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Old 06-03-2015, 10:51 AM
 
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Yes I am

Because they also pay extremely high taxes to be in that public school's zone.

So they paying for something that they never use...
We moved into Houston from Katy. We pay just a bit more in taxes than we did in Katy, and our house is much more expensive. You pay more taxes in some of the burbs. MUD taxes are the worst thing ever.
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:57 AM
 
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You ain't kidding. I was visiting a friend in Bridgeland and he told me they were around 3.7%. I don't think their homestead exemption is as good as ours either.
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:00 AM
 
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We moved into Houston from Katy. We pay just a bit more in taxes than we did in Katy, and our house is much more expensive. You pay more taxes in some of the burbs.
Katy isd rate is 1.5266% and only allows a 15,000 exemption

Hisd rate is 1.1967% with a 20% plus 15,000 exemption, with just the 20% exemption your effective rate is 0.95736% or nearly 40% less than Katy
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:09 AM
 
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You ain't kidding. I was visiting a friend in Bridgeland and he told me they were around 3.7%. I don't think their homestead exemption is as good as ours either.

That rate is the most you could pay without any exemptions. Cfisd's exemptions is 20%+15k but the effective all in tax bill is still up there just under 3% effective with a homestead
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:22 AM
 
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You are right, but is not always true
I went to one of the worst schools in my city in Venezuela from 7th to 9th grade before coming to the US and finishing High School.
I still went to engineering school and became an electrical engineer.
Sample size = 1

Statistical importance = None
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:27 AM
 
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That rate is the most you could pay without any exemptions. Cfisd's exemptions is 20%+15k but the effective all in tax bill is still up there just under 3% effective with a homestead
it's not 20% + 15K, it's likely $15K off the top, plus 20% off of the school district and other municipality tax rates.

In the City of Houston, it's ~2% so that makes a pretty big difference.
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:31 AM
 
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In Conroe ISD, there are schools with low income kids and there are schools with upper income kids and I can tell you that standards are higher in the upper income schools. Is it fair? I don't know, but many low income students come from families that either don't have the time, resources or education themselves to make education a priority for their children. I'm not saying they don't care, I'm just saying that poor people are generally less educated then rich people. Some of those poor students would do very poorly in a more rigorous curriculum. Also, the PTO's in the upper income schools contribute much, much more money to the school that their kid goes to, so there are more resources for a more quality education. School district won't pay for many things to enhance a child's education. That's where the PTO's come in and supplement those many things. It's the parent's money, so they can decide how that money is spent.
what is PTO?
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:32 AM
 
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Parent Teacher Organization
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:36 AM
 
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it's not 20% + 15K, it's likely $15K off the top, plus 20% off of the school district and other municipality tax rates.

In the City of Houston, it's ~2% so that makes a pretty big difference.

I said Cfisd's exemption is 20% + 15k and it is. At 3% it is still a lot more than houston
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:38 AM
 
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If you're talking about only the ISD, but most people care about the total bill.

and technically it would be -$15K less 20%
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