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Old 10-26-2012, 05:57 PM
 
Location: plano
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Try Plano OP, DFW and Love are not bad commutes from west Plano and less so than Frisco. Nice contrast with Coppell
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:47 PM
 
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Of all the disrricts you've mentioned, I would rank:
1. Plano
2. Coppell
3. Flower Mound HS part of LISD
25. (not a typo) Frisco ISD

Frisco is so far down the list from the top schools in the metroplex that it's not even funny (considering the affluence and "middle management" type parents living there).

As for the top 10% rule, when it comes to the academic powerhouse schools (Plano ISD, Highland Park ISD, Coppell ISD, etc), there are plenty of kids who get admitted to UT and A&M every who are ranked down to the 20-30% range if their SAT's and other academic & extracurricular achievements are good. A strong legacy could even be ranked as low as top 50% and get in.

Highland Park HS sends 35-50 kids to UT every year and another 20-30 to A&M. That is 55-80 kids in a class of approx 450- basically that equates to the entire top 15-20% of class going to the top top state schools so clearly admissions are being sent much further down than those percentiles since many other top students are enrolling in Ivy, Ivy Plus, top southern privates like Vandy / Wake and top 50 liberal arts schools.

I suspect the admissions patterns at Coppell & Plano look vey similar.
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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Thank You TC80 for the valuable suggestions. After Coppell, in the list including Plano, Flowermound, Frisco, which ISD would you suggest?
I have a question regarding the Texas 10% rule where top 10% of graduating class get automatic admission to any University of their choice in Texas. Frisco ISD is bigger. It is easier to be part of the 10% at Frisco than in smaller Coppell. What are your thoughts on this?
It's not 'easier' to be part of the 10% in a smaller school. If your school has 100 kids only 10 kids get to be in that talented tenth. If anything it's harder to be top ten in a smaller school where the variation between kids' abilities can be very small.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:17 PM
 
Location: la hacienda
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For what it's worth, last year's HPHS senior class (around 480? students) had 169 apply to UT, 108 were admitted with 65 enrolling. A&M had 120 students apply, 103 admitted and 38 enrolling.

The top 10% of the HPHS 2012 graduating class had a GPA of 4.2+ I am hearing that automatic admission to Texas students applying to UT has been tightened to the top 8%.

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Old 10-28-2012, 09:42 PM
 
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For what it's worth, last year's HPHS senior class (around 480? students) had 169 apply to UT, 108 were admitted with 65 enrolling. A&M had 120 students apply, 103 admitted and 38 enrolling.

The top 10% of the HPHS 2012 graduating class had a GPA of 4.2+ I am hearing that automatic admission to Texas students applying to UT has been tightened to the top 8%.
Yes the 8% number is often stated. And as Henry Kissinger put it, "there's 8% and there's 8%". Well that's not what he said, but it's the idea behind it. Automatic, mindless, computerized acceptance is supposedly the 8%. Now, calls from alumni, athletics, guidance counselors can bridge the gap- many kids get conditional acceptance to UT as well.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:35 PM
 
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Flower Mound is better than Frisco and Coppell is better than Flower Mound while Plano is better than all three. It is easier to mingle in sizeable student body of Plano schools and even though they have a seriously competitive environment , their 10% has an added benefit to accommodate more students than a district with small schools.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:08 PM
 
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Thanks for all your inputs.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:03 AM
 
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Frisco has decided to make their schools smaller by staying at the 3A level versus Coppell which is at the larger 5A level. There are advantages to having less students per teacher in the class room, and Coppell High is very crowded. No matter what school your children attend volunteerism is extremely important in the organizations that support the school like band, choir, science clubs, athletics. Schools in Texas no longer pay for everything. In fact in many events the youth attend in organizations like band, and athletics, the booster clubs pay for almost everything including the buses that allow the youth to attend contests and events. Volunteer, help these clubs raise money and make a difference in your children's lives.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:07 AM
 
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Coppell schools are better and there are no two ways about this.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:44 AM
 
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Frisco high schools are 4-A.
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