Education (Not Just UT)

[Trigger Warning -- some toes will be stepped on here, no doubt]

Now for some good news.

At least some of the State's school districts are getting the job done well:

https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-school-districts/s/texas/

The Best School Districts in Texas ranked:
:popcorn:
1. Eanes (Austin Westlake) :yes:
2. South Texas ISD (Mercedes) :clap:
3. Carroll :puke:
4. Grapevine-Colleyville [steroids emoji depicted here]
5. Allen :e-thumbs-down:
6. BASIS Texas Charter Schools :idk:
7. Coppell :clap:
8. Lovejoy
9. Highland Park :yes:
10. Hudson (Lufkin) :e-thinking:
11. College Station :confused:
12. Alamo Heights :yes:
13. Argyle
14. Frenship (just outside Lubbock) :clap:
15. Frisco
16. Wylie
17. Katy :lmao:
18. Prosper
19. Universal Academy :idk:
20. Tomball :confused:
21. Franklin :e-thinking::confused2::confused::smh:
22. Drippin Sprangs :hookem:
23. Midway (Waco/Hewett) :yes:
24. Friendswood :yes:
25. Wall :idk:
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[Trigger Warning -- some toes will be stepped on here, no doubt]

Now for some good news.

At least some of the State's school districts are getting the job done well:

https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-school-districts/s/texas/

The Best School Districts in Texas ranked:
:popcorn:
1. Eanes (Austin Westlake) :yes:
2. South Texas ISD (Mercedes) :clap:
3. Carroll :puke:
4. Grapevine-Colleyville [steroids emoji depicted here]
5. Allen :e-thumbs-down:
6. BASIS Texas Charter Schools :idk:
7. Coppell :clap:
8. Lovejoy
9. Highland Park :yes:
10. Hudson (Lufkin) :e-thinking:
11. College Station :confused:
12. Alamo Heights :yes:
13. Argyle
14. Frenship (just outside Lubbock) :clap:
15. Frisco
16. Wylie
17. Katy :lmao:
18. Prosper
19. Universal Academy :idk:
20. Tomball :confused:
21. Franklin :e-thinking::confused2::confused::smh:
22. Drippin Sprangs :hookem:
23. Midway (Waco/Hewett) :yes:
24. Friendswood :yes:
25. Wall :idk:
DFW and greater Lubbock are over-performing.

Greater Houston is not doing so well at the moment. When Katy is the top school district in the Greater Houston area, you know it's gone way downhill. :beertoast:
:popcorn:

Friendswood ("the Wood") has always had good schools. A Quaker town filled with NASA families--in other words, people who care a lot about education. Tomball has come out of nowhere, and I smell over-rated. The Woodlands/Conroe area districts are absent, and I expected some of them to appear on this list. Also, WTF happened to Spring Branch/Houston Memorial--that was the gold standard back in the 70s and 80s...? Who ran them into the ground? I dunno if Kincaid counts as a "district", but if it did, I would expect it on this list.

Northeast ISD in San Antonio: are they not what they used to be?
 
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Plano ISD used to be one of these.
News reports here say that Plano is aging - School Board considering closing some schools. Prosper seems to be attracting the incoming young families. Growth along the Denton/McKinney corridor and slightly north is mind-boggling.
 
News reports here say that Plano is aging - School Board considering closing some schools. Prosper seems to be attracting the incoming young families. Growth along the Denton/McKinney corridor and slightly north is mind-boggling.

I read about that. It's not a family-friendly city anymore.
 
Youth of America, hear ye this:

A long, long time ago, Plano ISD was considered one of the "gold standards" of the public school districts in Texas. Some grads of Plano schools were even a bit snobby about it. Then after decade-after-decade of slow but steady decline, they find themselves in a place much lower than their former glory. Even before the decline, there were cracks in the Plano foundation, including many tragic suicides and a lot more heroin use than in your typical public school.

They're still better than average, but definitely not what they used to be.

