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Old 06-09-2009, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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America's Top Public High Schools from Newsweek.com

In Houston:
1. YES Prep Southeast
2. KIPP Houston
3. Westside
4. Memorial
5. Stratford
6. Clear Lake
7. High School for Performing & Visual Arts
8. MB Lamar
9. Cypress Creek
10. Langham Creek
11. Stephen F. Austin
12. Klein Forest

In Katy:
1. Seven Lakes
2. Cinco Ranch
3. James E. Taylor
4. Katy

In Sugar Land:
1. Clements
2. Stephen F. Austin
3. John Foster Dulles
4. Kempner
(Travis was probably not considered for ranking because it has only been in existence since 2006-2007.)

In The Woodlands:
1. The Woodlands - College Park

In Friendswood:
1. Friendswood

In Conroe:
Conroe

In Galveston:
Ball

Last edited by Topaz; 06-09-2009 at 08:08 PM.. Reason: Re-ordered by ranking
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Not buying these. I'd like to know how they came up with these rankings.
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Klein Forest????? Uh no.
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:13 PM
 
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The fact that Kerr High School is not on that list makes it lose credibility in my eyes.
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Interesting though when you look at the actually rankings. Houston city limits schools are ranking superior to satellite burb schools. Funny, don't people run OUT to the burbs for better schools?? I'm thinking it's more for the house, and house SIZE, than the schools at this point. Between this and 50 other different rankings...it's seems Houston is doing a good job.
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Except in Katy the rankings are:
1. Seven Lakes
2. Cinco
3. Taylor
4. Katy
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Interesting though when you look at the actually rankings. Houston city limits schools are ranking superior to satellite burb schools. Funny, don't people run OUT to the burbs for better schools?? I'm thinking it's more for the house, and house SIZE, than the schools at this point. Between this and 50 other different rankings...it's seems Houston is doing a good job.
The top schools in Houston city limits are mostly on the west side or west inner loop. Let's look at the entire city....then decide. And a couple are either magnet or charter.
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The fact that Kerr High School is not on that list makes it lose credibility in my eyes.
Absolutely. Perhaps Kerr is too small?
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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The top schools in Houston city limits are mostly on the west side or west inner loop. Let's look at the entire city....then decide. And a couple are either magnet or charter.

So, you can buy on the west side and go to Westside High School for around 200k. That still equals good schools, good price and a better commute than Katy, Cypress, Sugarland or Woodlands. Your house won't be shiney and new and 3500 sf though.
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:32 PM
 
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The fact that they have Klein Forest (where I graduated from) and not Debakey High School for Health Professions... you know this list is bunk.
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