2019 Update: Best Houston Neighborhoods With Top Houston Schools

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Executive Summary

  • We analyzed the ranking data for 604 Houston area schools.
  • To help you determine the best Houston schools for you, we categorized the top ranked public schools into each of the following criteria:
  • In addition, we analyzed 641,342 Houston home sales since 2000, zoned to 275 different public elementary, middle & high schools.
  • The data shows that homes zoned to the top ranked public elementary schools, on average:
    • were more expensive. (Land values zoned to top ranked schools were higher.)
    • tended to appreciate at faster rates. (Not only did buyers show a willingness to “pay higher” for these areas, but more new construction pushed up median home prices in the area.)

  • Investors who fared best owned homes with larger than average lots zoned to the top ranked public schools (read more about Best Houston Real Estate Investments.)
    • Notably, it was great to live in areas that were zoned to top ranked elementary, middle and high schools. (However, this is a small – and usually expensive – section of Houston.)
    • However, if you could choose only one, real estate zoned to top ranked public elementary schools appreciated better than homes zoned to top ranked middle or high schools (and lower ranked elementary schools).
  • If you have specific questions, email us. We can specifically set up a real estate search for you to only show homes zoned to specific elementary, middle and/or high schools.

Find The Best Schools In Houston For You

Finding the best schools in Houston can be a daunting task.

I come from a family of educators. Finding the right school for your children is difficult. The school, counselors, principal and teachers make a huge difference on the quality of an education and their life.

The City of Houston has approximately 280 public schools and over 85 private schools. When you also include the Best Houston Suburbs, those numbers jump to approximately 540 public schools and over 120 private ones.

While it’s easy to perform a search like “Best Elementary Schools in Houston,” and come up with names like River Oaks Elementary, West University Elementary or Horn Elementary, it’s much more difficult to find the best school boundary maps that fit your home budget, especially with the size and quality standards your family needs.

Our Guide to Houston’s Best Schools (below) helps you learn about the following.

The top ranked public schools in Houston:

  • Median home prices within those school boundary maps.
  • How real estate within those boundary maps performed over the last 10 years.
  • Best Houston Schools.

Note: this study only covers public schools with defined boundary maps. Public magnet schools, public charter schools, private charter schools and private schools are covered in our other Top Houston School Guide.

Two notable trends from our research were that Houston homes zoned to top ranked schools:

  • Sold for higher prices (typically because land values were higher);
  • Appreciated at better rates than comparable homes not zoned to top-ranked schools.
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We based this research on ratings from multiple sources including GreatSchools, HAR, STAAR Data, and Distinction Designations (see more on our methodology at the bottom of this article).

If you’d like to see homes zoned to specific top-ranked Houston school, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston and #10 in the United States.

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CENTRAL HOUSTON SUMMARYWhere To Live On Your Budget

For median new construction Houston homes, townhomes, condo or land values in any area, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston and #10 in the United States.

The table above defines Top Ranked Houston public schools based upon data from GreatSchools, HAR, STAAR Data and Designations. Details on schools, school zoning maps, methodology, calculations are below.

Price point ranges shown are based on the most recent year’s median single-family home sale price.

Disclaimer: Geo market areas & neighborhoods are listed above for ease of explanation. However, school zoning maps may only include part of each community. Please independently verify and confirm enrollment. Please contact the school district to determine the schools to which any specific property is zoned.

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Central HoustonBest Elementary Schools In Central Houston

Top Ranked Schools

The list of the Best Elementary Schools in Houston below only includes public elementary schools with defined school boundary maps that are within 25 minutes average drive time from Downtown Houston, and have both a 4 of 4 Performance Index Ranking and an 8, 9 or 10 rating (of 10 possible) from GreatSchools.org.

School NameGreatSchools RatingNeighborhoodsMedian Home Value10 Year Real Estate AppreciationMedian 10k Sq Ft Lot ValueTeachers with 3+ Years Experience
Rummel Creek Elem10Memorial West$751,00041%$510,000100%
West University Elem10West University/Southside Area$1,325,00047%$1,250,00086%
Frostwood Elementary10Memorial VillagesMemorial West$1,127,50059%$590,000100%
Memorial Drive Elementary10Memorial VillagesMemorial West$1,704,00037%$440,000100%
Wilchester Elementary10Memorial West$678,50070%$620,00095%
Horn Elementary (Bellaire)10Bellaire Area, Meyerland Area$955,00032%$620,00081%
River Oaks Elementary10River Oaks Area$2,224,25056%$1,100,00083%
Twain Elem9Braeswood PlaceWest University/Southside Area$1,010,00017%$480,00096%
Barbara Bush Elem (Houston)9Energy Corridor$447,00030%N/A87%
Roberts Elem (Houston)9Medical Center AreaRice/Museum District$867,50033%$860,00074%
Oak Forest Elem (Houston)9Oak Forest East Area$696,05066%$400,00089%
Bunker Hill Elem9Memorial VillagesMemorial West$1,070,00037%$490,00089%
William Wharton K-8 Dual Language Academy9Midtown – HoustonMontroseRiver Oaks Shopping Area$625,00029%$830,00093%
Kolter Elementary9Brays OaksMeyerland Area$295,000-10%$250,00086%
Field Elementary9Heights/Greater Heights$545,00052%$550,00085%
Parker Elementary9Brays OaksMeyerland Area$349,50043%$180,00086%
Burbank Elementary8Northwest Houston$144,500N / A$30,00076%
Travis Elementary8Heights/Greater HeightsNorthside$604,75065%$710,00080%
Condit Elementary8Bellaire AreaGulfton$949,50025%$620,00095%
Herod Elementary8Brays OaksMeyerland Area$258,0000%$210,00085%
Hunters Creek Elementary8Memorial Close InMemorial VillagesSpring BranchTanglewood Area$1,850,00032%$360,00094%
Lovett Elementary8Bellaire AreaMeyerland Area$930,000166%$290,00088%
White Elementary8Sharpstown Area$229,45068%$240,00086%
Danish Elementary81960/CypressWillowbrook South$181,50034%$30,00097%
Harvard Elementary8Heights$745,00056%$730,00090%
Sutton Elementary8Brays Oaks, Sharpstown$190,00047%$170,00090%
De Zavala Elementary8Eado, Eastwood$299,000NA$430,00095%
Daily Elementary8Energy Corridor$240,00041%$200,00088%
School At St George Place8Bellaire Area, Briar Hollow, Galleria$552,00029%$660,00090%
Holbrook Elementary8Northwest Houston, Spring Branch$192,50024%$160,00092%
Lantrip Elementary8Eado, Eastwood$325,00072%$340,00076%
If you’d like to see homes zoned to specific top-ranked Houston school, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston and #10 in the United States.

