Lake Cities Schools are Magnets for Home Buyers

Lake Cities Schools are Magnets for Home Buyers

Local schools are making the grade when it comes to drawing in home buyers. compiled a list of the top elementary, middle and high schools for homebuyers who want to move to Denton County.
All of these schools have received Cruvita Gold Medals of Excellence at the national level.
The top 30 elementary schools include:
#29 Hawk Elementary (Corinth)

Hawk Elementary was one of the first campuses located outside the Denton city limits, in Corinth. It is named for Mildred Hawk, a local philanthropist, supporter of education and reading enthusiast.

Students at Hawk can participate in events like science nights, summer reading goals and recycling programs to encourage community among the families that make up the school.

Hawk Mavericks also have venues to express their talents, such as art club, math club, choir, orchestra and student council. There is also access to an outdoor area for students to learn science with real world application.

The top 15 middle schools include:
#15 Crownover Middle (Corinth)

Established in 2002, Crownover Middle School is named for Ronny Crownover, a local veterinarian and Texas state representative who advocated public education.

Crownover is known for its friendly environment, including events like hot dog socials for incoming sixth graders, an annual bully prevention, Rachel’s Challenge and “Maroon Outs” to showcase school colors.

The school offers band , choir, orchestra, art, cheerleading, football, volleyball, tennis, basketball and track. Crownover also has the National Junior Honor Society, student council and other community-orientated groups.

The top 10 high schools include:
#7 Lake Dallas High (Lake Dallas)

Lake Dallas High Schools is led by state-awarded principal Kristi Strickland. Students have options to be involved in traditional sports but football is where the school really shines.

There are also volleyball, golf, cross country, basketball, soccer, tennis, track, baseball, softball, cheer leading, drill, and power
lifting Falcons.

A robust technical education program links education and careers, helping students prepare for what might be around the next bend. As of last school year, 88.4 percent of the school’s students were enrolled in one or more CTE course.

Students can also participate in the law, public safety, corrections and security career cluster career pathway. Some classes include principles of law, court systems and practices and forensic science.

For more information on how these schools match up to other Denton County schools, visit

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