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Old 07-09-2018, 06:58 PM
 
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Argyle HS is under 1000 (per Wikipedia) and has pretty good academics. It's out there, though.
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Wylie, Texas
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Considering a move to the DFW area. We are interested in a smaller public high school with an emphasis on academics. Would like for it to have around 1000 or less students. It can be any where in the metro or suburbs. Is it possible in the area to find a good small high school?
Wonder how big the Frisco schools are since they favor the small school model? I know the schools are bigger than 1,000 but how much bigger could they be? Granted that may change with all the turmoil they have over there
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:53 PM
 
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Wonder how big the Frisco schools are since they favor the small school model? I know the schools are bigger than 1,000 but how much bigger could they be? Granted that may change with all the turmoil they have over there
According to FISD, there are over 16,000 students at 9 high schools. Most of the high schools have between 1900-2100 students and then the newest high school is much smaller because it doesn't house all 4 grades yet.

https://www.friscoisd.org/docs/defau....pdf?sfvrsn=36

"Small" school model means smaller than Allen and Plano ISD (1200-1500 per grade at 1 senior high school) and schools that are geographically closer to neighborhoods zoned to it. Not an actual small school.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:02 AM
 
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Wasn't there a discussion about Westlake Academy requiring a "donation" of at least $2K? Just so OP is aware that it isn't necessarily "free".
Well, it's not technically required, therefore if you are in the primary boundary then you don't have to. However, if you are living in Westlake, $2,500 probably won't make a difference anyways.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:30 PM
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In addition to the comments already posted, note that Carroll does things a little differently than most other districts (although apparently Keller has adopted a similar model) - their five elementary schools are K-4, then they have intermediate schools (two in the district) for grades 5-6, middle schools (again, two in the district) for 7-8, then the high school for grades 9-10 and the senior high for grades 11-12.

Most districts seem to follow a K-5, 6-8, 9-12 model. Some districts split 9-10 and 11-12 (Plano, as noted, is one example), and some have a dedicated school for 9th grade (Allen).


Carroll is not a "small" district, although perhaps it's small-ER than some others. Carroll Senior High School has about 700 students in each of grades 11-12, so I'm sure it's larger than what the OP is thinking of.
I don't know anyone but Carroll and Plano who do the 9-10 and 11-12 split. Almost everyone else in the state does 10-12 or 9-12.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:07 PM
 
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How about Argyle?
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Considering a move to the DFW area. We are interested in a smaller public high school with an emphasis on academics. Would like for it to have around 1000 or less students. It can be any where in the metro or suburbs. Is it possible in the area to find a good small high school?
Sunnyvale and Lovejoy would be the closest. There's also Melissa, Celina, Argyle, and Anna. They're a hike, though.
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Old 08-04-2018, 05:34 PM
 
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Sunnyvale and Lovejoy would be the closest. There's also Melissa, Celina, Argyle, and Anna. They're a hike, though.
Sunnyvale will be the smallest for the longest. Lovejoy will be at about 1900 by 2023 but won't grow much bigger (19 square miles and mostly zoned for acreage). Argyle is smaller land mass (found a website that said 11 square miles, but nothing official from the TEA), but I heard that Argyle is allowing more housing density (but please research that to verify if it's accurate). Melissa will eventually be bigger than Allen (over 8k 9-12) and is planning on being a bigger mega-school than Allen. Celina will split into multiple campuses (Celina ISD is 95 square miles).

For size I would go Sunnyvale, Argyle and then Lovejoy. All three are excellent academically.

https://www.schooldigger.com/go/TX/districtrank.aspx
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Old 09-09-2018, 04:39 PM
 
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I would not recommend Lovejoy ISD. We were drawn to the area (even though Very far north) based on it’s size, reputation and community spirit. However, we quickly found most of these qualities to be superficial. Very disappointing experience living there and doesn’t come close to it’s “reputation”.
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:09 PM
 
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Well, it's not technically required, therefore if you are in the primary boundary then you don't have to. However, if you are living in Westlake, $2,500 probably won't make a difference anyways.
This is completely incorrect.

A donation of $2500 is recommended/suggested for each student to make up for funding shortfalls, as charters are only allocated 70% of the funding per student that other public schools get. This is the same for residents and non-residents alike. Though the school is made up of roughly 30% resident students, I'd venture to guess that over 50% of the donations come from resident families...

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Westlake Academy is public and has less than 1000 (K-12)

Boundaries of the school: Primary is guaranteed while Secondary is much more selective.
https://www.westlakeacademy.org/apps...pREC_ID=858874
This is a bit confusing. What do you mean by 'selective'? Enrollment is determined by residency (guaranteed for all Westlake residents), then lottery (random), then sibling/staff (siblings of existing students, children of employees).

There is zero 'selectivity' in the process. It is a public school, governed by standard charter school legislation.
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