How Much Does It Cost To Live Near a Top Ranked, Central Houston Elementary School?

We completed an analysis of last year’s median home prices for the top ranked elementary schools in Central Houston.

Results are displayed in the table above.

This data covers the median single family home sale price. Newer construction and larger-than-average homes tend to cost 10-15% more than the median prices above.

For details on any specific neighborhood or property, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.
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How Much Does It Cost To Buy Land Near a Top Ranked, Central Houston Elementary School?

Recently, we completed an analysis on the Best Houston Real Estate Investments and found that land values in specific neighborhoods were a very good investment over the past decade.

In the table above, please find the median value of a 10,000 square foot lot zoned to each of these top ranked Central Houston elementary schools.

These values are for the land only, and do not include any costs for a home.

For details on any specific neighborhood or property, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.

Have Homes Zoned to Top Ranked Houston Elementary Schools Been A Good Investment?

The table above shows the 10-year real estate appreciation trends of the median home prices zoned to each of the top ranked Houston elementary schools.

In addition, for comparison purposes, we included the baseline (Average) appreciation for comparable properties.

As you’ll see from the data, buying a home zoned to one of Houston’s top ranked schools over the last decade, tended to outperform the average appreciation.

CENTRAL HOUSTONNeighborhoods Zoned To Best Central Houston Elementary Schools

Memorial Villages

5-year land value appreciation: 24%
10-year land value appreciation: 47%

The Memorial Villages is a collection of six independent villages: Hunters CreekPiney Point, Hedwig, Bunker Hill, Spring Valley, and Hilshire.

Memorial Villages, or simply the “Villages,” is located along Katy Freeway, west of Greater Houston.

Memorial Villages residents enjoy easy access to major roads leading to Downtown and Medical Center. Another major employment center, the Energy Corridor, is a short drive away.

With deed restrictions and its own governing bodies in place, the Memorial Villages maintain a quiet and private ambiance. Each city also operates its own police and fire departments.

Memorial Villages 10-Year Real Estate Appreciation

River Oaks

5-year land value appreciation: 24%
10-year land value appreciation: 30%

As Houston’s most expensive neighborhood, River Oaks also has one of the best real estate appreciation rates within Inner Loop.

The grande dame of Houston’s luxury enclaves, River Oaks is a 1,100-acre neighborhood of mansions and estates found at the heart of Inner Loop Houston.

River Oaks lot prices start at $2,200 during the 1920s. Today, the most expensive River Oaks home for sale is an 8-bedroom, 21,500-square-foot estate priced at over $17,000,000.

The entirety of River Oaks is a scenic view of towering trees that line streets coupled with intricately detailed bushes that lead to pocket gardens.

Plenty of restaurants, bars, boutiques, and art galleries in the River Oaks Shopping Center and West Ave complexes elevate the neighborhood’s quality of life.

River Oaks Area 10-Year Real Estate Appreciation

West University

5-year land value appreciation: 30%
10-year land value appreciation: 51%

West University is the 5th most expensive neighborhood in Houston. Homes for sale in the area are mostly luxurious single-family homes with 3 or more bedrooms.

West University offers easy access to Downtown Houston, The Medical Center, The Galleria and the rest of main districts within Houston’s Inner Loop.

West U offers some of the best public schools in the State of Texas, a private police and fire department, and the Rice Village Shopping Center with over 300 establishments.

The entire area is also divided into 26 blocks or sections (some offering a fantastic small-town vibe), making it one of the most organized neighborhoods in Houston.

West University 10-Year Real Estate Appreciation

CENTRAL HOUSTONBest Middle Schools In Central Houston

Top Ranked Schools

School NameGreatSchools RatingNeighborhoodsMedian Home Value10 Year Real Estate AppreciationMedian 10k Sq Ft Lot ValueTeachers with 3+ Years Experience
Lanier Middle10Bellaire Area, Briar Hollow, Greenway Plaza, Highland Village/Midlane, Montrose, Rice/Museum District, River Oaks Area, River Oaks Shopping Area, Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks, Upper Kirby$1,059,00050%$950,00086%
Memorial Middle (Spring Branch)10Memorial Villages, Memorial West$835,00052%$560,00092%
West Briar Middle8Energy Corridor$340,00042%$200,00069%
Johnston Middle7Brays Oaks, Meyerland Area, Willow Meadows Area$328,00030%$250,00077%
Cook Middle7Jersey Village, Northwest Houston, Spring Branch$240,00037%$110,00091%
Pershing Middle6Bellaire Area, Braeswood Place, Gulfton, Knollwood/Woodside Area, Medical Center Area, Meyerland Area, Rice/Museum District, West University/Southside Area, Willow Meadows Area$995,50035%$530,00084%

The list of the Best Middle Schools in Houston above only includes public middle schools with defined school boundary maps that are within 25 minutes average drive time from Downtown Houston, and have both a 4 of 4 Performance Index Ranking and a 7, 8, 9 or 10 rating (of 10 possible) from GreatSchools.org.

If you’d like to see homes zoned to specific top ranked middle schools in Houston, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.

One notable trend from many of my Inner Loop Houston clients is that they focus their research on public Elementary schools, private middle schools, and public high schools given the rankings and options available.

How Much Does It Cost To Live Near a Top Ranked, Central Houston Middle School?

We completed an analysis of last year’s median home prices for the top ranked middle schools in Central Houston.

Results are displayed in the table above.

This data covers the median single family home sale price. Newer construction and larger-than-average homes tend to cost 10-15% more than the median prices above.

For details on any specific neighborhood or property, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.

How Much Does It Cost To Buy Land Near a Top Ranked, Central Houston Middle School?

Recently, we completed an analysis on the Best Houston Real Estate Investments and found that land values in specific neighborhoods were a very good investment over the past decade.

In the table above, please find the median value of a 10,000-square-foot lot zoned to each of these top ranked Central Houston middle schools.

These values are for the land only, and do not include any costs for a home.

Note that the similarity on median home prices and median lot prices denotes that the median home’s lot size is materially smaller than 10,000 square feet.

For details on any specific neighborhood or property, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.

CENTRAL HOUSTONNeighborhoods Zoned To Best Central Houston Middle Schools

Bellaire

5-year land value appreciation: 24%
10-year land value appreciation: 37%

Known locally as the “City of Homes”, Bellaire TX is a Houston neighborhood of mostly luxury 3-bedroom single-family homes priced between $400,000 to over $1,000,000.

Bordered by the cities of Houston and West University, Bellaire enjoys a central location within the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Metropolitan area.

The name “Bellaire” originated from “good air” or “good breeze”, attributed to the neighborhoods small-town, family-friendly community.

