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Old 01-13-2007, 09:50 AM
 
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First post hola to all!!

BTW: I am moving from a suburb 35 minutes west of Boston,MA called Wetborough, where the school system is very good IMHO.. I hope this helps others in midst of deciding on their next residence.

The reason for my post is that not many recent posts, past 45 days or so, list the Brookwood school system as a viable/good choice, WHY?

Many list peach tree, dacula, north gwinnett, collins hill, suwanne, grayson and so forth. IF you are like me with children at each school level and very picky it is VERY important to find the right system and community. Yes, there are other counties with better schools based on SAT/ACT/GA scores, low FreeLunch % and so forth, but this area appears to be cost effective, safe and not to close to the city..

I just wanted to make future movers aware of the area since it appears to be a very good school choice for all ages, in particular when three of the schools Craig Elem, AC Crews MS and Brookwood HS are listed as the best in GC for 2005. Not only that you can actually find a residence which is in the right attendance zone for all 3!! We were able to purchase a residence which falls in the attendance zone of all three, moving in a few weeks.. I must say the size of the student population is a little alarming to me since the HS has approx 3500 students vs 1500 here in Westborough,MA..

I based my research on gathering scores and rankings for the past 5 years from these sites amongst many others:

http://public.doe.k12.ga.us/ - Go to the data reporting section & click away.
http://reportcard2004.gaosa.org/k12/cMap5.aspx - Change the 2004 to 2005 or 2006 for yearly reports.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7723397/site/newsweek/ (broken link) - best public high schools = top 5% in the USA!


I really hope I did not make the wrong choice for my familia!! ;-) I already have a headache after all of the researching, visits and house hunting decisions!!


Wish you all a great year!!
R

FYI: I am just a regular person looking for the best match/fit to my familia in lovely GA!!
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:28 AM
 
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Brookwood HS is probably best school district in the Gwinnett. I went there a couple of times when I was looking for house. The reason I didn't go for that location is shopping option. But with new opening of The Avenue Webb Gin mall, that may change that.

Still, there are a more of shopping around west side of Gwinnett. Trader's Joe and Whole Food are located on the west side of Gwinnett. Gwinnett arena (where minority hockey plays) is located on the west side. There are a lot more ethnic foods located on west side of Gwinnett.

It is true that Brookwood HS district is probably best in Gwinnett, IMO, it is no so much better than Duluth or Peachtree Ridge school districts to give up other options. Also, I don't have kid yet. If I do and am not happy about the school, I can always move next door to John's Creek.

This is just my thought process. But if you want good schools with affordable housing, Brookwood is not bad choice.

IMO, the best school districts are Brookwood, Parkview and Duluth. Peachtree Ridge and North Gwinnett are up and coming.

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