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Old Yesterday, 06:54 AM
 
Location: N. Ga
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Hello,

I have family that will be moving back to Atlanta, Cobb County specifically and are home shopping. We've all heard tales of Walton, Pope and Lassiter, but some wonderful real estate shows up in Sprayberry High district. Can someone give me some insight on the High School itself and the feeder schools (elementary and middle). Thank you!
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Old Yesterday, 07:15 AM
 
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every time I drive by it it looks a little bit blighted. But that's not to say it's a bad school. It certainly doesn't compare to some of the other East Cobb schools you mentioned, but I actually think that the sprayberry district is one of the major deals to be had in metro Atlanta. As you mention the housing options are a lot cheaper, and the school has the same curriculum, but not the same demographics as Walton or Pope. There are some parts of East Cobb around sprayberry that while not bad areas at all, just look a bit run down?
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Old Yesterday, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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Sprayberry is pretty middle-of-the-road when it comes to Cobb County Schools. As you know, Walton, Pope, Lassiter are considered better. Sprayberry's feeder schools will reflect this too.

With all other things being equal, a house in Sprayberry will be a bit cheaper than a house in Walton or Pope. Sprayberry is also closer to 75 which will make your commute easier. If you can find a house that you like in Sprayberry, I’d say go for it.
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Old Yesterday, 07:16 PM
 
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We just moved into the Sprayberry district from West Cobb, so I'm speaking from experience. What I love about this area of Cobb is the affordability and convenience. Its very near East Cobb but doesn't have the added cost. Plus the convenience of the area is outstanding. Town Center, Marietta Square, Woodstock, KSU, Kennesaw Mountain, Merchants Walk, I-75, and I-575 are all right down the street. The Cumberland Galleria area is 15-20 minutes to the south. Roswell is 20 minutes to the east. Since Sprayberry isn't as high performing as the other East Cobb schools, I actually consider that as a positive due to affordability. If our home were only a few miles further to the east in Walton district we would be paying at least $50k-$75k more for the same quality house/neighborhood. This simply wasn't worth the added expense to live 2-3 miles further east.

The Sprayberry area is overlooked probably because all the attention in the room gets sucked up by the more prestigious Walton, Pope, and Lassiter districts. So you won't be getting the social prestige of a posh East Cobb address, but if you place affordability, amenities, and convenience high on your list then you'll like all the great things that the Sprayberry district offers.

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Old Today, 10:26 PM
 
Location: N. Ga
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Thank you all!! They've made their decision to stay in the 3 districts of Walton, Lassiter and Pope. They are coming from Maryland (Montgomery County specifically.) Both parents will be working from home so commute thankfully will not be an issue for them and believe me when I say they are used to the traffic and all that their current D.C./Bethesda commute entails so this will be a breeze for them. Thanks again!
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