U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Charlotte
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-28-2012, 10:56 AM
 
41 posts, read 59,262 times
Reputation: 46

Advertisements

What has the better schools? lower tax rate? better to buy a house? some shopping places?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-28-2012, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
45,269 posts, read 88,507,295 times
Reputation: 39856
Quote:
Originally Posted by Notorious1963 View Post
What has the better schools? lower tax rate? better to buy a house? some shopping places?
It's all relative.

Private schools - Gaston
Public schools - Union
Tax rates are similar
Homes would depend on price range
Both areas have easy access to lots of retail/malls
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-28-2012, 11:40 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
21,963 posts, read 27,247,096 times
Reputation: 9001
Quote:
Originally Posted by Notorious1963 View Post
What has the better schools? lower tax rate? better to buy a house? some shopping places?
What lovesMountains said. . . However, if you go out to Kings Mountain, which straddles the Gaston-Cleveland line & cross into Cleveland County, you get better taxes & better public schools. The commute into Charlotte is about the same as some places in Union County & better than others.

This might help. The 2012 End of Year test results for schools have been released.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-28-2012, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
45,269 posts, read 88,507,295 times
Reputation: 39856
Quote:
Originally Posted by southbound_295 View Post
What lovesMountains said. . . However, if you go out to Kings Mountain, which straddles the Gaston-Cleveland line & cross into Cleveland County, you get better taxes & better public schools. The commute into Charlotte is about the same as some places in Union County & better than others.

This might help. The 2012 End of Year test results for schools have been released.
Great idea
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-28-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
21,963 posts, read 27,247,096 times
Reputation: 9001
Quote:
Originally Posted by lovesMountains View Post
Great idea
Thanks.

One thing that I found out recently is that a lot of kids in Kings Mountain will work & save money for school for a couple of years, then go to college. Apparently, the school takes a hit in ratings for this. This came out this year, because someone at the high school was helping the kids get financing & this was the largest group to go directly to post-secondary education.

Also, Cleveland & Gaston both have Early Colleges. Cleveland's is top-rated. Gaston gave theirs to Bessemer City but has taken it back. Also, Gaston's magnet school, Highland Tecchnical is highly rated.

There isn't a clear-cut answer. I'm glad that you posted what you did.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-28-2012, 12:54 PM
 
335 posts, read 590,802 times
Reputation: 297
The North Carolina 2011 SAT Report
http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/...report2011.pdf
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-28-2012, 01:31 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
21,963 posts, read 27,247,096 times
Reputation: 9001
School digger ranks the schools. The site gets updated in March. North Carolina State High Schools - NC School Rankings

Great schools also does not get updated until the following spring.

The state website is the only one that is up to date. The system is changing this school year.

Accountability Services

Nothing beats visiting the schools.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-28-2012, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
925 posts, read 1,858,764 times
Reputation: 374
Not giving an opinion here. Just letting you know they have early college in Union county, too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-28-2012, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
9,114 posts, read 15,667,962 times
Reputation: 3695
Quote:
Originally Posted by Notorious1963 View Post
What has the better schools? lower tax rate? better to buy a house? some shopping places?
Hard to say because speaking for Union County it is much different in say Unionville/New Salem than Indian Trail and Marvin/Weddington.....

You can say the same for Gaston also...

It would be helpful if the OP could give us a town in each county she would look in....then we can be more helpful.

I think Loves was correct in general terms..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-28-2012, 05:41 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
21,963 posts, read 27,247,096 times
Reputation: 9001
Quote:
Originally Posted by CouponJack View Post
Hard to say because speaking for Union County it is much different in say Unionville/New Salem than Indian Trail and Marvin/Weddington.....

You can say the same for Gaston also...

It would be helpful if the OP could give us a town in each county she would look in....then we can be more helpful.

I think Loves was correct in general terms..
I thought that she summed it up well. The fly in the ointment is Kings Mountain which is in Gaston & Cleveland. The kids on the Gaston side go to Bessemer City for public school which is not the best option, or they go to private. So. . .that's why I put in my 2 cents. Kings Mountain HS outperforms the regular high schools in Gaston County. Highland, in Gastonia knocks the regular high schools out of the game, but it's a magnet school. Cleveland Early College High School is in the pack of early College High Schools tied in 1st Place & Highland is in there too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Charlotte
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top