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Old 10-09-2011, 12:00 PM
 
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Can someone please describe me the reputations of different school systems (for all grades) in Dallas - Fort Wort area ?
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Old 10-09-2011, 12:04 PM
 
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There are dozens of them. The ones you could actually consider would be a factor of your housing budget and desired commute. If we could know that info, it would be helpful. For instance, Highland Park ISD is the best public school district, but "starter homes" there will run you $700k. That's obviously not doable for everyone.
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:37 PM
 
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There are dozens of them. The ones you could actually consider would be a factor of your housing budget and desired commute. If we could know that info, it would be helpful. For instance, Highland Park ISD is the best public school district, but "starter homes" there will run you $700k. That's obviously not doable for everyone.

I am not planning to buy a property there. I am thinking to check into working as a sub teacher (as a backup plan when I move there) which I am doing now. Just want to avoid the worst school district. I can sub all grades, all subjects and the larger the district, the better for me.
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:48 PM
 
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We have over 100 school districts in the DFW area. The big ones are Dallas ISD, Ft. Worth ISD and Arlington ISD. The best school districts for students may not be the best ones for subbing. Some districts require the subs to have teaching certificates, others just a bachelors degree. Some districts have closed their sub lists for the year. What part of DFW will you be living in?
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Old 10-09-2011, 02:46 PM
 
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The big school districts have some parts which are better than others. You can't really judge the district as a whole in some cases. Some schools and clusters are better than others. For instance you will probably hear bad things about DISD but there are many fantastic schools. I like the ones in the East Dallas and Lakewood area.
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:01 PM
 
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I am not planning to buy a property there. I am thinking to check into working as a sub teacher (as a backup plan when I move there) which I am doing now. Just want to avoid the worst school district. I can sub all grades, all subjects and the larger the district, the better for me.
Given the fact that thousands of teachers were laid off last summer AND contless others have moved to TX looking for teaching jobs....I'd get yourself a list of EVERY area school district and call them ALL. I think that will narrow down your list quickly as a lot sub lists are full for the year.
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:39 PM
 
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We have over 100 school districts in the DFW area. The big ones are Dallas ISD, Ft. Worth ISD and Arlington ISD. The best school districts for students may not be the best ones for subbing. Some districts require the subs to have teaching certificates, others just a bachelors degree. Some districts have closed their sub lists for the year. What part of DFW will you be living in?

Thanks for the info. I do not know which part yet. I just want to get out of this economically dead state of CA that I was never fond of to begin with. So, I am just trying to find some info. When i lived in Houston, I neve made it to Dallas.

Instead of a Teaching Credential, i wonder whether having a BS in chemisty with minor in math and MS in Chemistry help? the job I want to move for is in IT. I have a degree in that area and I am studying certifications (in Cisco Networking) now.
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:41 PM
 
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Given the fact that thousands of teachers were laid off last summer AND countless others have moved to TX looking for teaching jobs....I'd get yourself a list of EVERY area school district and call them ALL. I think that will narrow down your list quickly as a lot sub lists are full for the year.
Thanks. I am not planning to move there anytime soon. Just weighing pros and cons right now.
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