By GreatSchools Staff
Education quality score: 74.19
Median home price: $86,720
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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