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Old 02-17-2012, 12:46 PM
 
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My husband and I are being relocated to The Woodlands and want to know about the high schools in the area. The Woodlands High School, College Park, Oak Ridge. Have even been looking in the Magnolia school district and Tomball. We don't know much about them and would like all the help we can get. My girls are still young, but we plan on being here long term.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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Default Woodlands Area High Schools

I'm in the same boat. My family is also relocating to North Houston, and we will probably purchase a home in The Woodlands area.

I do not have personal experience with the schools - The Woodlands, College Park, and Oak Ridge - but did visit each with my son (entering 10th grade next year). So.....

Our impressions:

College Park: Technology academy in the school, for those with the talent and inclination, and the school seemed to have this "feeling". Lots of clubs and focused on academics. Well organized school. Affulent area. Pulls from the front (nearest to I-45) of The Woodlands. Traditional scheduling. Average composite SAT 1134.

The Woodlands: Very similar to College Park, but a little more upper-end, prep-feel to the visit. Administrators seemed to be focused on high achievement. Athletics seems to be very important here. Pulls from the mid to back part of The Woodlands. Very big school, the biggest of the three. The school has a 9th grade campus and a 10-12th grade campus. Accelerated block scheduling. Average composit SAT 1132 for graduating seniors.

Oak Ridge: Much more diversity in the school as it is on the East side of I-45, so not as affuluent as The Woodlands, although lots of kids from some very nice subdivisions - Imperial Oaks, Ledgens, and Benders Landing. The school has a 9th grade campus and a 10-12th grade campus. Alternating block scheduling. Average composite SAT 1021 for graduating seniors.

We also visited Kingwood High School, but have decided not to live in that area due to the commute to the job. Very impressive school in every way. Average composite SAT 1129 for graduating seniors. Abberviated scheduling. Kingwood High seemed much similar to The Woodlands High, but found more bang for the buck in real estate in Kingwood. Kingwood is a very nice area.

We did not visit Magnolia or Tomball schools.

These are ONLY our impressions. I wish you all the best with your move and decision.

Please, if others have childeren in these schools and could weigh in on this discussion, it would be appreciated.
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:22 PM
 
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You should also consider Klein Oak High School. Like Oak Ridge, But larger around 4,100 kids (Its a little larger than the Woodlands) and it uses Traditional Scheduling. This school also offers the International Baccalaureate Program.

Each Student also gets a HP Tablet Computer to take home for the school year. Also has a very active PTO and many Booster Clubs
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:49 PM
 
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Cinco ranch or woodlans? Where to move? Who can help me?????
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:04 AM
 
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Tomball...a small town with a heart, with all the things you ever need.
The back side of the woodlands, is actually TISD. So, if you wanted the upscale of
the woodlands, but the closeness of a small town..TOMBALL is it!
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