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Old 06-02-2012, 12:33 AM
 
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dbbd - no, not military

mrstxcop - no, I didn't mean to imply SA schools were not good, I'm just sad that we have to leave this city where I know it's a good school/fit for us.

bstyet2be - thank you!

Another site mentioned Alamo Heights was good as well. Does anyone have knowledge of this district? I'm assuming it's an older neighborhood??? Sorry for all the jumping around. I just heard of this move today and am stressed out. I would love to live in an older, tree-lined neighborhood with varying architecture rather than a newer construction area where everything looks the same (that is the kind of area we are in now and I'm assuming the north districts most have referred to would be like this?). But the school is top priority.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:41 AM
 
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mrstxcop - Yes, you saw the moving to Pittsburgh post! Ugh, first I got used to the idea of moving there, then my husband comes homes and says no, that's off the table. I spent a week looking at schools there, up until 2 a.m. every night. Now he says SA. Hopefully I will not be posting the same question next week in another city's forum!
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:00 AM
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The easiest site I've ever found for discriminating between good and bad schools in San Antonio is Texas School Performance Maps.

The ratings are not by grade, but I've found the numbers they use to be an adequate way to determine whether one school is better than another. It should not be your only source of information, but it's a good place to start and it will help you weed out the lower-performing schools in NEISD and NISD from your search, since that's something you want to do.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:05 AM
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Well, now I feel like crying - he's not going to get in this year because we didn't get him tested in time. He was tested here but not in SA. I don't know if that matters. Ugh!
I don't think that's true at all in NEISD. He will have to go through their testing, but IIRC it is done at the beginning of the year when you're new. In fact, the beginning of the year is devoted to testing kindergarteners and new students. The program didn't actually begin doing pullouts until a few weeks into the school year because of this. Neither of my kids went to kindergarten there and both of them were in the GT program their first year.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:24 AM
 
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NEISD will test at the beginning of the year. Generally, in elementary school, it is a one day per week, all day program.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:51 AM
 
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Keystone school offers a GT curriculum.
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:38 AM
 
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The easiest site I've ever found for discriminating between good and bad schools in San Antonio is Texas School Performance Maps.

The ratings are not by grade, but I've found the numbers they use to be an adequate way to determine whether one school is better than another. It should not be your only source of information, but it's a good place to start and it will help you weed out the lower-performing schools in NEISD and NISD from your search, since that's something you want to do.
Bo, that map is really neat... Thanks for sharing... Do you know old it is? My kids elementary school is not listed on there but has been around for 5 years now, actually, it's entering it's 6th year with the upcoming school year...
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:52 AM
 
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Bo, that map is really neat... Thanks for sharing... Do you know old it is? My kids elementary school is not listed on there but has been around for 5 years now, actually, it's entering it's 6th year with the upcoming school year...
I've seen that map before, but, yes, it is about 5 years outdated!
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:28 AM
 
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I've seen that map before, but, yes, it is about 5 years outdated!
Well, that stinks... I would have liked to see it's rank... However, it is also a good thing considering our school is already at it's max capacity... When we started there 4 years ago we only had apx 550 students in the whole school... Now we are at 900+... I can't wait for the new school off Toutant Beauregard road to be finished in 2014 to alleviate some of our congestion... Although I think the new school is only going to have a 500 student capacity, so not sure how much of a relief we will see...
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:02 PM
 
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Bo, that is a great map for really showing at a glance what area to try for. Thank you!

Thanks everyone for the reassurances about the GT testing. I was up late last night and read the testing requirements the wrong way.
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