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)
Closed Thread Start New Thread
 
Old 07-13-2015, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
2,828 posts, read 3,390,993 times
Reputation: 1815

Advertisements

Show me a Plano high school with 9 and 10s on great schools. I'm not saying they are bad, they're great, but great schools ratings suck.

 
Old 07-13-2015, 06:58 PM
 
Location: plano
5,959 posts, read 7,506,578 times
Reputation: 5012
The land in DFW is no different than any other land. It can sustain significant growth like London, etc. I'm not looking.to make DFW like other cities with no growth either. If I wanted no growth I'd move elsewhere. A difference in DFW with many suburban cities each with a slightly different approach to schools, growth, infrastructure planning so mass failure as it some large cities without this variety of approach where selecting the wrong model can knock the whole city out of the growth business. Why is Toyota here or State Farm, liberty mutual, and now a GM plant expansion coming here and leaving in many cases some place else?
 
Old 07-13-2015, 07:19 PM
 
161 posts, read 214,955 times
Reputation: 93
Quote:
Originally Posted by bencronin04 View Post
It's not so much how much they have made....it's how much they were able to get back vs. renting.

You seem to be stuck on that topic. My parents built a house in the mid early/mid 90s in the Park Cities on a lot my Dad already owned. The ended up selling in 2004 for slightly under 700K. You can't find a house in the area right now for under a million, while CAD has is appraised just over 800K. Selling costs on a house are usually higher than what the appraisal district has on record until after the sale is complete.

So those people that purchased the house from my parents have had that asset increase in net worth over 300K in 10 years, while only paying about 160K into property taxes.

Great point Bencronin! And his calculation doesn't even account for the 35-40 percent tax deduction on mortgage interest and property taxes for the typical Parkie resident!
 
Old 07-14-2015, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
1,894 posts, read 1,080,477 times
Reputation: 1519
Quote:
Originally Posted by bencronin04 View Post
Show me a Plano high school with 9 and 10s on great schools. I'm not saying they are bad, they're great, but great schools ratings suck.
Which resources have better rankings of schools? And I'm still interested in hearing about these updated $200k homes with 2000+sqft in great school districts in the Chicago suburbs that you brought up...
 
Old 07-14-2015, 09:24 AM
 
87 posts, read 85,733 times
Reputation: 66
You need to do your research on SAT scores, numbers of NMSF and presidential scholars, Intel Winners, numbers of top college acceptances, number of AP scholars, IB diploma earners and things like that to really know if a high school is performing well.

You just can't judge a school by how students did on state tests or how many took AP tests. Those are for schools to get funds and realtors to sell homes.
 
Old 07-14-2015, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
2,828 posts, read 3,390,993 times
Reputation: 1815
Quote:
Originally Posted by numberfive View Post
Which resources have better rankings of schools? And I'm still interested in hearing about these updated $200k homes with 2000+sqft in great school districts in the Chicago suburbs that you brought up...
I said 200-300. And here:

http://www.realtor.com/realestateand...0_M89578-93378

http://www.realtor.com/realestateand...0_M88082-55394

There are a TON around that area. And the schools are rated 8-10's on great schools.
 
Old 07-14-2015, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
1,894 posts, read 1,080,477 times
Reputation: 1519
Quote:
Originally Posted by Austrian2 View Post
You need to do your research on SAT scores, numbers of NMSF and presidential scholars, Intel Winners, numbers of top college acceptances, number of AP scholars, IB diploma earners and things like that to really know if a high school is performing well.

You just can't judge a school by how students did on state tests or how many took AP tests. Those are for schools to get funds and realtors to sell homes.
I've been looking into relocating to the North Dallas area, what are some good resources to start looking into the items you highlighted? People seem to be dumping on GreatSchools without providing an alternative site that's better...
 
Old 07-14-2015, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
2,828 posts, read 3,390,993 times
Reputation: 1815
Here is Dallas and Chicago as well. The red dots indicate houses with you requirements. The grey graduation caps are highs schools in the areas that rate at either a 9-10 on great schools. They are both about 40 miles out on the map. They actually look fairly similar to me. Most of the houses are outside of the city centers in the suburbs. Few houses available in the "city" with good schools at that price range.




 
Old 07-14-2015, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
2,828 posts, read 3,390,993 times
Reputation: 1815
Quote:
Originally Posted by numberfive View Post
I've been looking into relocating to the North Dallas area, what are some good resources to start looking into the items you highlighted? People seem to be dumping on GreatSchools without providing an alternative site that's better...
Just need to know where to look. The Dallas forum is popular so stuff gets pushed down a lot. This is a great site that has SAT and other test scores.

Dallas, Texas Area School Information: 2013-2014 SAT Scores for Dallas-Fort Worth Schools
 
Old 07-14-2015, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
889 posts, read 2,488,770 times
Reputation: 258
School digger is a good one too.
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.


Closed Thread


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.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

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