Bellaire is also neighbors with West University, Braeswood, and Linkwood.

Texas Medical Center, Galleria, and Museum District are approximately 10 minutes away from Bellaire.

Bellaire 10-Year Real Estate Appreciation

Highland Village

5-year land value appreciation: 23%
10-year land value appreciation: 38%

Highland Village is a deed-restricted residential enclave located about 6 miles west of Downtown Houston.

Located along Westheimer and a stone’s throw away from Southwest Freeway and Loop 610, Highland Village has convenient access to key Houston areas like the Galleria, Museum District, Downtown, and the Medical Center.

The neighborhood has plenty of shopping options nearby: the Highland Village Shopping Center, Central Market, Galleria, Uptown Village, and Rice Village.

From vintage single-family homes from the early 50s to new construction custom-built homes, Highland Village offers a great selection. Surrounded by some of the most expensive neighborhoods in Houston, Highland real estate is slightly more affordable than those in River Oaks and Afton Oaks.

Highland Village 10-Year Real Estate Appreciation

Meyerland

5-year real estate appreciation: 11%
10-year real estate appreciation: 31%

Located in southwest Houston, Meyerland is a cozy neighborhood just outside the Inner Loop.

The neighborhood is centrally located and directly south of Bellaire, near both Loop 610 and Beltway 8. Key Houston business, entertainment, and cultural hubs like Downtown, the Medical Center, and the Museum District are all within a short drive from Meyerland.

The neighborhood is home to the Meyerland Plaza Shopping Center, which features a number of retail and dining options. The Galleria, among other shopping and entertainment centers, is mere minutes away from Meyerland.

The Meyerland Community Improvement Association (MCIA) hires additional security patrols, maintains the neighborhood’s infrastructure, and organizes fun activities and events.

Meyerland 10-Year Real Estate Appreciation

CENTRAL HOUSTONBest High Schools In Central Houston

Top Ranked Schools

 

School NameGreatSchools RatingNeighborhoodsMedian Home Value10 Year Real Estate AppreciationMedian 10k Sq Ft Lot ValueTeachers with 3+ Years Experience
Memorial High (Spring Branch)8Memorial, Memorial VillagesMemorial West, Spring Branch, Tanglewood$1,061,75038%$470,00094%
Bellaire High7Bellaire$594,52522%$310,00088%
Stratford High7Spring Branch$491,99834%$390,00092%

The list of the Best High Schools in Houston above only includes public high schools with defined school boundary maps that are within 25 minutes average drive time from Downtown Houston, and have both a 4 of 4 Performance Index Ranking and a 7, 8, 9 or 10 rating (of 10 possible) from GreatSchools.org.

If you’d like to see homes zoned to specific top ranked high schools in Houston, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.

How Much Does It Cost To Live Near a Top Ranked, Central Houston High School?

We completed an analysis of last year’s median home prices for the top ranked high schools in northern Houston.

Results are displayed in the table above.

This data covers the median single-family home sale price. Newer construction and larger-than-average homes tend to cost 10-15% more than the median prices above.

For details on any specific neighborhood or property, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.

CENTRAL HOUSTONNeighborhoods Zoned To Best Central Houston High Schools

Memorial

Covering a vast area west of Houston’s Inner Loop, Memorial is made up of several neighborhoods, gated communities, and independent cities.

Memorial is also home to Frostwood and Memorial Forest, two of Houston’s 20 most expensive neighborhoods.

Memorial residents enjoy easy access to schools, stores, restaurants, entertainment centers, and parks. The Galleria/Uptown area and the Energy Corridor, two of Houston’s main employment centers, are easily accessible from subdivisions in Memorial.

The area features a wide variety of home options, from townhomes to old ranch-style homes, and from traditional single-family homes to grand estates.

Most of Memorial sits south of Katy Freeway (I-10), west of Loop 610, east of SH 6, and north of the Buffalo Bayou.

Memorial 10-Year Real Estate Appreciation

SOUTHWEST HOUSTONBest Elementary Schools In Southwest Houston

Top Ranked Schools

The list of the Best Elementary Schools in Southwest Houston (including Houston’s Best Suburbs on the south west side) below only includes public elementary schools with defined school boundary maps that are within Houston’s MSA, have a <60 minutes average drive time from Downtown Houston, and have both a 4 of 4 Performance Index Ranking and an 8, 9 or 10 rating (of 10 possible) from GreatSchools.org.

School NameGreatSchools RatingNeighborhoodsMedian Home Value10 Year Real Estate Appreciation10k Sq Ft Lot ValueTeachers with 3+ Years Experience
Dickinson Elementary (Lamar)10Fort Bend County North/Richmond, Fort Bend Southeast, Fort Bend South/Richmond, Other, Sugar Land West$315,00044%$370,00097%
Brazos Bend Elementary10Sugar Land West$246,50028%$340,00093%
Frost Elementary (Lamar)10Fort Bend County North/Richmond, Sugar Land South$267,436-6%$260,00093%
Colony Meadows Elementary10Sugar Land South, Sugar Land West$470,00025%$450,00090%
Walker Station Elementary10Sugar Land West$365,00026%$390,00094%
Cornerstone Elementary10Sugar Land West$465,00022%$550,00091%
Keiko Davidson Elementary10Katy – Southwest$357,90043%$400,000NA
Wolman Elementary10Fulshear/South Brookshire/Simonton, Katy – Southwest$380,00042%$370,00088%
Wilson Elementary (Katy)10Katy – Southwest$377,00038%$440,00085%
Pattison Elementary10Katy – Southeast$375,00038%$440,00072%
Commonwealth Elementary10Sugar Land South$524,25019%$510,00087%
Campbell Elementary (Lamar)10Sugar Land West$334,00025%$380,00098%
Alexander Elementary (Katy)10Katy – Southeast$361,00033%$440,00096%
Griffin Elementary (Katy)10Katy – Southwest$376,75012%$440,00097%
Stanley Elementary10Katy – Southwest$392,75021%$430,00086%
Hubenak Elementary10Fort Bend County North/Richmond, Other$299,99052%$370,00073%
Scanlan Oaks Elementary10Sienna Area$390,00013%$390,00097%
Sienna Crossing Elementary10Missouri City Area, Sienna Area$360,00066%$320,00094%
Kilpatrick Elementary10Katy – Southwest$317,00032%$380,00097%
Shafer Elementary10Katy – Southwest$293,50039%$420,00087%
Mcneill Elementary10Fort Bend County North/Richmond$237,05033%$320,00091%
Highlands Elementary (Fort Bend)9Sugar Land East, Sugar Land North$351,25043%$390,00090%
Woodcreek Elementary9Katy – Southwest$400,00043%$380,00088%
Holland Elementary (Katy)9Katy – Southwest$350,00030%$400,00087%
Austin Elementary (Lamar)9Fort Bend County North/Richmond$247,75634%$280,00097%
Manford Williams Elementary9Fort Bend County North/Richmond$254,99038%$280,000100%
Williams Elementary (Katy)9Katy – Southeast$387,75024%$430,00098%
Creech Elementary9Katy – Southeast$233,9884%$300,00089%
James E Randolph Elementary9Fulshear/South Brookshire/Simonton, Katy – Southwest, Other$414,00030%$420,000NA
Oakland Elementary9Fort Bend County North/Richmond, Sugar Land West$269,93538%$350,00092%
Colony Bend Elementary9Sugar Land South$288,75036%$360,00084%
Exley Elementary9Katy – Southeast$260,00039%$340,00094%
Austin Parkway Elementary9Missouri City Area, Sugar Land South$315,00040%$370,00090%
Katy Elementary9Katy – Old Towne, Katy – Southwest$324,99546%$300,00097%
Schiff Elementary9Missouri City Area, Sienna Area$300,00032%$400,00088%
Judge James C Adolphus Elementary9Fort Bend County North/Richmond$308,354NA$350,00094%
Fielder Elementary9Katy – Southeast, Katy – Southwest$303,55053%$350,00078%
Rylander Elementary9Katy – Southwest$250,00027%$350,00092%
Drabek Elementary8Sugar Land North, Sugar Land West$262,50038%$330,00095%
Settlers Way Elementary8Sugar Land South$264,000-5%$350,00089%
Oyster Creek Elementary8Sugar Land West$220,00029%$320,00093%
Rhoads Elementary8Katy – North$191,00028%$270,00087%
If you’d like to see homes zoned to specific top ranked elementary schools in Southwest Houston, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.

