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Old 01-15-2015, 09:16 AM
 
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Here are all the High schools in South Dekalb

Arabia Mountain High School
Cedar Grove High School
Clarkston High School
Columbia High School
Lithonia High School
M.L. King, Jr. High School
Miller Grove High School
Redan High School
Ronald E. McNair High School
Stone Mountain High School
Southwest DeKalb High School
Stephenson High School
Towers High School


Arabia Mtn is is charter school and the only one I have ever heard parents actually want to send their child to school if they had a choice. Occasionally I might hear Stephenson, but that is always because they dint want their child going to Redan. Every now and again Miller Grove and MLK, I might hear decent talk about, put pretty much all the others, parents if they had a choice would send their child to a school north of the 78 instead if they had a choice.


As long as these schools keep having a bad reputation, the property values in the area will continue to suck.
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:32 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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Yeah at Wesley Chapel and Hairston. Currently Planet Fitness, the dollar store and the closed college sits in its place. And it took years after walmart closed to put anything in its place.

The little giant farmers market used to be a ingles and that huge auto repair/car wash place closed right after walmart left and went to Panola. Kmart out of busniess as well that used to be across the road. I can see why people hate Walmart when they come in and put everyone out of business then move elsewhere. There was even a Target on Covington Hwy by 285 in the 90's. The east side used to be nice even after the white flight in the 90's. Its from 2000 onwards is when alot of business started to up and leave.
Thanks for that information. Honestly, I never noticed the building across from Kroger.

I always wondered about the auto repair center but i figured, not enough traffic on Hairston since its so far back from Wesley CHapel.
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Old 01-15-2015, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta, GA
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Here are all the High schools in South Dekalb

Arabia Mountain High School
Cedar Grove High School
Clarkston High School
Columbia High School
Lithonia High School
M.L. King, Jr. High School
Miller Grove High School
Redan High School
Ronald E. McNair High School
Stone Mountain High School
Southwest DeKalb High School
Stephenson High School
Towers High School


Arabia Mtn is is charter school and the only one I have ever heard parents actually want to send their child to school if they had a choice. Occasionally I might hear Stephenson, but that is always because they dint want their child going to Redan. Every now and again Miller Grove and MLK, I might hear decent talk about, put pretty much all the others, parents if they had a choice would send their child to a school north of the 78 instead if they had a choice.


As long as these schools keep having a bad reputation, the property values in the area will continue to suck.
This, plus terrible political leadership is why S. DeKalb is doomed to failure!!
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Old 01-16-2015, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Oh please, the middle/upper class blacks talk about the lower class blacks as much as white people do. My mom and dad both said Conyers was getting worse and of course, the demographic shift is more blacks moving in. They said they plan on moving to Perimeter in the next 5 years or so because Conyers is just going to become South Dekalb 2.0.
No that's true to but he's right about how poor whites don't live close to well to do whites as poor.blacks live near upper middle class black communities.

I used to live off Childress of Cascade Rd. Almost literally in the middle of Cascade Rd and Campbellton Rd I used to joke that I lived between Sugar and Sh#!.lol
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Old 01-16-2015, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Raleigh
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No that's true to but he's right about how poor whites don't live close to well to do whites as poor.blacks live near upper middle class black communities.

I used to live off Childress of Cascade Rd. Almost literally in the middle of Cascade Rd and Campbellton Rd I used to joke that I lived between Sugar and Sh#!.lol
There is nothing fundamentally wrong with this phenomenon. The outcome is a result of poor allocation of imperative resources needed to allow every black person in these areas a chance to have a decent quality of life. This is been a historical and ongoing problem between majority white homogeneous areas compared to majority non-white heterogeneous areas in most American cities.
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Morningside, Atlanta, GA
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Here are all the High schools in South Dekalb

Arabia Mountain High School
Cedar Grove High School
Clarkston High School
Columbia High School
Lithonia High School
M.L. King, Jr. High School
Miller Grove High School
Redan High School
Ronald E. McNair High School
Stone Mountain High School
Southwest DeKalb High School
Stephenson High School
Towers High School





As long as these schools keep having a bad reputation, the property values in the area will continue to suck.
The key to schools in poorer areas is to find one that meets your childs needs. If your child is a stronger student, SW Dekalb has a very strong talented and gifted program. I interview for the Harvard Club and know that we have several strong candidates from that program school every year. I have interviewed students from there who ended up at Emory and Morehouse.
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Old 01-16-2015, 09:08 AM
 
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I grew up in Ellenwood (part by the South River and Sandstone Estates neighborhood). There is absolutely no way that a Whole Foods is going to move into that area or Lithonia (Stonecrest Mall) as there isn't enough income there to support it. Hell, I live in what I consider a nice part of town now (PTC), make a good living, and even I don't frequent a Fresh Market or Whole Foods type of grocery store as it is OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive and some of you think that very low income households are going to go shopping at these stores! Some of you are living in a fantasy world...
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Old 01-17-2015, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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I still don't get what's so great about Whole Foods. My local Publix suits me just fine.
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Old 01-18-2015, 02:14 PM
 
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I still don't get what's so great about Whole Foods. My local Publix suits me just fine.
The hot bar (fried chicken tofu and honey spice tofu)
Almost all organic or no GMO (supposedly)
Dishes cooked to order while you shop
Free wine tastings
Locally grown produce
Miscellaneous workshop/events/classes
A spot to eat inside the grocery store
Huge healthy and vegetarian options

The only downsides I can think of are:
The foods costs more, and
They don't exist in Dekalb or South Fulton
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Old 01-18-2015, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The only downsides I can think of are:
The foods costs more, and
They don't exist in Dekalb or South Fulton
Sure they do! There's a very nice WF at Briarcliff & LaVista.
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