Lovejoy ISD

It All Started in 1917

The original Little Red School house was saved and still serves as the administration building 

Lovejoy ISD Receives the Highest Rating in Texas For 2016

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  • Lovejoy ISD is tied with one other school district with the highest ratings awarded by the Texas Education Agency.  The other school district, Eanes ISD, located in Austin, also had a TEA rating of three A’s and one B.  No other district matched those ratings.

  • Lovejoy High School ranked in the top 1% of high schools in the Nation by US News and World Report in 2016.

  • Every Lovejoy ISD grade school, middle school and high school have had the highest TEA rating since they started rating schools.

  • In 2016, 73 families located outside of Lovejoy ISD are paying between $8,000 and $11,000 per child per year to be in the district.  I’ve always said Lovejoy is as close to a private school as you can get in a public school.

 What Towns Are in Lovejoy ISD?

Many people think Lovejoy ISD is all of Fairview and Lucas, but that’s not correct.  Not all of Fairview and Lucas are in Lovejoy ISD.  And a small area of Allen (which is normally Allen ISD) is.    It can be very confusing.  Some Fairview homes are in McKinney ISD.  Lucas is a real nightmare when it comes to school districts.  There are 6 school districts serving Lucas (Allen ISD, Lovejoy ISD, Princeton ISD, McKinney ISD, Plano ISD, and Wylie ISD).  I’ll bet there aren’t many small towns in America the size of Lucas with 6 different school districts.

In simple terms, Lovejoy ISD serves most of Fairview, most of Lucas, and 6 subdivisions within Allen.  The school district boundaries in this area seem to have no rhyme or reason.  They often cut through the middle of a development (Lovejoy ISD on one side and McKinney ISD on the other) and sometimes they go right through the middle of a home.  I’ve been told when the school district lines go right through a home, the school district is determined by which side the master bedroom is located.  I can’t tell you what happens if the line runs right through the master bedroom 🙂

With the strength and reputation of Lovejoy ISD, you can imagine developers and home owners over the years have tried to get their properties into Lovejoy ISD.  I’ve seen it happen many times and it’s never gained any traction.  I don’t think the property lines will ever change considering the politics and property taxes at stake.

Bottom line, if you want to buy in Lovejoy ISD,  just make sure you’re working with an agent who knows this area.  I’ve sold more than one home where the sellers thought they were in Lovejoy ISD and found out too late they weren’t.  Suffice it to say, they weren’t very happy with the agent who sold them the home.

What’s Different About Lovejoy ISD?

Our son was a Lovejoy student through all 12 grades so we have a good handle on what makes this district so special.   We always knew his teachers genuinely cared about his success in life.  The teachers know the kids and vice versa.  There’s a misconception that all Lovejoy students have to be outstanding students, but that’s not the case.  I’ve always felt every student is challenged to do their best, but they aren’t thrown under the bus if they are struggling.  The district will work with those kids to elevate their learning.

Lovejoy schools are broken down like this … Elementary schools (Hart, Lovejoy and Puster) grades 1-4, Sloan Creek Intermediate School grades 5-6, Willow Springs Middle School grades 7-8, and Lovejoy High School grades 9-12.  In a growing school district like Lovejoy, this may change some day along with the dividing lines for elementary schools.

Lovejoy ISD has one of the best programs for kids with dyslexia in the entire area.  In fact, Scottish Rite Hospital, one of the premier centers for dyslexic children anywhere, always recommends Lovejoy as an outstanding public school program.

Lovejoy has about 4,100 students in grades 1-12 as of 2016.  The district will be offering a pre-K program beginning in 2017 for the first time.  At full occupancy, the district projects there will be 6,000 students.  Compared to Allen ISD, right next door, Lovejoy is about 1/3 the size.

