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Old 12-15-2006, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Charlottesville VA
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May move to Charlottesville from California next year, have 2 small kids. Anyone have suggestions for which area of town they recommend? I liked Fontana because is was close to downtown, but Crozet seemed to have better schools, at least by reputation. The quality of the Charlottesville City Schools seemed lower, but this is just what I inferred from greatschools.net. Specifically we are considering Stoney Point (Fontana), Brownsville (Crozet), and Johnson Elementary (Charlottesville City).

Anybody have any first-hand insight? Thanks so much!

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Old 12-23-2006, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Charlottesville VA
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Here's how one website ranks the Albemarle County schools, but this is 1998 data. If anyone has more current info it'd be appreciated...

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS:
Rank, 3rd & 5th Grade English & Math Pass Percentages
1 Woodbrook 68.2 65.9 85.7 71.9 291.7
2 Hollymead 64.8 70.8 83.9 67.0 286.4
3 Meri. Lewis 71.4 88.1 80.0 46.1 285.7
4 Crozet 74.5 78.4 67.2 52.2 272.3
5 Broadus Wood 63.8 68.8 79.2 55.8 267.6
6 Virginia Murray 59.1 73.3 79.0 52.6 264.0
7 Stony Point 52.9 66.0 80.0 58.3 257.3
8 Mary C. Greer 67.6 64.8 71.7 46.7 250.7
9 Red Hill 57.1 61.9 64.0 44.0 227.0
10 Paul H. Cale 53.8 60.5 58.5 36.9 209.6
11 Brownsville 57.1 57.1 63.5 28.9 206.6
12 Agnor-Hurt 51.2 50.0 66.3 37.2 204.7
13 Stone Robinson 52.8 45.0 62.4 33.3 193.5
14 Benj F. Yancey 42.9 46.4 37.5 16.7 143.5
15 Scottsville 34.1 35.7 48.7 5.1 123.7

MIDDLE SCHOOLS
(Rank, 8th grade English & Math Pass)
1 Jack Jouett Albemarle 76.2 72.7 148.9
2 Mortimer Y. Sutherland Albemarle 74.7 60.7 135.4
3 Joseph T. Henley Albemarle 65.4 57.6 123.0
4 Jackson P. Burley Albemarle 68.3 52.5 120.8
5 Leslie H. Walton Albemarle 48.2 48.9 97.2

HIGH SCHOOLS
(Rank, English & Algebra II Pass)
1 Murray Albemarle 66.7 71.4 138.1
2 Western Albemarle Albemarle 65.4 49.8 115.2
3 Albemarle Albemarle 63.3 33.4 96.7
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Old 01-01-2007, 09:01 AM
 
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I work in Albemarle County public schools. It is a great school system. I would stay away from the City schools. They have gone through some tough central office changes the last couple of years.
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Old 01-02-2007, 05:54 PM
 
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Graduate of Western Albemarle here.... was a GREAT High School when I went there 15 years ago....

Went to Henley Middle and Merriweather Lewis Elementary and they were both great as well...
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Old 01-03-2007, 03:17 PM
 
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The schools in Western Albemarle are the best in the region. However, this may change dramatically with the growth of the Crozet region in years to come.
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Old 05-12-2007, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Charlottesville VA
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Default Eastern vs. Western Schools

Anybody from Charlottesville have an opinion as to how much of a difference there is between the western and eastern Albemarle systems? Are Brownsville and Henley that much better than Stony Point and Burley? Any insight would be much appreciated. Apparently, the real estate agents aren't allowed to give opinions about schools... Thanks!

WESTERN SCHOOLS:
Elementary School: Brownsville
Middle School: Henley
High School: Western Albemarle

EASTERN SCHOOLS:
Elementary School: Stony Point
Middle School: Burley
High School: Monticello
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Old 05-13-2007, 08:19 PM
 
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Anybody from Charlottesville have an opinion as to how much of a difference there is between the western and eastern Albemarle systems? Are Brownsville and Henley that much better than Stony Point and Burley? Any insight would be much appreciated. Apparently, the real estate agents aren't allowed to give opinions about schools... Thanks!

WESTERN SCHOOLS:
Elementary School: Brownsville
Middle School: Henley
High School: Western Albemarle

EASTERN SCHOOLS:
Elementary School: Stony Point
Middle School: Burley
High School: Monticello
Truth be told, I'm not sure Stony Point existed when I was going to school there, and I know Monticello High is a new addition since my departure from the area so I can't help you much there......

Henley and Western were awesome though...
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Old 05-14-2007, 09:39 AM
 
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I went to Henley and Western as well...I would recommend either one. As for Elementary, I would not recommend Broadus Wood, but Murray Elementary was quite good. At least when I went there, they were offering after-school piano lessons...
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