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Old 08-19-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Grand Prairie TX
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I'm a sigle aa mom moving from CT to DFW for a job. My daughter is 14yrs old and I'll be moving down to Texas Grand Prairie to be exact and I only had a mth to make a decision on where to live(which is too short for me). I decided to live in Grand Prairie. The apartment complex that I'm renting from is in the Arlington School district and I'm not sure if I made the right choice.

My daughter will start Barnett middle school and when I registered her for school my gut feeling was that it wasn't the school for her. Shes in the 8th grade so she will be going to Bowie next year.

Pls some one if you have had kids attend these school give me some insight into the atmosphere. I know everyone is saying that Mansfield is a good school district but I didn't like that it felt like it was out in the middle of no where.

It's too late now to move for this school year but I know they do offer transfers and I would be willing to request a transfer.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 08-23-2009, 01:49 PM
 
Location: WA
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Where is your job?

Yes, Mansfield is a good district. If you are unhappy with Grand Prairie then you could also look north to the Hurst Euless Bedford ISD or a bit further to the Grapevine area which is nice and has good schools.

All depends on where you are commuting to.
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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Bowie is considered fair for the AISD, Martin and Lamar are the top two HSs and people try to get in these areas. A lot of South Arlington is in the Mansfield district and as you said they have good schools.
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:36 PM
 
Location: DFW
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You can go to APD's website and get statistics. I don't know how much these numbers really reflect the quality of life at each school. The 'type of call' numbers are available when doing searches.

Incidents per school for 7-25-2008 - 8-25-2009


Lamar-197
Sam Houston-173
Martin-147
Sequin-135
Arlington-132
Bowie-126

Workman-72
Nichols-72
Barnett-69
Hutch-61
Gunn-49
Shack-48
Carter-46
Bailey-42
Ousley-31
Boles-13
Young-9
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Grand Prairie TX
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Default Thanks to you who responded

Ive been so busy moving in that I havent had time to check messages. Update....my daughter decided that after a week in Barnett she doesnt want to transfer and she likes it. So I guess for the time being i made a good choice
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