How Much Does It Cost To Live Near a Top Ranked, Southwest Houston Elementary School?

We completed an analysis of last year’s median home prices for the top ranked elementary schools in southwest Houston.

Results are displayed in the table above.

This data covers the median single family home sale price. Newer construction and larger-than-average homes tend to cost 10-15% more than the median prices above.

For details on any specific neighborhood or property, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.

Have Homes Zoned to Top Ranked Southwest Houston Elementary Schools Been A Good Investment?

The table above shows the 10-year real estate appreciation trends of the median home prices zoned to each of the top ranked southwest Houston elementary schools.

In addition, for comparison purposes, we included the baseline (Average) appreciation for comparable properties in these sections of Houston, not zoned to these schools.

As you’ll see from the data, buying a home zoned to one of Houston’s top ranked schools over the last decade, tended to outperform the average appreciation.

SOUTHWEST HOUSTONNeighborhoods Zoned To Best Southwest Houston Elementary Schools

Katy

5-year real estate appreciation: 0%
10-year real estate appreciation: 18%

Covering a 181-square mile area, Greater Katy has grown from its humble roots as “Cane Island.”

Katy homes are centrally located near schools, parks, restaurants, retail centers, and business and employment hubs.

Residents have great access to major roads and freeways including Grand Parkway, Interstate 10, and Westpark Tollway.

Residential development in Katy led to commercial growth as well. Several companies have headquarters in and around Katy, notably around the intersection of Grand Parkway and Interstate 10.

Due to the Greater Katy area’s size and number of communities, its real estate market can be tricky to navigate.

Katy 10-Year Real Estate Appreciation

SOUTHWEST HOUSTONBest Middle Schools In Southwest Houston

Top Ranked Schools

School NameGreatSchools RatingNeighborhoodsMedian Home Value10 Year Real Estate Appreciation10k Sq Ft Lot ValueTeachers with 3+ Years Experience
Seven Lakes Jr High10Katy – Southwest$380,00026%$420,00087%
Beck Jr High9Katy – Southeast$294,50012%$360,00094%
Fort Settlement Middle10Sugar Land South, Sugar Land West$485,00031%$490,00095%
Sartartia Middle10Sugar Land West$359,50017%$400,00094%
Woodcreek Jr High10Fulshear/South Brookshire/Simonton, Katy – Southwest$370,00040%$380,00094%
Mcmeans Jr High9Katy – Southeast$332,70040%$390,00083%
Beckendorff Jr High10Katy – Southeast, Katy – Southwest$352,92726%$430,00092%
Reading Jr High9Fort Bend Southeast, Fort Bend South/Richmond, Other, Sugar Land West$266,00024%$320,00093%
First Colony Middle9Missouri City Area, Sienna Area, Sugar Land South$299,90638%$370,00096%
Cinco Ranch Jr High9Katy – Southeast, Katy – Southwest$275,00042%$350,00083%
Garcia Middle (Fort Bend)9Sugar Land West$340,00078%$390,00087%
Dulles Middle8Missouri City Area, Stafford Area, Sugar Land East, Sugar Land North$284,50027%$350,00093%
Memorial Parkway Jr High8Energy Corridor, Katy – Southeast$269,00017%$310,00079%
Quail Valley Middle8Missouri City Area$209,90023%$220,00094%
Bowie Middle (Fort Bend)9Fort Bend County North/Richmond, Mission Bend Area, Sugar Land West$278,20043%$350,00095%

The list of the Best Middle Schools in Southwest Houston above only includes public middle schools with defined school boundary maps that are within Houston’s MSA, have a <60 minutes average drive time from Downtown Houston, and have both a 4 of 4 Performance Index Ranking and a 7, 8, 9 or 10 rating (of 10 possible) from GreatSchools.org.

If you’d like to see homes zoned to specific top ranked middle schools in Houston, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.

How Much Does It Cost To Live Near a Top Ranked, Southwest Houston Middle School?

We completed an analysis of last year’s median home prices for the top ranked middle schools in Southwest Houston.

Results are displayed in the table above.

This data covers the median single-family home sale price. Newer construction and larger-than-average homes tend to cost 10-15% more than the median prices above.

For details on any specific neighborhood or property, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.

Have Homes Zoned to Top Ranked Southwest Houston Middle Schools Been A Good Investment?

The table above shows the 10-year real estate appreciation trends of the median home prices zoned to each of the top ranked southwest Houston middle schools.

In addition, for comparison purposes, we included the baseline (Average) appreciation for comparable properties in these sections of Houston, not zoned to these schools.

As you’ll see from the data, buying a home zoned to one of Houston’s top ranked schools over the last decade, tended to outperform the average appreciation.

SOUTHWEST HOUSTONNeighborhoods Zoned To Best Southwest Houston Middle Schools

Sugar Land

An independent city southwest of Houston, Sugar Land is known for both its affluence and fast-paced growth.

Covering a sprawling 24.9 square mile area, Sugar Land is located 24 miles from Downtown Houston.

