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Old 01-08-2017, 02:13 PM
 
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Hey everyone!

I've just put in my two weeks notice at my current job so that I can pursue becoming a Teacher like I've always planned to.

I've been a Substitute Teacher for College Station ISD before, but now I've moved back down to the Houston area.

I was wondering if anyone had any insight on Barbers Hill or Clear Creek for their High Schools? These are the two districts I'm thinking of Substituting at while I do my Alternative Certification. My hope is that Substituting will give me an "in" for next August with that district.

Thank you!
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Old 01-08-2017, 03:50 PM
 
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I live in CCISD and can say it's a very well regarded district. My kids are in Elementary, though, so I can't comment specifically on the High Schools. The High Schools are generally good (Clear Lake HS, in particular, I believe).

Don't know anything about Barbers Hill. Not sure I even know what area it serves. I'm sure someone else will provide answers.
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Old 01-08-2017, 05:50 PM
 
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AFAIK Barbers Hill is quite rural while CCISD is suburban. They seem to serve different clientele: CCISD gets Space Center folks and people who work in Galveston.
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Old 01-08-2017, 05:53 PM
 
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AFAIK Barbers Hill is quite rural while CCISD is suburban. They seem to serve different clientele: CCISD gets Space Center folks and people who work in Galveston.
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I live in CCISD and can say it's a very well regarded district. My kids are in Elementary, though, so I can't comment specifically on the High Schools. The High Schools are generally good (Clear Lake HS, in particular, I believe).

Don't know anything about Barbers Hill. Not sure I even know what area it serves. I'm sure someone else will provide answers.

Thank you both for the replies!

I'm thinking about leaning more towards Clear Creek ISD at this point, but am definitely curious which of their High Schools are the best out of Clear Falls, Clear Creek, and Clear Lake.
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Old 01-08-2017, 05:55 PM
 
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Thank you both for the replies!

I'm thinking about leaning more towards Clear Creek ISD at this point, but am definitely curious which of their High Schools are the best out of Clear Falls, Clear Creek, and Clear Lake.
AFAIK Clear Lake and the three in League City (Clear Creek, Clear Springs, Clear Falls) are regarded as the best comprehensives (just based on what I heard on here), but I think all of them (which just means adding one more, Clear Brook) are fine.
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Old 01-08-2017, 06:44 PM
 
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You'll probably get most of the replies on this forum about CCISD, which is very good, one of the best school districts, but Barbers Hill HS is also very good.

Can't go wrong with either. Probably is going to boil down to what type of lifestyle you want to live if you have the option to choose between both.
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:32 PM
 
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Yes both school districts are tops. Clear Lake is generally considered the best out of CCISD, and one of the best in Tx, but Clear Falls and Clear Springs are still relatively new, so that may change. Barbers Hill is small and a good portion is totally rural, but recently experienced a growth spurt. They are building an indoor football practice facility that would make a lot of small colleges jealous, so there is money floating around there.

I think both school districts have the same desirability. It's just like people have noted above - do you want small, almost rural or do you want large suburban with big city amenities nearby (that includes more crime, traffic, and crowding, though).

Myself, I would prefer Barbers Hill lifestyle since I am from a small town. You can get some large lots around Beach City. Around Clear Lake, the lots are a lot smaller and even the lots in exclusive housing are closer together. However, you give up Target (Mont Belvieu does have a WalMart now) and cinemas and easy access to Clear Lake hospitals. It's just give and take.
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:47 PM
 
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Affirming the previous posts, it really boils down to a choice between suburban (CCISD) versus small town (Barbers Hill) environments. Barbers Hill is a solid school, as are most of the CCISD options.
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Chambers County
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BHISD has experienced phenomenal growth the last ten years, and it has not been by accident. BHISD is a "destination school" for many moving in.
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