Sunday, November 24, 2019

What Home Buyers Should Expect

This is a long post. However, it covers the entire process from your point of view and is considerably shorter than a standard purchase contract. Since it is a step-by-step process, you can read a little at a time.

As a licensed Texas REALTOR, I can help home buyers find and secure houses, complete residential contracts and negotiate repairs to turn a house into a home. In almost all instances, the seller compensates my consultation and activity fees - not the buyer. Please call or text 214-862-7212 or email me when you are ready for my help.

Buying a house is exciting. It’s also a little overwhelming because it’s the biggest purchase most people will make during their lifetime. I’m here to help. I’m on your side of the transaction. I look out for your best interests. I’ve got your back.

I’m an OPFOR Infantry veteran. In our lingo, “I’ve Got Your Six!

I’ll be on the lookout for problems, and I’ll do everything in my power to keep you safe throughout the transaction. I’ll give you information about the market prices of comparable properties. I’ll ensure everything goes smoothly and everything stays on track. The mission is to get you moved into your ideal home with the least stress on you. I’m on duty to make that happen.

Before we Meet
Prepare yourself to buy a house before you start looking. You’ll probably need to finance part of the home purchase. This means you’ll need to get your finances and paperwork in order to apply for a loan. Please read my post, “Your Credit Score and Options.”

If you’re selling a home, there’s much to do before you claim your equity and appreciation to buy your next home. Please call, text or email, and we can discuss some early actions.

If you’re a first-time buyer or don’t need to sell a property to purchase another property, the next steps are the same.

You’ll want to save money for your down payment and closing costs. Buyer closing costs - for all loan types – include lender fees, appraisal, attorney document fees, title fees, recording fees, prorated daily interest from the date they close to the first day of the following month, a full year of homeowner's insurance, initial escrow account setup (can be 3-4 months of taxes and insurance). Other fees may apply depending on loan type. 

VA loans don’t require down payments, but there will be closing costs. There is also a one-time funding fee on all VA loans instead of mortgage insurance. It is still good to pay any additional related expenses and pay a comfortable amount of principal early to avoid interest on those funds.

Call, Text or Email DFWmark
When you first contact me about a home purchase, I’ll send you an invitation to my website (DFWmark.com). By creating a password, you’ll be able to save individual properties or entire searches.
My website is tied directly to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). You’ll have access directly to MLS listings at no cost to you. Unlike 3rd-party websites - which can be far behind the market – DFWmark.com is “live.” If you see an active property, it’s still active in the MLS.

If you want help with getting a preapproval letter, I’ll help you talk to the lender of your choice. Here are some trusted options. Otherwise, contact me once you have a preapproval letter from your preferred lender.

I will send you this state-mandated Information About Brokerage Services form (this exact form). It explains how agency works in Texas and lets you know the names and numbers of all my supervising brokers. My company requires it to be initialed. It can be done in person with ink, but it’s better to get digital initials because we will ensure the system works properly with your preferred email address on your computer or smart phone.

Paperwork
Many lenders will want to see financial documents to preapprove borrowers. Please get your documents in order before you contact the lender to make the process move smoother. 

Applicants will need photo identification (these include drivers licenses, passports, military identification and sometimes birth certificates). They will need several paycheck stubs as proof of employment and income. They will need several months of bank statements to show their down payment money is "seasoned" (has been in the bank for 60-90 days). If gift money is involved, it too must be documented and seasoned. 

VA applicants will need all pages of their Certificate of Release or Discharge, also known as a DD-214 form. They will also need their Certificate of Eligibility to secure a VA loan amount. 

Applicants may also need documentation on the amounts they owe various lenders and proof they have paid off large-ticket items. Again, check with your lender to see what documents they will require.

Preapproval 
By this point, you should have a preapproval letter. You should have a dollar amount that you can effectively handle from your lender. This is mostly based on your income, your housing-expense-to-income ratio and your total-debt-service ratio. Different kinds of loans require different ratio percentages.

FHA ratios tend to have a slightly higher allowance than conventional loans. 

Total Debt Service Ratio: The ratio of a borrower’s housing expense (Principal, Interest, Taxes, and Insurance) and long-term debts to his or her gross income are used to qualify applicants for loans.
The applicant's loan preapproval amount helps determine the down payment amount. Depending on your credit score, 3% or more will be the minimum down payment. However, 20% or more lets you avoid paying Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) for a conventional loan.

FHA loans have a Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP), which is mortgage insurance for the entire length of the loan for most loans. Both “insurance policies” only ensure the bank gets their money if you default – it protects no property. There is no MIP or PMI requirements for VA loans.

There are a variety of options available through your lender to account for PMI. Talk to your lender to learn which option is best for your financial situation.

As a generic example, for a $300,000 home, a conventional loan with great credit would require at least $15,000 down at 5%. To avoid PMI, it’s at least $60,000 down (20%) - easier to handle with the sale of another home. Again, VA loans don’t require a down payment or mortgage insurance.