There isn’t a lot of student turnover within Lovejoy ISD.  Of course, families are always moving into and out of the district, but not in large numbers.  Lovejoy is comprised entirely of single family homes and there are no apartments within the district which tend to have high occupancy turnover.  Many of the Lovejoy kids, like our son, start out in first grade and graduate in 12 years.  They tend to know each other, or at least about each other, attending so many grades together.

Lovejoy ISD is also considered a property wealthy district, just like the other two of my Big Three (Highland Park and Southlake).  It’s becoming more and more difficult to find a home within the Lovejoy district under $400K and homes in Fairview and Lucas run well into the $2 millions.  One of the main reasons is because most of the homes within the district are on one acre minimum lots.  Both the homes and lot prices are increasing in value every year.

The parents within Lovejoy ISD pay relatively high taxes and not surprisingly, they demand a quality education for their children.  They’re also there when there’s a need for parent volunteers.  When a school sends out a request for parent volunteers, if you don’t get on the phone right away, the need will be filled by another parent.  It takes the parents, administrators, and teachers to make an outstanding district, and Lovejoy has them all.

Property wealthy districts like Lovejoy ISD, Highland Park, and Southlake have an advantage over other less affluent school districts in Texas.  The homes are more expensive so naturally the school tax receipts are higher.   Even so, it’s not enough for small districts like Lovejoy to offer the programs and services they want to provide.  To help out, the Lovejoy parents are always actively involved in fund raising for the school district.

Fund raising drives have become a necessity but the homeowners always respond when asked.  One of the innovative fund raising events for Lovejoy ISD is the “Denim and Diamonds” event held every Spring.  It typically raises around $150K which all goes right to the district.

How Special Is Lovejoy ISD?

Besides the Lovejoy ISD number one rating by the Texas Education Agency, here’s another barometer.  In 2016, 73 students paid out of district fees to attend Lovejoy ISD.  Those fees have just gone up to $9,000 for grades 1-6 and $11,000 for grades 7-12.  How many public school districts can attract a following like that?  And remember, the parents of those students are also paying the property taxes on the homes they live in out of district, but it’s still worth it to them.

We’ve sold homes to buyers out of Highland Park, which for years was the gold standard for quality education, and I’ve never heard one say the education wasn’t as good or better.  That goes for parents taking their kids out of private schools to move into Lovejoy.  They might be paying $36K per year and they tell me there is no drop-off.

Lovejoy ISD used to be the best kept secret in the Metroplex, but that’s no longer true.  Lovejoy has become a buzz word and that’s going to continue.  I’ve always said Lovejoy schools are as close to private as you could ever get in a public school.

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1610 Tokalaun Court, Lucas, Tx

Year built 2005
SF 4660 Sq Ft (+/-) Per Tax Rolls
Stories 2
Bedrooms 4
Baths 4
Living areas 4
Dining areas 2
Study No
Garage spaces 3
Pool Yes
Approximate Lot size 2 Acres
School District
Subdivision Tokalaun
  4,666 sq.ft (per Appraiser),  Built in 2005 on 2 Acres 4 Bedrooms/ 4 ...
  4,666 sq.ft (per Appraiser),  Built in 2005 on 2 Acres 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Full Bathrooms/ 4 Living Areas/ 2 ...
LISTED PRICE $ 970,000
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765 Kenwood Trail, Lucas

Year built 2016
SF 4778 Sq Ft (+/-) Per Tax Rolls
Stories 1
Bedrooms 5
Baths 4.1
Living areas 2
Dining areas 2
Study Yes
Garage spaces 5
Pool No
Approximate Lot size 1.5 Acres
School District
Subdivision Lewis Park Estates
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LISTED PRICE $ 949,000 Was $985,500

600 Redwood Creek Drive, Fairview

Approximate Lot size 3.484 Acres
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Subdivision Kingdom Estates
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LISTED PRICE $ 800,000
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730 Creekwood Dr South, Fairview, Tx

