When you have a family, one of the most important aspects of moving homes is finding a new school district. If your child is in high school, you may consider a magnet school. Magnet schools specialize in a particular program or field of study, often preparing its students for advancement in a specific field. Often, these schools are academically superior, with excellent student/teacher ratios and award-winning performances.
Magnet School Spotlight:
Lee High School, located just inside Loop 410 on the North side, offers three very diverse magnet programs: North East School of the Arts (NESA) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and The International School of the Americas.
Though these three programs are very different, all are done with excellence at Lee High School. NESA offers majors in theatre, dance, music, visual arts, and creative writing, among others. STEM provides intense training towards a future in the ever-growing world of technology. ISA hosts an acclaimed global and social studies program. If you have several high schoolers who are interested in different areas of study, these magnet programs make it possible for all of them to receive a targeted, specialized education in the same place.
If you’re looking to buy a home in the NEISD and place your child at Lee High School, there are several excellent neighborhoods to choose from. Nearby, the town of Castle Hills is a cozy, upscale neighborhood of just under 5,000 people. The average home price is $250,000, and the neighborhood is established and friendly. Alamo Heights exudes the same upscale vibe only a few minutes further than Castle Hills. Other midtown neighborhoods include Monte Vista and Balcones Heights, both less than 5 miles from Lee.
Homes in Castle Hills are set among mature oak trees in a well established community. Photo courtesy of Erin Caraway.
No matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find an excellent home in your price range within NEISD. As a home buyer, you aren’t only purchasing a house…you’re settling into a community that will affect your entire family, particularly in the selection of schools. This featured magnet school provides an award-winning education in an excellent community.