Home to several neighborhoods, Sugar Land is the largest suburban city in Fort Bend County. It is also a major business center, with several major companies headquartered in the city.

Its location along several major freeways and thoroughfares provides great access to Houston and other neighboring cities.

Sugar Land also features 13 master planned subdivisions and communities that offer luxury and family-friendly amenities. First Colony, Riverstone, Great Wood, and Sugar Creek are among these communities located within the city.

Sugar Land homes for sale are centrally located near schools, retail centers, commercial establishments, restaurants, parks, entertainment hubs, and trails.

Sugar Land 10-Year Real Estate Appreciation

SOUTHWEST HOUSTONBest High Schools In Southwest Houston

Top Ranked Schools

School NameGreatSchools RatingNeighborhoodsMedian Home Value10 Year Real Estate Appreciation10k Sq Ft Lot Value
Teachers with 3+ Years Experience
Seven Lakes High10Katy – Southeast, Katy – Southwest$336,00018%$420,00091%
Clements High9Missouri City Area, Sugar Land South, Sugar Land West$402,77525%$440,00093%
Cinco Ranch High9Katy – Southeast, Katy – Southwest$282,00027%$360,00090%
Dulles High8Missouri City Area, Stafford Area, Sugar Land East, Sugar Land North$284,00027%$350,00093%
George Ranch High8Fort Bend County North/Richmond, Fort Bend Southeast, Fort Bend South/Richmond, Other, Sugar Land West$266,00024%$320,00089%
Austin High (Fort Bend)9Sugar Land West$340,83141%$380,00088%
Taylor High9Energy Corridor, Katy – Southeast$300,00028%$350,00090%
Tompkins High9Katy – Southwest$380,00038%$410,00088%

The list of the Best Middle Schools in Southwest Houston above only includes public high schools with defined school boundary maps that are within Houston’s MSA, have a <60 minutes average drive time from Downtown Houston, and have both a 4 of 4 Performance Index Ranking and a 7, 8, 9 or 10 rating (of 10 possible) from GreatSchools.org.

If you’d like to see homes zoned to specific top ranked high schools in Houston, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.

How Much Does It Cost To Live Near a Top Ranked, Southwest Houston High School?

We completed an analysis of last year’s median home prices for the top ranked high schools in southwest Houston.

Results are displayed in the table above.

This data covers the median single family home sale price. Newer construction and larger-than-average homes tend to cost 10-15% more than the median prices above.

For details on any specific neighborhood or property, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.
Paige Martin’s Recent Awards:
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SOUTHWEST HOUSTONNeighborhoods Zoned To Best Southwest Houston High Schools

Energy Corridor

Home to several Fortune 500 companies, The Energy Corridor is one of the most affluent districts in West Houston.

Energy Corridor real estate includes condos, single-family homes, and townhomes. The neighborhood also houses various luxury gated communities.

The Energy Corridor is along Katy Freeway (I-10), adjacent to a 26,000-acre urban park. One of the largest business districts in Houston, Energy Corridor features various outdoor recreational and entertainment options.

Energy Corridor is conveniently zoned to the Houston ISD, the Katy ISD, and the Spring Branch ISD. Numerous private schools are also located within the area.

A big part of Houston’s local economy is centered on Energy Corridor. Business expansions are expected to add 4.5 million square feet of office space. Experts predict that around 2,700 housing projects are required in the near future to accommodate the demand.

Energy Corridor 10-Year Real Estate Appreciation

NORTH HOUSTONBest Elementary Schools In Northern Houston

Top Ranked Schools

The list of the Best Elementary Schools in northern Houston (including Houston’s Best Suburbs on the north side) below only includes public elementary schools with defined school boundary maps that are within Houston’s MSA, have a <60 minutes average drive time from Downtown Houston, and have both a 4 of 4 Performance Index Ranking and a 8, 9 or 10 rating (of 10 possible) from GreatSchools.org.

 

School NameGreatSchools RatingNeighborhoodsMedian Home Value10 Year Real Estate Appreciation10k Sq Ft Lot ValueTeachers with 3+ Years Experience
Shadow Forest Elementary10Kingwood East$295,00023%$330,00091%
Creekside Forest Elementary10The Woodlands$466,00046%$450,00094%
Galatas Elementary10The Woodlands$415,0009%$400,00094%
Sampson Elementary10Cypress North$310,00021%$350,00097%
Warner Elementary10Cypress South$357,25037%$370,00091%
Tough Elementary10The Woodlands$450,0000%$420,00090%
Swenke Elementary10Cypress North$304,86521%$340,00088%
Buckalew Elementary10The Woodlands$368,00027%$400,000100%
Broadway Elementary10Other, Spring Northeast$295,00054%$370,00092%
Pope Elementary10Cypress South$318,72216%$410,00091%
Deretchin Elementary10The Woodlands$573,75017%$450,00089%
Willow Creek Elementary (Humble)10Kingwood East$430,00011%$330,00097%
Bush Elementary (Woodlands)10Conroe Southwest, Magnolia/1488 East, The Woodlands$303,50028%$340,00093%
Kaufman Elementary10Spring Northeast$219,00029%$270,00094%
David Elementary10The Woodlands$325,00035%$350,00095%
Birnham Woods Elementary10Other, Spring Northeast$269,95030%$350,00094%
Canyon Pointe Elementary10Cypress South, Tomball South/Lakewood$237,00035%$320,00087%
Frank Elementary9Spring/Klein/Tomball$290,00024%$360,00098%
Theiss Elementary9Champions Area$266,75014%$230,00089%
Rennell Elementary9Cypress South, Other$342,00090%$420,00094%
Hamilton Elementary9Cypress North$295,50020%$320,00096%
Timber Creek Elementary9The Woodlands$490,000NA$530,00094%
Lyons Elementary9Northwest Houston$188,500NA$160,00084%
Hassler Elementary9Champions Area, Spring/Klein/Tomball$346,45311%$370,00096%
Metzler Elementary9Spring/Klein, Spring/Klein/Tomball$215,0001%$270,00092%
Powell Elementary (Conroe)9Conroe Southwest, The Woodlands$264,50020%$330,00096%
Ann K. Snyder Elementary9Spring Northeast$423,74956%$290,00084%
Birkes Elementary9Copperfield Area$216,25022%$310,00096%
Krahn Elementary9Champions Area$170,750-2%$230,00093%
Farney Elementary9Cypress North$208,9007%$320,00098%
M Robison Elementary9Cypress North$214,20020%$270,00096%
Copeland Elementary (Cy-Fair)9Copperfield Area, Cypress South$213,95013%$300,00096%
Keith Elementary9Cypress North$259,00049%$330,00096%
Fall Creek Elementary9Fall Creek Area, Northside, Summerwood/Lakeshore$312,00022%$360,00087%
Willow Creek Elementary (Tomball)9Tomball South/Lakewood$258,80028%$340,00096%
Postma Elementary9Copperfield Area, Cypress South$249,00033%$340,00093%
Sally Ride Elementary9Conroe Southwest, The Woodlands$309,0005%$370,00094%
Bear Branch Elementary (Humble)9Kingwood West$242,00038%$230,00095%
De Chaumes Elementary8Northwest Houston$139,000-50%$180,00070%
Greentree Elementary8Kingwood East, Kingwood South, Kingwood West$230,00029%$290,00091%
Atascocita Springs Elementary8Atascocita South, Other$239,4501%$340,00086%
Anderson Elementary (Conroe)8Conroe Northeast$180,75013%$240,00090%
Deerwood Elementary8Atascocita North, Kingwood East, Kingwood South$295,00017%$270,00099%
Hidden Hollow Elementary8Kingwood East, Kingwood West$224,50029%$310,000100%
Brill Elementary8Champions Area$263,000-7%$280,00092%
Benignus Elementary8Spring/Klein/Tomball$242,50021%$320,00097%
Rosehill Elementary8Cypress North, Tomball, Tomball Southwest$410,00030%$70,00095%
If you’d like to see homes zoned to specific top ranked elementary schools in northern Houston, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.

