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…)

sharonAs we’ve written before, it’s becoming easier and easier to find a great home in a great neighborhood with great schools in Dallas ISD. So as an experiment, we decided to prove it by showing you this home on Sharon Street in Oak Cliff — within walking distance of Cowart Elementary.

Why Cowart? Because each week, Dallas ISD does a fantastic video highlighting some of the best schools in the district, and this week’s feature is on Cowart Elementary. It’s a dual language school that is in its second year as a pilot campus for social-emotional learning, and is a new Innovation campus. Next year, it will be a personalized learning campus, too.

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