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Old 10-05-2012, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by ocean22 View Post
Mooresville without a doubt.
There is a very positive article in today's paper (how timely!) about Mooresville schools.

Let me find it for you............

Here is an excerpt:
The results have been so dramatic that many national broadcasts and publications have interviewed Edwards and steady streams of educators from other states come to experience and learn from the Mooresville model

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Old 10-05-2012, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by The4cs View Post
Do you have children? I have read some things about various schools about bullying and overcrowding yet they get excellent ratings. Being so far away it is stressful knowing this decision to move will greatly affect my kids.

I have heard great things about Davidson too and if we could afford it I think that would be where we would go.
Yes! My son went to Torrence Creek. Fabulous school! My son had learning disabilities and the school was as good as a private. We did move him to private for Middle School due to them because trying to keep track of multiple teachers would have been difficult.

I love Huntersville all of the kids in our neighborhood are public school for the most part with no real issues. We looked into moving to Iredell but I love being closer to Charlotte. The town itself here is well managed and so I feel like it is the best place for us.

Again saying that I love Davidson but really Huntersville has a lot to offer. Mooresville just does not do it for me it is really spread out FOR ME.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by The4cs View Post
Relocating due to job in Davidson. $220-250 range for a house. Possibly higher depending on what we get for our house and rates etc....don't want to overestimate what we can spend though. I also heard cornelius was nice but it doesn't seem like you get much property over there. Not looking for half acre, but just enough for the kids to run around.

Getatag....why mooresville graded over Huntersville? Can you be specific?

While I was away, "Ocean22" summed it up pretty well. The article link in today's Disturber by "Xcape" is also very informative. Especially their free and reduced lunch ratios.

MGSD is small, extremely manageable and well run. They have enough support from businesses in the vicinity to provide capital to provide laptops for each student, etc.

One big plus they have used to their advantage is the ability to tax as a school district. While that is an extremely large burden for school board members, they have carried the load and kept the tax rate low enough to attract newcomers to the district.
The MGSD and the Roanoke Rapids Public Schools are the only two North Carolina districts with school board authority to raise or lower their supplemental tax rate. Eighteen others have taxing authority, but rate changes must be approved by their county governments.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:38 AM
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Thanks so much for all of your thoughts and reference info.....I will weighing all of it in my decision.....keep it coming, I welcome as much info as possible!
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