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heather_mcfa…, Home Buyer in Southlake, TX

What are the schools like in Southlake? Are there some areas with better middle and high schools than others?

Asked by heather_mcfarlain, Southlake, TX Mon Feb 18, 2013

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Nothing in the state of Texas can compare with the prestige of Southlake Carroll. Both of my children graduated as average kids in their senior classes but in top tier colleges they are finding their course very easy.

Southlake really prepares their kids for success in every area of life.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 8, 2013
In Southlake, it is Carroll ISD. And the school have high expectations. They are involved. Most of the schools have four schools, such as Elementary, Middle, Intermediate, High School. I like how that is broke apart. Also, there are two school campuses for one high school. One campus has 9th and 10th and the other campus has 11th and 12.

If you have any questions, you can call, text or email me. Susan Fleming, starkfleming@kw.com, (940) 783-0635
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 12, 2013
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 12, 2013
Hi Heather
I recommend that you visit greatschools.org. You will find reviews from parents and students currently enrolled in the schools that you are considering. I also encourage you to visit any school that your children will attend before you make a decision on the move. Every parent and child is different and meeting staff can make a hugh difference, ratings are only part of the story when it comes to your kids. Best of luck to you and if you have any further questions please feel free to contact me directly.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 24, 2013
I live and work in Plano / Richardson school district and they are rated in the top 5 in the state and also in the top 10 nationally. I have educated 2 kids in Plano both are now adults with MBA and i have a 17 year old in high school and i could not have asked for better. What area will you be working in? as this will hep me to direct you to the best schools close to your job.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 20, 2013
I have a copy of DFW area school ratings I can e-mail you, contact me anytime at: 214-872-0040 for a copy.

http://mbrownstead.kwrealty.com/community/area/Southlake%2C+TX
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 20, 2013
I've never heard anyone complain about this school or that school in Carroll ISD.
Most people consider Carroll ISD top notch and one of the best in the area.

There are actually two school districts that serve Southlake...Keller and Carroll. While Keller is a great school district too, I think most people who want to pay to live in Southlake also want Carroll schools for the most part.

Also there's not a big choice of schools, there is only one High School, two middle schools, and about 1/2 dozen elementary schools. I'd probably try to focus on looking for the right house, versus trying to find one in a specific elementary or middle school district. Plus these can change. Districts do rearrange things now and then.

If you do want in a particular school, you can search homes by school on my website. For example this link will show you homes in Southlake with Carroll ISD.
http://www.metroplexhomesalesinfo.com/listings/areas/50026/s…
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 20, 2013
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
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It helps to know what you are trying to compare to...better than which others? It is always my suggestion to check the ratings of school districts yourself because ones view of "better" can differ substantially from someone else's.

Southlake schools, Carroll ISD, are very cohesive. They all have the Dragon mascot, from start to finish. This is a bond which is a tight one.

The Carroll ISD is rated exemplary which in most interpretations is very good.

Please feel free to contact me anytime at 817-683-0642 if you should have any questions or concerns or feel free to return email.

Thank you for your interest.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 18, 2013
In Southlake most of the homes fall within the Carroll ISD. In Carroll all of the schools are rated 10 (Using last years rating system) from Elementary thru High School. There are a few areas that fall into Keller ISD.

I am a buyers agent will 11 years experience making home buyers dreams come true. I would love to assist you in your home search. I am a Southlake resident and my own children are in Carroll ISD.

Please call me directly at (817) 602-7180 or email me at sharon@sharonmichael.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 18, 2013
Southlake has an excellent school system based on the Texas state ratings. Almost every school is exemplary!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 18, 2013
Hello,
School district is a large part of the home buying process not only if you have school aged children but for resale value down the road as well.
Southlake is represented by 4 school districts depending on the area you live.
Below is a list of the districts with thier websites for you review.
Along with these schools, there are also some very good private schools in the Southlake area.

Carroll Independent School District makes up the majority of the city of Southlake, Home of the Carroll Dragons.
http://www.southlakecarroll.edu

The other school districts for Southlake residents are
Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District
http://www.gcisd-k12.org

Keller Independent School District
http://www.kellerisd.net and

Northwest Independent School District
http://www.nisdtx.org

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 18, 2013
Though the main scorecard by which the Texas Education Agency evaluates public schools changed this year, the exemplary reputation of the Southlake Carroll ISD remains unchanged. There is one high school (grades 9 and 10) and one senior high(grades 11 and 12) in Southlake Carroll. There are two middle schools and both are equally good. Note that some parts of Southlake are served by Northwest ISD (Byron Nelson High school), and some parts are served by Keller ISD (Keller High School). The best place to see the ratings for each of the districts and their campuses is at
http://www.tea.state.tx.us. The State has announced that it is not assigning ratings for the 2012-2013 school year, as it was the first year of the new assessment test called STARR.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 18, 2013
Southlake is a top ranked community and ISD for the DFW area.

You could also consider the following communities
1. Colleyville
2. Grapevine
3. Coppell
4. Highland Park
5. University Park
6. Plano

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 18, 2013
All of the schools in Southlake are exemplary. There is only 1 high school (9th and 10th) and 1 senior high school (11th and 12th). The great thing about Southlake is that there are no bad schools.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 18, 2013
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