By Jennifer Perloff
The San Antonio area includes 17 public school districts. While some, like the Alamo Heights ISD are small with relatively stable boundaries, others are large with boundaries that change frequently.
Consider the Northside Independent School District. The Northside ISD just reported that it is predicting record enrollment for the 2013-1014 kindergarten class – approximately 7,700 youngsters. This will bring Northside ISD's total enrollment to more than 100,000 students. The Northside ISD encompasses 350 square miles and includes 110 schools with more planned in the coming year. Given that nearly one third of the land inside Northside ISD’s boundaries remains undeveloped, there is every reason to believe that Northside ISD’s enrollment will continue to increase and that the district will continue to build new schools and move school boundaries.
If you have school-age children, information concerning school and school district boundaries, enrollment and ratings can be very important – even determinative – in deciding where to buy a home or whether to move. You may want your children to attend a particular school within a district. Or you may be interested in a specialized curriculum such as a bi-lingual immersion or magnet program offered by a school.
If you are looking for a new home and have a particular school or program in mind, you will want to gather enrollment and boundary information before you begin your search and confirm that information with the school or district before you make an offer.
For more information on San Antonio's public school districts as well as its magnet, charter, and private schools check out RealLuxurySA's Schools tab. You can also request a detailed report on any school district by contacting Jennifer Perloff.