How Much Does It Cost To Live Near a Top Ranked, Northern Houston Elementary School?

We completed an analysis of last year’s median home prices for the top ranked elementary schools in northern Houston.

Results are displayed in the table above.

This data covers the median single family home sale price. Newer construction and larger-than-average homes tend to cost 10-15% more than the median prices above.

For details on any specific neighborhood or property, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.

Have Homes Zoned to Top Ranked Northern Houston Elementary Schools Been A Good Investment?

The table above shows the 10-year real estate appreciation trends of the median home prices zoned to each of the top ranked northern Houston elementary schools.

In addition, for comparison purposes, we included the baseline (Average) appreciation for comparable properties in these sections of Houston, not zoned to these schools.

As you’ll see from the data, buying a home zoned to one of Houston’s top ranked schools over the last decade, tended to outperform the average appreciation.

NORTH HOUSTONNeighborhoods Zoned To Best North Houston Elementary Schools

The Woodlands

Located north of Houston’s bustling centers, The Woodlands is a vast 28,000-acre master-planned community popular for its great community amenities, good schools, and high quality of life.

Located about 30 miles north of Downtown Houston, The Woodlands is a business and employment center in its own right. ExxonMobil’s new campus just south of the community is just one of the companies with offices in the area.

Restaurants, schools, parks, and outdoor entertainment venues are highly accessible from The Woodlands homes. Community amenities like pools, trails, and lakes are also available within the community.

Though The Woodlands started out as a Houston suburb, it has transformed into a bustling and balanced community with hundreds of restaurants and cafes as well as several corporate campuses.

Check out the Best Neighborhoods in The Woodlands for more information.

The Woodlands 10-Year Real Estate Trends

NORTH HOUSTONBest Middle Schools In Northern Houston

Top Ranked Schools

School NameGreatSchools RatingNeighborhoodsMedian Home Value10 Year Real Estate Appreciation10k Sq Ft Lot ValueTeachers with 3+ Years Experience
Mccullough Jr High10Conroe Southwest, The Woodlands$380,00031%$380,00089%
Spillane Middle10Copperfield Area, Cypress North, Cypress South$261,50054%$310,00097%
Smith Middle (Cy-Fair)10Cypress South$369,90035%$400,00092%
Riverwood Middle10Atascocita North, Kingwood East, Kingwood South$321,50019%$310,00095%
Salyards Middle10Cypress North$269,90035%$310,00087%
Hamilton Middle (Cy-Fair)9Cypress North, Tomball South/Lakewood$260,00027%$280,00095%
Willow Wood Jr High9Tomball South/Lakewood, Tomball Southwest$282,00039%$330,00092%
Doerre Intermediate9Champions Area, Spring/Klein/Tomball$305,00024%$300,00091%
Gerald D. Irons Sr. Jr High9Conroe Southeast, Spring Northeast, The Woodlands$220,00030%$280,00085%
Knox Jr High8Conroe Southwest, Other, Spring/Klein, Spring Northeast, The Woodlands$319,50030%$330,00088%
Arnold Middle81960/Cypress, Copperfield Area, Cypress North$197,0009%$210,00092%
Aragon Middle8Copperfield Area$221,00025%$290,00092%
Creekwood Middle8Kingwood East, Kingwood South, Kingwood West$233,00034%$280,00082%
Goodson Middle8Cypress North$245,0006%$320,00097%

The list of the Best Middle Schools in northern Houston above only includes public middle schools with defined school boundary maps that are within Houston’s MSA, have a <60 minutes average drive time from Downtown Houston, and have both a 4 of 4 Performance Index Ranking and an 8, 9 or 10 rating (of 10 possible) from GreatSchools.org.

If you’d like to see homes zoned to specific top ranked middle schools in Houston, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.

How Much Does It Cost To Live Near a Top Ranked, Northern Houston Middle School?

We completed an analysis of last year’s median home prices for the top ranked middle schools in Northern Houston.

Results are displayed in the table above.

This data covers the median single-family home sale price. Newer construction and larger-than-average homes tend to cost 10-15% more than the median prices above.

For details on any specific neighborhood or property, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.

Have Homes Zoned to Top Ranked Northern Houston Middle Schools Been A Good Investment?

The table above shows the 10-year real estate appreciation trends of the median home prices zoned to each of the top ranked northern Houston middle schools.

In addition, for comparison purposes, we included the baseline (Average) appreciation for comparable properties in these sections of Houston, not zoned to these schools.

As you’ll see from the data, buying a home zoned to one of Houston’s top ranked schools over the last decade, tended to outperform the average appreciation.

NORTH HOUSTONNeighborhoods Zoned To Best North Houston Middle Schools

Spring

Spring is a 23.6-square mile census-designated place (CDP) about 25 miles north of Downtown Houston. Spring made it to our list of best Houston suburbs due to its good standard of life. Its proximity to job centers and number of schools also contributed to its inclusion.

Spring is some miles outside of Beltway 8, nestled west of I-45 and north of FM 1960. The community sits south of Spring Creek, a few miles south of master-planned community The Woodlands.

Spring homes are centrally located near parks, golf courses, restaurants, and schools. Employment centers in The Woodlands and Houston are also highly accessible from Spring.

The Cypresswood Golf Club, the Spring Creek Greenway, and the Spring Trails Preserve are among the community’s must-visit places.

