A&M??
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-02-2015, 08:08 PM
 
11,897 posts, read 22,137,515 times
Reputation: 10602
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big G View Post
Texas A&M??
I believe it's Colorado School of Mines...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-02-2015, 10:03 PM
 
2,982 posts, read 8,350,845 times
Reputation: 1541
Quote:
Originally Posted by M.abus View Post
The STEM academy now boasts the largest engineering enrollment in Texas and is sending three grads to the top engineering college in the nation this fall.
I'd like to see the curriculum progression to compare it to SEM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Dallas
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. | Please obey Forum Rules | Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top