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Old 06-16-2014, 09:19 AM
 
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In order, here is how these ISD's (Independent School Districts) rank in the state.

5 Lovejoy
18 Allen
29 Frisco
64 Plano
137 McKinney

Texas Public School Performance School District Rank

Using the above website you can break down a lot of data.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to call the school district admin office. The administrative teams work during the summer, although most take a week or two break around the 4th of July.

Good luck in your search and PM me if you have any questions.
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:09 PM
 
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I understand that this may be the perception, but it's a false one IMO.

No doubt Plano is #1. No arguing that. They are the top dog by a long shot for a variety of reasons, and I don't expect that to change in the near future.

But I would put the other three (Allen, Mckinney, Frisco) on pretty even ground. When you look at college-prep measures (SAT, AP results, NMSF, etc), Mckinney ISD performs just as well as FISD and AISD, and in some school-by-school cases even better.

Then factor in that MISD's population is 26% economically disadvantaged, as compared to Allen's 16% and Frisco's 13%, and I'd be inclined to give the nod to Mckinney over the other two.

Plano still takes the cake, of course, but Mckinney is definitely holding it's own compared to the other CoCo schools.
Plano fell out of the top spot a long time ago. Here is an article published a year and a half ago by Big D magazine.

How Do Dallas-Area School Districts Stack Up Against the Rest of the World? | FrontBurner | D Magazine


If you are looking at the McKinney ISD side of the Fairview I would suggest moving to Allen. I think most kids on the Fairview side are bussed to the Harden/Eldorado Elementary. I don't know if McKinney plans on putting an Elementary of Middle School in Fairview but right now those kids have a long commute to school.

I live in Fairview so I am very familiar with the area.
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:53 PM
 
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I'm sure it makes it a lot easier to manage these rankings when you have a tiny district and a superintendent who has made it clear on an ongoing basis that students with special needs and those who might struggle with AP classes aren't welcome.
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Old 06-17-2014, 11:27 PM
 
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Plano fell out of the top spot a long time ago. Here is an article published a year and a half ago by Big D magazine.

How Do Dallas-Area School Districts Stack Up Against the Rest of the World? | FrontBurner | D Magazine


If you are looking at the McKinney ISD side of the Fairview I would suggest moving to Allen. I think most kids on the Fairview side are bussed to the Harden/Eldorado Elementary. I don't know if McKinney plans on putting an Elementary of Middle School in Fairview but right now those kids have a long commute to school.

I live in Fairview so I am very familiar with the area.
There is an elementary school (Puster?) just off of Country Club Rd and Hwy 5. I would have thought this is the McKinney ISD portion of Fairview, but I get the feeling it is a Loverjoy ISD school. Is this correct?
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Old 06-17-2014, 11:38 PM
 
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Here is a map from the McKinney ISD website. The portions of Fairview off of highway 5 in McKinney ISD go to McGowan which is just off 121 in the Avalon subdivision between Lake Forest and Hardin. Wouldn't be too far of a drive if Ridgeview was completed from 75 over to Hardin (Chelsea on the Allen side).

The far eastern portion of Fairview goes to Webb. That would not be a bus ride I would want my kids to take. Looks like all the neighborhoods off of Country Club Road go to Lovejoy schools.

http://www.mckinneyisd.net/informati...one_e_size.pdf
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:19 AM
 
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There is an elementary school (Puster?) just off of Country Club Rd and Hwy 5. I would have thought this is the McKinney ISD portion of Fairview, but I get the feeling it is a Loverjoy ISD school. Is this correct?
Puster is a Lovejoy School. My youngest will be a 4th grader next year. McKinney ISD starts across the street. Lovejoy ISD put the school there because it could access City of McKinney sewer.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:30 AM
 
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I'm sure it makes it a lot easier to manage these rankings when you have a tiny district and a superintendent who has made it clear on an ongoing basis that students with special needs and those who might struggle with AP classes aren't welcome.

Please get your facts straight and stop bringing up outdated information. Lovejoy is a 5A (1060-2099) with 1184 students grades 9-12. That is far from tiny. Lovejoy is currently a small 5A school district but we project out to be a medium-large 5A district.

Prior to the superintendents arrival, Lovejoy had a lack luster Special Needs program. Currently Lovejoy has an excellent program. The Scottish Rite tells families with children with Dyslexia to move to Lovejoy.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:37 AM
 
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Here is a map from the McKinney ISD website. The portions of Fairview off of highway 5 in McKinney ISD go to McGowan which is just off 121 in the Avalon subdivision between Lake Forest and Hardin. Wouldn't be too far of a drive if Ridgeview was completed from 75 over to Hardin (Chelsea on the Allen side).

The far eastern portion of Fairview goes to Webb. That would not be a bus ride I would want my kids to take. Looks like all the neighborhoods off of Country Club Road go to Lovejoy schools.

http://www.mckinneyisd.net/informati...one_e_size.pdf
A McKinney ISD Neighborhood has petitioned to leave MISD and join LISD.

McKinney, Lovejoy ISDs consider neighborhood annexation - Star Local: News

This is not the first neighborhood to try this and the Lovejoy Board of Trustee's has a policy not to expand their current borders.

Before buying a house be very careful to do your own research and don't believe what realtors tell you. McKinney is a good school district, but that bus ride would be a nightmare and really isolate the kids in those neighborhood. MISD needs to address the issue.
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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A McKinney ISD Neighborhood has petitioned to leave MISD and join LISD.

McKinney, Lovejoy ISDs consider neighborhood annexation - Star Local: News

This is not the first neighborhood to try this and the Lovejoy Board of Trustee's has a policy not to expand their current borders.

Before buying a house be very careful to do your own research and don't believe what realtors tell you. McKinney is a good school district, but that bus ride would be a nightmare and really isolate the kids in those neighborhood. MISD needs to address the issue.
This Texas way of doing schools is confusing. When I first moved here I could not for the life of me understand how you could be in one city but in the ISD of another. In Georgia, if you had a city system separate from a county school system you were in that city system based on the city limit boundaries. The vast majority of the schools in Georgia are county run systems. If said city system annexed part of the unincorporated county, then you switched school districts to the city system.

I finally got enough info that these ISD boundary lines were drawn decades ago when all of this area was rural. It is very interesting to look at an ISD boundary line and realize what schools serve what specific areas. That the McKinney ISD has that odd leg that travels far to the southeast of McKinney down into areas of far eastern Fairview and even Lucas is very odd. When all this area was rural it might have made sense but in this suburban world, some of these boundaries are crazy. I certainly hope that these areas in Lucas can switch to Lovejoy, but I can understand the reticence of both sides to disrupt the status quo since so much of their funding is bound up in these boundary lines.

I am sure McKinney would build an elementary in this area if the area developed more, but as it is so sparsely developed now, it wouldn't make sense. A perusal of McKinney's future land use map shows that the city wants most of the areas east/southeast of the airport to be industrial, so can't foresee a huge population increase.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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Please get your facts straight and stop bringing up outdated information. Lovejoy is a 5A (1060-2099) with 1184 students grades 9-12. That is far from tiny. Lovejoy is currently a small 5A school district but we project out to be a medium-large 5A district.

Prior to the superintendents arrival, Lovejoy had a lack luster Special Needs program. Currently Lovejoy has an excellent program. The Scottish Rite tells families with children with Dyslexia to move to Lovejoy.
The principal at one of the elementary schools told my friend that there are no special needs students in LJISD; never mind that her son is autistic.
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