Representation (Customer or Client)
At this point, I’m going to ask if you trust me.
If you don’t, I can show you a few properties, but I’m only allowed to provide access with honesty and fairness, but no professional advice.

If you do trust me, I’ll ask you to sign a representation agreement with me. This allows me to become your agent for a real estate transaction for a specified amount of time. You gain my full fiduciary duties (obedience, loyalty, disclosure, confidentiality, accounting, reasonable care and diligence) and representation.

I am not a lawyer, and I am never allowed to give legal advice. So, read the agreement carefully and consult a lawyer if you don’t understand it.
Because the agreement is written by attorneys from the Texas Realtors association and copyright is strictly enforced, I can’t post it online. If you’re considering this agreement with me, please call, text or email. I can send a secure version for your consideration. Most Texas agents will use this same form.

Your Needs
You and I will determine what your needs are. This is when you need a great agent. You’ll be asked a long series of specific open-ended questions. This helps determine what you need. The results might be quite different than you initially thought.

The home buying process is a matter of elimination rather than addition. You will want to set tight parameters and then eliminate everything that doesn’t work. The first three issues are normally the same considerations used to price properties:
   Location (where it is – city, community, schools, work, shopping, HOA status, etc.)
•  Price (comparative market analysis – to purchase, upgrade, maintain, etc.)
• Condition (age, maintenance level, building materials, etc.)

First, you must consider the type of home that fits your lifestyle best. Do you need a condo above the cloud line, a lakefront estate or a tiny house at the edge of a horse paddock?

Next, determine where you want the home. Normal additional considerations are number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, living areas, dining areas, specialty rooms, garage capacity, homeowner associations, and more.

If you’re buying a new house, the builders are normally selected first, then the development and lot locations are considered based on the builder options. There are many more questions here.
Custom builders are the most expensive. They are also too complicated for this post.

Safety Matters
You will be asked to provide a copy of your photo ID (scan or cell phone photo) before you see properties. This is for the agent’s protection. If you know my background, you’re safer with me than you would be with most other folks, but it’s still the common practice to make this request. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Digital Options
After we determine the basics of your home search, I will initiate an automated search in addition to access to my website. This delivers new properties directly from the MLS to your email inbox as often as you determine is best for you (monthly, weekly, certain days, daily, twice daily or ASAP)

Tour Properties
Once I have identification and a representation agreement, we can tour properties until you find your ideal location. This is the fun part!

We can schedule a morning or afternoon to see the top five houses on your list. Depending on how far apart the properties are, this won’t take long. However, if you see more than five properties in one day, the details will run together.

We will meet at the property or a neutral site. During the Covid-19 pandemic, I can't drive and tell buyers about the neighborhood like before. However, you can follow my SUV in your own auto. 

Ideally, you’ll let me know which properties you want to tour about 24 hours in advance, so I can verify the property is still accepting offers and make arrangements for you to see the properties without the residents present. After I’ve made arrangements, I’ll email a route and timetable to you for the tour.

When we meet for the tour, I’ll provide MLS sheets of all the properties you’ll see. If you’re already a Client, I’ll also provide any sellers disclosures they have furnished and generate comparative market analysis to help you make your decisions. If you are a Client, I will explain the market conditions for the price range of the homes we tour and how this affects the decision speed.

You Found “The One!”
This is great news! You walked in, and it was your ideal home. Congratulations!
Let’s get it for you before someone else decides it should be their home.

At this point, we can go to the office and start your paperwork. First, you MUST be a Client. I can’t do any negotiation for you or submit an offer without a representation agreement.

Next, based on the information I provided plus any other factors you know, I will ask what you want to offer for the house. This is entirely your decision. I will ask you questions about other terms of the contract until you are happy with the total package you want to send to the seller.

Here is the list of possible documents I’ll prepare as part of the offer:
o   1-4 Family residential, farm & ranch, new home construction or condominium contract (TREC provides very similar state-approved examples of these)
o   Third Party Financing (loan contingency)
o   Contingency for Sale of Other Property
o   Addendum for Property Subject to HOA
o   Non-Realty Item Addendum (if you want to negotiate other personal property)
o   Intermediary Relationship Notice (if the seller is also with my brokerage)
o   Amendment(s) to Contract (these would be filed later as needed)

Submit the Offer
As your representative, I'll submit your offer through the seller’s agent. Do not submit an offer unless you plan for it to be accepted. Digital documentation means contracts could be resolved and executed within minutes for the right offer.

Please allow me to set the correct expectation here. We ALL want the same thing: we want the buyer to buy the house they want and the seller to sell the house with a clean title. There are no villains here. It’s a transaction.

Please remember that “market value” is A) what a buyer is willing to pay AND B) what a seller is willing to accept.

That said, I’ll try to get the best deal for my Client and the other side will try to do the same. There will be compromises on both sides by the time everything is done.

