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Old 05-25-2007, 04:09 PM
Location: Cincy
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The reason I never mention Lakota is the TRAFFIC!!!! If you work Downtown or thereabouts, you will have a HORRIBLE commute home to West Chester, not to mention, they are building so fast, the district cant keep up, which is why some of the bussing has been cut.....It is an excellent school district, but they have a host of problems.
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Old 05-25-2007, 05:30 PM
Location: Somewhere along the path to where I'd like to be.
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While I'll admit the commute to downtown would get on my nerves during rush hour, I have to honestly say that any "problems" with the Lakota school district are rather minor compared to the excellent education they would get here. And it's FAR FAR better than Cincinnati PS.
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Old 05-25-2007, 08:33 PM
Location: Cincy
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while I live in the suburbs, I must say that all of cinti public schools are not bad. As a matter of fact, Walnut Hills High School, is one of the best schools in the nation..but the neighborhood its in, has gone down hill. What a lot of folks dont know is that, even though you are not in cinti public school district, you can pay for your child to go to Walnut Hills, if he/she passes the entrance exam....
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:34 AM
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We finally went house hunting yesterday and I must say we were pretty disappointed with what we saw. Guess we are not gonna get much for $175,000 in Sycamore school district. One house looked good but the surroundings seemed pretty run down. We also looked at a house in wyoming but it seemed to be right on the edge of the good part of town. Does anyone have any info on good schools in northern kentucky in "accepting" areas? We would rather not have to drive through the cut in the hill every morning.

This is becoming really frustrating.
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Old 06-03-2007, 06:41 AM
Location: Northern KY
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Sorry to hear your frustration, but I totally understand. Hopefully I can help you!

I would avoid Covington's schools like the Plague.

What's wrong with Kenton county schools? Is there little diversity there? I have heard nothing bad about that district per se, and I know from personal experience that they pay the highest per diem rate to substitute teachers of all distrctis in Northern KY at a rate of $100/day!

Advisable districts include;
Fort Thomas - Ft. Thomas Independent Schools; my cousin lives here with her new husband and step-son. He just moved in with them (from up here where I am in Boone county school distrcit) and loves it.
Fort Thomas Independent Schools (broken link)

Ft. Mitchell- Highly sought after school district. Although the houses are older, not very big, the neighborhoods are welcoming. We house hunted here for a while and loved it, we just wanted a newer house. Beware here of the high property taxes; (I was told it's around 6%! Kinda defeats some of the perks of living in NKY IMO).
Beechwood Independent (Ind.)Schools
Homepage - Beechwood Independent Schools

Boone County Schools-your best option IMO still. The Ryle school district is the most highly sought after within this district, although the whole darn district is great IMO. Yes the cut in the hill is annoying at times, no doubt, but we're still only about 15 miles from downtown here! Still better than West Chester. Also, Diversity abounds, new/er houses, low property taxes, and "the best school district in the state of KY".
Welcome to the Boone County Schools

Walton Verona Schools- this district is also fabulous. Here you can get an even larger (new/er)home for the same amount of money you'd pay around Florence. Yes it's more of a drive, almost comparable to West Chester, but still those low low KY property taxes! Not sure about diversity though. May start getting into some KY factor here. Boone County/around Florence is still your best bet IMO.
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Old 09-23-2007, 06:52 AM
Location: Boone County, Ky
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We have a home for sale in Park Hills which is 5 minutes from Covington straight up that hill. While residing close to Cov. and Cinti. the neighborhood is very established. The schools are great in the area. I was raised in Ohio and do not have any interest in going back. Sorry Ohio!! Who cares what color your skin is as long as you are good hearted people, the rest is history. Anyway the house sits on one full wooded acre and is ready for occupancy. It is originally a two bedroom but now has a added room in the basement that is finished. You might try lease w/ option to see if you feel good about where you live as I am sure that you would have to experience it to really know. We might be able to work something out. I used to be a realtor. The asking price is slightly higher than your looking for but in the end its probably worth it. 10 min to Cinti. and you get to Cov and Cinti by avoiding the hill on 75. You get a short cut.
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Just a thought
Good Luck
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