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Old Today, 10:05 AM
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With 4 kids schools are obviously very important. But I also know there is more to a school that an online rating. Does anyone have be any experience in any of the north Fayetteville schools? Middle to highschool?

House in north Fayetteville is quite a bit less expensive, presumably because the schools are 6 and 7 vs 8 and 9.
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All the schools in Fayette County are good, but the schools in Peachtree City and southern Fayetteville perennially score higher on standardized tests because they tend to have a lower number of free/reduced lunch kids and tend to be more affluent. No surprise there, because the home prices in those areas are usually 20%-50% more. I think the average home price in Peachtree City has been between 400k-500k the past couple of years, and even at that price point, the home still needs about a 100K in updates.

It depends on what you are looking for in a school. If it is top test scores, then stick to the McIntosh and Starr's Mill districts.

With that said, kids from Fayette County and Sandy Creek districts still attend Ivy League schools. Also Fayette County High has the best band/ fine arts program in the county, and Sandy Creek has a new IB program as well as the only ROTC program in the county.

Also, the north Fayette schools have a higher percentage of African American kids. I think North Fayette Elementary is around 65% African American and Sandy Creek and Fayette County are 50%-60% African American. A lot of the affluent African American families in Fayette County prefer to be in a more diverse school cluster vs. some of the schools in Peachtree City and southern Fayetteville where the African American population can be as low as 2-3%. With that said, some of the most diverse schools are in Peachtree City. Kedron, Oak Grove, and Peachtree City Elementary schools in Peachtree City are around 40-50% minority, with multiple racial groups in double digits. If you want both diversity and top ranked schools, choose one of those.

In the end, if you find a house you like in North Fayette, I don't think you'll be disappointed. You can always apply to another school in the district if you're not happy. If a higher rated school has capacity, then you may get a spot, but will be responsible for providing your own transportation.

You've probably already looked at this site, but if not, there is a ton of info here to help with your decision.


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Old Today, 08:03 PM
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Hugely helpful!

Thank you
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