At this point, the offer has been sent to the seller. The seller has three options:
•  Accept the offer “as is.”
•  Reject the offer completely.
•  Counteroffer (this is technically a rejection replaced with a different offer).
If the offer is accepted, celebrate and begin set up for needed measures. (skip negotiations below)

Negotiations
Each counteroffer is a negotiation point. It’s somewhat like tennis that can end quickly or last several days. As long as there are counteroffers, negotiations continue. Each counter is a complete rejection of the offer. Consequently, a new offer must be made for each counter.

While this process normally narrows the differences, any issues can be placed back on the table throughout the process. Meanwhile other offers can be considered by the seller.

Continue this process until there is agreement. EVERYTHING is negotiable in these transactions – even the goldfish. I will submit each counteroffer to you for your approval, rejection or counter. The counteroffer process continues until one side approves or rejects. I will try to salvage offers before we get to rejection.

Offer is Executed
An offer is “executed” when accepted, signed by both parties and communicated to the other party and/or their representative agent. This is most often accomplished digitally now and can happen very quickly after acceptance.

I’ll need to collect the option fee and earnest money very quickly, or you can digitally transfer funds. Both amounts go to the title company. We need a receipt (paper or digital) to ensure contractual agreements are met and valid.

Payment must be in "good funds," which are cashier’s checks or similar secure banking funds. Cash will not be allowed in most transactions.

The process often is completed digitally. The Option Fee no longer goes directly to the seller as a check. Therefore, more sophisticated platforms like Earnnest (two "n"s) allow larger transfers of Option Fee and Earnest Money to title companies.

NEVER electronically transfer funds (wire transfer) without talking on the phone to the receiving party AND verifying all the routing information and amounts.
An Option Fee is a token amount (often $100 per $100K) paid to allow the buyer an agreed-upon number of days to terminate the contract FOR ANY REASON.

Mostly, the Option Period is intended to have professional inspectors and engineers (if needed) check the property for problems. The Option Fee is applied at closing. Otherwise, it’s completely forfeited to the seller if the buyer chooses not to move forward and terminates during the Option Period for any reason.

Pay it immediately! If payment is not received by the deadline, the Option isn't part of the contract, but the contract moves forward without this important safety measure. The contract is executed on "Day Zero." The following day is Day One.

The Option Fee and Earnest Money MUST be delivered to the title company within three calendar days of execution by 5 p.m. sharp - do NOT delay. If the third day falls on a day when the title company is closed (Sunday, holiday, extreme weather, etc.), it is due by 5 p.m. on the next business day.

Earnest Money is a larger amount of money (typically 1% of sale price) used as “liquidated damages.” Earnest Money is the sellers sole remedy to ensure the buyer fulfills promises. If the buyer closes on the house, the Earnest Money is applied at closing. If the buyer fails to fulfill promises, the seller can petition the title company to keep the Earnest Money as liquidated damages. Earnest Money is used by the title company for agreed-upon expenses such as HOA documents and the remainder is part of the down payment.

Steps Before Closing 
(30-45 days unless some other time factor is involved)

Navigating the Inspection
I help my Client order and obtain an inspection. I can’t request the inspection myself, but I provide a list of trusted inspectors. There are often discount coupons available from some inspectors. If you choose an inspector, ask me if I have any coupons for them. 

An inspection costs several hundred dollars and is non-refundable. This is paid by the buyer and is not reimbursed at closing. It varies depending on the size and complexity of the property being inspected. An inspection is suggested even for newly built properties. While it may cost a few hundred dollars, it can easily save a buyer thousands in unexpected repairs.

I will meet you at the property toward the end of the inspection time and get clarification from the inspector about what they see as problematic and some potential repair or maintenance issues.

You will get the report from the inspector since you paid for it. You will have the option to share the inspection report with me. If you choose to do so, I’ll analyze it for anything that is alarming. I will suggest some repairs for the seller to complete if it doesn’t impact the entire deal. The Buyer determines what repairs - if any - will be requested and what the Buyer will do after the purchase to ensure the home closes on time. The lender may have some additional say in the matter if appraisal and condition (by the licensed appraiser) is close to or less than the loan amount - particularly on VA and FHA loans.

If the inspection passes with minor issues, I'll write the repair Attachment based on the instructions from my Client. I’ll follow up to ensure any minor work is done before closing.

The repair Attachment is based on instructions from my Client. It notes everything the Buyer requests the Seller to commit to repair before the closing date. The Seller isn’t required to make any repairs, but normally will make minor repairs. They'll also make some major repairs because having been informed of the defects, they must now report these defects on the Seller’s Disclosure if the Buyer terminates during the Option Period.

This is often determined by the financial status of the Seller. If the Seller has no repair budget and a fixed income, don’t expect repairs. However, the Buyer can ask for cash in lieu of repairs in these circumstances.

If inspection fails. I’ll ask if the owner will make corrections or offer repair funds.
If something specific fails that will be expensive to fix, I’ll suggest the Client have a specialist inspect (electrical, plumbing, roofer, structural engineer). Some additional trade professionals provide free assessment inspections at the request of real estate agents if the inspection reveals something unusual.

