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Old 02-25-2017, 12:40 PM
 
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Hi, I will be moving to Charlotte in April and am looking for an apartment for my family. The most important consideration is providing best schooling to my 6 years old son. Appreciate if you can share your experiences and provide necessary guidance such that I can get him to the best school for his age. Thanks
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Old 02-26-2017, 06:16 AM
 
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If the high school is ranked high, the feeder schools will be as well. Don't look short term, unless you plan to move in 6 years and move your child away from his friends.

Do you want CMS? Top high schools are Ardrey Kell, Providence, and Myers Park.

Do you want Union County? Marvin Ridge, Cuthberson, and Weddington

Now, does this mean they are the the best schools? Well, the statistics they use says they are, but there are other great schools too.

You won't find apartments much in UC though, they are single family homes and very few rentals.
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Old 02-26-2017, 08:37 AM
 
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What is your rental budget?
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:35 AM
 
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Where is the job located?
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Old 02-26-2017, 11:28 AM
 
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There is no such thing as a "best school". So many variables that there cannot be an objective ranking of a single best school. Good news is that there are plenty of good options, be they public, private, charter or magnet. What's best for one child/family could differ greatly from another.
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Old 02-26-2017, 11:40 AM
 
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Agree with the above comment. I love Waddell Language Academy magnet for example. Having a bi-lingual or multi-lingual child is an incredible skill to build. For some people, a math-science program is important, some value the arts, etc... and other people want a neighborhood school. To the OP- What I consider best may not be what other people consider best. None of us know you or your kid.
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Old 02-27-2017, 11:19 AM
 
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There are good elementary schools all around Charlotte. "Greater Area Charlotte" is a very wide expanse and you'll receive better feedback if they know where your job(s) will be located &/or if you already have a place in mind.
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Old 02-27-2017, 10:33 PM
 
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Where is the job located?
My office is in uptown Charlotte. I guess schools in a radius of 10-15 miles should be good for us. Thanks for your help!
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Old 02-27-2017, 10:36 PM
 
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What is your rental budget?
While I am new to the city, I am assuming that a budget of $1500 should be good for a 2 bedroom apartment in a 10-15 miles radius of uptown. And accordingly looking for a school around that area.
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Old 02-27-2017, 10:49 PM
 
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Agree with the above comment. I love Waddell Language Academy magnet for example. Having a bi-lingual or multi-lingual child is an incredible skill to build. For some people, a math-science program is important, some value the arts, etc... and other people want a neighborhood school. To the OP- What I consider best may not be what other people consider best. None of us know you or your kid.
Hi, I completely subscribe to both of your comments and understand that best school concept is very subjective and varies from person to person. As I am relocating from Delhi (India), I was looking for a school which has students from diverse backgrounds and cultures, in addition to providing a strong academic curriculum. For us adapting to the new country will be the key and wanted a school which can help us adapt quickly to the new environment. Thanks!!
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