Top 5 most valuable school districts: Galveston County

by James McClister

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In the first part in our series on the most valuable local school districts based on an analysis by realtor.com, we looked at home price premiums in Harris County. In this edition, we check out Galveston County, where Friendswood ISD took the top spot.

Homes in the Friendswood ISD have a median list price of $465,000, well over the county’s median of $269,000. The 173-percent premium reflects a storied trend of parents paying more for top-rated schools. The second most valuable district is Hitchcock, where homes list at $350,000.

To see Galveston County’s top 5 most valuable districts, see our table below:

School District Median List Price (District) Median List Price (County) List Price Premium (vs County)
Friendswood ISD School District $465,000 $269,000 173%
Hitchcock ISD School District $350,000 $269,000 130%
Clear Creek ISD School District $290,000 $269,000 108%
La Marque ISD School District $280,000 $269,000 104%
Santa Fe ISD School District $240,000 $269,000 89%

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