TEXAS CITY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

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Hi All,

I wanted to confirm that the best schools in Texas City ISD are:

Heights Elementary School

Roosevelt-Wilson Elementary School

Moreover, I heard that there are more 2-4 unit properties in this area of Houston. Is that true?

Also, the highest ranked schools here are B schools. Is this a safe area?

I grew up in Texas City.

It's fairly small. You have 3 elementary schools(K-4) Heights, Roosevelt-Wilson, and Kohfeldt. You typically just attend whichever school is nearest to you geographically. Heights was renovated when I attended(around 92 or 93.) And I believe one other school was recently redone as well.

One intermediate(5-6) Levi Fry.

One Jr. High(7-8) Blocker.

And Texas City High School.

Texas City, on average is a very blue collar type of place. It's main industry is refinery workers. Most of them make a ton of money and move to nicer parts of the county(Dickinson, League City, Friendswood, etc)

With that being said, TC was once a very nice place to live. We had national highschool football championships, won All-American City in ~2001. Very nice.

Some parts of TC are very nice, some parts are very not. Most of the multi-family(small multi-family) housing is in a part of town called "The Chelseas."  That is typically considered the "ghetto" of TC.

Most of the work has left the city. It's still the nicest area in southern Galveston County, but it's not great anymore, since everyone with money has left the area. The city is attempting to revitalize the downtown area since a lot of businesses have moved further north(League City, Webster area.) 

It does have a local community college(College of the Mainland) which is actually a great school.

Originally posted by @Thomas Shaw :

I grew up in Texas City.

It's fairly small. You have 3 elementary schools(K-4) Heights, Roosevelt-Wilson, and Kohfeldt. You typically just attend whichever school is nearest to you geographically. Heights was renovated when I attended(around 92 or 93.) And I believe one other school was recently redone as well.

One intermediate(5-6) Levi Fry.

One Jr. High(7-8) Blocker.

And Texas City High School.

Texas City, on average is a very blue collar type of place. It's main industry is refinery workers. Most of them make a ton of money and move to nicer parts of the county(Dickinson, League City, Friendswood, etc)

With that being said, TC was once a very nice place to live. We had national highschool football championships, won All-American City in ~2001. Very nice.

Some parts of TC are very nice, some parts are very not. Most of the multi-family(small multi-family) housing is in a part of town called "The Chelseas."  That is typically considered the "ghetto" of TC.

Most of the work has left the city. It's still the nicest area in southern Galveston County, but it's not great anymore, since everyone with money has left the area. The city is attempting to revitalize the downtown area since a lot of businesses have moved further north(League City, Webster area.) 

It does have a local community college(College of the Mainland) which is actually a great school.

 Thank you. This is the kind of information I am looking for. What caused the decline of TC in your opinion?

Actually, I prefer Pearland/Friendswood/Pearland/League City but heard there are not that much 2-4 unit properties in those areas. Is that true?

I would say TC has been slowly declining for a long time. It's based on refinery work, which pays exceptionally well for not requiring a real education(think at least 100k starting.) 

So you have the local populace all moving to nicer areas in the county because they can afford it. This just slowly lead to a drain of businesses and such. It's really not a bad area, but not a great one either. 

And if you hop on I-45, which runs right near town, and head about 15 minutes north, you get to very very nice areas.

Pearland is where I live. It's got some multi-familys, but not a ton. There are some all around the county, but not a huge amount. The highest concentration(that I personally know of) is in TC.

Originally posted by @Thomas Shaw :

I would say TC has been slowly declining for a long time. It's based on refinery work, which pays exceptionally well for not requiring a real education(think at least 100k starting.) 

So you have the local populace all moving to nicer areas in the county because they can afford it. This just slowly lead to a drain of businesses and such. It's really not a bad area, but not a great one either. 

And if you hop on I-45, which runs right near town, and head about 15 minutes north, you get to very very nice areas.

Pearland is where I live. It's got some multi-familys, but not a ton. There are some all around the county, but not a huge amount. The highest concentration(that I personally know of) is in TC.

 Thank you