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Old 09-25-2010, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by NYmama2dallas View Post
Well, if students living in that district are allowed to transfer to better schools...shouldn't that make prices go up???
Good question, but I suspect there's still a lot of uncertainty, since (1) students aren't guaranteed their first transfer choice; (2) kids in the same neighborhood could theoretically end up attending three different elementary schools; (3) people may not know what the transfer options will be in advance (to the extent it depends on available capacity at neighboring schools); and (4) people will still remember Dogwood had been sanctioned under NCLB even if/when its test scores rise and the transfer option is no longer available.

Again, none of this means students with the right support can't do fine there; it just may explain why SFHs in that district sell for less than houses that are zoned for, say, Sunrise Valley or Lake Anne.
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by NYmama2dallas View Post
Hi Brooke,
I've been browsing the Reston real estate market for awhile and one thing I've noticed is that in South Reston, nice houses in the Dogwood elementary district are consistently about 75k or more less than similar houses in other school district. So it seems like people generally avoid that school district, although I don't know anything about it personally. (It could be a good place to buy for someone who was planning on not having kids or homeschooling/private schooling.)
There are two SFH subdivisions that feed into Dogwood elementary:

Stratton Woods and Polo Fields. Polo Fields is newer in 500-600K range. Stratton Woods is a bit older and cheaper but has bigger lots. They are all close to the future silver line.

Ever since the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law passed, Dogwood has been offering the transfer options to Sunrise Valley or Crossfields. It doesn't appear Dogwood can pass NCLB consistently. There has been some talks about making it a charter school. The issue with Dogwood is the result of poor planning by the county that puts too many affordable housing in one place. If you move all those units to great falls or Mclean, their schools won't make NCLB either.
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