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Old 02-14-2007, 12:39 AM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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I think you would really like the new fieldstone homes being built in Cheyenne valley just north of windcrest, or some of the new homes being built in Royal Ridge. Royal ridge has been a really nice community for 20 years and the new phase is as nice looking as anything you would find in stone oak, with out paying the premium for the name.
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Old 02-14-2007, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Texas- moving back to New England!
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Hello JNA....welcome to San Antonio!

Are you finding homes in Live Oak and Windcrest that fit your family, budget and needs in a home? The I-35 commute from Windcrest would be easier than Live Oak....but almost anything outside loop 410 is getting very hectic during rush hour.

As far as safety, I can't speak for Live Oak, but Windcrest is very safe. My mother still lives there after 40 years in the same house. Windcrest has a very responsive police department, as well as community volunteers that patrol the city of Windcrest. Walzem Elementary is a very good school, but I will say my alma mater of Roosevelt HS has not faired as well. Some of the areas surrounding Windcrest are not very well maintained.....they don't have organized homeowners associations nor are they incorporated into a small city for public and police services. Windcrest, however is a great neighborhood for retired military and there are a lot of AF and ARMY retired Veterans. The city looks untouched to me.....very well kept over the years.

Roosevelt has a new campus, so you might want make an onsite visit and get a feel for the atmosphere. NEISD can also provide you with current stats on test scores and the student body...etc. I understand that the rejuvenation on campus has helped the moral considerably.....but that final call will be up to your needs. Best of luck!
I graduated from Roosevelt and went back to see the old place again. Yes it's got a lot more to it now, and the place is more like a prison than a school now. I was even told if I wanted to look around I had to have an armed escort. I said no thanks and left.

Windcrest used to be one of THE places to live in the 80's, but now with all the crummy people living AROUND Windcrest, you couldn't get me to even consider living there.
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Old 02-14-2007, 06:00 AM
 
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I graduated from Roosevelt and went back to see the old place again. Yes it's got a lot more to it now, and the place is more like a prison than a school now. I was even told if I wanted to look around I had to have an armed escort. I said no thanks and left.

Windcrest used to be one of THE places to live in the 80's, but now with all the crummy people living AROUND Windcrest, you couldn't get me to even consider living there.
I will echo those thoughts.

Looks can be deceiving.

A newly renovated campus(Roosevelt) does not mean it is a good school.

Roosevelt is the only school I know of that has police escorts for opposing teams in athletic events.

Armed officers escort opposing teams(both male and female teams) to and from their bus and gym/field.

That is how dangerous the Walzem Rd. area has gotten.

I would strongly recommend not moving to Windcrest unless you feel comfortable in living in a deteriorating and dangerous side of town.
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Old 02-14-2007, 09:27 AM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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^ Now that is a straight up lie. First of all Like all NEISD schools the athletic events are at the athletic complex, comalander stadium, or Blossom, or the swimming pool or the tennis center. No one has ever been stabbed at Roosevelt unlike Reagan. Windcrest actually is much safer than stone oak. It has a police response time of 3.0 minutes try getting that from the SAPD in stone oak.
Windcrest..Violent Crime Rates, Offenses Known to Police (per 100,000 population) Listed in order from murder, rape, robbery total, robbery w/ gun, aggravated assault, gun assault

San Antonio, TX MSA 7.3 36.7 139.7 67.8 493.3 86.9
Suburban city of WINDCREST, TX 0.0 0.0 112.5 18.8 56.3 0.0
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Old 02-14-2007, 10:14 AM
 
Location: with the vatos in SA
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^ Now that is a straight up lie. First of all Like all NEISD schools the athletic events are at the athletic complex, comalander stadium, or Blossom, or the swimming pool or the tennis center. No one has ever been stabbed at Roosevelt unlike Reagan. Windcrest actually is much safer than stone oak. It has a police response time of 3.0 minutes try getting that from the SAPD in stone oak.
Windcrest..Violent Crime Rates, Offenses Known to Police (per 100,000 population) Listed in order from murder, rape, robbery total, robbery w/ gun, aggravated assault, gun assault

San Antonio, TX MSA 7.3 36.7 139.7 67.8 493.3 86.9
Suburban city of WINDCREST, TX 0.0 0.0 112.5 18.8 56.3 0.0
Incorrect.

