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Old 03-20-2020, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I am not saying that Birdville ISD is better overall than Keller ISD. It is not. We are a Keller ISD family.

However, Birdville HS outranks Fossil Ridge HS. Fossil Ridge is the worst school / feeder zone in Keller ISD. The vast majority of homes in the OP's budget within Keller ISD (as provided in your link) are zoned to Fossil Ridge. If he can find one zoned to Timber Creek or to Central, fine.

How well your district scores doesn't matter if you have gangs and drugs in your own particular school. In this instance, Keller HS's numbers skew things for the district as a whole. Keller outperforms the other schools in the district in band, athletics, academics, and almost everything else.
Your response is opinion, mine differs, I try to help the OP, you are bloviating. BYE
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Old 03-20-2020, 10:24 PM
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Your response is opinion, mine differs, I try to help the OP, you are bloviating. BYE

Anyone trying to help the OP would not recommend Fossil Ridge High School. I don't care what district it is in.

SAT scores:
Birdville HS 1113
Fossil Ridge 1090

Graduation on time:
Birdville 97.9 %
Fossil Ridge 92.7%

And it goes on from there.

It's a matter of record, not of opinion, and you insulting me doesn't make you right.
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Old 03-20-2020, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Originally Posted by calgirlinnc View Post
Anyone trying to help the OP would not recommend Fossil Ridge High School. I don't care what district it is in.

SAT scores:
Birdville HS 1113
Fossil Ridge 1090

Graduation on time:
Birdville 97.9 %
Fossil Ridge 92.7%

And it goes on from there.

It's a matter of record, not of opinion, and you insulting me doesn't make you right.
Bye Karen, I did not recommend any school
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Old 03-22-2020, 12:49 AM
 
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For what it's worth, SAT averages, particularly when we're talking about small differences, are useless in these conversations. People love SAT scores because they are objective and easy to compare, but they do a poor job of measuring the education quality offered at the school.

I don't have a horse in this race, and I think all of the schools being discussed (Keller and Birdville) are good. But I do get frustrated with how frequently SAT scores are cited when talking about schools.

asiatrails, you should start acting like an adult.
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Old 03-22-2020, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Bye Karen, I did not recommend any school
How old are you? You sound like my teenager instead of a peer.
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Old 03-22-2020, 11:27 AM
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For what it's worth, SAT averages, particularly when we're talking about small differences, are useless in these conversations. People love SAT scores because they are objective and easy to compare, but they do a poor job of measuring the education quality offered at the school.

I don't have a horse in this race, and I think all of the schools being discussed (Keller and Birdville) are good. But I do get frustrated with how frequently SAT scores are cited when talking about schools.
SAT scores are just one metric. They aren't the only example I included, and a quick google search would provide many more.

For clarity's sake, the question was Birdville HS vs. Fossil Ridge HS. Keller HS is a different level. Last I checked, there wasn't anything zoned to Keller HS in OP's price range.

I hear so many people IRL get confused between Keller ISD and Keller HS that I just wanted to clarify.

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Old 03-22-2020, 12:23 PM
 
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SAT scores are just one metric. They aren't the only example I included, and a quick google search would provide many more.

For clarity's sake, the question was Birdville HS vs. Fossil Ridge HS. Keller HS is a different level. Last I checked, there wasn't anything zoned to Keller HS in OP's price range.

I hear so many people IRL get confused between Keller ISD and Keller HS that I just wanted to clarify.
I actually wasn't trying to just refute what you're saying. You very well may be right regarding the schools. I was just offering a general comment on a trend that I see a lot on this site (and the Dallas forum).

I agree regarding the variance within Keller ISD, and this is likely to get worse as the cheaper portions of Keller ISD age less gracefully.
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Old Yesterday, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Arlington
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Sorry about the snobs and loudmouths, OP. There's a lot of that on the Dallas and Fort Worth forums for some reason. If you stick around, you'll learn which posters to just ignore.

Anyway --

I may have missed it, but haven't seen anyone recommend Southwest Arlington. It's a gem of an area, just a great place to live. We've lived here 15 years. Admittedly, it was a little boring when we were newlyweds, but 4 kids later it's fantastic.

Schools are good. Big trees. Wide streets. Great parks and libraries.

There are two areas I'd focus on:

1. North of Green Oaks, south of I-20, west of Bowen.
2. West of Bowen, north of I-20, south of Pioneer Parkway (highway 303).

A couple of examples:

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...-89320?view=qv

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...-70686?view=qv

These are nice, well-maintained homes, good schools, right in that price range. These sell fast.

PM me if you'd like more info. I'm not an agent, just know the area really well.
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Old Today, 09:48 AM
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Sorry about the snobs and loudmouths, OP. There's a lot of that on the Dallas and Fort Worth forums for some reason. If you stick around, you'll learn which posters to just ignore.

Anyway --

I may have missed it, but haven't seen anyone recommend Southwest Arlington. It's a gem of an area, just a great place to live. We've lived here 15 years. Admittedly, it was a little boring when we were newlyweds, but 4 kids later it's fantastic.

Schools are good. Big trees. Wide streets. Great parks and libraries.

There are two areas I'd focus on:

1. North of Green Oaks, south of I-20, west of Bowen.
2. West of Bowen, north of I-20, south of Pioneer Parkway (highway 303).

A couple of examples:

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...-89320?view=qv

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...-70686?view=qv

These are nice, well-maintained homes, good schools, right in that price range. These sell fast.

PM me if you'd like more info. I'm not an agent, just know the area really well.
SW Arlington is indeed a very nice area and pretty much what OP is looking for, but at the same time so is the HEB area. I was actually looking at places near Dalworthington Gardens / Pantego / West Arlington and really liked the area unfortunately it was to far from work. General rules in Arlington are East of Cooper St is Meh, the area around UTA is also meh, North of I-30 is hit and miss and Martin HS is supposedly the best thing since sliced bread in the Arlington ISD or so I've heard plenty of times.
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Old Today, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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I suggest Midlothian. It meets your criteria.
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