I’ll ensure that any agreed-upon repairs will be handled by the seller or an agreed-upon compensation will be credited at closing. I’ll ensure the agreed upon Amendment is signed, executed and filed at the title company.

If Seller refuses to cooperate, I’ll see if Client still wants the property “as is” or lesser amount. If not, I’ll submit a Notice of Buyer’s Termination during the Option Period.

Again, everyone wants the same thing. We all want the sale to happen if it can. However, sometimes, it’s best to leave the Option Fee with the Seller and walk away from a bad deal. The Buyer makes this determination.

Between Option and Close 
• I’ll help my Client secure a loan through their lender of choice. With my Client’s specific permission,
   I’ll ensure lender will have the funds ready on time.
• I’ll send any executed amendments to the title company (even if other agents claim they will).
• If all works out during option period, I’ll schedule a walk-through date with Client no later than 3 days
   prior to closing and ensure the property is ready for habitation by my Client. If so, I'll submit Buyer’s
   Walk-Through form.
*** If required, I’ll negotiate differences between the contract price and the appraised value.
• I’ll complete and have Client sign Walk-Through and Acceptance Form.
• I’ll notify our concierge service to help Client be ready to move (present moving packet with lists of
   movers, utility providers, moving tips, etc.)

Closing
I’ll attend closing to help Client if there’s a problem. Again, I will not offer any advice that's considered “legal.” 

Types of Closing Funds
• Seasoned Funds are money that has sat in a bank account as savings or another secure location 
   for at least 60 to 90 days. This satisfied the government requirement against illicit funds. If funds 
   are not seasoned, they must be "sourced" or an investigation must take place as to the origin 
   of the funds. This is also true with "gifts" from friends and family.
• Good Funds are guaranteed to be available on demand. Traditionally, these are cashiers 
   checks. In modern real estate transactions, these are commonly wire transfers from one bank 
   to another.
• Cash is either forbidden or strongly discouraged in most real estate transactions.

When you're ready to move forward, I've Got Your Six!

Mark M. Hancock, GRI, MRP, AHWD
REALTOR, New Build certified
214-862-7212 (call or text )
or visit DFWmark

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Denton ISD Schools and Ratings

Denton ISD schools are listed alphabetically. Please verify the school feeder pattern by physical home location and school district boundaries. Ratings are from noted sources. District overall TEA rating is 89 of 100 or B.

Mark M. Hancock
Realtor
214-862-7212
DFWmark.com


Call, text or email DFWmark when you're ready to move. My real estate consulting services are provided at no cost to buyers and tenants. See Denton ISD photos by DFWmark.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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Adkins Elementary School
1701 Monahan Drive, Lantana, TX 76226
940-369-1300
https://www.dentonisd.org/adkinses
90 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Adkins > Harpool > Guyer

Alexander Elementary School
800 Mack Place, Denton, TX 76209
940-369-3500
https://www.dentonisd.org/alexanderes
81 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Alexander > Strickland > Ryan OR
Alexander > Calhoun > Denton

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Bell Elementary School
601 Villa Paloma Blvd., Little Elm, TX 75068
972-347-7200
https://www.dentonisd.org/belles
71 of 100 or C (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Bell > Navo > Braswell OR
Bell > Rodriguez > Braswell

Blanton Elementary School
9501 Stacee Lane, Lantana, TX 76226
940-369-0700
https://www.dentonisd.org/blantones
94 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Blanton > Harpool > Guyer

Borman Elementary School
1201 Parvin St., Denton, TX 76205
940-369-2500
https://www.dentonisd.org/bormanes
78 of 100 or C (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Borman > McMath > Denton OR
Borman > Calhoun > Denton

Braswell High School
26750 E. University, Aubrey, TX 76227
972-347-7700
https://www.dentonisd.org/braswellhs
88 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: 9 - 12
Division 2, Region 2, District 7-5A

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Calhoun Middle School
709 Congress St., Denton, TX 76201
940-369-2400
https://www.dentonisd.org/calhounms
80 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: 6 - 8
Calhoun > Denton

Cross Oaks Elementary School
600 Liberty Blvd., Crossroads, TX 76227
972-347-7100
https://www.dentonisd.org/crossoakses
78 of 100 or C (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Cross Oaks > Rodriguez > Braswell

Crownover Middle School
1901 Creekside Drive, Corinth, TX 76210
940-369-4700
https://www.dentonisd.org/crownoverms
88 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: 6 - 8
Crownover > Guyer

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Davis School DAEP
Alternative School
1125 Davis St., Denton, TX 76209
940-369-4050
https://www.dentonisd.org/lesterdavis
Grades: 6 - 12

Denton High School
1007 Fulton St., Denton, TX 76201
940-369-2000
https://www.dentonisd.org/dentonhs
81 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: 9 - 12
Division 1, Region 1, District 4-5A

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Evers Park Elementary School
3300 Evers Parkway, Denton, TX 76207
940-369-2600
https://www.dentonisd.org/eversparkes
89 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Evers Park > Calhoun > Denton

