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Old 12-28-2010, 06:20 PM
 
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Relocating to Houston area this summer. I have 3 kids going into 3 different schools next year; high, middle and elementary schools. What we have done in the past is choose a school district or school and look for a home based on that. Does anyone have information or experience with the areas of Spring or Kingwood? My main concern is the high school. Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:38 PM
 
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We were in Houston two weeks ago driving around, checking out neighborhoods. We're moving to Houston in May 2011.

Was checking out a house in Spring. Twenty-something girl across the street told us the missing window in the house we were looking at had been blown out by someone inside the house, shooting it out with a gun.

She told us that since Katrina, Spring is going Section 8 with Katrina refugees. She said that her parents were ready to sell their house, that if they had known what was happening to Spring,they would have never moved there. She described high crime, break-ins, and people on the streets after dark.

She recommended going somewhere else. After Googling the issue, and the trends in Houston in different areas, we decided her feelings were valid, and have decided on another area.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:34 PM
 
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I went to High School in Kingwood more than a decade ago *correction 8 years ago*. Since my parents still live there I go back to the bubble about once a week. there are now two high schools in Kingwood. Kingwood HS and Kingwood Park. Kingwood HS was the only one in existence when I went. Great school. Great athletic programs and AP courses. Students are pretty competitive yet there are slackers and a good variety of kids for your teen to mesh with. When I went there Kingwood HS was the 2nd largest high school in the state. I believe since they created the second one that issue was solved.

I am pretty sure all the schools there have great rankings. I went to a top tier university, bunch of friends got scholarships to top tier schools. knew more than a handful of kids who hit the ivy leagues.

i do not live in the suburbs, but if I did and commute to my work wasn't an issue Kingwood would probably be the top of my list

* oh yeah both schools went under heavy renovation. kingwood hs is huuuuuuuuuge physically. i have not been able to go inside them, but they were really nice inside when i went so i imagine they are only better. Spring can still be a little "country" as it is slightly more remote. sprawl has not quite hit them as hard yet, but it is coming. of course that depends on where in Spring.

As a teen I would regularly run at night in my neighborhood by myself (im a female). and at night I mean between 9pm and midnight. parents have lived there forever now and have never had a break in or car damage etc. pretty safe i believe

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Old 12-28-2010, 08:39 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Kingwood. No contest
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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Kingwood
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:17 PM
 
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Check out the C-D thread regarding Exxon Mobile possible move to Spring. That will have a huge impact on the Spring Woodlands area. Are you speaking of Spring ISD or the area called Spring? Most everything west of I 45 is Klein ISD.
Do not get into a school attendance zone south of FM1960.
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:29 PM
 
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Kingwood!
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:42 AM
 
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The area called Spring has no actual boundaries. parts of it are in Spring ISD, Klein ISD, Tomball ISD, and Conroe ISD. Avoid Spring, the rest of the others are okay.

In my opinion, Kingwood is too far out of the way.
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:56 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Kingwood, or if Spring, make sure it's NOT Spring ISD (look for the parts of Spring in Klein ISD, Conroe or Tomball instead.)


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She told us that since Katrina, Spring is going Section 8 with Katrina refugees. She said that her parents were ready to sell their house, that if they had known what was happening to Spring,they would have never moved there. She described high crime, break-ins, and people on the streets after dark.
Was this in an area zoned to Spring ISD? If so, sounds about right. Though that area had been going downhill even before Katrina. It was a great area 15-20 years ago... totally different now.
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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Was this in an area zoned to Spring ISD? If so, sounds about right. Though that area had been going downhill even before Katrina. It was a great area 15-20 years ago... totally different now.
Actually it was. In fact, it was the Mapel Terrace subdivision.
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