I keep wondering what happened to Spring Branch/Memorial ISD in Houston? They were the gold standard in the 1970s and 1980s.
 
Chop,

SBISD is now and has been for several years a minority district. I think it is 58% Hispanic. I have two lady friends who have taught there and spent sleepless nights worrying about their students and gangs and drugs. When you pay $40-50,000 a year in school tax, you shouldn't have to pay an additional $40,000 in private school tuition. Add the influence of "fir-in- ners" moved in by the oil companies, and you have an expensive mess. The principal at Memorial makes $172,000.

Memorial & Stratford still offer a quality education, but not what it once was. Some parents now consider sending their kids across the freeway to Spring Woods so they can immediately be in the top 6% rather than being 15-20% on the South side. I have a granddaughter at Memorial & a grandson at Stratford. My grandson took two AP classes this year as a sophomore and will get college credit for those, but lacrosse is a club sport, and they ain't going to JerryWorld in football anytime soon.

Don't look for SBISD to ever return to its former glory, but at least it's reasonably financially sound. CyFair & Katy will bump the 9.99 until the law is changed
 
Chop,

SBISD is now and has been for several years a minority district. I think it is 58% Hispanic. I have two lady friends who have taught there and spent sleepless nights worrying about their students and gangs and drugs. When you pay $40-50,000 a year in school tax, you shouldn't have to pay an additional $40,000 in private school tuition. Add the influence of "fir-in- ners" moved in by the oil companies, and you have an expensive mess. The principal at Memorial makes $172,000.

Memorial & Stratford still offer a quality education, but not what it once was. Some parents now consider sending their kids across the freeway to Spring Woods so they can immediately be in the top 6% rather than being 15-20% on the South side. I have a granddaughter at Memorial & a grandson at Stratford. My grandson took two AP classes this year as a sophomore and will get college credit for those, but lacrosse is a club sport, and they ain't going to JerryWorld in football anytime soon.

Don't look for SBISD to ever return to its former glory, but at least it's reasonably financially sound. CyFair & Katy will bump the 9.99 until the law is changed
Memorial HS also used to crank out good OL on the gridiron. At least a couple of them went here.
 
Dawson & Chilton, plus a QB turned WR named Les Koenig, whose dad was HC at Memorial, and then Cy Creek.

Also a DE named Kiki
 
People with a lot of money can afford to have stupid beliefs. It's a little like gender ideology. How many Tanzanians or Somalians believe in it? Damn near none - because they can't afford to be that stupid.
 
Kenneth Sims & Scott Appleton say "hello"

I've never seen a player at any position take over a game like Sims did. Appleton's one hit on Don Trull in 1963 saved the Baylor game. I asked Trull about it one time and he said he was on the ground and didn't know if his head was now sideways or his helmet was. On that play Elkins was 10-15 yards behind our DBs. Ball fell helplessly about 10 yards past the line of scrimmage and 30 yards short of Elkins.

Kiki was indeed great. Just ask Gary Kubiak.
 
Kenneth Sims & Scott Appleton say "hello"

I've never seen a player at any position take over a game like Sims did. Appleton's one hit on Don Trull in 1963 saved the Baylor game. I asked Trull about it one time and he said he was on the ground and didn't know if his head was now sideways or his helmet was. On that play Elkins was 10-15 yards behind our DBs. Ball fell helplessly about 10 yards past the line of scrimmage and 30 yards short of Elkins.

Kiki was indeed great. Just ask Gary Kubiak.
Must be the offseason when football invades WM.
 
I've never known a school teacher from Rice. I have, however, accused them of having pneumatic tubes from South Main to Baylor College of Medicine and our law school.
 
I've never known a school teacher from Rice. I have, however, accused them of having pneumatic tubes from South Main to Baylor College of Medicine and our law school.
I had 3. One in elementary, one in high school, and one high school coach.
 
Hey you.

Not only does your school district suck, but your high school football team sucks as well…

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