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From Texas towns to Southern suburbs, these top 10 cities offer families outperforming public schools and median home prices under $100K.

By GreatSchools Staff

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Angleton, Texas

Angleton, Texas

Education quality score: 74.19
Median home price: $86,720
Population: 18,640

This cozy suburb of Houston is one of three school districts on this list near the inexpensive metropolis. Tiny Angleton has the hometown pride and civic support enjoyed by many small Texas towns, but it also has its particular bragging rights: It hosts the state's largest county fair, and its congressman is Ron Paul, the libertarian Republican presidential candidate.

But for the past five years, its most unusual civic amenity has been Dr. Heath Burns, arguably the warmest, fuzziest superintendent in the nation. In his newsletter, Burns urges parents to “start reading with your babies early and don’t stop reading to them until they won’t fit in your lap.” He tell parents “the most valuable gift you can give your babies (whatever their ages) is to love them fully and unconditionally... Squeeze Em’, Kiss Em’, Play with Em’, Love Em’.” Unfortunately for Angleton, Burns left recently — in January — to become superintendent in Abilene, Texas, but his supportive tradition is maintained.

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Comments from GreatSchools.org readers

02/14/2011:
"Yeah... If you're white and straight, Harrison, AR could be the perfect place for you! If you're not, you'd be lucky to survive the schools there. "
02/14/2011:
"This article should be deleted. Half the cities on this list are in a state that is re-writing U.S. history. I don't consider that 'rock-solid' education."
01/25/2011:
"Great... but, but, but, but, Anything in places where one would actually want to live?"
05/6/2010:
"This is a stretch to say the least."
05/4/2010:
"Thanks for the wonderful article. Harrison is great place to live and visit. Just would like to add a correction. Dr. Jerry Moody is the Harrison School Districts superintendent. Our teachers and staff are number one! Not sure whom the Brian Smith you speak is though. "
04/28/2010:
"I am very proud to say I live in Webb City, MO. my son has achieved many honors because of the team work at the Webb City School District!!! GO CARDS!!!"
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