Stone Oak


Stone Oak

Stone Oak is a master-planned, deed restricted, multi-use development in north central San Antonio, Texas. The area is known for its numerous upscale, gated-communities and shady, tree-lined streets. Homes in this range from $150,000 for a three bedroom to over a million for more luxurious homes. The area has many large and small shopping centers catering to the residents needs.

chools and education

Neighboorhoods in the Stone Oak south of Overlook Drive is served by North East Independent School District. A small portion of Stone Oak neighboorhoods north of Overlook Drive is served by Comal Independent School District. In the North East Independent School District, Stone Oak is served by Wilderness Oak Elementary, Stone Oak Elementary, Hardy Oak Elementary, Canyon Ridge Elementary, Lopez Middle School, Bush Middle School, Tejeda Middle School (a very small portion north of Stone Oak Drive, east of Canyon Golf Drive, and South of Wilderness Oak Drive and Mountain Lodge), and Reagan High School.

Growth of Student Population

Before the 2007-2008 opening of Lopez Middle School, 2006-2007 opening of Wilderness Oak Elementary and Canyon Ridge Elementary School, the entire Stone Oak area was served under the Barbara Bush Middle School, Stone Oak Elementary, Hardy Oak Elementary, and Ronald Reagan High School. During the fastest growth times which was 2002 to 2007, Barbara Bush Middle School and nearby elementary schools grew tremendously and was serverely overcrowded. According to statictics, Barbara Bush Middle School was considered the fatest growing middle school in the San Antonio area along with Driscoll Middle School and Tejeda Middle School. The schools are extremely overcrowded that Barbara Bush Middle School, Ronald Reagan High School, Hardy Oak Elementary, and Stone Oak Elementary schools are capped. Therefore, to relieve this growth North East Independent School District opened Wilderness Oak Elementary, Canyon Ridge Elementary, and Lopez Middle School recently.

Bush-Tejeda Middle School Boundaries Change

On April 28, 2008, the North East ISD Board of Trustees approved a boundary change affecting the Tejeda and Bush Middle School boundaries in the 2010-2011 school year. The district will move the portion of the Tejeda Middle School attendance area on the west side of U.S. 281 to Bush Middle School to address growth at Tejeda and mirror elementary boundary changes for a new elementary school opening adjacent to the Tuscany Heights subdivision in the fall of 2010. This middle school boundary change would not take effect until fall 2010 when the new elementary school opens. Details of the middle school boundary change includes:
* Rezone the current Tejeda attendance area west of US 281 (Mountain Lodge, Mountain Lodge Villas, Northwind Estates, The Oaklands, Summerglen, and Tuscany Heights) to Bush effective fall 2010.
* Allow any students in this area to apply for a voluntary transfer from Tejeda to Bush at any time during the transition period until the boundary change in fall 2010.
* Offer transportation from this area to both Tejeda and Bush during this transition period.
* Allow any student who begins their middle school career at either school during the transition period to finish at that same school. This does not extend grandfathering privileges to younger siblings or incoming students in 2010. [http://www.neisd.net/pr/news/Tejeda_Bush_Boundary.html]

Capped Schools

By the term "capped," it is a method that North East Independent School District use to control the growing student population at schools. This method is used by picking a specific date and time where the school will be capped in which they will not allow any more new students to attend their zoned school. Students who move in after the specific date will be assigned to an overflow school until their home campus is relieved. During the 2003-2004 school year, Hardy Oak Elementary and Stone Oak Elementary was capped. At sometime in the Fall Semester of the 2005-2006 school year, Barbara Bush Middle School and Ronald Reagan High School was capped until a new school opens to relieve growth. At some point during the spring semester of the 2005-2006 school year, Wilderness Oak and Canyon Ridge Elementary are capped. Overflow schools for these schools were:

chool Campuses

Elementary Schools
* Wilderness Oak Elementary
* Canyon Ridge Elementary
* Hardy Oak Elementary
* Stone Oak Elementary

Middle Schools
* Barbara Bush Middle School
* Lopez Middle School

High School
* Reagan High School
* Johnson High School

Nearest Universities
* UTSA (off I-10 and 1604 highways)

Conveniences

The neighborhood has multiple shopping areas and business parks, including the new Village at Stone Oak, Rolling Oaks mall, The Shops at La Cantera, The Rim and Northwoods. The Shops at La Cantera include Neiman Marcus, Nordstorm, Dillard's, and Macy's. The Rim includes Bass Pro Shops, Best Buy and JC Penney.

Future and Present Activity

Stone Oak has undergone major construction since opening. Constant construction has put residents at unease. Hotels, malls, offices and other facilities such as more subdivisions are currently being built, mainly due to the popularity and demand of the area.

Facts

The area lies mainly in the 78258 ZIP Code. It is located off 281 and outside of loop 1604. The area used to be known as Bulverde and the Texas Hill Country near San Antonio. Many of the San Antonio Spurs reside in the neighborhood also (much of the city's wealth). The other upscale neighborhoods include Terrel Hills, Olmos Park, and Alamo Heights. The Stone Oak area is known of its wealthy area and top schools.

Negative Notes of San Antonio Residents

Stone Oak has been accused of clear-cutting land to build shopping centers and homes, in the meantime destroying several hundred year old trees. The area has also been subject to extreme overcrowding (on roads and in schools), leading to problems.


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