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Old 05-30-2010, 07:16 PM
 
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I am a little confused the Lewisville ISD is in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village. Why would Flower Mound and Highland Village have a rating of 10 on greatschools.org and Lewisville have a rating of 6. and they are all in the same district?
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Old 05-30-2010, 08:05 PM
 
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Yeah, Lewisville ISD covers a big area. Flower Mound has 2 high schools - Flower Mound and Marcus. Highland Village feeds into Flower Mound area schools.

In the city of Lewisville there is Lewisville High School.

The Lewisville ISD (school district) also cover the the town of The Colony and it also has Hebron High School which pulls from several cities including Carrollton, Plano and Frisco.

Unlike other states, the school district boundaries are not related to city boundaries although you may see some of the same names.

The Flower Mound area schools of Lewisville ISD are the best in the district - and they also have the highest % of Caucasians and the lowest free/reduced lunch kids.
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:39 PM
 
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Very Simple--more "upper-middle" income housing and more $$$. I don't even know if there is an apartment complex that feeds into Flower Mound High School, and they get all of the mansions and chateaus out in west Flower Mound.

Makes for one great high school (but don't be fooled, they still have drug problems like every other high school) but I have to say I think Lewisville High School gets the short of the end of the stick in LISD--and this is coming from an FMHS grad.

I loved my high school and got a great education, but I think the way the borders are drawn are somewhat unfair, and the complete lack of any "lower income" housing makes for a very elitist and entitled high school population, albeit one where most go to college and do well on tests, etc.
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:07 AM
 
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How is it unfair to put people who live in Lewisville in LHS and people who live in Flowr Mound in FMHS?
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:07 AM
 
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I am a little confused the Lewisville ISD is in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village. Why would Flower Mound and Highland Village have a rating of 10 on greatschools.org and Lewisville have a rating of 6. and they are all in the same district?
demographics and income level. Let's face it, the higher the income level, usually the most successful kids are in school. Lewisville High School has a much higher drop out rate for instance and they don't do as well in state tests. There are some areas of Lewisville, that are very poor or lower middle class at best.

Nita
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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How is it unfair to put people who live in Lewisville in LHS and people who live in Flowr Mound in FMHS?
I agree, what is unfair about it. I think the days of forced busing ended years ago. Most school districts and the schools within them are devided according to area.

NIta
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:52 PM
 
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So does Lewisville have a poor area, I see the area of 121 business is a little seedy but I have not seen a lower class area of Lewisville?
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:19 PM
 
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How is it unfair to put people who live in Lewisville in LHS and people who live in Flowr Mound in FMHS?
I guess "unfair" is a little strong--but look at the map. There are ares of houses less than .5 miles (maybe less) from FMHS that go to Marcus due to the FM 1171 boundary, while mansions miles away are included. And they just happen to be much older and smaller than the surrounding area. I'm just saying it isn't necessarily done by distance from the high school and I highly suspect there are other factors at play. FMHS is the "crown jewel" of the LISD school system--if you don't think so, why the heck did Lewisville High School and Marcus High School have to share a stadium for 20 years while Flower Mound got the ridiculous cream of the crop monstrosity from the get go?
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:39 PM
 
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Lewisville is the oldest burbs and has residents from all income levels. Highland Village and Flower Mound are much more affluent neighborhoods and the schools reflect this. This is prevalent in most communities. Higher income equates to higher learning. Name me one school that is doing poorly in a affluent neighborhood.
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:24 PM
 
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So does Lewisville have a poor area, I see the area of 121 business is a little seedy but I have not seen a lower class area of Lewisville?
Probably if you want to clasify according to class, that is one of the areas that would be labled lower middle class. No, there probably aren't many truely poor neighborhoods. The otheside of 35 near 121 is a little bit seedy as well.

nita
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