Spring 10-Year Real Estate Appreciation Trends

NORTH HOUSTONBest High Schools In North Houston

Top Ranked Schools

School NameGreatSchools RatingNeighborhoodsMedian Home Value10 Year Real Estate Appreciation10k Sq Ft Lot Value
Teachers with 3+Years Experience
Tomball Memorial H S9Tomball South/Lakewood, Tomball Southwest$282,00039%$330,00090%
Woodlands High9Conroe Southwest, The Woodlands$290,00031%$380,00093%
Kingwood High9Atascocita North, Kingwood East, Kingwood South, Kingwood West$261,00019%$300,00095%
Cypress Ranch High9Copperfield Area, Cypress North, Cypress South, Other$370,00051%$370,00088%
Woodlands College Park High8Conroe Southwest, Spring/Klein, Spring Northeast, The Woodlands$318,500NA$330,00093%

The list of the Best High Schools in northern Houston above only includes public high schools with defined school boundary maps that are within Houston’s MSA, have a <60 minutes average drive time from Downtown Houston, and have both a 4 of 4 Performance Index Ranking and a 7, 8, 9 or 10 rating (of 10 possible) from GreatSchools.org.

If you’d like to see homes zoned to specific top ranked high schools in Houston, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.

How Much Does It Cost To Live Near a Top Ranked, Northern Houston High School?

We completed an analysis of last year’s median home prices for the top ranked high schools in northern Houston.

Results are displayed in the table above.

This data covers the median single-family home sale price. Newer construction and larger-than-average homes tend to cost 10-15% more than the median prices above.

For details on any specific neighborhood or property, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.

NORTH HOUSTONNeighborhoods Zoned To Best North Houston High Schools

Cypress

Cypress is a growing unincorporated community located about 27 miles northwest of Downtown Houston.

The community is along US 290 (Northwest Freeway), west of Grand Parkway. Formerly a rural area, Cypress is now one of the largest suburbs in the Houston area.

Thanks to commercial and residential developments during the 1990s, Cypress is now a bustling Houston suburb made up of several master-planned communities and smaller neighborhoods.

Bridgeland, Towne Lake, Kluge Lake, and Cypress Creek Lakes are among the master-planned communities within Cypress’ boundaries.

Cypress is zoned to the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, one of the fastest growing school districts in the country. Cy-Fair ISD was ranked 6th in Children At Risk’s 2014 Greater Houston Large School District Rankings.

Cypress 10-Year Real Estate Appreciation Trends

SOUTHEAST HOUSTONBest Elementary Schools In Southeast Houston

Top Ranked Schools

The list of the Best Elementary Schools in Southeast Houston (including Houston’s Best Suburbs on the south east side) below only includes public elementary schools with defined school boundary maps that are within Houston’s MSA, have a <60 minutes average drive time from Downtown Houston, and have both a 4 of 4 Performance Index Ranking and a, 8, 9 or 10 rating (of 10 possible) from GreatSchools.org.

School NameGreatSchools RatingNeighborhoodsMedian Home Value10 Year Real Estate Appreciation10k Sq Ft Lot ValueTeachers with 3+ Years Experience
Cline Elementary10Friendswood, League City$379,95037%$310,00092%
Silvercrest Elementary10Pearland$340,00049%$380,00092%
Silverlake Elementary10Pearland$265,00036%$290,00093%
Magnolia Elementary (Pearland)10Pearland$234,00041%$290,00085%
Bess Brannen Elementary10Lake Jackson, Other$274,900NA$180,00085%
Park Place Elementary9Hobby Area$254,00053%$170,00093%
Landolt Elementary9Friendswood, League City, Webster$262,495-5%$310,00057%
Shadycrest Elementary9Pearland$268,00031%$270,00097%
Brookwood Elementary9Clear Lake Area, Southbelt/Ellington$375,00033%$340,00075%
Bauerschlag Elementary8Alvin North, League City$269,00045%$310,00092%
Rustic Oak Elementary8Pearland$258,50046%$300,00094%
North Pointe Elementary8Clear Lake Area, Southbelt/Ellington$297,50051%$330,00071%
Laura Ingalls Wilder8Pearland$258,50025%$360,00085%
Sandra Mossman Elementary8League City$305,00019%$370,00068%
Meador Elementary8Southbelt/Ellington$160,000NA$250,00088%
C J Harris Elementary8Pearland$235,50039%$270,00095%
York Elementary8Alvin North, Pearland$303,29448%$380,00087%
Robinson Elementary (Clear Creek)8Clear Lake Area, League City$282,50046%$260,00067%
Hyde Elementary8League City$235,00032%$280,00087%
Massey Ranch Elementary8Alvin North, Pearland$244,75043%$320,00091%
Ferguson Elementary7League City$315,00039%$340,00053%
Ed H White Elementary7Clear Lake Area$285,00030%$260,00084%
Mary Burks Marek Elementary7Pearland$295,00017%$330,00094%
Challenger Elementary7Pearland$225,50031%$310,00093%
Goforth Elementary7League City$331,20038%$370,00084%
Falcon Pass Elementary7Clear Lake Area$371,50014%$360,00081%
Ward Elementary (Clear Creek)7Clear Lake Area$239,95039%$300,00080%
Gilmore Elementary7League City$300,00044%$340,00079%
Heritage Elementary (La Porte)6Deer Park, La Porte/Shoreacres$231,000NA$300,00094%
Bay Elementary6Clear Lake Area$299,13853%$300,00069%
South Belt Elementary6Pearland, Southbelt/Ellington$260,50055%$330,00095%
Clear Lake City Elementary5Clear Lake Area$214,90039%$220,00077%
If you’d like to see homes zoned to specific top ranked elementary schools in Southeast Houston, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.

How Much Does It Cost To Live Near a Top Ranked, Southeast Houston Elementary School?

We completed an analysis of last year’s median home prices for the top ranked elementary schools in southeast Houston.

Results are displayed in the table above.

This data covers the median single-family home sale price. Newer construction and larger-than-average homes tend to cost 10-15% more than the median prices above.

For details on any specific neighborhood or property, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.

Have Homes Zoned to Top Ranked Southeast Houston Elementary Schools Been A Good Investment?

The table above shows the 10-year real estate appreciation trends of the median home prices zoned to each of the top ranked southeast Houston elementary schools.

In addition, for comparison purposes, we included the baseline (Average) appreciation for comparable properties in these sections of Houston, not zoned to these schools.

As you’ll see from the data, buying a home zoned to one of Houston’s top ranked schools over the last decade, tended to outperform the average appreciation.