Year built 1984
SF 4085 Sq Ft (+/-) Per Tax Rolls
Stories 2
Bedrooms 4
Baths 5
Living areas 3
Dining areas 2
Study No
Garage spaces 3
Pool Yes
Approximate Lot size 1.2 Acres
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Subdivision River Oaks
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LISTED PRICE $ 799,900 Was $825,000
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430 Michelle, Fairview, Texas

Year built 1994
SF 4646 Sq Ft (+/-) Per Tax Rolls
Stories 2
Bedrooms 5
Baths 5
Living areas 2
Dining areas 2
Study No
Garage spaces 2
Pool No
Approximate Lot size 2.5 Acres
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Subdivision Harper Landing
One of the most difficult things to find in Lucas or Fairview is a ...
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LISTED PRICE $ 750,000

601 Redwood Creek Drive, Fairview

Approximate Lot size 2.172 Acres
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Subdivision Kingdom Estates
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LISTED PRICE $ 750,000

1540 Holyoak Lane, Lucas

Year built
SF 4641 Sq Ft (+/-) Per Builder
Stories 2
Bedrooms 5
Baths 4.1
Living areas 2
Dining areas 2
Study Yes
Garage spaces 3
Pool No
Approximate Lot size 2.5 Acres
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Subdivision Lakeview Country Estates
Brand New Custom Home in Lucas $20,000 Landscaping Bonus 2+ Acres and No HOA! ...
Brand New Custom Home in Lucas $20,000 Landscaping Bonus 2+ Acres and No HOA! 4,641 sq. ft. (per Builder)  5 ...
LISTED PRICE $ 695,000 Was $749,500

610 Redwood Creek Drive, Fairview

Approximate Lot size 2 acres
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Subdivision Kingdom Estates
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LISTED PRICE $ 550,000

620 Redwood Creek Drive, Fairview

Approximate Lot size 2.009 Acres
School District
Subdivision KIngdom Estates
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LISTED PRICE $ 550,000

631 Redwood Creek Drive, Fairview

Approximate Lot size 2.011 Acres
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Subdivision Kingdom Estates
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LISTED PRICE $ 500,000
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1361 Red Oak Trail, Fairview

Approximate Lot size 2 Acres
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Subdivision Oak Meadows
Bring your Builder! 2 to 4.6 Acre Lots with Sweeping Views! Lovejoy ...
Bring your Builder! 2 to 4.6 Acre Lots with Sweeping Views! Lovejoy ISD! ...
LISTED PRICE $ 480,000 Was $485,000

641 Redwood Creek, Fairview

Approximate Lot size 2.006 Acres
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Subdivision Kingdom Estates
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LISTED PRICE $ 450,000
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180 Lost Valley Dr, Lucas

Approximate Lot size 2.1 Acres
School District
Subdivision Winding Creek Reserve
2 acre lots, some heavily wooded, in Lucas with Lovejoy ISD! ...
2 acre lots, some heavily wooded, in Lucas with Lovejoy ISD! ...
LISTED PRICE $ 265,000

240 Winding Creek Dr, Lucas

Approximate Lot size 2 Acres
School District
Subdivision Winding Creek Reserve
2 acre lots, some heavily wooded, in Lucas with Lovejoy ISD! ...
2 acre lots, some heavily wooded, in Lucas with Lovejoy ISD! ...
LISTED PRICE $ 250,000

321 Kentucky Lane, Fairview

Year built
SF
Stories
Bedrooms 0
Baths 0
Living areas 0
Dining areas 0
Study
Garage spaces
Pool
Approximate Lot size
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Subdivision
2,111 sq. ft. (per tax) 2 Acres 4 Bedrooms/ 3 Full Baths/ Living Area/ Single ...
2,111 sq. ft. (per tax) 2 Acres 4 Bedrooms/ 3 Full Baths/ Living Area/ Single Story Fireplace/ 1 Dining Area / ...
For Lease $ 2,300 Per Month
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1401 Red Oak Trail, Fairview, Tx

