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Old 01-30-2017, 02:57 PM
 
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They are all ranked pretty close to each other according to this article.
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Old 01-30-2017, 03:38 PM
 
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They are all ranked pretty close to each other according to this article.
That became obvious with the thread about great schools scores. A few years back, Cleveland County schools outscored the Union County schools. It was pretty funny. There are good schools scattered all around the area. People need to check out the schools in the areas that are most convenient to their jobs.

Probably the most hilarious thread that was school-related was a few years back when a woman wanted to know about schools in South Charlotte. She had a job in Greenville, SC & her husband had a job in Uptown. A couple of us tried to tell her to look at Kings Mountain & split the difference. She didn't like that at all.
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Old 01-30-2017, 05:18 PM
 
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Too busy to check. How did Fort Mill, SC schools rank on this list?
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Old 01-30-2017, 05:40 PM
 
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Too busy to check. How did Fort Mill, SC schools rank on this list?
#1, with an A+ overall. #10 (Gaston) has a B-, so not a huge spread.
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Old 01-30-2017, 05:56 PM
 
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I like OP's conclusion that it shows there are a lot of good school options in the area, but pointless list IMO. #'s 1 (Fort Mill), 3 (Clover), and 4 (Mooresville City) are all much smaller than some of the others included so not really a fair comparison. It's impressive that Union comes in at #2 with the number of schools they have, but a high overall county rating doesn't do much for the people in Monroe HS for example.
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Old 01-30-2017, 06:07 PM
 
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Oh I see. If you take out all the good small school districts surrounding Charlotte then Charlotte is #1 in a competition amongst itself. Great point.
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Old 01-30-2017, 06:28 PM
 
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Oh I see. If you take out all the good small school districts surrounding Charlotte then Charlotte is #1 in a competition amongst itself. Great point.
No, that's not it, at all. In the recent Great Schools thread rating high schools, you can see that South Point in Belmont was an 8 & so was Fort Mill. Gaston County is a much bigger district & there are some good schools & not so good & a couple of stinkers. What would it be if Fort Mill was part of all of York county? That's what he said.

Fort Mill was an 8, South Point was an 8, Weddington was an 8, Kings Mountain was an 8, etc. But Union County has Monroe. Gaston County has Hunter Huss, Cleveland County has Shelby. How are the schools in Rock Hill?
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Old 01-30-2017, 06:56 PM
 
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I went to what was one of the "worst" high schools in the state based on average test scores. The same year it was ranked a top 100 national school due to % of AP classes offered. Ranking like this are good for bragging rights, but not much else. The most important factor and predictor of student success is the home environment. More often than not these scores reflect which communities have the highest concentrations of more affluent families with the privilege and resources to provide a structured, supportive environment for children.
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Old 01-30-2017, 07:01 PM
 
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CMS is a gem of a district and one of the best of its size in the country. Easy to knock though. Charlotte has a long history of pride in its public school offering that will slowly fade if the community isn't deliberate about rejuvenating it's support. I worry that many of the values and virtues of supporting public education aren't shared by the bulk of our new transplants but pray they can see the critical importance of a strong and successful public school system. If our public schools fail, we all will pay in one way or another for it.
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Old 01-31-2017, 05:41 AM
 
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CMS is a gem of a district and one of the best of its size in the country. Easy to knock though. Charlotte has a long history of pride in its public school offering that will slowly fade if the community isn't deliberate about rejuvenating it's support. I worry that many of the values and virtues of supporting public education aren't shared by the bulk of our new transplants but pray they can see the critical importance of a strong and successful public school system.
While I agree that attitude is not a good thing, it is certainly not unique to transplants.
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