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Ginnings Elementary School
2525 Yellowstone Place, Denton, TX 76209
940-369-2700
https://www.dentonisd.org/ginningses
81 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Ginnings > Strickland > Ryan

Gonzalez School for Young Children
1212 Long Road, Denton, TX 76207
940-369-4360
https://www.dentonisd.org/gonzalezs4yc
85 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Early Childhood – Pre Kindergarten

Guyer High School
7501 Teasley Lane, Denton, TX 76201
940-369-1000
https://www.dentonisd.org/guyerhs
91 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades: 9 - 12
Division 1, Region 1, District 5-6A

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Harpool Middle School
9601 Stacee Lane, Argyle, TX 76226
940-369-1700
https://www.dentonisd.org/harpoolms
91 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades: 6 - 8
Harpool > Guyer

Hawk Elementary School
2300 Oakmont Drive, Corinth, TX 76210
940-369-1800
https://www.dentonisd.org/hawkes
94 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Hawk > Crownover > Guyer

Hodge Elementary School
3900 Grant Parkway, Denton, TX 76208
940-369-2800
https://www.dentonisd.org/hodgees
80 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Hodge > Strickland > Ryan

Houston Elementary School
3100 Teasley Lane, Denton, TX 76205
940-369-2900
https://www.dentonisd.org/houstones
88 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Houston > McMath > Denton

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LaGrone Advanced Technology Complex
Advanced Technology Complex
1504 Long Road, Denton, TX 76207
940-369-4850
https://www.dentonisd.org/atc
Grades: 9 - 12

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McMath Middle School
1900 Jason Drive, Denton, TX 76205
940-369-3300
https://www.dentonisd.org/mcmathms
84 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: 6 - 8
McMath > Denton

McNair Elementary School
1212 Hickory Creek Road, Denton, TX 76210
940-369-3600
https://www.dentonisd.org/mcnaires
89 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
McNair > Harpool > Guyer

Fred Moore High School
815 Cross Timbers St., Denton, TX 76205
940-369-4000
https://www.dentonisd.org/fredmoorehs
63 of 100 or D (TEA rating)
Grades: 9 - 12
Alternative High School

Myers Middle School
131 Garza Road, Shady Shores, TX 76208
940-369-1500
https://www.dentonisd.org/myersms
78 of 100 or C (TEA rating)
Grades: 6 - 8
Myers > Ryan

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Navo Middle School
1701 Navo Road, Aubrey, TX 76227
972-347-7500
https://www.dentonisd.org/navoms
79 of 100 or C (TEA rating)
Grades: 6 - 8
Navo > Braswell

Nelson Elementary School
3909 Teasley Lane, Denton, TX 76210
940-369-1400
https://www.dentonisd.org/nelsones
93 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Nelson > McMath > DentonOR
Nelson > Crownover > Guyer

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Paloma Creek Elementary School
1600 Navo Road, Aubrey, TX 76227
972-347-7300
https://www.dentonisd.org/palomacreekes
75 of 100 or C (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Paloma Creek > Navo > Braswell OR
Paloma Creek > Rodriguez > Braswell

Pecan Creek Elementary School
4400 Lakeview Blvd., Denton, TX 76208
940-369-4400
https://www.dentonisd.org/pecancreekes
85 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Pecan Creek > Myers > Ryan

Providence Elementary School
1000 F.M. 2931, Aubrey, TX 76227
940-369-1900
https://www.dentonisd.org/providencees
89 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Providence > Rodriguez > Braswell

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E.P. Rayzor Elementary School
377 Rayzor Road, Lantana, TX 76226
940-369-4100
https://www.dentonisd.org/eprayzores
88 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
E.P. Rayzor > Harpool > Guyer

Newton Rayzor Elementary School
1400 Malone St., Denton, TX 76201
940-369-3700
https://www.dentonisd.org/nrayzores
79 of 100 or C (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Newton Rayzor > Calhoun > Denton

Rivera Elementary School
701 Newton St., Denton, TX 76205
940-369-3800
https://www.dentonisd.org/riveraes
86 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Rivera > McMath > Denton OR
Rivera > Myers > Ryan

Rodriguez Middle School
8650 Martop Road, Oak Point, TX 76227
972-347-7050
https://www.dentonisd.org/Page/90576
74 of 100 or C (TEA rating)
Grades: 6 - 8
Rodriguez > Braswell

W.S. Ryan Elementary School
201 W. Ryan Road, Denton, TX 76210
940-369-4600
https://www.dentonisd.org/wsryanes
95 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades: Early Education - 5
W.S. Ryan > McMath > Denton

Ryan High School
5101 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX 76208
940-369-3000
https://www.dentonisd.org/ryanhs
87 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: 9 - 12
Division 1, Region 1, District 4-5A
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Savannah Elementary School
1101 Cotton Exchange Drive, Aubrey, TX 76227
972-347-7400
https://www.dentonisd.org/savannahes
86 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Savannah > Navo > Braswell

Sparks Campus
Alternative Campus
201 S. Woodrow Lane, Denton, TX 76205
940-369-2468
https://www.dentonisd.org/sparks
Grades: 5 - 12

