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Old 12-12-2010, 10:06 PM
 
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We are planning on moving to San Antonio in the summer. Before we fly out there we would like to be better informed.

1. Which is the best District and schools within the district. I have 2 kids in Elementary and 1 in Middle School.

2. We are looking for a new home within either district. Would like to get a home around 3000sqft. Looking for a safe and quiet neighborhood.

3. Please provide zip codes/community names.

4. Universities or Jr. Colleges nearby?

Any other additional information that can be provided to us would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 12-12-2010, 11:14 PM
 
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The comptroller just released a report on which schools spend the least amount of money to get the best test results. Five is the highest rating and no school district in San Antonio obtained 5 stars. NISD got 4 stars and NEISD got 3.5 stars. They're pretty much neck and neck when it comes to test score progress, but NEISD spends more. There is a difference in quality between the schools within a district, though.

http://c0032622.cdn2.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/FASTp2districts.pdf (broken link)
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:38 AM
 
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There are a few neighborhoods along I-10 just north of 1604 (78256/7) in NISD with an exemplary elementary, Leon Springs Elementary, and on-target to be an exemplary middle school, Garcia. These include Stonewall Ranch and Estates, Crownridge and Steeplebrook. There is new construction in Stonewall Estates. They are all within 10 minutes to UTSA.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:53 AM
 
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In NEISD; Frank Tejeda, Barbara Bush, and Jose Lopez are exemplary middle schools. I'm sure most of the feeder elementary schools are also exemplary. I believe all of these are in the Stone Oak area.
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:37 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Both are good districts, but I believe NEISD has been more affected by the economic downturn. NISD is growing, albeit due to the large influx of people in the NW side of town...
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Boerne area
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You will potentially face capping issues within either of these districts in fast growing areas. We chose Boerne ISD because of this.
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:42 PM
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NISD is growing faster and more willing to redraw attendance area boundaries than NEISD. The spokesperson for NISD stated a year or so ago that a Kindergartener there who stayed through 12th grade and never changed addresses could expect to be moved between attendance areas 3 times during their K-12 "career."
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:08 PM
 
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In NEISD; Frank Tejeda, Barbara Bush, and Jose Lopez are exemplary middle schools. I'm sure most of the feeder elementary schools are also exemplary. I believe all of these are in the Stone Oak area.
Sorry for the off-topic,
but I still can't get over all the buildings that are named after people that are still alive.
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:13 PM
 
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