Buying a Home – Different School Districts

The most important requirements of those who are thinking of buying a home usually have nothing to do with the actual features of the home itself. Often, the location is a key influence on prospective buyers.

This is especially true if they have children in school. Parents may want their children to continue to attend the same school or district when they move. Or, they may want to move into a top rated school district with the best schools.

Even if you do not have children, owning a home in the right school district can mean more money when you sell your home and a quicker sale, so it pays to think about this when buying your home.

Fortunately, there are some excellent schools in the San Antonio area.

North Side Independent

Take North Side Independent School District for example. Northside ISD has 119 schools

All NISD campuses Met Standard and many received Distinction Designations, according to the district. They also have an after school enrichment program. According to their web site, “67 campuses received a Distinction Designation in one or more areas” and “five campuses received Distinction Designations in all areas in which they were eligible.”

San Antonio Independent School District

San Antonio Independent School District has 90 campuses. Its Jefferson High School has has become an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School . They offer the Diploma Programme for juniors and seniors.

Alamo Heights Independent School District

Alamo Heights Independent School District is proud of its 93% college bound students, as well as its higher than average SAT and ACT scores. They provide information on their quality schools to parents interested in buying a home.

Boerne Independent School District

Boerne High School has very good ratings on GreatSchools. Graduation rates for Boerne are 99%. All Boerne ISD schools earned the top designation in 2016 accountability ratings released by the Texas Education Agency in 2016, according to their website.

School of Science and Technology

One of the best schools in San Antonio has to be the School of Science and Technology, which is ranked #1027 in the National Rankings and earned a silver medal by US News and World Report. The scores rated Satisfactory and Advanced in math comprise 93% of all students. English competence comprises 80% of all students. These statistics outperform the state average, which is saying something since Texas is a leading state in education performance in the nation. The AP® participation rate at the School of Science and Technology is 71 percent.

North East Independent School District

Not to be outdone, North East Independent School District shows excellent reviews by US News and World Report.

Two of their high schools received top rankings on their site.

Ronald Reagan High School boasts a 98% graduation rate. It received a silver medal award for excellence. The International School of America bests that with a 100% graduation rate and 100% participation in AP classes. This school received the Gold medal award.

Ask Me A Question

Whether you are looking for a challenging program for a stellar scholar, a school in your own neighborhood, or after school programs for your kids, you will find good school choices here in the San Antonio area. If you have any questions or want to know more about a certain school, reach out to me and I will help you. I am a knowledgeable real estate agent with resources about schools and neighborhoods throughout the San Antonio area.

Contact Ray McCurty at 1.210.850.0083, email me at

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