Stephens Elementary School
133 Garza Road, Shady Shores, TX 76208
940-369-0800
https://www.dentonisd.org/stephenses
91 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Stephens > Myers > Ryan

Strickland Middle School
324 E. Windsor Drive, Denton, TX 76209
940-369-4200
https://www.dentonisd.org/stricklandms
79 of 100 or C (TEA rating)
Strickland > Ryan

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Union Park Elementary School
7301 Fieldwood Way, Aubrey, TX 76227
940-369-0900
https://www.dentonisd.org/unionparkes
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
(Opened Fall of 2019)
Union Park > Rodriguez > Braswell

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Wilson Elementary School
1306 E. Windsor Drive, Denton, TX 76209
940-369-4500
https://www.dentonisd.org/wilsones
85 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Wilson > Strickland > Ryan

Windle School for Young Children
901 Audra Lane, Denton, TX 76209
940-369-3900
https://www.dentonisd.org/annwindles4yc
80 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Early Childhood – Pre Kindergarten

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Sources:
Denton ISD Attendance Zone Maps
TEA Accountability Rating (Texas Education Agency)
UIL alignments (University Interscholastic League)

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Lewisville ISD Schools and Ratings

Lewisville ISD schools are listed alphabetically. Please verify the school feeder pattern by physical home location and school district boundaries. Ratings are from noted sources. District overall TEA rating is 89 of 100 or B.

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Arbor Creek Middle School
2109 Arbor Creek Dr, Carrollton, TX 75010
469-713-5971
https://www.lisd.net/arborcreek
88 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades 6 - 8
Arbor Creek > Hebron

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B.B. Owen Elementary
2220 S Garden Ridge Blvd, Flower Mound, TX 75028
469-713-5956
https://www.lisd.net/bbowen
74 of 100 or C (TEA rating)
Grades: Early Education - 5
B.B. Owen Elementary > Griffin > The Colony

Bluebonnet Elementary
2000 Spinks Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028
469-713-5195
https://www.lisd.net/bluebonnet 
96 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Bluebonnet Elementary > Shadow Ridge > Flower Mound

Briarhill Middle School
2100 Briarhill Blvd, Highland Village, TX 75077
469-713-5975
https://www.lisd.net/briarhill
89 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades 6 - 8
Briarhill > Marcus

Bridlewood Elementary
4901 Remington Park Dr, Flower Mound, TX 75028
469-713-5193
https://www.lisd.net/bridlewood
95 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Bridlewood Elementary > DowningMarcus

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Camey Elementary
4949 Arbor Glen Rd, The Colony, TX 75056
469-713-5951
https://www.lisd.net/camey
79 of 100 or C (TEA rating)
Grades: Early Education - 5
Camey Elementary > Lakeview > The Colony

Castle Hills Elementary
1025 Holy Grail Dr, Lewisville, TX 75056
469-713-5952
https://www.lisd.net/castlehills
97 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Castle Hills > KillianHebron

Central Elementary
400 High School Dr, Lewisville, TX 75057
469-713-5976
https://www.lisd.net/central
66 of 100 or D (TEA rating)
Grades: Pre Kindergarten - 5
Central > DelayLewisville

College Street Elementary
350 W College St, Lewisville, TX 75057469-713-5965
71 of 100 or C (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
College > Delay > Lewisville

Coyote Ridge Elementary
4520 Maumee Dr, Carrollton, TX 75010
469-713-5994
https://www.lisd.net/coyoteridge
81 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Pre Kindergarten - 5
Coyote Ridge > Killian > Hebron

Creekside Elementary
901 Valley View Dr, Lewisville, TX 75067
469-713-5953
https://www.lisd.net/creekside
82 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Creekside > DurhamLewisville

Creek Valley Middle School
4109 Creek Valley Blvd, Carrollton, TX 75010
469-713-5184
https://www.lisd.net/creekvalley
85 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades 6 - 8
Creek Valley > Hebron

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Degan Elementary
1680 College Pkwy, Lewisville, TX 75077
469-713-5967
https://www.lisd.net/degan
74 of 100 or C (TEA rating)
Grades: Early Education - 5
Degan > HuffinesLewisville

Delay Middle School
2103 Savage Ln, Lewisville, TX 75057
469-713-5191
https://www.lisd.net/delay
74 of 100 or C (TEA rating)
Grades 6 - 8
Delay > Lewisville

Donald Elementary
2400 Forest Vista Dr, Flower Mound, TX 75028
469-713-5198
https://www.lisd.net/donald
88 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Early Education - 5
Donald > ForestwoodFlower Mound

Downing Middle School
5555 Bridlewood Blvd, Flower Mound, TX 75028
469-713-5962
https://www.lisd.net/downing
93 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades 6 - 8
Downing > Marcus

Durham Middle School
2075 S Edmonds Ln, Lewisville, TX 75067
469-713-5963
https://www.lisd.net/durham
60 of 100 or D (TEA rating)
Grades 6 - 8
Durham > Lewisville

