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Old 03-24-2007, 10:14 AM
 
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I am looking to move to N. Kentucky/Cincinannti area and would like some imput on nice districts in that area. If you could choose a district, in that area based on pay, area, and how you generally feel about their administrators, where would you go?

I greatly appreciate any advice!
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Old 03-24-2007, 12:20 PM
 
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The best School Districs in my opinion would be Forest Hills, which would be the Anderson area; West Chester and Mason also have good schools, but very large.
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Old 04-07-2007, 02:52 PM
 
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Indian Hills, Sycamore, and Mason are the top-tier districts. Forest Hills and Lakota are good... along with about a dozen other decent suburban districts in greater Cincinnati.
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Old 04-08-2007, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring,Maryland
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Sycamore, Wyoming, Mason, Lakota, Fairfield to mane a few.

check out greatschools.net
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:04 AM
 
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Large districts - Sycamore, Mason (tho Mason imo is not as good as Sycamore)

Smaller districts - Madeira, Mariemont, Indian Hill
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Old 04-13-2007, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Northern KY
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See this website. According to the State of Ohio the schools in Hamilton County that are rated excellent are;
http://dnet01.ode.state.oh.us/DistrictRatings/Districts.aspx (broken link)
047340 Forest Hills Hamilton Excellent Click Here
045435 Indian Hill Hamilton Excellent Click Here
044271 Loveland Hamilton Excellent Click Here
044289 Madeira Hamilton Excellent Click Here
044313 Mariemont Hamilton Excellent Click Here
047373 Oak Hills Hamilton Excellent Click Here
047381 Southwest Hamilton Excellent Click Here
044867 Sycamore Community Hamilton Excellent Click Here
045146 Wyoming

Good luck!

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Old 04-06-2008, 09:18 AM
 
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Does anyone know an apartment complex that I could move to so my 8 year old daughter could go to Indian Hill or Sycamore Elementary Schools?

And which elementary is better than others???? Which one is close to Marlins Swim team located at 616 W. South Bend Rd Keating Natatorium on the campus of St. Xavier High School??? My daughter likes swimming and would like to continue her on a swim team...

Thanks!

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Old 04-06-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Indian Hill has multi-acre zoning and nothing but estates and trophy houses. But there are lots of apartment complexes in Blue Ash and Montgomery, communities in the Sycamore district. For the most part, however, they cater to single young adults drawn to the area for jobs at P & G's research campus and the numerous other nearby companies. I always recommend the "Saturday Night Test" (to check for noise levels and sense of safety) to people contemplating a move to a neighborhood. Do it for rental communities in that vicinity, too: drive or preferably walk through a complex at around 11 PM to midnight on a Saturday. Are most lights on or off? Are large numbers of people congregating or coming and going? Is there much loud music? Good outdoor illumination? Etc etc.

At the risk of repetition - well, I *am* repeating myself, but in case you didn't see my other response: St Xavier is an all-boys high school, and the Marlins are an invitation-only swim team. (From what I can tell in your post, the Marlins are based there? Sorry that I don't know this.) That school is not convenient to northeastern Greater Cincinnati. If your daughter makes the cut for the Marlins, "look forward" to a lot of pre-dawn awakenings for practices!

A suburb much closer to St X, and with excellent public schools, is Wyoming. You'll find a few rental houses, some "brick box" 4-family apartment buildings, and a complex called The Heritage there. The next time you're in the area, take a drive along Springfield Pike - Route 4 - in Wyoming. "The Heritage" and most of the brick-box buildings in town are along that street. A group of three well-kept, older, multi-unit buildings sits at the corner of "the Pike" and Worthington Ave, with two of the houses fronting on Worthington. They're right next door to the middle school and a short, easy walk from the neighborhood Elm Ave Elementary. You could also rent an apartment or townhouse in the big Williamsburg of Cincinnati community, between Wyoming and Valleydale/Hartwell, but there may be a tuition charged. (That's commonly done when crossing school-district lines, but a few Williamsburg kids were in the Wyoming schools when I was and their parents may not have had to pay anything.)

Finneytown adjoins St X, also has respectable schools (3.5 - 4 stars compared to Wyoming's and Sycamore's 5), and includes some apartment communities that are mainly clustered along West Galbraith Rd. Since school-district boundaries are "muddled" in that vicinity, if you tour available units along W Galbraith be sure to ask. The complexes along that stretch are nicely set back from the street, some are "gated," and shopping is close at hand.
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Old 04-06-2008, 05:48 PM
 
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Wyoming and Finneytown are both good bets. You'd have better luck finding an apartment/townhouse in Finneytown just because there are more available, but whatever you find in Wyoming would be in a slightly more friendly area.

The school systems are both good, but it all comes down to what type of environment you want your child to be in. Finneytown's Brent/Cottonwood Elementary where the students are 50-55% white and 30-35% economically disadvantaged or Wyoming's slightly higher achieving Elm/Vermont Elementary where the students are 80-85% white and 0-5% economically disadvantaged.
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Old 04-06-2008, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Taylor Mill, KY
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Originally Posted by Nur Jemal View Post
See this website. According to the State of Ohio the schools in Hamilton County that are rated excellent are;
District Local Report Card Information (http://dnet01.ode.state.oh.us/DistrictRatings/Districts.aspx - broken link)
047340 Forest Hills Hamilton Excellent Click Here
045435 Indian Hill Hamilton Excellent Click Here
044271 Loveland Hamilton Excellent Click Here
044289 Madeira Hamilton Excellent Click Here
044313 Mariemont Hamilton Excellent Click Here
047373 Oak Hills Hamilton Excellent Click Here
047381 Southwest Hamilton Excellent Click Here
044867 Sycamore Community Hamilton Excellent Click Here
045146 Wyoming
This should be made sticky

Notes: if you must select north of hamilton county, IMHO Lakota is over-crowded and to be avoided. Mason is a better option, but still not of the same quality as the above. You wil also do very well by considering any of the local Catholic schools in the area; they are all top-notch.

Cincinnati's Northern Kentucky schools are the best in the state of Kentucky. Ft. Thomas ranks first, the Highlands district, and Ft. Mitchell, Villa Hills, etc are not far behind.

FWIW, St. Xavier is the best high school in the region. It's a quick drive from anywhere in town. From the NE side you'd take Cross County to I-75 and the first exit.
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