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Old 04-24-2019, 12:59 PM
 
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Looking at homes in Sienna Plantation and was wondering about the quality of schools there. Interested in elem, middle and high schools as well. Online there were some reports of redistricting the upper sienna plantation as well. Anything we need to consider?
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Old 04-24-2019, 01:26 PM
 
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Most of Sienna High School kids attend Ridge Point High school I believe.



It was announced recently that a new High School will be built, just to the South of Sienna Plantation, and there will be a re-zoning when that school is completed, maybe three years. Things should be stable until then.


Good links for more information:


https://www.fortbendisd.com/cms/lib/...%202018-19.pdf



https://www.fortbendisd.com/cms/lib/...ISD%202018.pdf



https://www.fortbendisd.com/boundary...JtugMyjp7CPfM0
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Old 04-24-2019, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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All the schools are good. The recent hulabaloo over high school rezoning was shelved, and they're simply maintaining the status quo until a new school is built, which will likely be closer to 521 and Heritage Rose.


The front of the neighborhood always gets bounced around the most when there's talk about re-zoning, and likely the homes in Sawmill will be to some extent too. At least at the high school level. With the new elementary and Leonetti middle schools, it's pretty firmed up now.


Sienna Crossing and Scanlan at the elementary level are consistently in the top 50-70 in the state. The neighborhood is exceptionally involved at all levels, which cuts both ways, but the schools are well funded and supported and overall the neighborhood is great. We've been there since 2007, and our son is starting middle school next year at Baines.
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Old 04-24-2019, 03:24 PM
 
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mikeyyc, from reading your posts you seem to have a good handle on what's going on out there. How do you think the re-zoning will go after the new high school is built? My fiancee and I are looking at homes in the Schiff zoning as they meet our first-time home buying price range but am afraid they'll get re-zoned to Hightower when they do re-zone. I'm a Hightower graduate so have nothing against the school, but if we're buying in Sienna we'd prefer to go to Ridge Point one day or the new one I guess. With all the growth still expected in Sienna South I almost suspect they're gonna have to build a 3rd HS one day or push the Heritage Rose kids out of the new school at some point.
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Old 04-24-2019, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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That was the plan, however Quail Valley revolted, and they're maintaining the status quo until the new HS is built. I think what you'll see is that the Heritage Rose/Sawmill will go to new HS and the rest of Sienna will stay with Ridge Point. That area around Schiff always gets tossed around. If you're really concerned, check out Steep Bank East, it would be at a similar price point. If you don't have kids now, it's really not worth losing sleep over, as you're a minimum of 15 years away from having to worry about it, and who knows what's going to happen. 15 years ago, 90% of Sienna was still forest.
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Old 04-24-2019, 09:58 PM
 
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It’s fort bend - expect the unexpected.

You have two schools empty and the district can’t or keeps backing down on what to do while the highway 6 side is jam packed. FBISD is a cycle - the folks who grew up off 2234 and now Hightower won’t send their kids back to the schools that educated them but they want to still remain close so they pile up at the newest school close by. Been happening since 1992 and will never change

Pearland and Manvel are the same also. Close enough to fort bend and HISD but folks ain’t going there
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Old 05-06-2019, 01:57 PM
 
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All the schools are good. The recent hulabaloo over high school rezoning was shelved, and they're simply maintaining the status quo until a new school is built, which will likely be closer to 521 and Heritage Rose.


The front of the neighborhood always gets bounced around the most when there's talk about re-zoning, and likely the homes in Sawmill will be to some extent too. At least at the high school level. With the new elementary and Leonetti middle schools, it's pretty firmed up now.


Sienna Crossing and Scanlan at the elementary level are consistently in the top 50-70 in the state. The neighborhood is exceptionally involved at all levels, which cuts both ways, but the schools are well funded and supported and overall the neighborhood is great. We've been there since 2007, and our son is starting middle school next year at Baines.

was lloking at Billi Baines ratings online and they dont look good. Reviews said lots of gangs, fights at school

https://www.greatschools.org/texas/m...Middle-School/

Have you heard about any of those things? Are you comfortable sending your kids there?
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Old 05-06-2019, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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was lloking at Billi Baines ratings online and they dont look good. Reviews said lots of gangs, fights at school

https://www.greatschools.org/texas/m...Middle-School/

Have you heard about any of those things? Are you comfortable sending your kids there?
I have. In fact our son is starting sixth grade at Baines next year. There's a few issues. One, the majority of complaints are old, two, you have a mixing of fairly affluent and poor kids, which will always lead to some friction, and the school was overcrowded.


The overcrowding and the demographics have changed a great deal this year as Thornton Middle has opened in Sienna as well. I think like most things online, the loudest voices are the ones that have an axe to grind. From people we know who have kids at Baines, and our own knowledge, we're not concerned.
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Old 05-06-2019, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Houston
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What’s poor at Barnes? Arcola and Fresno?
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:05 AM
 
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Heritage Rose used to completely feed into Baines, now is split between Thornton and Baines. That's the less affluent kids he's referring to. Which I understand, we had some issues at Hightower when I went there over the same thing. All us Sienna and Academy kids never really got along with the Frenso and Arcola crowd, but the crowds usually kept to themselves.
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