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Old 03-29-2015, 04:27 PM
 
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I am relocating to San Antonio with my two children. Every property I find that I can afford in NEISD, the schools have low ratings, test scores, etc. I've researched & only heard of good things of NEISD. So do I take my chance to keep my kids in NEISD, or is the another school district that has great schools in a more affordable area? My children's school is my 1st priority, then it's finding somewhere to live...PLEASE HELP!!!

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Old 03-29-2015, 04:38 PM
 
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Try NISD. Of course, everyone wants low crime and great schools. That demand helps to drive housing prices.
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Old 03-29-2015, 04:59 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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There are very few school in NEISD that have low test scores. Even the ones in lower prices neighborhoods. BTW the parent is much more important to a child's education than the school.
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Old 03-29-2015, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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What is your budget?
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Old 03-29-2015, 05:20 PM
 
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Want to rent a 3bedroom less than $1000.
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Old 03-29-2015, 05:37 PM
 
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There are very few school in NEISD that have low test scores. Even the ones in lower prices neighborhoods. BTW the parent is much more important to a child's education than the school.
I agree, but I want the school safe & doing it's job. I'm always actively involved, I just don't want to move into a disaster...
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Old 03-29-2015, 07:06 PM
 
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There are very few school in NEISD that have low test scores. Even the ones in lower prices neighborhoods.
Yes, but mainly because they have different standards. If you look into it you'll discover that certain grading practices are left to the discretion of the administration at the school. Because of this, two schools within NEISD carrying the "exemplary" designation can be worlds apart.



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BTW the parent is much more important to a child's education than the school.
Absolutely! Nothing can replace a parent's attention.
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Old 03-29-2015, 07:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Yes, but mainly because they have different standards. If you look into it you'll discover that certain grading practices are left to the discretion of the administration at the school. Because of this, two schools within NEISD carrying the "exemplary" designation can be worlds apart.
You'll have to explain how an exemplary rating (which is based on standardized tests) can mean having two very different schools. In fact I would say that a high rated school with more lower income students would be the better school.
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Old 03-29-2015, 07:44 PM
 
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There are very few school in NEISD that have low test scores. Even the ones in lower prices neighborhoods.
Because they teach to the test. A bright kid will really suffer in this environment. I've known quite a few families who settled in the area of the "best" school (every one here told them these were the best, had the best scores) and ended up pulling their kids out and going to private and later charter schools because the high scores were only reflective of the test prep. Not the education.

Beware what you look for. Investigate the school, spend time there, find out how individual classes run, talk to the administration.
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Old 03-29-2015, 08:32 PM
 
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Because they teach to the test. A bright kid will really suffer in this environment. I've known quite a few families who settled in the area of the "best" school (every one here told them these were the best, had the best scores) and ended up pulling their kids out and going to private and later charter schools because the high scores were only reflective of the test prep. Not the education.

Beware what you look for. Investigate the school, spend time there, find out how individual classes run, talk to the administration.
I live out of state so I won't be able to assess these things until after the move and we are already registered.
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