SOUTHEAST HOUSTONNeighborhoods Zoned To Best Southeast Houston Elementary Schools

Pearland

Pearland made it into this list due to the number of highly rated schools zoned to its homes. The city also offers a relatively shorter commute to key Houston areas like the Medical Center and Downtown.

More than 80% of Pearland is residential, and like most Houston suburbs that made this list, it is home to several master-planned communities. Silverlake, Silvercreek, Green Tee Terrace, Sunrise Lakes, Shadow Creek Ranch, and Southern Trails are just some of the communities within the city.

Pearland features a number of shopping and entertainment centers, including the Pearland Town Center, Shadow Creek Town Center, and Silverlake Village Shopping Center. Golf courses like Clear Creek Golf Club, Southwyck Golf Club, and Golfcrest Country Club are all within Pearland.

Most Pearland homes are zoned to the Pearland ISD, though small portions of the city are under Fort Bend, Alvin, Clear Creek, Houston, and Pasadena ISDs.

Pearland 10-Year Real Estate Appreciation Trends

SOUTHEAST HOUSTONBest Middle Schools In Southeast Houston

Top Ranked Schools

School NameGreatSchools RatingNeighborhoodsMedian Home Value10 Year Real Estate Appreciation10k Sq Ft Lot ValueTeachers with 3+ Years Experience
Westbrook Intermediate10Friendswood, Pearland, Southbelt/Ellington$230,00026%$300,00070%
Rogers/Berry Miller Jr High9Pearland$253,22927%$330,00092%
League City Intermediate9League City$260,00035%$310,00076%
Friendswood Jr High9Friendswood, League City, Pearland$358,00031%$270,00093%
Sablatura/Pearland J H West8Pearland$245,00027%$270,00089%
Alexander/Pearland J H East8Pearland$257,00041%$290,00086%
Seabrook Intermediate8Clear Lake Area$285,00041%$280,00092%
Jamison/Pearland J H South8Alvin North, Pearland$240,00041%$300,00085%

The list of the Best Middle Schools in Southeast Houston above only includes public middle schools with defined school boundary maps that are within Houston’s MSA, have a 60 minutes average drive time from Downtown Houston, and have both a 4 of 4 Performance Index Ranking and a 7, 8, 9 or 10 rating (of 10 possible) from GreatSchools.org.

If you’d like to see homes zoned to specific top ranked middle schools in Houston, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.

How Much Does It Cost To Live Near a Top Ranked, Southeast Houston Middle School?

We completed an analysis of last year’s median home prices for the top ranked middle schools in Southeast Houston.

Results are displayed in the table above.

This data covers the median single-family home sale price. Newer construction and larger-than-average homes tend to cost 10-15% more than the median prices above.

For details on any specific neighborhood or property, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.

Have Homes Zoned to Top Ranked Southeast Houston Middle Schools Been A Good Investment?

The table above shows the 10-year real estate appreciation trends of the median home prices zoned to each of the top ranked southeast Houston middle schools.

In addition, for comparison purposes, we included the baseline (Average) appreciation for comparable properties in these sections of Houston, not zoned to these schools.

As you’ll see from the data, buying a home zoned to one of Houston’s top ranked schools over the last decade, tended to outperform the average appreciation.

SOUTHEAST HOUSTONNeighborhoods Zoned To Best Southeast Houston Middle Schools

League City

Located about 25 miles southwest of Downtown Houston, League City is known for its marinas and green spaces.

League City homes have easy access to over 15 parks, 3 golf courses, and 4 marinas. The city also offers several restaurants, bars, cafes, stores, and entertainment hotspots. Residents also enjoy easy commutes to some of the area’s major employment hubs like the NASA Johnson Space Center, Galveston Bay, the Gulf of Mexico.

Nestled in the area south of Friendswood and Clear Lake, League City is a few miles outside of Beltway 8. Several main thoroughfares go through the city, including I-45 (Gulf Freeway) and FM 528.

Most League City homes are zoned to Clear Creek ISD, named 1st in Children At Risk’s 2014 Greater Houston Large School District Rankings. Smaller portions of the city are served by the Dickinson and Santa Fe ISDs.

League City 10-Year Real Estate Appreciation Trends

SOUTHEAST HOUSTONBest High Schools In Southeast Houston

Top Ranked Schools

School NameGreatSchools RatingNeighborhoodsMedian Home Value10 Year Real Estate Appreciation10k Sq Ft Lot Value
Teachers with 3+ years experience
Friendswood High9Friendswood, League City, Pearland$358,00031%$270,00094%
Clear Falls High8Clear Lake Area, Dickinson, League City$285,00038%$320,00063%
Clear Lake High8Clear Lake Area, Southbelt/Ellington$259,00013%$270,00066%
Clear Springs High8Alvin North, Friendswood, League City, Webster$275,00030%$320,00071%

The list of the Best High Schools in Southeast Houston above only includes public middle schools with defined school boundary maps that are within Houston’s MSA, have a 60 minutes average drive time from Downtown Houston, and have both a 4 of 4 Performance Index Ranking and a 8, 9 or 10 rating (of 10 possible) from GreatSchools.org.

If you’d like to see homes zoned to specific top ranked high schools in Houston, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.

How Much Does It Cost To Live Near a Top Ranked, Southeast Houston High School?

We completed an analysis of last year’s median home prices for the top ranked high schools in southeast Houston.

Results are displayed in the table above.

This data covers the median single-family home sale price. Newer construction and larger-than-average homes tend to cost 10-15% more than the median prices above.

For details on any specific neighborhood or property, please contact Paige Martin, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston.

SOUTHEAST HOUSTONNeighborhoods Zoned To Best Southeast Houston High Schools

Clear Lake

Clear Lake City is a master-planned community located about 22 miles southeast of Downtown Houston.

Clear Lake City homes enjoy proximity to golf courses, restaurants, schools, and retail stores. Employment centers are also highly accessible from the community.

The community is subdivided into smaller neighborhoods, including golf course community, Bay Oaks.

Most Clear Lake City homes are zoned to the highly rated Clear Creek Independent School District. Among the schools that serve the area, Clear Lake Intermediate School was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 1986-87.

Clear Lake 10-Year Real Estate Appreciation Trends
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  • School information is deemed accurate as of the time of this writing, but is not guaranteed.
  • Please independently verify and confirm enrollment. Please contact the school district to determine the schools to which any specific property is zoned.
  • The list of the Best Schools in Houston above only includes public schools with defined school boundary maps that have both a 3 of 4 Performance Index Ranking and a 7, 8, 9 or 10 rating (of 10 possible) from GreatSchools.org.
  • Median home values are calculated from last year’s single family home values, according to data from HAR MLS, from the school’s boundary.
  • 10 year real estate appreciation trends are calculated from comparing median single family home sale values from 10 years ago as compared to data from the most recent year.

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