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Old 09-01-2015, 12:53 PM
 
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Thanks for the input! We ended up buying a house in Melbourne and close September 30th! I cant wait!
Good choice! -- We moved to the Florida panhandle (Destin) 4-years ago (after living in Satellite Beach (Melbourne)) for 27-years. The grandkids are great, but, the traffic, weather and available activities in the panhandle, make Melbourne a hands-down choice.
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:19 AM
 
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Good choice! -- We moved to the Florida panhandle (Destin) 4-years ago (after living in Satellite Beach (Melbourne)) for 27-years. The grandkids are great, but, the traffic, weather and available activities in the panhandle, make Melbourne a hands-down choice.
Thats what I was concerned about. During out vacation in Navarre, it just seemed like 1 main road and that was it. Not much to do, things to see, or places to eat.. I was looking more for a "bigger" city feel yet nothing to big or busy. We had so much more fun in Cocoa Beach! However, I think the beaches are much prettier on the Gulf side (navarre, pensacola).

But I am thrilled we found a home during our 10 day stay, even better that its a pool home with a huge yard and literally 4.9 miles to Indialantic Beach.
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Old 11-06-2015, 07:42 PM
 
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West shore and Edgewood are both top 10 high schools in the state and top 50 in the country per U.S.news and world report.

Back in 2012, Brevard was #8 and escambia #44 out of 67 counties overall, school wise

http://ricksblog.biz/escambia-county...th-in-florida/

Navarre is not located in Escambia County. Navarre is located in Santa Rosa County.

As of 2014, Santa Rosa County school district is ranked #7, Brevard County school district is ranked #15, and Escambia County (Pensacola) is ranked #48 of a total of 67 school districts in the state of Florida.
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Old 11-07-2015, 07:23 AM
 
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Navarre is not located in Escambia County. Navarre is located in Santa Rosa County.

As of 2014, Santa Rosa County school district is ranked #7, Brevard County school district is ranked #15, and Escambia County (Pensacola) is ranked #48 of a total of 67 school districts in the state of Florida.
Must have been a recent change. In 2012, Santa Rosa county had one elementary school in the top 50 while Brevard had 8, for example

https://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/...hool-rankings/

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Old 11-07-2015, 06:05 PM
 
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I have noticed that school scores over the last year have dropped in Brevard. I think it had to do with new rating system. Supposedly it is supposed to me more accurate now that common core is used throughout the state (but not sure). There are still many above average schools but not as many excellent ones as in years past.
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Old 11-07-2015, 10:10 PM
 
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Must have been a recent change. In 2012, Santa Rosa county had one elementary school in the top 50 while Brevard had 8, for example

https://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/...hool-rankings/

I think Brevard is a good school district however, as in any county, the neighborhood where the school is located tends to have more of an impact on a school rather than the district as a whole. Both counties have pockets of affluent military and DoD personnel with degrees in high tech disciplines and aerospace. Where those people live, the schools excel. The demographics between Santa Rosa and Brevard are very similar with the exception of the number of residents. Santa Rosa is sparsely populated compared to Brevard.

The NPR list you posted made me curious as to whether there actually was a significant change in 2 years. The list looks at individual schools, not entire districts. As you said, Brevard had 8 in the top 50, however 3 are magnet schools. They should be eliminated from consideration because they are selective and usually only accept top performing students. Most of the general public school population will not be able to attend these schools regardless of their address. That leaves 5 Brevard elementary schools. There are 47 non-magnet / non-charter elementary schools in Brevard county. Santa Rosa had 1 elementary school on the list, out of 14 elementary schools in the county.
5 of 47 schools means 10.6% of Brevard schools are in the NPR list's top 50, 1 of 14 schools means 7.1% of Santa Rosa schools are in the list's top 50.

As Nypafl4u stated, the scoring system has changed recently. Since the percentages were relatively close, all it would take is for 1 or 2 schools in Brevard to go down and 1 or 2 schools in Santa Rosa to go up to skew the rankings. That's why it is usually better to go by district or percentage ratings rather than individual schools.
For the record, I do not currently have a child in either Brevard or Santa Rosa schools, nor do I live in either county.
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