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Old 06-30-2008, 02:20 PM
 
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Greatschools.net is the site I used when relocating. Kids went to KMHS, which was better than surrounding public. schools like Harrison, North Cobb HS, McEachern. Note that ALL, including KMHS are overcrowded, your kids will probably have at least 1 class in a trailer in high school and drugs use is rampant.
I was born and raised in Powder Springs. There was a time when parents would give there arm to get a house in the McEachern district. Now Powder Springs, and McEachern have gone to the crapper. That's why my whole family moved away from there years ago. Funny thing. The element follows you where ever you go. Looking to sell this house and move further out. How's Alabama?
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:18 PM
 
Location: West Cobb (formerly Vinings)
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Teasley in Vinings is great, but not at the top of the list. It's usually around 100 year-to-year.

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Old 11-11-2008, 09:51 AM
 
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Question Where are Best pre-schools & elementry schools

We just moved to this area of Lithonia,Ga and I am disappointed with the school choices. The private schools are few and the public schools are crowded to me. Where are The Best Schools at for my young minds of the future. I am looking for a school that addresses Academics, Leadership, Lifeskills, and Social skills. We came across information about The Ron Clark Academy. Please give us some insight. We are looking to relocate in order for our children to be successful. It is critical.
Thanks Victoria

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Old 11-11-2008, 12:04 PM
 
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We just moved to this area of Lithonia,Ga and I am disappointed with the school choices. The private schools are few and the public schools are crowded to me. Where are The Best Schools at for my young minds of the future. I am looking for a school that addresses Academics, Leadership, Lifeskills, and Social skills. We came across information about The Ron Clark Academy. Please give us some insight. We are looking to relocate in order for our children to be successful. It is critical.
Thanks Victoria
Lithonia is not in Cobb County. Are you saying you want to move out of Lithonia to somewhere in metro Atlanta with better schools? Here are the top notch high school districts:

Walton, Pope, Lassiter, Alpharetta, Roswell, Milton, Chattahoochee, Northview, Star's Mill, Macintosh, Brookwood

Those are the best of the best. These are pretty expensive areas though.

These schools are considered very good, not quite top notch though:

North Springs, Riverwood, Centennial, Wheeler, Kennesaw Mountain, Sprayberry, Harrison, Peachtree Ridge, Parkview

These are still all far beyond anything in Lithonia. Some of these districts are less expensive (Parkview, Harrison, for example) but some are in extremely wealthy areas (Riverwood, for example).
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Woodstock
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We actually have a school named "Lovinggood"? Gosh, I wonder what they teach there!

Uh, yeah...It's named after the Lovinggoods. Same w/Lovinggod Rd off Midway Rd, the Lovinggood Gym @ McEachern. $$ backers.
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Cobb County
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I often wonder why Hillgrove & Harrison High schools(& Districts) are always left out of good school districts in Cobb Co. Talking with people & high school school students who attended both McEachern & Hillgrove, both groups say that Hillgrove is the better school..
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:54 PM
 
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I hear people refer to Cobb county by East, South or West Cobb, which cities are in each area.
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Cobb County
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I hear people refer to Cobb county by East, South or West Cobb, which cities are in each area.
So would that break down like this?
East Cobb = Marietta
South Cobb = Smyrna/Mableton
West Cobb = Marietta/Powder Springs
North Cobb = Acworth Kennesaw
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:26 PM
 
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So would that break down like this?
East Cobb = Marietta
South Cobb = Smyrna/Mableton
West Cobb = Marietta/Powder Springs
North Cobb = Acworth Kennesaw
Kind of close, but not exactly. What you have to understand is that most of suburban Atlanta is located in unincorporated territory--meaning they are not located within any city limits, but will have a city address (this is a holdover from the old rural/farmland way of doing addresses). So, to help, people in different parts of Cobb County may have one of the following city addresses (depending on the zip code in which they live):

East Cobb: Marietta, Roswell, Kennesaw, Atlanta
West Cobb: Kennesaw, Marietta, Acworth, Powder Springs
North Cobb: Kennesaw, Acworth
South Cobb: Powder Springs, Austell, Smyrna, Mableton, Atlanta, Marietta


*But remember, some locations are within city limits (incorporated)! Confusing, yes.
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Old 12-06-2008, 03:10 PM
 
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Is there any part of Cobb county that is better than the others. Which is closer to the city? Which is closer to Ft. McPherson? Also is marietta nice? Someone told me that there is only one major road to get out of Marietta and that traffic is crazy. Is this true?
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