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Old 10-20-2011, 06:49 PM
 
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Hello fellow Houstonians,

I've lived here in Houston for around 2 yrs now and planning to buy a home. My job is in the north part of Houston near beltway and I-45 and my budget is 300,000.

Can you please give me some zip code/areas where all the Elementary, Middle and High schools are great/tier1 and top ranked....public schools and maybe charter but not private (too expensive).

I have found areas with a great middle school but a pathetic elementary. I need y'alls help to find the right combination of elementary/middle/high school.

I prefer NEW construction. I'd be ok with recent construction if the area/neighborhood is great. My focus is nice/clean neighborhood with good schools.

Thanks everyone.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:38 AM
 
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Try a website entitled Zipskinny.com. Good demographics and school info by zip code. From there you should go to each school district websites were they will post State school ratings, etc..
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:23 PM
 
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Thanks guys.

Any such areas in the north part? Pearland will be a loooong drive.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Thanks guys.

Any such areas in the north part? Pearland will be a loooong drive.
"North part" is a huge area
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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Thanks guys.

Any such areas in the north part? Pearland will be a loooong drive.
None with "best schools". I thought that was the requirement.

Ronnie
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:08 PM
 
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What do you mean "a" great middle school but "a" pathetic elementary school?

Districts have a BILLION elementary schools a good handful of middle schools and a miniscule amount of high schools. You can shop around for elementary schools because most have 20-30 like this city is overpopulated with small kids.

It's just a fact that most of the high schools in nearly every district have some suckage.

In North Houston you have Magnolia, Spring, Conroe, Klein, Kingwood, Humble, etc. You have some districts to choose from so I say open a window to Google and start searching.
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:52 PM
 
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Beltway and I-45 is Greenspoint.

Spring ISD has had changing demographics, and some people believe that the schools became overcrowded due to poor planning by the district.

Klein ISD and Cy-Fair ISDs have a better reputation. I think Humble ISD has a good reputation too.

Parts of northern Aldine ISD (right by the airport, Nimitz HS zone) may have bigger, newer homes as well. The school district tends to have more lower income students than the others (although Spring ISD and the Klein Forest HS zone are getting close).
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:31 PM
 
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You might as well go to the Woodlands if you want good schools and new construction close to I 45 and the Beltway. Gleannloch would put you at a straight shot down Champions Forest to the Beltway. That is reasonable according to my neighbors who do it.
New may or may not be better than old. There are some great houses around Champions that have been redone and are energy efficient. They are cheap enough and taxes are less, private could be an option.
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