Cinco Ranch Schools Receive Exemplary Rating

by David Weekley Homes

All schools serving David Weekley Homes in the master-planned community Cinco Ranch have earned the highest possible rating in the 2010 Accountability Ratings just released by the Texas Education Agency.

The schools were all rated Exemplary, the highest of the four ratings assigned by the TEA.

An Exemplary rating means that a campus must have at least 90 percent of its students meet or exceed the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) standard on each subject, including Reading, English/Language Arts, Math, Writing, Social Studies and Science.  A campus must also have a dropout rate of 2 percent or less to earn an Exemplary rating.

Katy ISD schools attended by David Weekley homeowners in Cinco Ranch include Griffin Elementary, Wood Creek Junior High and Seven Lakes High School. “Outstanding schools are a major reason why Cinco Ranch is the number one community in the nation for new-home sales in 2009, and we applaud the students, parents, faculty and all community members for their hard work and achievements,” said Heather Gould, marketing director for Newland Communities, developer of Cinco Ranch.

The 2010 TEA ratings are the latest good news about Cinco Ranch schools.  The 2010 “America’s Best High Schools” study by Newsweek ranked Seven Lakes High School within the top 3 percent of the nation’s high schools.  The study ranked schools based on the number of students taking Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or Cambridge tests, divided by the number of graduating seniors.

In addition to Katy ISD schools, other education-oriented amenities onsite at Cinco Ranch include the University of Houston System, the Fort Bend Public Library, the Katy Family YMCA and numerous private schools.  Recreational amenities include The Lake House community center, The Water Park, The Beach Club, The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch and many neighborhood recreation centers.  Onsite shopping is offered at La Centerra at Cinco Ranch, along with stores such as H-E-B, Target and Home Depot and numerous shopping centers.

For new-home information, visit our model homes located in the Cinco Ranch Model Park. David Weekley Homes offers homes in Cinco Ranch from the $240s to $700s.

To visit David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch, from 99/Grand Parkway, take Cinco Ranch Blvd. west to Spring Green (approx 3 miles). Turn left on Spring Green and then turn right on Springwood Lake. Here, David Weekley Homes features 4 model homes in the Model Village.

About Newland Communities

Newland Communities is the largest private developer of planned communities in the United States. With a legacy that began in 1968, Newland specializes in comprehensive residential and urban mixed-use master planning with expertise in leading large-scale single- and multi-family new-home communities. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Newland and its affiliated companies are currently developing and managing nearly 40 projects in 14 states.

About David Weekley Homes

David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 14 cities across the United States.  David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes “America's Best Builder,” “Builder of the Year,” and the “National Housing Quality Award.” Weekley has also appeared seven times on FORTUNE® magazine’s coveted “100 Best Companies to Work For” list.  Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 65,000 homes.


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