Mockingbird Elementary Gets A Grade, And So Does This House

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mockingbirdThe M Streets are popular — it’s not unusual to see homes in the area snapped up quicker than they can get listed. And while its proximity to Lower Greenville is part of its selling point, we posit that the other selling point is its neighborhood school — Mockingbird Elementary.

What do parents love about Mockingbird? When we asked, the diversity was mentioned a lot. The school’s commitment to the hearing-impaired community through its partnership with the Dallas Regional School for the Deaf is also often brought up as well. All of that contributes to what many feel to be a terrific campus culture that culminates in the school’s motto, “Friendship.”

And many parents and alumni will also mention the school’s garden, which has morphed from its more humble beginnings in 1996 to a 20,000 square foot outdoor science lab complete with gardens, wildscape, greenhouse, pond, and more.

The school received an A grade this year from the Texas Education Agency, and earned six out of six possible distinctions.

What can you find in Mockingbird’s footprint? We found this adorable two-bedroom, one-bath home at 5422 Morningside Avenue that is full of bright, charming finish choices and feels much larger than you’d think thanks to a clever floorplan, hardwood floors, and fresh paint.

A large eat-in kitchen boasts granite countertops, a glass tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. Two living areas seamlessly connect to each other, providing plenty of room for entertaining.

Both bedrooms are generous and have plenty of closet space. 

And best of all, you can check it out for yourself this weekend — there’s an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday. 

The home is priced at $458,000, and is listed by Heather Guild with the Heather Guild Group and Compass.

For more about Mockingbird Elementary, click here. To see more of this week’s featured listing, click here. To see more School+House features, click here.

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Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson lives in a 1961 Fox and Jacobs home with her husband, a second-grader, and Conrad Bain the dog. If she won the lottery, she'd by an E. Faye Jones home. She's taken home a few awards for her writing, including a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Online News Association, the Education Writers Association, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Professional Journalists. She doesn't like lima beans or the word moist.

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