Junior Varsity events are not at the main athletic facilities.

No one argued that Windcrest itself was not safe, what was said is that Windcrest is smack dab in the middle of an area that is has been and is only going down.
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Old 02-14-2007, 11:27 AM
 
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^ No one has ever been stabbed at Roosevelt unlike Reagan.

Oh yeah? Try telling that to the guy who was stabbed in the hallway by his violent girlfriend while I was there in around 86/87 timeframe. Even a faculty member was cut in that episode.

How about the guy who had his head plowed into the bricks just outside the library? I was there. Roosevelt has some pretty low life kids being sent there who are nothing but trouble. It was getting bad in the late 80's and it's probably 100 times worse now 20 years later. Go tell your stories to someone who doesn't know any better.
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Old 02-14-2007, 11:38 AM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Who's lying you or the Express News?

Gonzales said school district officials reviewed tape from surveillance cameras in the courtyard but saw nothing that helped with the investigation.
Gonzales said it was the first time anyone had been stabbed at Reagan, which opened its doors in 1999, and it's believed to be the first stabbing with a knife at any school in NEISD's history.
School officials asked teachers to encourage any student who had questions or concerns about the stabbing to talk to an on-campus counselor.
"Only a few have taken advantage of this," Gonzales said.
If needed, a team of counselors from the district will be dispatched to the school to talk to students.
lgomez@express-news.net

I went to roosevelt for two years 2002-2003. I can recall one fight, right outside the cafeteria at lunch between one huge girl and a much smaller one. I saw more fights at Garner than I did at roosevelt, including one where the VP got her arm broken!
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Old 02-14-2007, 12:03 PM
 
Location: with the vatos in SA
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Who's lying you or the Express News?

Gonzales said school district officials reviewed tape from surveillance cameras in the courtyard but saw nothing that helped with the investigation.
Gonzales said it was the first time anyone had been stabbed at Reagan, which opened its doors in 1999, and it's believed to be the first stabbing with a knife at any school in NEISD's history.
School officials asked teachers to encourage any student who had questions or concerns about the stabbing to talk to an on-campus counselor.
"Only a few have taken advantage of this," Gonzales said.
If needed, a team of counselors from the district will be dispatched to the school to talk to students.
lgomez@express-news.net

I went to roosevelt for two years 2002-2003. I can recall one fight, right outside the cafeteria at lunch between one huge girl and a much smaller one. I saw more fights at Garner than I did at roosevelt, including one where the VP got her arm broken!
If Roosevelt is so great why did families in the Madison district protest any boundary changes a few years ago.

I can guarantee without a shadow of a doubt that if NEISD tries to move kids from Mac or Madison to Roosevelt there will be protests.

As far as NEISD HS's are concerned, Roosevelt is the black sheep.

figuratively and literally
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Old 02-14-2007, 12:05 PM
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Location: San Antonio, TX
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Default Alternates to Windcrest and Live Oak

Lots of feedback on Windcrest....haven't seen much on Live Oak. How does Alamo Ranch compare to these areas? Would you say it's preferable to Windcrest and Live Oak?

Thanks!
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Old 02-14-2007, 12:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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There are protests anytime a school boundary changes. People protested when kids were moved from Reagan to Mac & Churchill. I was at TR when the boundary was changed. After the principal invited madison parents to actually tour roosevelt most parents changed their mind, and the boundary was moved! The biggest concern was distance from the school and the drive down 35, not the school itself. Roosevelt isn't the greatest school, but it's just as good as most, and probably better than a lot of schools in San Antonio.
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