New Summerwood Schools Receive Exemplary, Recognized Ratings From Tea

by David Weekley Homes

Summerwood schools fared very well in the new 2010 Accountability Ratings just released by the Texas Education Agency.

Summerwood Elementary School received a rating of Exemplary, the highest designation awarded 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.

Summer Creek High School, which opened in 2009 across Beltway 8 from Summerwood, received a Recognized rating from the TEA.

Beginning in August, 2010, Summerwood students will also attend Woodcreek Middle School, located onsite in Summerwood.

“Outstanding schools are a major reason why Summerwood has consistently ranked as one of the leading new-home communities in the Humble/Northeast Houston submarket, as well as the overall Houston market,” said Kayla Webb, marketing director for Newland Communities. “We applaud the students, parents, faculty and all community members for their hard work and achievements.”

Webb said that the opening of Woodcreek Middle School for the 2010-11 academic year means that Summerwood students in grades K-12 will attend new state-of-the-art campuses that are either onsite or only minutes away.

 “Our first school, Summerwood Elementary, opened in 2004 and it keeps getting better and better, earning Exemplary status for two consecutive years now,” she said.

Summerwood, located at Beltway 8 and W. Lake Houston Parkway, offers David Weekley homes priced from the $130s. This 1,500 acre master-planned community, near beautiful Lake Anne, features acres of trees and green space and recreational amenities, like a community center, with pool, and tennis courts.

To visit the David Weekley Homes model, from Highway 59 North, exit on to the Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8) east. Proceed on the Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8) east to West Lake Houston Parkway.  Turn Left on West Lake Houston Parkway and go north to the first street on your left.  Make a left on Woodson Park Drive.  The David Weekley Homes section will be ahead on the right.  For more information about new homes in Summerwood, visit

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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