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Ethridge Elementary
6001 Ethridge Dr, The Colony, TX 75056
469-713-5954
https://www.lisd.net/ethridge
87 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Ethridge > LakeviewThe Colony

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Flower Mound Elementary
4101 Churchill Dr, Flower Mound, TX 75028
469-713-5955
https://www.lisd.net/flowermound
91 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades: Early Education - 5
Flower Mound > Downing > Marcus

Flower Mound High School
3411 Peters Colony Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75022
469-713-5192
https://www.lisd.net/fmhs
93 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades 9 - 12
Region 1, District 6-6A

Forest Vista Elementary
900 Forest Vista Dr, Flower Mound, TX 75028
469-713-5194
https://www.lisd.net/forestvista
94 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades: Early Education - 5
Forest Vista > ForestwoodFlower Mound

Forestwood Middle School
2810 Morriss Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028
469-713-5972
https://www.lisd.net/forestwood
90 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades 6 - 8
Forestwood > Flower Mound

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Garden Ridge Elementary
2220 South Garden Ridge Boulevard, Flower Mound, TX, 75028
469-713-5956
https://www.lisd.net/gardenridge
93 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades: Early Education - 5
Garden Ridge > ForestwoodFlower Mound

Griffin Middle School
5105 N Colony Blvd, The Colony, TX 75056
469-713-5973
https://www.lisd.net/griffin
79 of 100 or C (TEA rating)
Grades 6 - 8
Griffin > The Colony

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Hebron High School
4207 Plano Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75010
469-713-5183
https://www.lisd.net/hhs
92 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades: 9 - 12
Region 1, District 6-6A

Hebron 9th Grade Campus
4211 Plano Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75010
469-713-5996
https://www.lisd.net/hhs9
Grades K - 5
Hebron 9th Grade Campus > Hebron

Hebron Valley Elementary
4108 Creek Valley Blvd, Carrollton, TX 75010
469-713-5182
https://www.lisd.net/hebronvalley
89 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Early Education - 5
Hebron Valley > Creek ValleyHebron

Hedrick Middle School
1526 Bellaire Blvd, Lewisville, TX 75067
469-713-5188
https://www.lisd.net/hedrick
78 of 100 or C (TEA rating)
Grades 6 - 8
Hedrick > Lewisville

Heritage Elementary
100 Barnett Boulevard, Highland Village, TX, 75077
469 713-5985
https://www.lisd.net/heritage
90 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Heritage > BriarhillMarcus

Hicks Elementary
3651 Compass Dr, Frisco, TX 75034
469-713-5981
https://www.lisd.net/hicks
89 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Early Education - 5
Hicks > Arbor CreekHebron

Highland Village Elementary
301 Brazos Blvd, Highland Village, TX 75077
469-713-5957
https://www.lisd.net/highlandvillage
92 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Highland Village > Briarhill > Marcus

Homestead Elementary
1830 E Branch Hollow Dr, Carrollton, TX 75007
469-713-5181
https://www.lisd.net/homestead
94 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Homestead > Arbor Creek > Hebron

Huffines Middle School
1440 N Valley Pkwy, Lewisville, TX 75077
469-713-5990
https://www.lisd.net/huffines
63 of 100 or D (TEA rating)
Grades 6 - 8
Huffines > Lewisville

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Independence Elementary
2511 Windhaven Pkwy, Lewisville, TX 75056
469-713-5212
https://www.lisd.net/independence
82 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Early Education - 5
Independence > Killian > Hebron

Indian Creek Elementary
2050 Arbor Creek Dr, Carrollton, TX 75010
469-713-5180
https://www.lisd.net/indiancreek
78 of 100 or C (TEA rating)
Grades: Early Education - 5
Indian Creek > Arbor Creek > Hebron

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Killian Middle School
2561 FM 544, Lewisville, TX 75056
469-713-5977
https://www.lisd.net/killian
90 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades 6 - 8
Killian > Hebron

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Lakeland Elementary
800 Fox Ave, Lewisville, TX 75067
469-713-5992
https://www.lisd.net/lakeland
74 of 100 or C (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Lakeland > HuffinesLewisville

Lakeview Middle School
4300 Keys Dr, The Colony, TX 75056
469-713-5974
https://www.lisd.net/lakeview
66 of 100 or D (TEA rating)
Grades 6 - 8
Lakeview > The Colony

Lamar Middle School
4900 Timber Creek Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028
469-713-5966
https://www.lisd.net/lamar
90 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades 6 - 8
Lamar > Marcus

Lewisville Elementary
285 Country Ridge Rd, Lewisville, TX 75067
469-713-5995
https://www.lisd.net/lewisville
59 of 100 or F (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Lewisville Elementary > Delay > Lewisville

Lewisville High School
1098 W Main St, Lewisville, TX 75067
469-713-5190
https://www.lisd.net/lhs
83 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades 9 - 12
Region 1, District 6-6A

