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Old 11-21-2019, 07:09 AM
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My wife and I are moving down to the ft worth area soon we have a 3 year old and one on the way so school district is very important to us. From what we’ve heard northwest ISD is one of the best districts in DFW does anyone have any info or comparisons to either of these districts which is better , demographics, and just overall quality. Also does anyone have any information on the Berkshire community young families demographics community feel and so on and so on!
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Old 11-21-2019, 07:25 AM
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Avoid Saginaw. It is not a good school district. Northwest, Keller, Roanoke are all decent schools.
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:17 AM
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I will just repeat:

You do not want Saginaw HS zone. Avoid it. I don't care what kind of deal you can get on a house.

Keller ISD is preferable to Northwest ISD generally speaking. You can probably find info on the elementary scores between Keller ISD elementaries and NWISD elementaries.

The districts are set up a bit differently. Your kiddos are really little so HS is far away. NWISD has some of the most beautiful high school buildings you will ever see. NWISD uses the "academy" system. If your kids have specialized interests in say "culinary arts", that is only at Byron Nelson HS and not at Northwest HS. In Keller, all programs are offered at all schools. I have heard though that NW is not a great district to work for and they are experiencing growing pains.

I would rank the HSs in this order: Keller HS, then Byron Nelson HS, with Northwest HS and Timber Creek HS tied for 3rd.
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Old 11-21-2019, 12:14 PM
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Berkshire is within the Eaton HS attendance zone, which is NISD's newest high school.

The current feeder pattern is Curtis ES/Adams MS/Eaton HS (see the NISD school zone finder: https://portal.metrostudygis.com/arc...f8f2a9c28c29c8), but will be subject to change due to growth in the area.

Keep in mind that a few of the NISD elementary schools do get lower-than-expected ratings (judging by their GreatSchools scores of 5/10 or less): these are JC Thompson, Nance, Prairie View, and Seven Hills (the last two are in the rural area around Rhome). If you are looking at the Sendera Ranch or WatersBend (the northern NISD portion) subdivisions, keep this in mind.
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Old 11-21-2019, 02:16 PM
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Thank you yes we’ve heard Saginaw is no good just wanted to get confirmation. Berkshire is within the northwest ISD but how is that neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods because it is on the border of the Saginaw district. Also I know V.R. Eaton is relatively new but won’t have to worry about high school for a while just want to make sure the district in a whole is good for the kids.
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Old 01-07-2020, 12:04 AM
Location: Ft. Worth, Texas
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Default Northwest ISD

Your best bet is to get into the Keller ISD schools, the have many 9 out of 10 rated schools. While Eagle Mountain Saginaw only has 6/10 - 8/10 rated schools. My daughter goes to Chisholm Trail and she loves it there. Both of my daughters have attended there actually, we have lived in the EMSISD school zone for 7 years or ever since my daughters were in 6 & 8th grades. If you are interested in the Berkshire Community, I can tell you this development is located in an area that is convenient to Presidio Village and Alliance Town Center where there is plenty of shopping as well as access to Interstate 35, which can be crowded quite a bit during rush hour. The Bureau of Engraving is just right there so it would be a quick commute if you worked there. You can expect about a 30 minute commute from most places in the Metroplex. Below are homes in Berkshire subdivision and then other homes in Northwest ISD.

Homes Available in Berkshire


These are homes that are in the Northwest ISD


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