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Old 04-22-2010, 06:02 PM
 
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gtwnmom...Also remember to check the TAD (for Tarrant county) for the Tax listing you can find out how much the taxes are for a property.

ebby is a RE site that lets you search by school distict or even individual school. that came in real handy to us when we were looking. BUT always check with the ISD website incase the boundries are up for change NOT all RE sites have the school listed correctly.
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:16 PM
 
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I am going to chime in here. Fort Worth ISD has some great schools. I get to experience this each day on my job as I work with teachers. Scores are not what matters most, but what does matter is a well rounded education where students become lifelong learners and love to learn. Not learn to test, but build a love for learning in a way that meets the needs of each of our students. I don't like when people down a school district and schools when they do not physically go see what is going on in the schools themselves. If you need input let me know.
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:06 PM
 
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Fort Worth is a terrific city with some wonderful public and private schools - perhaps a bit more diverse than the vast wasteland that is in between Fort Worth and Dallas. Moderator cut: rude and hostile TRUST ME - avoid Keller, North Richland Hills, Arlington, Southlake, anyplace in the HEB plastic cities, Irving, Arlington, Grand Prarie, anyplace north of I635 in Dallas, I could go on. It's like moving to New York City. If you move there and want to experience its best, you move to Manhattan or Central Brooklyn. All else is toe jam. If you're moving here, live in central west or southwest Fort Worth, or central north or central east Dallas. Otherwise, run like your hair is on fire...

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Old 05-15-2010, 04:48 PM
 
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I think it's funny that the Grapevine/Colleyville school district is always rated so highly. I was a student at Colleyville Heritage High School in the late 90's and I found it to be a pretty miserable experience. The majority of my teachers were not memorable (i.e. had us complete worksheets for most of the class) and the school culture was very close-minded. Most of the students seemed obsessed by social status and drove brand new BMW's to school to show off. I would have loved to have attended a more diverse school in which thinking outside the box was appreciated.

The thing about school ratings is that they only focus on certain features; namely, test scores, money spent per pupil, and the number of students who take AP tests. I think it's important to actually visit a school to get a better idea of what it's like rather than rely on rankings that don't tend to show the complete picture.
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Old 05-15-2010, 09:55 PM
 
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--have lived in Mid-Cities area for 20+ years and basically FTW ISD has been a negative experience all that time--the school board and the admin are stuffed with people who are out of date about what to do with the demographics of their situation--district has had some serious instances of fraud in the past and frankly most people I know who live IN FTW and have money send their children to private school...even people who don't have that much money try to do that if they can...
there are nice areas of ftw and it has a great downtown and museum district--but frankly the schools are NOT what people move to FTW for...

and frankly a "visit" to a school is about as worthless as marrying someone after one date...it will be surface impression and pretty much meaningless...

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