Lewisville High School Harmon
1250 W Round Grove Rd, Lewisville, TX 75067
469-713-5201
https://www.lisd.net/lhsharmon
Lewisville High School Harmon > Lewisville

Lewisville High School Killough
1301 N Summit Ave, Lewisville, TX 75067
469-713-5987
https://www.lisd.net/lhskillough
Lewisville High School Killough > Lewisville

Liberty Elementary School
4600 Quail Run Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75022
469-713-5958
https://www.lisd.net/liberty
96 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Liberty Elementary > McKamyFlower Mound

Lillie J. Jackson Early Childhood Center
1651 S Valley Pkwy, Lewisville, TX 75067
469-713-5986
https://www.lisd.net/ljjacksonecc
89 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Early Education - Pre Kindergarten

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Marcus High School
5707 Morriss Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028
469-713-5196
https://www.lisd.net/mhs
94 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades 9 - 12
Region 1, District 6-6A

Marcus 9th Grade Campus
5707C Morriss Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028
469-713-5998
https://www.lisd.net/mhs9
Grades K - 5
Marcus 9th Grade Campus > Marcus

McAuliffe Elementary
2300 Briarhill Blvd, Lewisville, TX 75077
469-713-5959
https://www.lisd.net/mcauliffe
88 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Early Education - 5
McAuliffe > Briarhill > Marcus

McKamy Middle School
4900 Timber Creek Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028
469-713-5966
2401 Old Settlers Road, Flower Mound, TX, 75022
https://www.lisd.net/mckamy
96 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades 6 - 8
McKamy > Flower Mound

Morningside Elementary
6350 Paige Rd, The Colony, TX 75056
469-713-5970
https://www.lisd.net/morningside
86 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Morningside > Griffin > The Colony

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Old Settlers Elementary
469-713-5993
2525 Old Settlers Road, Flower Mound, TX, 75022
https://www.lisd.net/oldsettlers
94 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Old Settlers > Shadow RidgeFlower Mound

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Parkway Elementary
2100 S Valley Pkwy, Lewisville, TX 75067
469-713-5979
https://www.lisd.net/parkway
87 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Parkway > HedrickLewisville

Peters Colony Elementary
2100 S Valley Pkwy, Lewisville, TX 75067
469-713-5979
https://www.lisd.net/peterscolony
87 of 100 or B (TEA rating)
Grades: Pre Kindergarten - 5
Peters Colony > Griffin > The Colony

Polser Elementary
1520 Polser Rd, Carrollton, TX 75010
469-713-5978
https://www.lisd.net/polser
79 of 100 or C (TEA rating)
Grades: Early Education - 5
Polser > Creek ValleyHebron

Prairie Trail Elementary
5555 Timber Creek Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028
469-713-5980
https://www.lisd.net/prairietrail
94 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Prairie Trail > LamarMarcus

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Rockbrook Elementary
2751 Rockbrook Dr, Lewisville, TX 75067
469-713-5968
https://www.lisd.net/rockbrook
57 of 100 or F (TEA rating)
Grades: Early Education - 5
Rockbrook > DurhamLewisville

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Shadow Ridge Middle School
2050 Aberdeen Dr, Flower Mound, TX 75028
469-713-5984
https://www.lisd.net/shadowridge
92 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades 6 - 8
Shadow Ridge > Flower Mound

Southridge Elementary
495 W Corporate Dr, Lewisville, TX 75067
469-713-5187
https://www.lisd.net/southridge
78 of 100 or C (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Southridge > DurhamLewisville

Stewart's Creek Elementary
4431 Augusta St, The Colony, TX 75056
469-713-5960
https://www.lisd.net/stewartscreek
67 of 100 or D (TEA rating)
Grades: Early Education - 5
Stewart's Creek > Lakeview > The Colony

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The Colony High School
4301 Blair Oaks Dr, The Colony, TX 75056
469-713-5178
https://www.lisd.net/tchs
90 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades 9 - 12
Division I, Region 2, District 5-5A

Timber Creek Elementary
1900 Timber Creek Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028
469-713-5961
https://www.lisd.net/timbercreek
91 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades: Early Education - 5
Timber Creek > LamarMarcus

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Valley Ridge Elementary
1604 N Garden Ridge Blvd, Lewisville, TX 75077
469-713-5982
https://www.lisd.net/valleyridge
78 of 100 or C (TEA rating)
Grades: Early Education - 5
Valley Ridge > HuffinesLewisville

Vickery Elementary
3301 Wager Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028
469-713-5969
https://www.lisd.net/vickery
76 of 100 or C (TEA rating)
Grades: Kindergarten - 5
Vickery > HedrickLewisville

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Wellington Elementary
3900 Kenwood Dr, Flower Mound, TX 75022
469-713-5989
https://www.lisd.net/wellington
93 of 100 or A (TEA rating)
Grades: Early Education - 5
Wellington > McKamyFlower Mound

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Sources:
Lewisville ISD school locator
TEA Accountability Rating (Texas Education Agency)
UIL alignments (University Interscholastic League)

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