Best School district and place to buy potential house

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Hi,

I just got this list of school district from TX. My purpose is to buy one or two properties from possible recent opportunity and keep it for long time.

Can someone help me figure out which school district are good to buy in properties ?

210 - Bastrop
1 - Aldine
2 - Alief
3 - Alvin
135 - Anderson-Shiro
4 - Anahuac
5 - Angleton
215 - Belton
111 - Austin
6 - Barbers Hill
136 - Bellville
132 - Bay City
181 - Chester
143 - Beaumont
140 - Boling
150 - Brownsboro
54 - Brazos
7 - Brazosport
128 - Burton
144 - Brookeland
137 - Brenham
66 - Cayuga
8 - Channelview
9 - Clear Creek
100 - Cleveland
101 - Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated
10 - Columbia-Brazoria
141 - Comal
148 - Bryan
176 - Devers
177 - Yoakum
169 - Calhoun County
204 - Fayetteville
184 - Burnet Consolidated
194 - Buffalo
11 - Conroe
118 - Coupland
57 - Crockett
12 - Crosby
13 - Cypress-Fairbanks
180 - Wharton
155 - Centerville
14 - Damon
15 - Danbury
202 - Franklin
74 - Dayton
16 - Deer Park
112 - Del Valle
197 - Ezzell
189 - Giddings
153 - College Station
179 - Hallettsville
17 - Dickinson
119 - Dripping Springs
113 - Eanes
18 - East Chambers
145 - East Bernard
120 - Elgin
68 - Elkhart
19 - Fort Bend
67 - Frankston
20 - Friendswood
21 - Galena Park
22 - Galveston
23 - Goose Creek
138 - Goodrich
58 - Grapeland
59 - Groveton
110 - Hamshire Fannett
107 - Hardin
121 - Hays Consolidated
24 - Hempstead
25 - High Island
26 - Hitchcock
27 - Houston
28 - Huffman
108 - Hull-Daisetta
29 - Humble
64 - Huntsville
139 - Kerrville
175 - Madisonville Consolidated
170 - Matagorda
185 - Keller
186 - Lufkin
187 - Jarrell
205 - La Grange
183 - Llano
217 - Hemphill
106 - Jacksonville
122 - Johnson City
198 - El Campo
30 - Katy
60 - Kennard
218 - Nacogdoches
159 - North Zulch
178 - Lockhart
32 - Klein
35 - La Porte
69 - La Poynor
114 - Lago Vista
200 - Laredo
115 - Lake Travis
33 - Lamar Consolidated
61 - Latexo
123 - Leander
73 - Liberty
149 - Jasper
151 - Leggett
103 - Livingston
62 - Lovelady
154 - Lumberton
36 - Magnolia
116 - Manor
124 - Marble Falls
37 - Montgomery
70 - Neches
129 - Navasota
38 - Needville
39 - New Caney
105 - New Waverly
152 - Nederland
195 - Leon
196 - Mexia
131 - Normangee
127 - Northwest
104 - Onalaska
99 - Other
71 - Palestine
126 - Rockdale
41 - Pasadena
42 - Pearland
117 - Pflugerville
125 - Round Rock
207 - Schulenburg
44 - Royal
45 - Santa Fe
109 - Sealy
46 - Sheldon
65 - Slocum
130 - Shepherd
47 - Splendora
48 - Spring
49 - Spring Branch
50 - Stafford
206 - Round Top-Carmine
51 - Sweeny
102 - Tarkington
52 - Texas City
133 - Tidehaven
156 - Palacios
147 - Rusk
219 - Waelder
199 - Marlin
53 - Tomball
63 - Trinity
134 - Van Vleck
55 - Waller
72 - Westwood
56 - Willis
216 - Woden
142 - New Braunfels
188 - Columbus
190 - Rio Vista
192 - Snook
157 - Seguin
158 - Somerville
161 - Rice Cons
182 - West Hardin
203 - Weimar
220 - Salado
214 - San Marcos
193 - Nueces-Canyon
160 - Lake Worth
162 - McDade
164 - Big Sandy
165 - Lexington
191 - Victoria
163 - Hardin-Jefferson
208 - Denton
209 - Caldwell
211 - Dallas
201 - Wylie
168 - Zavalla
171 - Iola
213 - Richards
221 - Buffalo/Lone Star

Dripping Springs is partially in primarily in Hays county but partially in Travis. Both are known to have good school districts and are on the rise in terms of value. Happy to chat. Message me if you'd like to talk.

Your list of cities/school districts pans an area larger than the entire state of PA. If you're looking to pickup flood properties you should narrow your search by at least half to exclude a lot of cities like Bastrop, Bryan, College Station, etc. Conroe is good. Katy, Friendswood and Spring Branch if you can find some in your price range. Pearland, Montgomery and Magnolia are all good. 

@Mau Pan going after good school districts is a good strategy the is use myself as well but is not the only metric to use. Furthermore, your list is missing quite a few.

Of the ones you shared, 163. 154 & 152 are good.

Suggest you look up schools using
https://www.greatschools.org

Often, I find tenants are more interested in proximity to a school, even if it is moderate. Any neighborhood with an elementary or middle school in or adjacent is almost guaranteed to rent out quickly.

@Scott Wilson I couldn't agree more on the schools (I'm biased since my wife teaches in Dripping Springs) but the problem is affordability.  We are in the process of moving to a new home in Buda (Hays County, 20 mins from Dripping Springs) and while we wanted to be in Dripping we couldn't make sense of it.  The taxes are high in the new neighborhoods to the East of Dripping and prices are still 330+ as a minimum (minus the few exceptions).  For that reason we chose to stay in Buda on the NW side where there is a lot of new development including a new High School (under construction) and elementary and middles schools that are ranked well.  Most importantly we found a great home at a very reasonable $119/sq ft that is 5 years old with several upgraded features we couldn't touch in Dripping Springs.  Maybe in the next decline we can scoop something up in Dripping but it didn't seem to make sense at this time.  I can't argue that the area isn't full of potential with very good schools.