Year built Under Construction
SF 6339 Sq Ft (+/-) Per Builder
Stories 2
Bedrooms 5
Baths 5.2
Living areas 3
Dining areas 2
Study Yes
Garage spaces 4
Pool Yes
Approximate Lot size 4.7
School District
Subdivision Oak Meadows
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LISTED PRICE $ 2,250,000

723 Bending Oak Trail, Fairview

Year built 2014
SF 8808 Sq Ft (+/-) Per Tax Rolls
Stories 2
Bedrooms 5
Baths 5.1
Living areas 3
Dining areas 2
Study Yes
Garage spaces 4
Pool Yes
Approximate Lot size 1 Acre
School District
Subdivision Tranquility Farms
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LISTED PRICE $ 2,075,000 Was $2,200,000
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110 Lost Valley Dr, Lucas

Approximate Lot size 2 Acres
School District
Subdivision Winding Creek Reserve
2 acre lots, some heavily wooded, in Lucas with Lovejoy ISD! ...
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LISTED PRICE $ 199,000

2720 Katey Mae, Lucas, Tx

Year built 2006
SF 7660 Sq Ft (+/-) Per Tax Rolls
Stories 2
Bedrooms 5
Baths 6
Living areas 5
Dining areas 2
Study Yes
Garage spaces 4
Pool No
Approximate Lot size 1.5 Acres
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Subdivision Wolf Creek
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LISTED PRICE $ 1,200,000

930 Bentwater, Lucas, Texas

Year built 2015
SF 4638 Sq Ft (+/-) Per Tax Rolls
Stories Single
Bedrooms 5
Baths 4.1
Living areas 2
Dining areas 2
Study Yes
Garage spaces 5
Pool Yes
Approximate Lot size 2 Acres
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Subdivision Bristol Park Phase One
One Story Luxury Executive Estate 4,638 sq. ft. (per tax rolls) built in 2015 ...
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LISTED PRICE $ 1,195,000 Was $1,250,000

381 Oakwood Trail, Fairview

Year built 1994
SF 5890 Sq Ft (+/-) Per Tax Rolls
Stories 2
Bedrooms 0
Baths 0
Living areas 0
Dining areas 0
Study
Garage spaces 3
Pool Yes
Approximate Lot size 1 Acre
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Subdivision Oakwood Estates
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LISTED PRICE $ 1,150,000 Was $1,250,000
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585 Winningkoff Rd., Lucas

Year built
SF
Stories
Bedrooms 0
Baths 0
Living areas 0
Dining areas 0
Study
Garage spaces
Pool
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Subdivision
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LISTED PRICE $ 1,095,000

861 Maverick Court, Fairview, Tx

Year built 2014
SF 4805 Sq Ft (+/-) Per Tax Rolls
Stories single
Bedrooms 4
Baths 4.1
Living areas 3
Dining areas 2
Study Yes
Garage spaces 3
Pool Yes
Approximate Lot size 1 Acre
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Subdivision Fairview Ranch Estates
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LISTED PRICE $ 1,059,000
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441 Palomino Way, Fairview, Tx

Year built 2001
SF 6441 Sq Ft (+/-) Per Appraiser
Stories 2
Bedrooms 5
Baths 4
Living areas 4
Dining areas 2
Study Yes
Garage spaces 3
Pool Yes
Approximate Lot size 1 Acre
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Subdivision Bridlegate
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LISTED PRICE $ 1,049,000
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2904 Moongold, McKinney, Tx

Year built 2013
SF 5156 Sq Ft (+/-) Per Tax Rolls
Stories 2
Bedrooms 5
Baths 5
Living areas 0
Dining areas 2
Study Yes
Garage spaces 4
Pool No
Approximate Lot size .44 Acres
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Subdivision Serenity Farm
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Kingdom Estates, Fairview

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Subdivision Kingdom Estates
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