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Old 04-25-2011, 10:27 PM
 
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Moving to Charlotte area in June- daughter will be in first grade. Based on my own research and family recommendations, I have an idea where we want her to go to school...

However, I'm open to suggestions!


IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT ARE THE BEST PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE CHARLOTTE AREA / SURROUNDING AREAS?!?
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:52 AM
 
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Matthews Elementary and McKee Road Elementary are excellent school. Top rated.
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Moving to Charlotte area in June- daughter will be in first grade. Based on my own research and family recommendations, I have an idea where we want her to go to school...

However, I'm open to suggestions!

IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT ARE THE BEST PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE CHARLOTTE AREA / SURROUNDING AREAS?!?

greatschools.org is your friend

There are frankly too many good elementary schools in the Charlotte metro to randomly start recommending them, much depends on where you plan to live
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:46 AM
 
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I agree with Loves. There are good schools in all parts of Charlotte, but there are many other factors to consider. {job location, price of home, urban vs. suburban, etc}
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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Don't fall for picking on the elementary alone - your kids grow up and go to the middle and high schools... In fact, I'd suggest that you concentrate your search in the best HS clusters.

Some ideas from the recent honors excellence ranked HS':

Providence HS
Ardrey Kell HS
Marvin Ridge HS
Weddington HS

Not an exhaustive list... Much will be driven by your budget and other requirements.
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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Thanks, all!

I know my original request was broad, as I'm sure there are a multitude of awesome schools in Charlotte- I was just curious to see what people's first response would be!

And don't worry, I'm thinking ahead, researching Middle/High Schools as well- my husband and I are both teachers, so schools are important!

I'm thinking we'll be living in the Cabarrus County area (we're currently looking for a rental house there), so have been leaning towards Odell or Cox Mill Elementary Schools...
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:00 PM
 
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Any of the Charter Schools.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:08 PM
 
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GreatSchools.org Search: cabarrus

Do you and your DH have jobs already lined up? If so, then perhaps you have people within the school district to ask for suggestions/recommendations.

Dawn
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Shakedown Street
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Don't fall for picking on the elementary alone - your kids grow up and go to the middle and high schools... In fact, I'd suggest that you concentrate your search in the best HS clusters.

Some ideas from the recent honors excellence ranked HS':

Providence HS
Ardrey Kell HS
Marvin Ridge HS
Weddington HS

Not an exhaustive list... Much will be driven by your budget and other requirements.
Excellent advice - as long as you are buying. We were renting in the area of Wingett Park, which we loved as an elementary school. But the high school was Olympic, which I hear is not so nice. We definitely didn't buy in the same area we were renting in.

Also look into Fort Mill across the border in SC. We love the schools there, and it is a lower cost of living.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:47 PM
 
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Don't fall for picking on the elementary alone - your kids grow up and go to the middle and high schools... In fact, I'd suggest that you concentrate your search in the best HS clusters.

Some ideas from the recent honors excellence ranked HS':

Providence HS
Ardrey Kell HS
Marvin Ridge HS
Weddington HS

Not an exhaustive list... Much will be driven by your budget and other requirements.
This is so true! The elementary schools are important, of course, but the middle and high school are even more so. We are slotted for Independence High....it was a huge up roar around here about the new High School in Mint Hill.........that NO ONE in Mint Hill is slotted for. But, any who, Independence was once great, fell short for a while, and is now coming back with a great reputation.
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