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Old 04-22-2012, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Katy,TX.
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Help for at-risk students earns HISD schools top rankings - Houston Chronicle

Best schools in the greater Houston

Top High schools

1. DeBakey High school (HISD)
2. Carnegel Vangaurd (HISD)
3. Eastwood Academy (HISD)
4. YES Prep (SE Campus)
5. Kerr (Alief ISD)
6. YES prep (North Central)
7. Harmony Science Academy
8. East Early College (HISD)
9. KIPP Houston
10. Performing and Visual Arts (HISD)

Top Middle schools

1. TH Rogers (HISD)
2. Project Chrysalis (HISD)
3. Energized for Excellence (HISD)
4. SER-Ninos Charter
5. Fort Settlement (Ft. Bend ISD)
6. YES Prep (SE Campus)
7. KIPP 3D Academy
8. YES Prep (SW Campus)
9. YES Prep (Gulfton)
10. Lanier Middle (HISD)

Top Elementary schools

1. TH Rogers (HISD)
2. Lyons (HISD)
3. River Oaks (HISD)
4. Commonwealth (Ft. Bend ISD)
5. West University (HISD)
6. Condit (HISD)
7. Colony Meadows (Ft. Bend ISD)
8. Walker Station (Ft. Bend ISD)
9 Kilpatrick (Katy ISD) I can hear the Griffin folks ******ing already lol
10. Burrus (HISD)

Top High Schools for Math and Science

1. DeBakey (HISD)
2. Carnegle Vangaurd (HISD)
3. Memorial (Spring Branch ISD)
4. Clements (Ft. Bend ISD)
5. Eastwood Academy (HISD)
6. Kerr (Alief ISD)
7. Westchester Academy (Spring Branch ISD)
8. YES Prep (SE Campus)
9. YES prep (North Central)
10. Cinco Ranch (Katy ISD)


Props to Morton Ranch and Mayde Creek for making a list
Changing demographics turn 2 Katy schools into 'urban' stars - Houston Chronicle
"The Katy Independent School District grew from 37,554 in 2001 to more than 62,000 in 2011. Growth among the Hispanic and black populations grew at 10 times the pace of Anglos over that span, according to recent demographic studies."

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Old 04-22-2012, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Washington DC
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It would really be nice if HISD focused on improving the Public Schools as a whole instead of just shifting all the good teachers and resources to the Magnet and Vanguard Programs.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:45 AM
 
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It would really be nice if HISD focused on improving the Public Schools as a whole instead of just shifting all the good teachers and resources to the Magnet and Vanguard Programs.
It's just not that simple. Many factors need to be in play before a student performs well. A school district cannot regulate what goes on at home. If parents are not involved in a student's education, it's a tough battle for the teachers, staff and administration.
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:46 PM
 
Location: #
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In reality, I'd say Kerr is the best high school in the area. It's not too surprsing given Alief's GT program. It's outstanding.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Help for at-risk students earns HISD schools top rankings - Houston Chronicle

Best schools in the greater Houston

Top High schools

1. DeBakey High school (HISD)
2. Carnegel Vangaurd (HISD)
3. Eastwood Academy (HISD)
4. YES Prep (SE Campus)
5. Kerr (Alief ISD)
6. YES prep (North Central)
7. Harmony Science Academy
8. East Early College (HISD)
9. KIPP Houston
10. Performing and Visual Arts (HISD)

Top Middle schools

1. TH Rogers (HISD)
2. Project Chrysalis (HISD)
3. Energized for Excellence (HISD)
4. SER-Ninos Charter
5. Fort Settlement (Ft. Bend ISD)
6. YES Prep (SE Campus)
7. KIPP 3D Academy
8. YES Prep (SW Campus)
9. YES Prep (Gulfton)
10. Lanier Middle (HISD)

Top Elementary schools

1. TH Rogers (HISD)
2. Lyons (HISD)
3. River Oaks (HISD)
4. Commonwealth (Ft. Bend ISD)
5. West University (HISD)
6. Condit (HISD)
7. Colony Meadows (Ft. Bend ISD)
8. Walker Station (Ft. Bend ISD)
9 Kilpatrick (Katy ISD) I can hear the Griffin folks ******ing already lol
10. Burrus (HISD)

Top High Schools for Math and Science

1. DeBakey (HISD)
2. Carnegle Vangaurd (HISD)
3. Memorial (Spring Branch ISD)
4. Clements (Ft. Bend ISD)
5. Eastwood Academy (HISD)
6. Kerr (Alief ISD)
7. Westchester Academy (Spring Branch ISD)
8. YES Prep (SE Campus)
9. YES prep (North Central)
10. Cinco Ranch (Katy ISD)


Props to Morton Ranch and Mayde Creek for making a list
Changing demographics turn 2 Katy schools into 'urban' stars - Houston Chronicle
"The Katy Independent School District grew from 37,554 in 2001 to more than 62,000 in 2011. Growth among the Hispanic and black populations grew at 10 times the pace of Anglos over that span, according to recent demographic studies."
According to this article Mayde creek and morton ranch are now considered "urban", meaning that at lest 50% of the students are low income. Basically Katy is turning into a slum. I can see a exceleration of reverse white flight in the next five years.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:22 PM
 
Location: #
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According to this article Mayde creek and morton ranch are now considered "urban", meaning that at lest 50% of the students are low income. Basically Katy is turning into a slum. I can see a exceleration of reverse white flight in the next five years.
No, the reality is Texas is turning into a state where income stratification is increasing and all anyone cares to do about it is make comments like the one you just made.

It isn't just going to be Katy that this happens to if all we can attract to Texas are jobs that either pay 60k or more or $7.50 an hour.
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:01 PM
 
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Do they independently test the kids to get a real world indicator?
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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No, the reality is Texas is turning into a state where income stratification is increasing and all anyone cares to do about it is make comments like the one you just made.

It isn't just going to be Katy that this happens to if all we can attract to Texas are jobs that either pay 60k or more or $7.50 an hour.
It has nothing to do with a available jobs. Everybody wants to go to Katy schools because they are supposed to be good schools. But when to many low I income people move in, white people or people with money move out. That's a fact. In happened in HISD back in the day, it happened in Alief, aldine, and it's going to happen in Katy too. I can easily picture a lot of these suburbs becoming future ghettos. You"ll have reserve white flight(because there is no where else to go) people will be moving back into city core(as we already see in gentrification of neighborhoods like montrose, midtown, third ward) and sending their kids to private schools.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:07 PM
 
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It would be interesting if all those folks who think that they can outrun low income minorities would just stay put. That's what many of my neighbors in Dallas did. I could not afford to buy the house we sold about 10 years ago. The neighborhood is still great.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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According to this article Mayde creek and morton ranch are now considered "urban", meaning that at lest 50% of the students are low income. Basically Katy is turning into a slum. I can see a exceleration of reverse white flight in the next five years.
Graph that against property values in the areas.
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