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Old 01-14-2009, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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What is the easiest way to find info about school ratings?
I use:

Texas Education Agency Accountability

GreatSchools.net - This one is really good for parent and student reviews.

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Old 01-14-2009, 09:50 PM
 
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I use:

Texas Education Agency Accountability

GreatSchools.net - This one is really good for parent and student reviews.

SchoolDigger

SchoolMatters
I love that site! Thanks!

My husband tells me that academically acceptable is the norm...nothing special. For something above the norm you want to look for recognized or exemplary. He works in the public school system.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I love that site! Thanks!

My husband tells me that academically acceptable is the norm...nothing special. For something above the norm you want to look for recognized or exemplary. He works in the public school system.
That's what I thought. And why I am confused that so many people rave about Clear Lake High School.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:36 PM
 
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That's what I thought. And why I am confused that so many people rave about Clear Lake High School.
Just scanning the topics and this one was 'featured" as I was going through the directory. What I saw last April when I was returning to Houston from Galveston was a really nice area of League City. I drove east of the freeway on my way to Kemah. I stopped into a Randall's to get a sandwich. After that, I turned south a little ways, just for curiosity, to see some neighborhoods. I ended up in a neighborhood called South Shore (Harbor or Marina or something like that). The homes were beautiful. I pulled one flyer and it was about 2200 s.f. and about $ 215,000...and I think it was all brick, or at least 3-sided brick. (Being a Westerner, my tongue sticks out when I see an all-brick home, since out here we have all stucco or a little bit of stone with the rest in fiberboard siding.) Personally, I like one-story brick homes, but they had all kinds in there.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Just scanning the topics and this one was 'featured" as I was going through the directory. What I saw last April when I was returning to Houston from Galveston was a really nice area of League City. I drove east of the freeway on my way to Kemah. I stopped into a Randall's to get a sandwich. After that, I turned south a little ways, just for curiosity, to see some neighborhoods. I ended up in a neighborhood called South Shore (Harbor or Marina or something like that). The homes were beautiful. I pulled one flyer and it was about 2200 s.f. and about $ 215,000...and I think it was all brick, or at least 3-sided brick. (Being a Westerner, my tongue sticks out when I see an all-brick home, since out here we have all stucco or a little bit of stone with the rest in fiberboard siding.) Personally, I like one-story brick homes, but they had all kinds in there.
I agree that South Shore Harbour is very nice. The last time I was there, a breeze was whipping through all the way from Galveston Bay and it was really cool how "beachy" the area seemed. And the houses are amazingly affordable for what you get.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:31 AM
 
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When I was looking at a map it seemed like South Shore Harbor was very nice but also pretty far from the main highway 45. I have never been there so that may be wrong! hah
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh N. Hills / Houston-Clear Lake
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It is pretty far from the highway. I spent a good amount of time working in that area and I can't say I'm very fond of the area. The neighborhood & area is nice but the attitudes of some of the people really stink.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:50 AM
 
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It is pretty far from the highway. I spent a good amount of time working in that area and I can't say I'm very fond of the area. The neighborhood & area is nice but the attitudes of some of the people really stink.
Were they rude..? or snobby?
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh N. Hills / Houston-Clear Lake
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Josci,
Snobby yes, but that's scattered through Clear Lake. It's really not that bad at all, and the very few instances I've witnessed I could care less about that. (A lot of it is 'wine withdrawal'.)

I did retail mgmt out there (and all over the area) and witnessed a good amount of racist, sexist and overall backwards attitudes in League City. It's essentially a place out in the boonies experiencing growing pains as Houston grows outward.

In Friendswood proper (closer towards Alvin) I didn't see this backward-ness. However people are polite to your face and then rip on you hardcore behind your back. It's high-class country out there.

Unincorporated Friendswood, Clear Lake/Webster and South Belt were similar in many ways. People were usually polite, fairly direct and on their merry way. No time for small-town drama or games. More diverse/international population. Clear Lake has a small amount of snob factor, while South Belt has a small amount of barrio factor.

Just my experience working w the public.
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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Josci,
Snobby yes, but that's scattered through Clear Lake. It's really not that bad at all, and the very few instances I've witnessed I could care less about that. (A lot of it is 'wine withdrawal'.)

I did retail mgmt out there (and all over the area) and witnessed a good amount of racist, sexist and overall backwards attitudes in League City. It's essentially a place out in the boonies experiencing growing pains as Houston grows outward.

In Friendswood proper (closer towards Alvin) I didn't see this backward-ness. However people are polite to your face and then rip on you hardcore behind your back. It's high-class country out there.

Unincorporated Friendswood, Clear Lake/Webster and South Belt were similar in many ways. People were usually polite, fairly direct and on their merry way. No time for small-town drama or games. More diverse/international population. Clear Lake has a small amount of snob factor, while South Belt has a small amount of barrio factor.

Just my experience working w the public.
Boonies it takes me 10 minutes to get to Bay Area I wouldn't consider it Boonies at all. IMO League City is the nicest part of the Bay Area from Tuscan lakes down to South Shore. With the only down fall being Hurricane Season
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