Kleberg

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It’s already one of the best schools in Dallas ISD, but Kleberg Elementary will be a STEAM — that’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math to the uninitiated — school next year, and we’ve found a house that can get a family in that school well before the end of summer.

Kleberg earned a B from the state A-F accountability rankings, but even more, the opportunities becoming a STEAM school will offer all the benefits of the STEAM track but will remain a neighborhood school — so no applications required.

And this home, located at 1910 Pin Oak Lane in the Wright Farms neighborhood, is a great home that, given its price point, is easily perfect for now, but also will be easy to update and make your own over time. (more…)

Jack Lowe

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Four years ago, if we had told you that we were going to talk about Jack Lowe Elementary and laud it, you might have been taken aback. Nowadays, it’s more unusual not to talk about the amazing turnaround of the little school that could.

The school was ranked as one of the state’s 50 lowest performing schools four years ago, but this year, they’re not only an A rated school by the state, but they’re a nominee for a national Blue Ribbon.

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MillsWhile moving to Oak Cliff is on the wishlists for many, you generally hear about one, maybe two schools that people desire buy near. But what if we told you just down Corinth sits a school that earned five out of six TEA distinctions last year — Roger Q. Mills Elementary?

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And what if we told you that it will be a magnet school next year?

Last week, we checked out Dorsey Elementary in Pleasant Grove, but this week we took a look at Dallas ISD’s weekly Best Schools video series and found this look at Mills, and hunted down a great listing close by. (more…)

Dorsey

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Nearly every week, a missive (or three) hits our inbox asking for recommendations on neighborhoods with the best schools. This week, we’re going to tell you about Dorsey Elementary in Pleasant Grove, which was recently featured in Dallas ISD’s weekly Best Schools video series.

Last week, we checked out a listing zoned for Cowart Elementary in Oak Cliff — and while STAAR testing likely precluded a new video for this week, we just hit the rewind button a bit to snag the video for Dorsey. (more…)